Books I Read in 2022

With the year coming to an end, here is the list of books I read in 2022. I didn’t get through as many books as I would have liked to, but that is the drawback of working 2 jobs and writing on the side.

Including the re-reads of my own books, with the addition of one unlisted novel I wrote, I managed a total of 41 books read in 2022. I would have liked to have read a few more books outside of my own work, but this year was a particularly busy year… after all I did write and edit 3 books in conjunction with working 2 jobs.

On Writing Review

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

The prefect blend of instructional and autobiographical. This book gave great insight into the life and writing process of Stephen King.

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Very good lives

Very Good Lives by J.K Rowling

A short read as it is Rowling’s Guest Speaker speech for the 2008 Harvard graduating group, but nonetheless it is quite inspirational.

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Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare

There is a reason as to why Cassandra Clare is a New York Times Best Seller and this book is evidence of that. Warning to all readers Clare ends the book on a heartbreaking cliffhanger… again.

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Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Bit of a slow start but nonetheless a great book. Does Jules Verne justice to the extent where I now have his books on my reading list.

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Miracle Book cover 2022

Miracle by Johnathon Nicolaou

The final editing stage of this book had me read and re-read over 10 times! It is currently out in the market with hopes that it will be published soon!

Hopefully coming 2023!

Shadow and bone book

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Fantastic world building. Great use of Russian folk lore and fantasy. Kickstarts a thriving book universe!

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Continues the plot of the entire trilogy quite nicely. On its own it was a slow, and at points tiresome book to read, but leads into the third book well!

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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Caps off the trilogy beautifully. Left me satisfied and excited for the sequel series!

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The Monarch's Ring by Johnathon Nicolaou

The Monarch’s Ring by Johnathon Nicolaou

The final editing stage of this book had me read and re-read 7 times, building my excitement for its release. I hope you all love it as much as I do!

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six of crows review johnathon nicolaou

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Bardugo’s best book thus far from what I’ve read from her. Fantastic characters with a great story guiding them.

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

An incredible tale filled with a rollercoaster of emotions and twist and turns. Incredible character development, and a brilliant finish to the duology.

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King of Scars

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

A brilliant story told on three fronts, through the perspectives of returning fan favourites, a former antagonist, and a new addition to the Grishaverse.

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Turtles all the way down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Been a while since I’ve read John Green, this book was a perfect reminder as to why I loved his work in the first place. The book takes you on a ride and makes you think at the same time.

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Dome:Rebellion, Dome Book One by Johnathon Nicolaou

Dome: Rebellion by Johnathon Nicolaou

100 years into the post apocalyptic future, the last survivors of humanity are confined to a Dome with dwindling resources and a conspiracy that could lead them to extinction.

Find on Amazon from January 10, 2023!

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The Chain Between Worlds by Johnathon Nicolaou

The Chain Between Worlds by Johnathon Nicolaou

In preparation for writing book 3, The Unholy Grave, I went back and reread the first 2 books of my debut series, The Lost Artefacts, starting with The Chain Between Worlds.

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The Witcher Johnathon Nicolaou Library

The Witcher: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

I don’t think I’ve been this glad to finish a book in a very long time… and it was all for the wrong reasons. I think The Witcher: Blood of Elves is probably the most disappointing book I’ve read to date.

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