Top Ten Tuesday

My Favorite Books of 2022

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Hi everybody, happy New Year and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today we’re taking a look at our favorite books of 2022. Below are my favorites, though one important side note: these are all my favorite books that I’ve READ in 2022, not necessarily books that were released in 2022. So let’s just dive right in!

The Green Creek series by TJ Klune

I started my year reading this older series by TJ Klune and I immediately FELL IN LOVE. This is now one of my all-time favorite series because of all these reasons and more: (Read my full series review/rave here)

  • Urban fantasy shifter lore with known elements nd tropes but in a unique and fresh package
  • Complex, multi-layered yet extremely loveable characters
  • Deep connections and a found family you’ll ache to be a part of (packpackpack <3)
  • Slow-burn m/m romances that are riddled with obstacles to overcome but are achingly beautiful and hopeful.
  • Quirky humor that will both have you smiling softly and laughing out loud

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

To me, Book Lovers is another hit for Emily Henry. It not only met my expectations, it surpassed them all. I highly recommend this story to anyone who loved Henry’s previous works, anyone who loves thoughtful romances which convert the tropes, anyone who loves family bonds as much as romantic bonds but also anyone who loves good banter, strong character journeys filled with self-acceptance and all the bookish love. (Read full review)

See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

I ADORED this book. I already know it’ll be a favorite that I’ll re-read on a regular basis. Miles and Barrett have taken up their spot in my heart and they’re here to stay. I highly recommend this book if you’re a fan of time-loop stories, amazing character development and a sweet slow-burn romance with so much chemistry and banter. (Read full review)

The No-Show by Beth O’Leary

Overall, I can only recommend this story. It may not be a rom-com, but what it IS is an emotionally beautiful and well-crafted story about love, friendship and moving forward. The storytelling is amazing, and the plot is unpredictable and poignant. Highly recommend! (Read full review)

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

Every Summer After is the perfect summer read that hits all the emotional spots and will have you feeling all the nostalgia for those warm, carefree summer days of our youth. I think this will definitely become a story I’ll revisit every summer from now on. (Read full review)

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

As someone who LOVED The Love Hypothesis and who devoured the STEMinist novellas, I think it’s safe to say that Love on the Brain was one of my most highly anticipated releases of 2022 and… boy, did it deliver! Read Love on the Brain if you’re looking for a quirky heroine, a lot of pining and longing, steam and science! (Read full review)

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

The Dead Romantics perfectly embodied the fall vibe. It was a fun, atmospheric read with some quirk and just a tad of paranormal activity thrown in there. Overall, I highly recommend this story to anyone looking for a heart-warming, unexpectedly funny, swoony and quirky read about a ghostwriter and the ghost she falls for. (Read full review)

The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen

I’m not even sure how I can begin to describe The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy. It’s a romance. It’s a fantasy with zombie-like creatures. It is super sweet. It is kinda macabre. It’s cozy and whimsical and yet also gory at times. It’s feel-good but also may have you bawling a bit. Not many stories could pull of this many different vibes and yet still make so much sense. Basically, it’s one of a kind. I adored it! (Read full review)

The Unbreakable Bladesong Druid by Annette Marie

I can’t quite believe it’s over yet. I fell in love with Zak, damn druid, a few years ago when I first got to know him in the Guild Codex: Spellbound books. I was so excited when I found out he would be getting his own series. I fell even more in love with him and Saber, the female main character from this series, with every book. And now, here we are. Four books later and Zak and Saber’s story is over. But while I’m very sad to see them go, I’m also quite satisfied with their ending. (Read full review)

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Tell Me:
What are some of your favorite reads of 2022?
Do we have any faves in common?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I still have to read Beth’s novels. Or at least give them a chance! They sound interesting. Also I saw Ashley’s on a couple best of Instagram posts today. One that does interest me by the cover alone. 🙂

    1. The cover for Dead Romantics is indeed just so catchy! I hope you’ll love Beth’s books if you decide to try them, Rissi.

  2. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    We have so many books in common that it’s uncanny Lindsey!

    1. Haha, great minds, Sophie 😉

  3. I received Wolfsong for Christmas so now there is nothing stopping me from reading it. I’m determined it will happen soon!

    1. Oh, I hope you’ll love Wolfsong! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it 🙂

  4. Lots of fun books on your list! Happy new year!

    1. Thanks and Happy New Year for you too!

  5. I enjoyed Love on the Brain a lot too~ I also read the complete Green Creek series. So good.

    1. The Green Creek series is just so amazing in every way, I love it. And Love on the Brain was so much fun 🙂

  6. There are so many books on your list that I really want to read, so I’m glad you loved them! x

    Rose |

    1. Yay, hope you’ll love those books too when you read them!

  7. All of these look so good! See You Yesterday and The No-Show sound like ones I would totally love. Book Lovers made it on my list this year too, what a great book!

    Hope your 2023 is full of great new favorites!

    1. Hope you’ll love See You Yesterday and The No-Show as much as I did! And yes, Book Lovers was amazing. Hope you’ll have a great 2023 too!

  8. Annette Marie is slowly becoming an auto-buy author for me. I like her writing style and thanks to her, we still have new Urban Fantasy series to look forward to.

    1. Yes to Annette Marie! She’s definitely an auto-buy author for me too, I have loved every single one of her books so far <3

  9. Love on the Brain has been such a popular pick this week! It must be fun. 🙂

    My post:

    1. It’s definitely very popular, but I thought it was worth the hype 🙂

  10. Yeees, Hart and Mercy! 😍 That was one of my favourite reads as well. Such a wonderful romance! 💜 I also really enjoyed Wolfsong and Ravensong and I can’t wait to continue and finish the series this year. I hope you have a wonderful 2023!

    1. Hart and Mercy was indeed such a wonderful romance! It was just so unique, I loved it. Hope you’ll love the last two books in the Green Creek series as well. Thanks, hope you’ll have a great 2023 too, Dini!

  11. I still need to read Book Lovers and See You Yesterday – I have high hopes for both!

    1. I hope you’ll love both of those reads!

  12. masterspj says:

    I enjoyed reading Book Lovers and The No-Show this year. Every Summer After is on my TBR!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. Hope you’ll also love Every Summer After!

  13. ZAK *sobs heart out* I’ll miss him and Saber so much. But I’m sure we’ll see him again. 🙂

    1. Yes, me too! Really, really hope we’ll see him in some of the upcoming Kit books *fingers crossed*

  14. I love that Hazelwood’s, Bannen’s and Poston’s book are on here! They were such great reads!

    1. They were definitely some of the highlights of myreading year 🙂

  15. Every Summer After is a popular choice for 2022, I think I need to take a closer look.

    Happy New Year Lindsey!

    Elza Reads

    1. It’s a popular book, but I thought it was worth the hype so hope you’ll love it too. Thanks, and Happy New Year to you too!

  16. We don’t have any in common, but glad to see you had so many great reads in 2022!
    My TTT:

    1. Thanks!

  17. So many amazing books on this list!! I still need to read Every Summer After and finish the Greencreek series! Book Lovers made my list!

    1. Book Lovers was amazing! Hope you’ll love Every Summer After and the Green Creek series!

      1. Thank you!!

  18. EVERY SUMMER AFTER made my list too. It was such a fun story. I still haven’t read LOVE ON THE BRAIN yet, but THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS made my list.

    Fantastic list! I’m adding some of my TBR. 😀

    My TTT

    1. Yay for Every Summer After! Hope you’ll have a great 2023!

  19. Happy New Year! We have two favorites in common: The No-Show and Every Summer After. I hadn’t heard of See You Yesterday, but it’s now on my TBR 😊.

    1. Happy New Year! Hope you’ll love See You Yesterday 🙂

  20. I didn’t realize that TJ KLUNE had a complete series. I will need to check it out.

    1. It’s one of my favorites, hope you’ll love it too!

  21. Great list – you’ve got so many awesome books on here that I loved, and a few that I clearly need to push up in priority on my TBR!

    1. Hope you’ll love any of these you try next!

      1. Fingers crossed!

  22. Book People was in my top ten for last year as well. I like the way Henry goes against the grain with her characters. I also read Every Summer After and I put the pieces together of what drove the central couple apart before it was revealed, which deducted a few points from it for me. But I did like it enough to try something else by the author in the future.

    1. Glad to hear you also loved Book Lovers! Every Summer After was a bit predictable indeed, but I didn’t mind 🙂

  23. Great list, Lindsey!! I loved Hart & Mercy, The Dead Romantics, Love on the Brain, and The No-Show. And I’ve heard so many good things about Klune’s series. Definitely want to read it soon!!

    1. Thanks! I hope you’ll love TJ Klune’s books when you try them!

  24. I think you would enjoy Emma St. Clair, her books are right up your alley!

    1. She’s definitely on my TBR!

  25. I’m going has to give some of these rom com a try. After seeing how popular they are.

    1. Hope you’ll love them!

  26. I’m glad you found so many good books! Someday I’ll read a TJ Klune novel.

    1. I hope you’ll end up loving that TJ Klune novel 🙂

  27. Book Lovers, Love on the Brain, and The Dead Romantics were favorites of mine too. I got a copy of Wolfsong for Christmas and can’t wait to finally read it.

    1. Oh, I hope you’ll love Wolfsong!!

  28. Molly's Book Nook says:

    I love Ashley Poston! I haven’t read The Dead Romantics yet but it’s on my TBR

    1. I hope you’ll love The Dead Romantics if you give it a try!

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