My 2022 Reading Log

Thankfully COVID-19 hasn't intruded too much into 2022 but I've still managed an above average reading year. I read a total of 15 books during 2022. Of the 15 books read during 2022, 11 were non-fiction. My goal for 2023 is to read more fiction.

My 2022 Reading Log

My favorite book of 2022 was The Godfather by Mario Puzo. The film doesn’t diverge much from the book but I still found the book a very engrossing read. How true to life the book is is a matter of debate, but true or not, it was a great read. Have to say that Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir was a very close second. Great book that I have no doubt will be a great movie in due course.

I’m a sucker for a sit at home and do nothing whilst earning a very good living books so I read quite a bit around Betfair trading this year. I do read the books with much well deserved skepticism. I was not disappointed with Betfair Trading Made Simple: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started. When I compare the trading strategies to the reality of Betfair, I really struggle to see where the opportunity lies. I’ve played around with the scenarios set out in the book in a spreadsheet and the sums simply don’t add up. I am perfectly happy to assume that my understanding is deficient, so my quest goes on…

My favorite non-fiction book is The Kubernetes Book by Nigel Poulton. The book is a very good exploration of Kubernetes container orchestration system. I’ve not managed to use K8 in production as yet, mainly because the main application I deploy simply isn’t well suited to Kubernetes. Hopefully, I will be able to get some real experience using K8 during 2023.


Poulton, Nigel: The Kubernetes Book (non-fiction)


Cartwright, Rose: Pure (non-fiction)



Forrest-Webb, Bob: Chieftains

Berry, Caan: Betfair Trading Made Simple: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started (non-fiction)


Puzo, Mario: The Godfather

Sapkowski, Andrzej: The Lady of the Lake

Saunders, Tim: Normandy: Hill 112: The Battle of the Odon (non-fiction)


Nichol, John: Tornado Down (non-fiction)



Pryor, Francis: The Fens: Discovering England’s Ancient Depths (non-fiction)


Daynes, Kerry: The Dark Side of the Mind: True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist (non-fiction)

Cline, Eric H.: 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (non-fiction)

Priestley, Rick: Tabletop Wargames: A Designers’ and Writers’ Handbook (non-fiction)


Weir, Andy: Project Hail Mary


Robinson, Tony: No Cunning Plan (non-fiction)


Gothelf, Jeff: Forever Employable (non-fiction)