Hey guys! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Sorry this is a day late 😭 Anyways, this week’s topic is: My top ten books from 2022. Here we go!
Starting of the list at #1 is:
Shadow And Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Does it count if it’s a trilogy? This trilogy took my breath away. It ripped out my heart, threw it on the ground, stomped on it, and put it back together, just to tear it out again. These books have become like a second home to me, and I am so glad I didn’t listen to all the negative comments these books were getting.
Next up for #2 is:
Six Of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo has again succeeded in making me cry, laugh and smile like a maniac while reading her books. Six Of Crows is such an amazing book and I got so attached to all of the characters. I am very impressed by the writing, story, plot, and characters in these books. There were plenty of plot twists and I loved that there was some romance (especially Wylan and Jesper’s relationship) as well as action and adventure.
Coming in at #3 is:
The Prison Healer trilogy by Lynette Noni
These books had me hooked immediately, they are fast paced and the perfect combination of romance, adventure, mystery and so much more. I love these characters and Tipp, Calden, Naari, Jaren and Kiva quickly made their way into my heart. With the amazing world, characters, and not to mention the beautiful covers (!!) these books are definitely some of my favorites.
At #4 we have:
The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller
This book is absolutely beautiful. It’s one of those books that leaves you wanting to read it again as soon as you finish, but at the same time, you never want to read it again because it emotionally destroyed you. The theme of this book is amazing, and I think among the fantasy aspects, it teaches some lessons, for example, that your ego is not more important than your boyfriend!! I am still mad at Achilles for letting his ego get the best of him even now.
At #5 is:
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
Another one of those books that leaves you emotionally destroyed. (Because we love those ones) They Both Die At The End is a truly heartbreaking story, and I found myself crying many times near the end of this book. I can’t imagine what it would be like to live in a world with a system like this, all I know is that I would be terrified every single day. This is an extraordinary book and I am glad I read it, even if it made me cry.
Next up at #6 is:
Storybound by Emily McKay
This is a great book if you like fantasy, action and romance. It’s also a great book if you have a fictional boyfriend, like me. It takes you on a wild ride with amazing detail and characters. I feel like this book is super underrated and I need more people to read it!!
Next up at #7 we have:
A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson
This is a pretty popular booktok book, and I have to say I was hesitant to read it, but it did not disappoint. This book is exciting, interesting, mysterious, and definitely brought that detective part of me back to the surface. Throughout the book my suspect list changed and grew as much as Pip’s did. I love the characters and the plot. This murder mystery is an amazing read and if you haven’t read it yet, you need to go do that!
At #8 we have:
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
I found this book randomly on a trip to the library and decided to give it a try as dystopian is one of my favorite genres, and I have to say I’m impressed. There were a lot of plot twists and cliffhanger chapters, and I found it hard to put this book down. It had me hooked from the start and I’m excited to read the next books in this series. This is definitely a very dark book, and I found it strange that I read most of it without being concerned or disgusted by the themes. I did cry twice near the end, and I am very surprised by Rowan’s change.
At #9 is:
Oathbound by Victoria McCombs
I listened to the audio book of this story, and I was obsessed, this pirate adventure story is amazing. Oathbound is a book I have never heard anyone talk about and honestly, it deserves more hype. The story had me hooked from the beginning and I listened to it as often as I could. The plot is unique, and exciting and the characters are well developed. I really liked the adventure, and all the different events in this book. Overall, I’m really impressed, and I need more people to read (or listen) to this book.
And last but not least at #10:
The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen
This book was so good! It made me frustrated happy excited sad and gave me butterflies. I really related to Caleb as I am also an empath and I feel like the author described how it feels, and the struggles of having that ability really well. This book also had gay romance which I love, it did make me frustrated quite a few times however, because oh.my.gosh. they took forever to actually talk about stuff! I listened to this one as an audiobook and finished in about two days. I am sad that I finished it, but I just realized that there are two more books in the series!! I will definitely be reading those soon!
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
This is a truly beautiful book. It is a poem book, so it is a pretty easy read. This is a great story of finding your true self, learning how you don’t need to change for anyone but yourself and standing up for what you believe in. I think that the author did really well making such a big world fit into these pages. There is so much emotion in this book and I found multiple times that I just wanted to take the main character (Xiomara) in my arms and cry with her. This is definitely a good read for teens.
Have a great day and happy reading!
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