Top Ten Books of 2022

Top Ten Books of 2022

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Top Ten Tuesday

Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl asked us to share our top ten books of 2022 last week. I was out of town and unable to post much so I’m posting this week.

My goals for the year were to read 100 books and read less books than I did in 2021 (I have other projects I should be working on instead). I read 109 books in 2022, down from 180 in 2021 so I was successful with both goals! I’ve noted whether links go to my review; if I didn’t write one, the link goes to the Malaprop’s website.

Top Ten Books of 2022

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Hello, Star by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic, illustrated by Vashti Harrison (Link to my review)

March: Book One by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen (Link to my review)

North American Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the Continent by Matthew Bucklan & Victor Cizek, illustrated by Jack Dunnington (Link to my review)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë (Link to my review)

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré, read by Adjoa Andoh

All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West (Link to my review)

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, read by Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris, and Michael Crouch (Link to my review)


My husband doesn’t read many books each year but I asked him what his favorites were in 2022. This is his list.

My Husband's Top Three Books of 2022

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells, read by Kevin R. Free

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune

That’s my list! Have you read any of these? What did you think? Link up every Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl!

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  1. Remember, it is the quality of the books we read, not the total number that matters most. You have some excellent books on your top list!

  2. I am also planning to read less books this year because I have gotten a part time job, plus I want to try and read a few longer novels, we’ll see how it goes.

  3. I’ve read Dark Matter and thought it was very good. I also have the other two books that your husband enjoyed on my TBR list! I want to read Salt to the Sea (have a copy in my stacks) and Other Birds. The Hate U Give is very powerful, isn’t it?! I will probably read fewer books this year since I’m going to focus on several that are over 500 pages.

  4. Great list! I want to read Girl with the Louding Voice but I did love The Hate U Give, Murderbot (the whole series is fantastic) and Cerulean Sea. I hope you have an amazing reading year in 2023 🙂

  5. Interesting that your goal was to read fewer books. Mine is always more, more, MORE. I should definitely take a cue from you and focus on quality over quantity and more balance in life. Maybe next year…

    SALT TO THE SEA is a great book. It’s my favorite of Sepetys’. DARK MATTER is also a great one. Glad you and your husband found some great books to love in 2022!

    Happy TTT!


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