Hi, Reader. Is it still acceptable to say Happy New Year? I hope you have had a great start to your year and have some good books lined up. Today I want to add to your reading list by sharing 18 of my 5 star reads of 2022. This is a list of books I read and didn’t want to end. They are brilliant on their own right and ones I feel like everyone should read. Some if not all of them.
This is a listicle of 18 books. I will link reviews of those I have reviewed and share a word or two, and/or a sentence to those I haven’t reviewed yet. The list is in order on how I read them from January to December
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
A masterpiece. Read my review here
- Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
- The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segova translated by Simon Bruni
A stunner of a book. Read my review here
- Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
I didn’t know I love grumpy main charcaters till this one
- Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
I have no words to describe how good this book is
- The Love Songs of W.E.B Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
A page turner from the first page till the 800th
- A Broken People’s Playlist by Chimeka Garricks
A short story collection that bangs. Each story is a 5 star read. Love(d) it. Read my review here
- The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
An emotional roller coaster of a book
- Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
- Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud
The purest of loves. Such a tender, heartbreaking book
- Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
I am a CoHo stan and this book banged!
- Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
The first book in a trilogy and it swept me away
- The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
A book that demands your attention and lives up to the hype
- The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah
A coming of age story that’s so moving and heartbreaking
- The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
I read this book every year and it ages like fine wine.
- Mwikali and The Forbidden Mask by Shiko Nguru
A Kenyan debut book that will take you on an adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
- Tomorrow I Become A Woman by Aiwanose Odafen
A story on womanhood and what it means, one that will raise your blood pressure and want you fighting.
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Any book that Nicola Yoon writes, I read. No questions asked
There goes my list. Books that I didn’t have physical copies of I read on Scribd, a bookish subscription service with unlimited access to ebooks and audiobooks and if you use my link, you will get the first 2 months free when you first sign up.
See any favorites? What’s your best book(s) of 2022?