What was my book of the year?

The Happy Runner by David and Megan Roche which I read way back in February.

How did I arrive at this conclusion? I went through the books I read each month and picked my top choice from those that I gave five (5) stars. Then I put those picks in an imperfect bracket and had a faceoff! It was a tough choice for some of the matches but The Happy Runner came out on top!

The Happy Runner was also my most listened-to podcast episode.

Want to grab a copy of The Happy Runner? Click here to get on Amazon (affiliate link – I will receive a small commission if you purchase from my link).

Yes, I haven’t finished up my reviews for the year. I am a bit behind but still plan to get them posted, just a few months late! I have many updates for September to December! For 2022, I plan to stay on top and publish each month for the previous month.

Here is my bracket so you can see all my top picks:

book of the year
Categories: Books


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.