Top Ten Tuesday #41

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
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:

  1. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  2. Anxious People by Frederik Backman
  3. Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis
  4. A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross
  5. Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
  6. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
  7. The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis
  8. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  9. Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
  10. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Honorable Mentions

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.

What about you? Which books were your favorite reads from 2022? Do we have any in common?

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Ellie! πŸ˜€ 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.

  1. Lex @ Lexlingua
    Lex @ Lexlingua says:

    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

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      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. πŸ˜€

  2. Kami
    Kami says:

    Great list! I enjoyed a lot of those as well. I hope you get to read amazing books in 2023 as well.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Kami! πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ˜€

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That’s awesome that you tried to connect readers with both stories. They both have the potential of helping people feel accepted and loved. πŸ˜€

  3. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    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.

  4. Leah @ Leah's Books
    Leah @ Leah's Books says:

    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!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Leah! πŸ˜€ 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.

  5. Meezan
    Meezan says:

    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! πŸ™‚

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That’s great that you had ten clear winners. πŸ˜€ I’m glad it made things a bit easier in pick compiling your list! πŸ˜€ I hope you enjoy IN A HOLIDAZE when you get to it!

  6. Lark
    Lark says:

    I read and enjoyed The Midnight Library this year, too. And I absolutely loved The Love Hypothesis! Great list of books. πŸ˜€

  7. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    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!

  8. Jo
    Jo says:

    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:

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      We all march to a different. beat of the drum, right? πŸ˜€ 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.

  9. Bookworm
    Bookworm says:

    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!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Awesome! πŸ˜€ 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.

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