Miss Print’s Top Ten: 2022

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!

  1. Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert (read my review and my interview with the author)
  2. Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne (read my review)
  3. Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli
  4. Belladonna by Adalyn Grace (read my review)
  5. Lawless Spaces by Corey Ann Haydu (read my review and my interview with the author)
  6. The Red Palace by June Hur
  7. The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones (read my review and my interview with the author)
  8. The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh (read my review)
  9. We Are the Scribes by Randi Pink
  10. Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad (read my review and my interview with the author)
  11. Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi
  12. 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.

December 2022 Reading Recap

Miss Print's Reading Recap


  1. A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee
  2. We Are the Scribes by Randi Pink
  3. The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford
  4. Echoes of Grace by Garcia Guadalupe McCall
  5. No Stopping Us Now by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
  6. Tumble by Celia C. Perez
  7. Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #Metoo Movement by Toufah Jallow with Kim Pittaway
  8. Meet Me in Mumbai by Sabina Khan
  9. Harley Quinn: Reckoning by Rachael Allen
  10. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
  11. As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh
  12. Saint by Adrienne Young
  13. The Gaps by Leanne Hall
  14. Remember Me by Estelle Laure
  15. The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park
  16. How You Grow Wings by Rimma Onoseta
  17. Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonin

You can also see what I read last month.