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With how popular the last “top book list” I did, I knew immediately that I would have to do another one! And what better t time than at the start of the new year, when we can either look back at some of the last years greatest hits, or some of the most exciting titles to look forward to! All of the books on this list were published within the last two years, and date to no later than 2020. I know I know, even that is getting dated for this field, for as we know things move faster than pretty much anyone can keep up with all on their own! But some of these titles, I just cannot stop recommending! So please forgive me!
As per usual, if the books have made it onto this list, congratulations! It means I really like them and think that you will too! It means I think they are great educational candidates and can help people of all ages and backgrounds understand our field! It does not mean that there are not other excellent books! I just have to draw a line somewhere! But, this list is NOT in any particular order. This is NOT a countdown from ten to one, but just rather a general Top Ten. If you have other recommendations, please leave them in the comments below, for who knows, maybe I have not even read them, and I am always looking for good recommendations! Whatever I learn get’s passed on to my audience after all!
As I know some of us are more fond of audiobooks, for whatever reason that maybe (I prefer listening, and reading the same books!) I will be providing links to both. There are of course multiple shops, both virtual, and brick and mortar, local, and global that you can choose from, I am not going to be one to dictate to you where to make your purchases. The links I do provide is simply one of the ways I enjoy reading, and is here as an example to show you the title, so you may purchase it from where you please.
*NONE OF THESE AUTHORS HAVE PAID FOR AN ENDORSEMENT. SOME HAVE APPEARED ON MY SHOW AS MY GUEST TO PROMOTE THIER BOOK, BY MY REQUEST*
I hope you can find one or two books on this list that you will find educational and enjoyable that you may have not read already, and I hope you learn a thing or two, for after all, is that not always the goal?
Books to Read in 2022
The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow
First Steps: How Upright Walking Made Us Human by Jeremy DeSilva
Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time by Gaia Vince
Kindred; Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age by Annalee Newitz
A Short History of Humanity: A New HIstory of Old Europe by Johannes Krause, Thomas Trappe, and Caroline Waight
The World Before Us by Tom Higham
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuvai Noah Harari
The Sediments of Time by Meave and Samira Leakey
Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told you Vol. 2 by Agustin Fuentes
Well I hope this gives you hours of education, and enjoyment! Remember, there is always more to learn!