Hey strangers! I thought I would resurrect my mostly deceased blog for my annual favorite reads of the year post.
According to Goodreads, I’ve read 164 books so far this year. (I’m still hoping to make that number 166 before the ball drops tonight. Wish me luck!) I read so many good books that it was hard to choose just twenty, so at the end of the post, you’ll find twenty honorable mentions.
For your sanity and mine, I left off all poetry collections and rereads.
Prepare yourself, it’s giving lots of fantasy and celebrity memoirs. But there are some romances and thrillers to balance out the overabundance of witches and A-lister tea.
Without further ado, here we go (in absolutely no particular order–except the five-star reads come first, of course.)
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy–published 2022–320 pages–memoir.
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel–published 2022–255 pages–science fiction.
Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young–published 2022–350 pages–fantasy.
Babel, Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R.F. Kuang–published 2022–545 pages–fantasy.
Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher–published 2022–245 pages–fantasy.
Ghosts by Dolly Alderton-published 2020–352 pages–contemporary fiction.
Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson–published 2022–256 pages–contemporary fiction.
I’ll Show Myself Out: Essays on Midlfe & Motherhood by Jessi Klein–published 2022–288 pages–nonfiction.
Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister–published 2022–416 pages–thriller.
Cursed Fates (Zodiac Academy #5) by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti–published 2020–886 pages–fantasy/romance.
You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi–published 2022–288 pages–LGBTQ+ romance.
Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou–published 2022–403 pages–contemporary fiction.
The Golden Enclaves (The Scholomance #3) by Naomi Novik–published 2022–407 pages–fantasy.
The Atlas Series Books 1 & 2 by Olivie Blake–published 2020 and 2022–383 and 400 pages–fantasy.
The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl–published 2021–384 pages–nonfiction.
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari–published 2018–372 pages–nonfiction.
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González–published 2022–369 pages–contemporary fiction.
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston–published 2022–368 pages–paranormal romance.
A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft–published 2022–384 pages–fantasy.
Daughter of the Moon Goddess (The Celestial Kingdom Duology #1) by Sue Lynn Tan–published 2022–512 pages–fantasy.
All cover art is taken from Goodreads.com.