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The Best Things I've Read All Year!

Saying Goodbye to 2022 By Remembering These Amazing Books.

We are just a few days away from the New Year. This time of year brings with it, reflection. (It was almost this time last year when I decided to start a blog, but that's a story for another day.)

This was a hard list to put together! I read so many amazing things this year. To challenge myself, I kept rereads off the list and tried to pick books in multiple different genres. This list isn't in any particular order, and without the inclusion of graphic novels or comics, here are my favorite books of the year!

The Rec List

As I said, this list isn't ranked and certainly isn't definitive. (With the exception of a few duds, I honestly enjoyed almost every book I picked up). The spots have much more to do with the order in which they were read, but even that isn't truly reflected in this list.


Will by Will Smith

This memoir is engaging, but the audiobook is absolutely captivating. I loved that he was actively reflecting on his life, not passively describing the events of it. Do yourself a favor and listen to this one!


Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

I picked up Legendborn and could not put it down! I have so, so many thoughts about this book, but I really love the approach to generation curses and cannot wait to read the sequel.


A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske

This hit my checklist of favorite genres: magic, historical fiction, queer, and a mystery with a pinch of spice. The sequel came out in November of this year, and it is most definitely on my TBR.


The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann

Ace representation is almost nonexistent, so to get an ace romance book with a Black MC that was so well done was truly a gift. This author is on my radar after this book.


Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

Honey Girl gave me all the feels. I’ve never spontaneously married someone in Vegas, but Grace’s story was so relatable in a lot of ways. I feel like every kinda aimless Millennial that was sold the dream of college as the stairway to success only to be saddled with the "now what" will see a bit of themselves in this story.


The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I first fell in love with Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s work reading Gods of Jade and Shadow, and she has since shown herself to be an amazing multi-genre writer. This novel is a solidly amazing piece of science fiction.


Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen

Honestly, the fact that there aren’t more queer murder mysteries is a crying shame. I got an arc copy of the audiobook, and the narrator is simply amazing.