Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Backlist Reads of 2022

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is a Freebie. Sometimes having a freebie prompt throws me off, but I looked at what I did last year around this time and saw I listed my favorite backlist reads of the year for a freebie prompt. I thought I would do the same. These are books I read in 2022 but were published before 2022 and was not a reread.

Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: This was an excellent ending to the series.

Of Fire and Ash by Gillian Bronte Adams: It took me a bit to get into this one, but it was so good and well-written. It’s basically if Eowyn rode a fire horse and was queen of Rohan.

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean: This one makes the list because of how much it surprised me. I really enjoyed the story.

Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price: This is also a book that surprised me. I enjoy Austen retellings for the most part, but I was a little wary of it being a murder mystery. But it was a lot of fun and the author did a good job with the adaptation aspects.

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey: I read the first of this series because of the movie and want to read more. They’re so fun and hilarious.

Vengeance Road / Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman: I need more western-esque stories in my life. I also want to read more of Erin’s books.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: This book also surprised me. I listened to the audiobook and found myself super invested in the story and events.

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner: This was a fun retelling of Robin Hood. It reminded me a lot of the BBC show.

Woven in Moonlight / Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez: While I like Written in Starlight more, I love the world Isabel created and the characters’ stories. So fun. Plus, those covers are gorgeous.

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones: I usually avoid horror/scary/zombie stories like the plague (no pun intended), but this one surprised me. I enjoyed the characters and the quest-esque plot and the world a lot. And the zombies weren’t too bad either. They were different than normal, and I appreciated that!

What backlist books have you enjoyed recently? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Backlist Reads of 2022

    • Thank you! And I love that older books can be kind of newly discovered treasures.

      Good luck with your backlist titles. Hopefully you find a few gems as well 🙂


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