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?

My 2022 Monthly Reading Challenge

For 2021 I didn’t have a reading challenge that I followed along with, I only had a reading goal for 35 books. I have seen a lot of challenges out there that have so many prompts! With my reading style I know I can’t do a challenge that has a billion prompts so I decided to create my own reading challenge with a single monthly prompt.

This reading challenge is for anyone who gets overwhelmed with big challenges or are even mood readers. You will only have one prompt to fulfill a month and each prompt is fairly broad so you can really pick anything that suits your mood. I am a huge mood reader and I always find it so hard to stick with complicated or more detailed yearly reading challenges. If you fit into any of these categories I hope you will give these reading prompts a try.

World Of Bai’s 2022 Reading Challenge Prompts

January: A GoodReads 2021 Good Choice Award book.

February: A book about True Crime.

March: Don’t judge a book by its cover.

April: An Indie book.

May: A self-help or memoir book.

June: A book that intimidates you.

July: Book title that starts with the first letter of your name.

August: A book title that has the word “Game” in it.

September: A book written from the villains prospective.

October: A book about witches.

November: A book that includes a map.

December: A Holiday book with an LGBTQ lead character.

Here’s to 2022

I am so excited for 2022, I think this is my year to really bring this blog to life and grow my reading portfolio. I have set my reading goal for next year to 45 books which is 5 more than this year. I know that isn’t a huge difference but I don’t want to over sell myself when I barely met my goal this year. I am a fairly slow reader and I am okay with that!

If you do end up using my reading challenge for next year use #WorldOfBai2022 .

QOTD: What reading challenge will you be using this year?