Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2022

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Favorite Books of 2022. As usual, I’m only listing books that were published in 2022. I have a different post for backlist books I read in 2022. There are many 2022 releases that I didn’t get to, and I assume some of those would have made this list if I had more time to read. But based on what I read in 2022, here are my favorite releases!

The Summer We Forgot by Caroline George: YA murder mysteries are often hit or miss for me, but I really enjoyed this one. The aesthetics bring this book to life and I like how the mystery aspect was framed differently than other books.

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys: There aren’t many books that I would recommend to any reader, but this is one I think more people should read. It blows my mind that it’s based on what happened in Romania for decades within recent history. It also makes me appreciate the freedoms and rights I already have in America.

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir: I am thrilled this won the National Book Award! It definitely deserves all the high praise it’s received. It helped me understand the lives of people who are different than me.

Being Mary Bennet by J.C. Peterson: This is such an adorable modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I love so many aspects of it, but mostly because it includes dogs.

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston: I don’t read a ton of romance books, but this one was delightful. The concept is great and the love interest is even better.

Everything Is OK by Debbie Tung: Everything Debbie publishes is relatable and heartfelt. This one is just such an important piece in the discussion of mental health.

Radical Love by Zachary Levi: I listened to the audiobook of this and it felt like I was sitting down with Zach to hear him tell me his story. There are such important truths woven into his story and I love that he wrote this to share his struggle with mental health and the hope he clings to.

Ravenfall by Kalyn Josephson: I’ve been looking for another great Halloween middle grade book to recommend, and this one more than fulfills the vibe. The aesthetics, the Celtic folklore, the family themes–all of it is amazing.

Furysong by Rosaria Munda: This was probably my most anticipated release for 2023 and it more than exceeded my expectations. Oh, it hurt to read at times, but it is such a solid ending to a fantastic epic fantasy trilogy.

Rise of the Vicious Princess by C.J. Redwine: This is my unexpected-I-didn’t-plan-to-read-it-but-I-did-and-loved-it book of the year. (Is that a thing? It is now.) I was planning to wait to read this closer to when book two released, but I decided to go for it and I am so glad I did. I adored it and I don’t mind rereading it when book two comes out.

What were your favorite reads from 2022? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2022

    • Everything she writes is amazing. I Must Betray You is one of the better ones for sure, but I think I’ll always like Salt to the Sea the best. It was the first book I read by her and the story just gets me every time. But Between Shades of Gray is incredible too.

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