It’s time to share my top ten reads of 2022. This year I read about 185 books and more than 230 picture books. I received hundreds of books in the mail for consideration for ALA’s Rise: A Feminist Book Project Committee. I listened to dozens of audiobooks which saved me while I struggled with reading burnout. I tried new genres, new authors, new formats, and I discovered so many amazing books. In fact, this is a top twelve because I couldn’t narrow it down further!
- Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert (read my review and my interview with the author)
- Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne (read my review)
- Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli
- Belladonna by Adalyn Grace (read my review)
- Lawless Spaces by Corey Ann Haydu (read my review and my interview with the author)
- The Red Palace by June Hur
- The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones (read my review and my interview with the author)
- The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh (read my review)
- We Are the Scribes by Randi Pink
- Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad (read my review and my interview with the author)
- Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi
- Well, That Was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto
You can also shop the list on Bookshop.
To try and narrow down my criteria a bit the titles below were all published in 2022 and since the majority of my longlist was YA already, I decided to stick to YA Fiction for the entire list. This list could have been longer however I made the decision to not feature any of the titles I read and loved this year from HarperCollins or its imprints while the HC Union continues their historic strike. For more details on the strike and how to support the union check out their linktr.ee.