Top 10 Best Books Read in 2022

Top 10 Best Books Read in 2022 December 28, 2022

The following are the top ten best books I’ve read since this time last year–in alphabetical order by the author’s last name because agonizing over a precise order would take all the fun out of remembering these books:

  • From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Arthur C. Brooks (2022)
  • Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey (2022)
  • The Superhumanities: Historical Precedents, Moral Objections, New Realities by Jeffrey J. Kripal (2022)
  • How to Blow Up a Pipeline by Andreas Malm (2021) 
  • Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything―Even Things That Seem Impossible Today by Jane McGonigal (2022) 
  • How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion by David McRaney (2022)
  • The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation’s Upheaval and Racial Reckoning by Resmaa Menakem (2022)
  • What Can We Hope For?: Essays on Politics by Richard Rorty (2022)
  • The Varieties of Spiritual Experience: 21st Century Research and Perspectives by David B. Yaden and Andrew Newberg (2022)
  • An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong (2022)

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The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg is a certified spiritual director, a D.Min. graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, and the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland. Follow him on Facebook ( and Twitter (@carlgregg).

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