Top 10 Tuesday | Favourite Books of 2022

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish which has now found a lovely new home at That Artsy Reader Girl. The prompt this week is to share 10 of our favourite books from 2022. I’ve posted something similar to this on Instagram already but I thought there as no harm in sharing this here today too. So, without further ado (and in no particular order), here are 10 of my favourite books read in 2022!

Favourite Books of 2022

Each of these books I absolutely dored last year for a variety of reasons so I thought I’d give just afew sentences on my thoughts of each below. Book titles link to Goodreads so you can add them to your own TBRs.

Babel by R. F. Kuang – this book had me captivated by its vivid descriptions of Oxford and the way it shone importance upon our language and the power of words. All this alongside meaningful looks at the empire and colonialism, plus a dash of fantasy for good measure made this an excellent read.

Five Survive by Holly Jackson – this was such a thrill to read! 6 teens stuck inside their RV with a sniper on the outside caused some real tension. Add in all their backstories and the revealing of some personal secrets and I can promise you’ll be super invested!

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin – this book caught me by surprise. I picked it up after hearing all the hype and soon fell in love. A gorgeous book of love, loss and friendship with complex relationships all spun into the video gaming world. I loved it!

Something, Certain, Maybe by Sara Barnard – I had been desperate for a Rosie book and this met all my expectations and more. I could relate to Rosie in so many ways and loved the story, emotion and characters throughout.

Her Dark Wings by Melinda Salisbury -a glorious Persephone retelling which is dark from beginning to end. I loved the gorgeous language and imagery which kept me captivated in Corey’s story. Smart, thoughtful and powerful.

Twin Crowns by Katherine Webber and Catherine Doyle -easily a new favourite series! I loved the way Rose and Wren’s worlds came together, the swoony romance scenes, the badass scenes, the funny bits and the emotional bits. I cannot wait for book 2 this year!

And The Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando – this wasn’t an easy book to read as it focuses around death by suicide but it is definitely a book that will stick with me. Raw, emotional and powerful.

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forma – I actually read this and the sequel in 2022 – a brilliant and original fantasy trilogy. I love the world, the power of the women and the characters. The second book has left me hanging – I can’t wait for the final instalment!

The Last Firefox by Lee Newbury – simple gorgeous! A heart warming novel about family, friendship and self-belief. Cadno the firefox is mischievous and Charlie is the most wonderful protagonist. Mix in his two Dads and nods to adoption, this is a charming children’s novel.

The Appeal by Janice Hallett – I love a murder mystery novel but this one blew me away. I loved how unique the book was as I uncovered the mystery for myself through a series of emails. Blew me away!

Have you read any of these? Do you think you’ll be adding any to your TBRs? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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3 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday | Favourite Books of 2022

  1. I will definitely be reading Five Survive soon (Steph and Rach put it on my TBR this month). I like the sound of The Appeal too.

    So many of my favourites on here. Babel, Tomorrow x3, Her Dark Wings and Something Certain Maybe were my top reads last year.

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