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2022 Reading ReCap


This year was a crazy year for many reasons. One, was that I lead my first project at work all by myself. Two, was that I got back into written roleplaying and found some really cool, nice, entertaining partners. Actually, with one of my partners I wrote over 800 pages this year (the other one I wrote about 400 pages)! So that was pretty fun. When I said I didn't meet my reading goal this year, his comment was simply: "Well, ya wrote a book so that has to count for something." Long story short, I didn't hit my reading goal, AND I read plenty of mediocre romance novels (and some really amazing ones as well, see below). I'm still excited to share my reading recap for this year, so here it goes!


Here is my list of finished books. The * books are my favorites of the year, the ! are the ones that I actually didn’t like and wouldn’t recommend.

  1. Fa La La by Michelle Cornish

  2. My Ex Client (Manga)

  3. The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

  4. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

  5. A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

  6. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid*

  7. Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

  8. In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren*

  9. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Reread)

  10. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (Reread)

  11. Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells*

  12. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne*

  13. It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey*

  14. The Switch by Beth O'Leary

  15. Hail Mary by Andy Weir

  16. Crescent City by Sarah J Maas*

  17. Hook Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

  18. The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski

  19. Riverse of London by Ben Aaronovitch

  20. Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma

  21. Lethal by Cassandra Robbins

  22. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey*

  23. The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

  24. My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey

  25. Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey

  26. Book Lovers by Emily Henry

  27. Just a Fling by Charity Ferrell

  28. Too Wild to Tame by Tessa Bailey

  29. Repent by Cassandra Robbins

  30. Atone by Cassandra Robbins

  31. Ignite by Cassandra Robbins

  32. Force by Cassandra Robbins

  33. Signal Moon by Kate Quinn

  34. Frisky Intentions by Michelle Mars

  35. Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

  36. Keep Paris by Kelly Kay*

  37. One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

  38. Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey

  39. Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

  40. Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne*

  41. Just One Night by Charity Ferrell

  42. The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini!

  43. Satan's Affair by HD Carlton!

  44. Christmas After All by Cece Louise

  45. Upgrade by Blake Crouch

  46. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne*

  47. Just Neighbors by Charity Ferrell

  48. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren


Top Books 2022


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid*

Old Hollywood vibes + beloved starlet + an author writing her life's work. I loved how this book was written. It has a slow start, but I couldn't put it down once I got into it. Like this? Read The Secret Life of Addie Larue or City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren *

I read at least 1 - 2 Christmas books a year and this one is my personal favorite. It's cute, plot before Christmas theme and has an adorable ending! Like this? Read Book Lovers by Emily Henry or I'll be Home for Christmas by Karen Clarke

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells *

I cannot get enough of this series. Martha Wells is an amazing author, and I love the progression of her AI character murderbot. I highly recommend this series even if you don't love Sci-fi. Like this? Read Artemis by Andy Weir or A Long Way to Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne*

Sally Thorne become my favorite romance writer this year. This one is a classic, and the movie they made of it was actually pretty true to the story! I highly recommend this. Sally Thorne is the QUEEN of internal thoughts. Love her characters. Like this? Read Book Lovers by Emily Henry or It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey*

Tessa Bailey is another romance author I do not question. Whatever she writes I just read it. Hook Line and Sinker started this journey for me, and I read a ton of her stuff this year. This book is also set in a small town in my state! Like This? Read Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey or Just a Fling by Charity Ferrell

Crescent City by Sarah J Maas*

I think this was the longest book I read this year. SJM wrote ACOTAR, but this is a lot different than that. I loved this book but it took me a few chapters to get into it. I will warn you that there is a pretty heartbreaking start to the book, but it ends up being ok at the end (for the most part). If you like high fantasy, read it. But it's a commitment. Like This? Read From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout or A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey*

Tessa Bailey has a few series that are all set in the same town. This book is the start of a series that includes Love Her or Lose her and Tools of Engagement. I loved all three, but this was my favorite of them. Like This? Read Dating Dr Dil by Nisha Sharma or Beach Read by Emily Henry

Keep Paris by Kelly Kay*

I read this as an ARC through Book Sirens. I've been getting really into reading and reviewing for pre-released or recently released books! This was my favorite ARC that I read this year, and I actually am planning on reading other books by Kelly Kay. Another slow start but it ramps up. Like this? Read 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne or The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne*

Sally Thorne you have stolen my heart. This book was so, so cute. I loved the main characters and the side characters. The whole retirement community was so great and I love how her characters have flaws. <3 u Sally Like This? Read The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood or The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne*

Alright, if I had to rank my Sally Thorne books this year, this was my favorite. The reviews for this book make no sense to me because I LOVE the main character and the main guy. She is so flawed and so beautiful. I highly recommend this book if you want to try a Sally Thorne book (though The Hating Game is admittedly easier to read). Like This? Read The Hating Game by Sally Thorne or People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

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