It’s that time of year when lots of wrapping up happens. There is the literal wrapping up of toys, clothes, singing fish, decades-old fruitcakes passed back and forth between families like a football, and, of course, books. And then there is the traditional wrapping up of the year—2022 in this case—which results in the October to December flow of “favorites” and “best of” lists.
Well, guess what? Here’s another one. I don’t want you, dear reader, to feel left out from the “best” and “favorite” crowd, so this is my version of a 2022 review/inventory. This week’s recommendations are some of my favorite reads from 2022, but there were many, so keep in mind that 2022 was another great year for reading—and the library is here to help each and every reader.
I’ll be taking the rest of the year off, column-wise, so that’s a wrap for me. Happy Holidays!
- “My Dad’s Funnier Than Your Dad: Growing Up with Tim Conway in the Funniest House in America” by Kelly Conway.
- “Camel Crazy: A Quest for Miracles in the Mysterious World of Camels” by Christina Adams.
- “How Tickles Saved Pickles: A True Story” by Maddie Johnson.
- “The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs” by Mark Sperring.
- “My Houseplant Changed My Life: Green Well-Being for the Great Indoors” by David Domoney.
- “The Pie Room: 80 Achievable and Show-Stopping Pies and Sides for Pie Lovers” by Calum Franklin.
- “Spare Parts: The Story of Medicine Through the History of Transplant Surgery” by Paul Craddock.
New at the Library
- “The Atlas Paradox” by Olivie Blake.
- “The Christmas Hummingbird” by T. Davis Bunn.
- “The Revivalists” by Christopher M. Hood.
- “The Embroidered Closet: Modern Hand-Stitching for Upgrading and Upcycling Your Wardrobe” by Alexandra Stratkotter.
- “The Hyacinth Girl: T.S. Eliot’s Muse” by Lyndall Gordon.
- “Pickleball is Life: The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Obsession” by Erin McHugh.
- “Boys Will Be Human: A Get-Real Gut-Check Guide to Becoming the Strongest, Kindest, Bravest Person You Can Be” by Justin Baldoni.
- “Firefighter Flo!” written by Andrea Griffing Zimmerman, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino.
- “Guatemalan Summer (Hola, Lola!)” written by Keka Novales, illustrated by Gloria Felix.
This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries collection. Find more in our catalog, or call 360-906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings.
Jan Johnston, Collection Manager
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries
You can email Jan at email@example.com.