7 Books You Should Read in 2022

As you know, I love a good read. I’ve been an avid reader since I can remember, always enjoying a good escape. Two years ago, I started a segment on the blog called Rin’s Bookshelf as a way for me to channel my energies toward exploring Jewish life in literature. I’ve read about a dozen books since then and I’m still reading more.

In light of the New Year, I know that many of you are also hoping to add reading to your list of hobbies. It’s a worthy cause, but if you haven’t visited the library in some time, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why I’m sharing (lucky number!) 7 of my favorite books that I highly recommend!

“Liner Notes” by Emily Franklin

A mother-daughter roadtrip, good music, and a happy ending. What more could you need from a fun summer read? Read more…

“The Museum of Extraordinary Things,” by Alice Hoffman

Rain? Check. Tea? Check. Cozy blankets and a spooky mystery? Check, check! Read more…

“All Other Nights” by Dara Horn

Set in the American Civil War across multiple Passovers, this epic tale will enchant and challenge its readers. Read more…

“The Tenth Muse” by Catherine Chung

An ode to women in math and science, this book tells the mysterious story of a young Chinese-Jewish woman striving for truth in her work and her family history. Read more…

“Florence Adler Swims Forever” by Rachel Beanland

Based on a true story, this tale explores loss through the lens of multiple characters. It’s a fascinating read/insight on the human experience. Read more…

“The Color of Love” by Marra B. Gad

The autobiography is inspirational and explores race, religion, and family. Get your tissues, read the book, and then go follow Marra B. Gad on Instagram because she is awesome. Read more…

“Sima’s Undergarments for Women” by Ilana Stanger-Ross

When shop owner Sima hires a young woman to tailor undergarments for her customers, her world is turned upside down as she tries to become the mother she always wished to be. Read more…

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