2022 Book Superlatives

Wow! 2022 was such a great year for reading for me! I read 62 books and found a few of my all time favorite books. I even started to DNF books that didn’t bring me joy which was a huge win for this year! Lets dive in and see all the best and worst books I read last year.

Top Ten Books

In no particular order here are my top ten books of the year!


Book Of The Year

“Caraval” By Stephanie Garber

This book caught me by surprise! This was one of the last books I finished this year and I was obsessed! I typically don’t read fantasy but this one was a great way to get me excited to read more.

Least Favorite Book

“Leave The World Behind” By Rumaan Alam

I really wished I would have DNF’d this book. Honestly, this was one huge waste of time and I do not recommend it!

I don’t have a link for this review because I listened to it on audio and really didn’t have anything worth while to say about it.

Best Dressed (Prettiest Cover)

“Under The Whispering Door” By TJ Klune

I love this cover because it really shows the magical capabilities that this book will offer you while you read it. The weird shaped house really shouldn’t be able to exist yet it does. I just love the colors as well.

Most Likely To Make You Swoon

“Things We Never Got Over” By Lucy Score

I would say this is one of the most rememberable romance book I read this year with some of the best steamy scenes as well. I just overall loved this book and the beautifully written characters.

Most Likely To Be Reread

“A Man Called Ove” By Fredrik Backman

I had sworn off this author after reading “Anxious People” Last year but I picked this one up on audio and my heart broke! This was such a sad book but I can see myself rereading it just to have those feelings again.

Best Graphic Novel

“Heartstopper” By Alice Oseman

This Graphic Novel Series took the world by storm and much like everyone else, I fell madly in love with them! I highly recommend these books and even the TV show on Netflix.

A Book That Was Over Hyped

“Daisy Jones and The Six” By Taylor Jenkins Reid

I had heard some amazing things about this book but honestly I didn’t understand the hype. It was hard to really care for the characters with the way this book was writen.

A Book That Surprised Me

“House Of Earth And Blood” By Sarah L. Maas

This was a huge book and also the first fantasy book that I really dove into. I read this book super quick and fell in love with the characters. However, it did also put me in a book slump and made me scared to read big books.

A Book That Got Me Out Of A Reading Slump

“Every Heart A Doorway” By Seanan McGuire

This was a super fun and quick read. Sometimes all you need is to just finish a book to get out of a slump so anything small is a great option! This was so magical and fun that I think anyone can get into it.

A Book That Put Me Into A Reading Slump

“The Ex Talk” By Rachel Lynn Solomon

I honestly had high hopes for this book and it let me down. This book was the one that helped me to learn that I am not a fan of enemy to lovers. The book moved very slowly and just left me feeling meh.

A Book I Wish I Had Read

“The Thursday Murder Club” By Richard Osman

This book sounds like everything I would want from a book. I am a sucker for a good mystery and I think this would hit the spot!

A Book I Would Like To Read In 2023

“Babel” By R.F. Kuang

This book has been talked about by literally everyone on Bookstagram and I am so jealous of everyone who has read it. This is very high on my TBR and I can’t wait to dive into it!

2022 has been my best reading year ever and I really hope I can keep this momentum going into 2023. I have many reading challenges I would like to get to this coming year in hopes to be able to finish not only more books but a wider range of genres this year. I can’t wait to see what this coming year has in store for me and my blog.

QOTD: What is a book you are excited to read this year?

2021 Book Superlatives

It is finally that time of year where we have read an impressive amount of books and now we need to rank them. I know I had a handful of books that drove me nuts and then I also had a decent sized stack that I really enjoyed. Now is the time to reveal all the good, bad and ugly from my 2021 reading pile.

Top Ten Books

In no particular order here are my top ten favorite reads of 2021


Book of the year

“Verity” by Colleen Hoover

Least favorite book

“Get a Life Chloe Brown” by Talia Hibbert

I don’t have a link to this review but honestly this book was by far my least favorite thing I read this year by a long shot.

Best Dressed (Prettiest Cover)

“The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner

Most Likely to Make you Swoon

“The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood

Most Likely to be reread

“One Last Stop” by Casey Mcquiston

Best Graphic Novel

“Black Lantern” by Chris Bodily

I don’t read a lot of graphic novels but I really love how this one came together! The cat was so cute too!

A book that walked the line of morality the best

“RazorBlade Tears” by S.A. Cosby

A book that was over hyped

“Where The Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

A book that surprised me

“Crave” by Tracy Wolff

Character Awards

Favorite character

Olive from “The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood

I felt like I could really relate to Olive in a lot of different ways. I thought she was very stubborn, she knew what she likes and she is very smart and independent. I love an independent lead woman character.

Least favorite character

Jasmine from “Desperate Measures” by Katee Robert

This book was a steamy spin off tale of Jasmine and Jaffar from Aladdin and the whole book was pretty cringe worthy. However, Jasmine just drove me nuts the whole book. If you hate a main character there is something really wrong.

Favorite couple

Jane and August from “One Last Stop” by Casey Mcquiston

These two were just so adorable! I couldn’t get enough of their relationship. Casey McQuiston for Christmas released an update for the characters written from Janes perspective and it was everything that I didn’t know I needed.

Personal Achievements

This year I accomplished more things than I could have ever imagined! I am so proud of how far this blog has came since starting in June of 2021. I have also made so many amazing friends on Bookstagram. Let’s look at some of my greatest accomplishments from this year.

Started my blog in June 2021 and have over 60 followers six months later

Reached my reading goal for the year of 35/35 books

Reached over 2,000 followers on my bookstagram

Celebrated my one year bookstaversary in October

Made friends with authors

Made friends with people all across the world

Found several books that I literally fell in love with

Proved to myself that I can achieve my goals when I work hard and dream big

I am beyond proud of myself for accomplishing all that I did this past year and I really can’t wait to see what 2022 has to bring. I have changed my reading goal for next year to 40 books and I have even created my own reading challenge so I am very excited to start this coming year.

QOTD: What is your reading goal for next year?