Books to read in 2022 for your New Year’s resolution | The sound of ideas

The start of a new year is a good time to think about how we want to improve over the coming year. Maybe your New Years resolution is to eat healthier, take more walks outside, or try meditation.

The Sound of Ideas team decided that our New Years resolution is to read more, and so this time we invited local bibliophiles to come over and give us their recommendations of favorite books to try in 2022. They will talk us of the best literary works including novels, non-fiction, poetry, etc. which should be on your reading list to feed your soul, educate you about the world, and just make you think. We will also explore the local literary scene to find out what gems we can discover right here in our backyard.

2022 Reading List Recommendations

non-fictional works:

-The 1619 project: a new origin story edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones

-Everything she wore by Tija Miles

-Cry in the H Mart by Michelle Zauner

-How to do nothing: resist the attention economy by Jenny Odell

A little devil in America by Hanif Abdurraqib

-June 17 by Annette Gordon-Reed

Hit me to the gods by Brian Broome

-NONCULTURE: A Memory by Daniella Mestyaneck Young with Brandi Larsen

-The Book of the Bible: How to Sell Your Manuscript – Any Genre – Without Breaking the Bank or Going Crazy by Susan Shapiro


-The men of fortune by Nadifa Mohamed

-Privacy by Katie Kitamura

-Matrix by Lauren Groff

The prophets by Robert Jones Jr

-Honor, by Thrity Umrigar

You made a fool of death with your beauty by Akwaeke Emezi


-Floats by Martin Espada

Children’s books:

For all time by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Dan Santat.

Elsie’s book by Joanne Lévy


African American Reading 2022 hosted by Cuyahoga Community College East Campus

Direct February 3 at 11 a.m. – noon

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