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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!
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 and 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
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)
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)
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 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)
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 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)
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)
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)