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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Blood of Troy – Claire M. Andrews

Title: Blood of Troy
Series: Daughter of Sparta #2
Author
: Claire M. Andrews
Genre: YA, Mythology, Retellings
Published
: September 6th, 2022 (Little, Brown BYR)
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Most Awaited Releases – Winter 2023

Hello readers! The holidays are right around the corner and I’ve been working on my winter 2023 TBR. I’ve been extremely picky with my TBR for the next year, because my reading tastes have been changing quite a bit recently and also owing to the ridiculous backlog I’m going to have from this year – hence why there are only 8 books on this list this time around instead of 10. Let’s take a look!


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Mini Reviews #20

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: One for All, The Bombay Prince and Crown of Cinders.

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Rise of the Snake Goddess – Jenny Elder Moke

Title: Rise of the Snake Goddess
Series: Samantha Knox #2
Author
: Jenny Elder Moke
Genre: YA, Mythology, Adventure
Published
: June 7th, 2022 (Disney-Hyperion)
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Elektra – Jennifer Saint

Title: Elektra
Author
: Jennifer Saint
Genre: Mythology, Retellings
Published
: May 3rd, 2022 (Flatiron Books)
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Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 2022

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July is nearly here once again, which means it’s time for the annual Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag! It has been an interesting year so far on the bookish front and there are still so many highly anticipated titles to come this year. Let’s take a look!

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The Dream Runners – Shveta Thakrar – ARC Review

Title: The Dream Runners
Author
: Shveta Thakrar
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythology
Published
: June 28th, 2022 (HarperTeen)
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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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Mini Reviews #18

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: Terciel and Elinor, Hush and Veil.

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Daughter of the Moon Goddess – Sue Lynn Tan – ARC Review

Title: Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Series: The Celestial Kingdom #1
Author
: Sue Lynn Tan
Genre: YA, Mythology, Retelling
Published
: January 11th, 2022 (Harper Voyager)
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Best of 2021 | Blogmas 2021: Day 20

Welcome to Day 20 of Blogmas 2021! It’s finally time to share the post I have been adding to all year – my best of shelf picks for 2021! My regular readers will know that I rarely rate a book above 4 stars and even fewer of those make this list. Of the 150+ books I’ve read so far this year, I’ve chosen 11 for this list – a slightly higher ratio than usual, but these books were simply too good to leave any out.

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 just in publication order this year because if I started trying to rank them, this post would still be in my drafts. Without further ado, let’s check out my favorite books of 2021!

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Most Awaited Releases – Winter 2022 | Blogmas 2021: Day 16

Welcome to Day 16 of Blogmas 2021! Another year is winding down, the holiday season is almost here, and one of my favorite things to do at this time of year is put together my TBR for the winter. I feel like there aren’t as many major releases this winter as usual, because this list was surprisingly easy to put together even though I limit myself to ten, but I’m looking forward to reading these in the coming months, along with many more!


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Argo – Mark Knowles – ARC Review

Title: Argo
Author
: Mark Knowles
Genre: Mythology
Published
: November 11th, 2021 (Head of Zeus)
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Daughter of Sparta – Claire M. Andrews

Title: Daughter of Sparta
Series: Daughter of Sparta #1
Author
: Claire M. Andrews
Genre: YA, Mythology, Retellings
Published
: June 8th, 2021 (Jimmy Patterson Books)
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Mini Reviews #15

Hello readers, and welcome to another round of Mini Reviews, where I talk about some of the books I don’t write full length reviews for. It’s been a while since I did one of these posts! This installment, let’s chat about: Aru Shah and the City of Gold, Admission and Maybe This Time.

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Ariadne – Jennifer Saint

Title: Ariadne
Author
: Jennifer Saint
Genre: Mythology
Published
: May 4th, 2021 (Flatiron Books)
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Curse of the Specter Queen – Jenny Elder Moke – ARC Review

Title: Curse of the Specter Queen
Author
: Jenny Elder Moke
Genre: YA, Adventure, Mythology
Published
: June 1st, 2021 (Disney-Hyperion)
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A Thousand Ships – Natalie Haynes

Title: A Thousand Ships
Author
: Natalie Haynes
Genre: Mythology
Published
: January 26th, 2021 (Harper)
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