Top Ten Books I Read in 2022
I’m working on my 2022 wrap-up post, but it will take a bit of time, with all the graphs and all. So, I thought for now I’d put up a TTT post to whet your appetite. To choose my Top Ten for the year, I used the very scientific method of looking over my Goodreads Year in Books and choosing the 10 that stood out to me the most.
In no particular order (besides the order I fit them into the image above):
1. In Every Generation by Kendare Blake
I read this book and then was inspired to rewatch all of Buffy and Angel. So … yeah.
2. Missing Mike by Shari Green
This book was an unexpected delight – my favorite verse novel I read this year!
3. As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh
I had read so many amazing things about this book before I picked it up, and I was not at all disappointed when I read it.
4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
My younger daughter read this one at school, and I read it along with her. We both loved it. As she said, basically every sentence has a deeper meaning.
5. Charlie Hernandez and the Golden Dooms by Ryan Callejo
I honestly had a hard time choosing between several MG fantasy adventures I read this year (see a few others in my honorable mentions section), but I landed on this one because I experienced the series for the first time in 2022, and I loved all three books!
6. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
I’ll admit that I jumped on the bandwagon with this graphic novel series because of the show. My younger daughter and I watched it together and were instantly in love (though hers was admittedly a more intense watch-the-show-and-read-the-graphic-novels-over-and-over sort of love).
7. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
I so seldom read adult titles anymore, but I absolutely loved this one!
8. Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
I was seriously shocked when I realized I’d read this book in 2022 – it feels like it was so long ago! (It was one of my first reads of the year, but still.) This book stands out in my mind as one of my favorite MGs of ever, so it obviously had to make this list.
9. The Mirrorwood by Deva Fagan
I just honestly loved everything about this book, from the incredible concept to the fantasy world to the moral conundrums. If you read MG, you need this book in your life!
10. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
I had heard so many wonderful things about this book, and I absolutely loved it when I listened to the audiobook. So much so, that I had to buy a copy of the hardcover for my collection.
Some Honorable Mentions:
These books all very nearly made my list. Some of them I even rated higher than a couple on the list when I read them, but when it came to my very scientific method of choosing which books stood out to me more, they didn’t quite make the cut.
What were your favorite reads of 2022? I wanna know!