The best books I read in 2022

Evelyn Amaral Garcia
2 min readDec 24, 2022

As we reach the end of the year, here is the list of the books I enjoyed the most out of my usual 60 books read this year, a much better and awaited list than Bill Gates’ reading recommendations! 😆

This year I was lucky enough to find numerous gems while searching for books that explain who we are, why we are creating a future no one wants, and how to fight against our innate impulses of destructive greed and creativity.
The recommended books are wonderful, in order starting with the best:

  1. Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst | Robert M. Sapolsky
  2. Man’s Search for Meaning | Viktor E. Frankl
  3. The Book of Eels | Patrik Svensson
  4. Réflexions sur les causes de la liberté et de l’oppression sociale | Simone Weil
  5. European Integration Theory | Antje Wiener, Thomas Diez, Tanja A Borzel, Thomas Risse
  6. Faust | Goethe
  7. Unrestricted Warfare: China’s Master Plan to Destroy America | Qiao Liang, Wang Xiangsui, Al Santoli
  8. The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy | Mariana Mazzucato
  9. A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence | Jeff Hawkins
  10. The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling | James Hillman
  11. Diplomacy | Henry Kissinger

As a Christmas present I would like you to recommend wonderful books to read next year in the comments, thank you!

Merry Christmas to all from Adana, a city famous for always celebrating next year’s New Year, there is written everywhere ‘Happy 2024’!



Evelyn Amaral Garcia

Call me Develyn. Because of my astonishingly complicated life I was as awarded the "European International Women's Leadership Award 2020" in Brussels