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Top Ten Tuesday #41
Favorite Books of 2022
I’m so excited for today’s prompt. I’ve been thinking about my favorite books from last year all December. I’ve decided to exclude any rereads from my list. Otherwise, almost my entire list would be old favorites instead new ones. Here are my top ten favorite books from 2022:
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
- Anxious People by Frederik Backman
- Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis
- A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross
- Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
- The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
- The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
- Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
I had quite a few 4-star reads this year. They made up most of my reading, actually. I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge them.
- Some of It Was Real by Nan Fisher
- In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
- How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Real World Problems by Randall Munroe
- Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson
- Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
What about you? Which books were your favorite reads from 2022? Do we have any in common?
Fangirl was a fun one. It’s been a long time since I read anything by Rowell. And it’s nice to see Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda get a mention. I loved that one.
I knew you’d be happy that I included Simon on my list, even if it was just an honorable mention. 😀
Happy new year! I didn’t get round to A River Enchanted last year but I’m looking forward to it whenever to mood grans me…
Thanks, Ellie! 😀 Happy new year to you as well! I hope you enjoy A RIVER ENCHANTED when you do read it. I’m looking forward to diving in to the sequel soon-ish.
The Midnight Library has shows up in several posts I’ve seen. It’s on my list. I really must read it this year!
My Top Ten
I hope you enjoy THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY just as much as I did. It’s such a great book! 😀
The Love Hypothesis and Anxious People have both been popular picks this week. Glad you liked them so much.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-books-of-2022/
I haven’t gone blog hopping yet. I’m glad to hear that they both made other lists too. 😀
I was such a huge fan of Fangirl when it first released, mainly because I too used to write Harry Potter fanfiction and knew all about those particular obsessions. It’s been ages since I saw it on a rec list <3
That’s awesome! Simon Snow does have a lot of similarities to Harry Potter, doesn’t it? I tried to keep them separate, though, when I read her fanfic. LOL. 😀
Great list! I enjoyed a lot of those as well. I hope you get to read amazing books in 2023 as well.
Thanks, Kami! 😀 Hopefully, 2023 will be as good of a year as 2022 was reading-wise. I didn’t rate anything lower than 3 stars. That’s definitely a win! 😀
I remember reading both Fangirl and Simon vs Homo Sapiens back before I retired and loved them. Then I worked really hard to find readers for them. Such good writing!
That’s awesome that you tried to connect readers with both stories. They both have the potential of helping people feel accepted and loved. 😀
Hi there Jenni!
I’ve read 5 of your books and loved them all! So I guess I’ll have to check out the rest of them as I will probably like them too.
Happy New Year to you!!
Yay! for reading five books on my list! I hope you enjoy the other five when you get to them! 😀
I’m glad you enjoyed Backman’s and Hazelwood’s books. Those were such gems.
Agreed! 😀 I definitely want to read more by both authors now.
I’m looking forward to reading Rock Paper Scissors. Glad it made your list. Happy New Year!
I hope you enjoy reading ROCK PAPER SCISSORS. I thought it was well-written and thought out. 😀
We talked about reading “The Midnight Library” in Book Club but then didn’t choose it. I think I need to read it on my own since it seems like one I would enjoy.
I hope you do enjoy it when you read it. It’s such and inspiring story. 😀
I loved Every Summer After and the Love Hypothesis as well!
Yay! 😀 They’re such great books. I’m glad you loved them too!
We have Every Summer After in common, though I also love The Love Hypothesis and Fangirl. The Midnight Library is on my TBR. Hope you’ll have a great 2023!
Woot woot! 😀 I hope you enjoy THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY as much as I did.
Didn’t manage to get to A River Enchanted but it’s good to see it on favourites lists. Hope you read lots of great books in 2023!
My favourite books of 2022
I hope you enjoy A RIVER ENCHANTED as much as or more than I did. 😀
Fangirl and Anxious People are books that I loved when I read them! I still need to read Love Hypothesis and Every Summer After and so glad to see it on so many lists today!
I hope you enjoyed THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS and EVERY SUMMER AFTER as much as or more than I did. 😀
This is such a great list – I love that you included honorable mentions because it’s really so hard to pick just ten books. We’ve got a lot of books in common, and you’ve also got a bunch on my TBR, so I may have to reorder mine and read some of those sooner than I had planned!
Thanks, Leah! 😀 It really is so hard to pick just ten when you’ve had such a great reading year. I hope you enjoy the ones you haven’t read yet when you get to them.
I think most of mine were four star books as well. I had ten clear “winners” for this challenge, which happened to be my only five star books of the year. I have seen In a Holidaze on several lists. I think I’ll have to check that one out! 🙂
That’s great that you had ten clear winners. 😀 I’m glad it made things a bit easier in pick compiling your list! 😀 I hope you enjoy IN A HOLIDAZE when you get to it!
Midnight Library and Anxious People were so good. They would have been on my list too, but I only listed books published in 2022. Great list, Jenni!
Oh, that’s cool that you only listed books published in 2022. I didn’t read enough newly published books to do that. 😀
Love so many of the books on here! In a Holidaze has become an annual re-read for me–I absolutely adore it.
Awesome! 😀 Rereading IN A HOLIDAZE each year sounds like a great idea. I might have to adopt that tradition. 😀
The Midnight Library was one of my favorite reads in 2021. And I enjoyed reading Anxious People this past year.
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
I’m so glad you enjoyed both of these books when you read them! 😀
I read and enjoyed The Midnight Library this year, too. And I absolutely loved The Love Hypothesis! Great list of books. 😀
Thanks! 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY and THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS. 😀
Anxious People was so good!
Right?! I loved the characters! 😀
Yay for Anxious People! I loved that one too. And Dear Emmie Blue! I loved that one so much the year I read it. So many books on your list are on my wish list or TBR shelves. You inspire me to want to read them sooner than later. Thank you for sharing!
I hope you enjoy the books on your TBR as much as I did. 😀
We don’t share any this year, but I have read a couple of yours previously: The Midnight Library, which I liked well enough, but didn’t make my favourites list when I read it last year and Stalking Jack The Ripper which again I liked but didn’t make my favourites list the year I read it (though to be fair, 2019 was a really good reading year for me and a lot of books I really enjoyed didn’t make the list because I had a lot more five star reads than I usually do!).
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/01/03/top-ten-tuesday-401/
We all march to a different. beat of the drum, right? 😀 I’m glad you liked both even if they weren’t favorites. THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY was a very profound reading experience for me. I felt seen like I never have before.
I’m glad you found so many great books to love in 2022! I’ve read four of these. ANXIOUS PEOPLE was a surprise hit for me since I didn’t really think Backman was the kind of author I liked. I loved the book and want to read more by him this year.
ANXIOUS PEOPLE was a surprise hit for me too. I didn’t think I’d like Backman either. I was so wrong, lol. 😀
I had a lot of great reads last year and hope for many more this year!! Have a great week, Jenni!
I hope you have a lot of great reads in 2023! 😀 I will! I hope you do too!
You had a great reading year. I haven’t read any of these, but I’ve had my eye on The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and Anxious People by Frederik Backman. Happy reading this week!
I hope you enjoy THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY and ANXIOUS PEOPLE when you read them. 😀
While our top 10 lists don’t have any in common, I’ve read a couple of these and agree they’re quite good. Hope you have a great reading year in 2023.
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
I’m glad you enjoyed the book you read. 😀 I hope you have a great reading year in 2023 too!
Midnight Library reminded me to enjoy the life I have rather than spending time being annoyed at the things I don’t have. It was a comforting book.
Agreed. Me too. It was a very profound reading experience for me. I felt seen like I never have before. 😀
A great list!
Have a great week!
Thanks, Emily! 😀 You too!
I loved the Midnight Library and Anxious People when I read them (in 2021 I think). The rest are all new to me.
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I’m glad you loved both of these! 😀 If you read any of the others, I hope you enjoy them.
The only one I haven’t read from your list of favorites is A River Enchanted, which is on my TBR. I loved all of the rest of them. 🙂
I hope you love A RIVER ENCHANTED when you read it! 😀
I loved Fangirl. Anxious People is on my TBR list. I should probably bump it up higher on the list because everybody seems to love it.
I hope you love ANXIOUS PEOPLE! I know it’s hit or miss with some readers. 🙂
Sooo many great books here! I loved 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8! And I just finished my third reread of In a Holidaze. Congrats on a great reading year, and happy reading in 2023!
Awesome! 😀 I’m so glad to hear it! I’m going to try to read IN A HOLIDAZE each December. I think it’s perfect for that time of year.
i absolutely loved a river enchanted too! such a great book.
Yay! 😀 I’m always so happy to hear when other readers love the same books I do.