Best of 2022

Welcome to my annual post discussing my best of shelf picks for 2022! My regular readers will know that I rarely rate a book above 4 stars and even fewer of those make this list. Of the nearly 150 books I’ve read so far this year, I’ve chosen 5 for this list – a much lower number than recent years.

As a reminder of the criteria I use for this list, the book has to be published in the same year, I should have given it a rating of 4 stars or higher, with something that I felt made it stand out over the other books. The titles are actually ranked for a change this year. I usually have a really hard time doing so, but this time, there were some reads that were simply head and shoulders above the rest, so I figured it would be a shame to not rank them. Without further ado, let’s check out my favorite books of 2022!

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Babel – R. F. Kuang – ARC Review

Title: Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution
Author
: R. F. Kuang
Genre: Fantasy
Published
: August 23rd, 2022 (Harper Voyager)
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Wrath Goddess Sing – Maya Deane – ARC Review

Title: Wrath Goddess Sing
Author
: Maya Deane
Genre: Mythology, Retelling
Published
: June 7th, 2022 (William Morrow)
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Mini Reviews #19

Hello readers, and welcome to Mini Reviews, where I talk about some of the books I don’t write full length reviews for. This installment, let’s chat about: Aru Shah & the Nectar of Immortality, This Golden State and Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak.

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Eyes of the Void – Adrian Tchaikovsky – ARC Review

Title: Eyes of the Void
Series: The Final Architecture #2
Author
: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Genre: Science Fiction
Published
: May 3rd, 2022 (Orbit)
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House of Sky and Breath – Sarah J. Maas

Title: House of Sky and Breath
Series: Crescent City #2
Author
: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy
Published
: February 15th, 2022 (Bloomsbury Publishing)
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