Check it Out: That's a Wrap

Submitted by J. Johnston on Wed, 12/21/2022 - 07:30

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!

New at the Library




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