2022 Favorite Reads

Crushed on by kelly, on December 23, 2022, in Blogging, Feature, Giveaways / 4 Comments

2022 Favorite Reads

Favorite Reads are always such a fun post and way to end the year…and of course it is very important to us that we say our favorite reads and not best reads, because reading is subjective and we can only pick our favorites from what we actually read. Today we are sharing our Favorite Reads of the year broken into a few categories!

We are respecting the Harper Collins Union workers who are on STRIKE, we are including HC titles in our favorites of the year, as these workers and authors worked hard on their books, and the union doesn’t want a boycott. We support union workers, and all people who benefit from the progress of workers rights given to us by unions, so please check out and support the HC Union by donating to their strike fund, signing a letter of support, and or buying HC imprint books direct from their Bookshop page to give back. We are not including our Bookshop link as we are encouraging you all to add any of the books you want to buy under their profile please.

Kelly’s 22 Favorite YA Reads of 2022

My favorite book of the year, if you follow me, you probably already know it, is listed at number 1, all the rest are in no particular order, and I have included my backlist titles, because well I didn’t read a lot this year…

  1. Man O’ War by Cory McCarthy
  2. The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
  3. The Vermilion Emporium by Jamie Pacton
  4. Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler
  5. The One True Me and You by Remi K. England (aka MK England)
  6. Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters
  7. Gallant by VE Schwab
  8. I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
  9. The Heartbreak Bakery by AR Capetta
  10. The Fae Keeper (The Witch King #2) by H.E. Edgmon
  11. Ophelia After All by Rachel Marie
  12. The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas
  13. First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  14. Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorrman
  15. A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy
  16. Padawan by Kiersten White
  17. Dead End Girls by Wendy Heard
  18. I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers
  19. A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo
  20. Here’s to Us (What If It’s Us #2) by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
  21. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
  22. We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Kelly’s Favorite New Adult/Adult Reads of 2022

  1. Loveless by Alice Oseman
  2. Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
  3. Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour
  4. Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
  5. Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake
  6. The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
  7. The Very Irregular Society of Witches by Sangu Mandanna
  8. Never Been Kissed by Timothy Janovsky
  9. Count Your Lucky Stars (Written in the Stars #3) by Alexandria Bellefleur
  10. Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez

Christy’s 22 MG & YA Favorite Reads of 2022

I read a lot of really great books this year, ok? So I need two sub categories haha. I also want to acknowledge that 7 Star Wars books made it on my fav list (I read 13 this year).

  1. Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams
  2. I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers
  3. Gallant by VE Schwab
  4. The One True Me and You by Remi K England
  5. Happily Ever Island by Crystal Cestari
  6. Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater
  7. Harley Quinn: Reckoning by Rachael Allen
  8. The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
  9. Gideon Green in Black and White by Katie Henry
  10. Padawan by Kiersten White
  11. Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe
  12. My Imaginary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
  13. Dead End Girls by Wendy Heard
  14. These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall
  15. Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch
  16. Ravenfall by Kalyn Josephson
  17. The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  18. The Greatest Thing by Sarah Winifred Searle
  19. Constantine: Distorted Illusions by Kami Garcia, with art by Isaac Goodhart
  20. I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
  21. Star Wars: Stories of Jedi and Sith by Roseanne A. Brown with Sarwat Chadda, Delilah S. Dawson, Tessa Gratton, Michael Kogge, Sam Maggs, Michael Moreci, Alex Segura, Vera Strange, Karen Strong, Jake Bartok (Illustrator)
  22. All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

Christy’s Fav Adult Reads of 2022

  1. Light Years from Home by Mike Chen
  2. Brotherhood by Mike Chen
  3. The Date from Hell by Gwenda Bond
  4. Blood Sugar by Sascha Rothchild
  5. Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour
  6. The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
  7. Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher
  8. By the Book by Jasmin Guillory

Christy’s Fav Backlist Reads of 2022

  1. A New Dawn by Jonathan Jackson Miller 
  2. The Clone Wars by Karen Traviss
  3. The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose
  4. Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
  5. To Break a Covenant by Alison Ames


We have a small stack of some of our favorite reads of the year to give away!

Just leave a comment here about one of your favorite reads of the year, or comment on one of ours!

(2nd chance to enter on instagram)

US/PR Only – Physical books in hand, and we are sorry but shipping is more money than this blog earns in a year – there is an international giveaway on our 10 yr anniversary post.

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4 responses to “2022 Favorite Reads

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    My favorite YA books this year include As Long as Lemon Trees Grow and We Deserve Monuments. My favorite adult book was a nonfiction title You Are My Sunshine. My favorite MG included One Giant Leap by Ben Gartner (eARC) and Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling.

  2. Your best of 2022 lists are basically all the books I planned on reading in 2022, but never got around to it, maybe 2023. I think my fav read of 2022 was The Last Laugh.

  3. Candice Gigous

    My favorite YA reads of 2022 are Cold the Night Fast the Wolves, The Charmed List, and Waking Romeo. My favorite adult reads of 2022 are The Paris Apartment, The Last to Vanish, and The Girl Who Survived.