2022 Top 10 Favorite Books

It’s that time of year in the book blogging world where many of us list our favorite books from the whole year. This is my second round up of this kind and it always serves as a nice way to look back at what I read. This year I read over 60 books, so I have a lot more from which to choose some favorites. I can’t rank them since I loved them each for different reasons. (Don’t make me, it’s too hard to choose!) So here’s a list of my top 10 favorite books of 2022 in no particular order. Actually, I lied. I listed them in ascending reading order (January to December).

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Get To Know the Fantasy Reader Book Tag

The point of this book tag, as you could probably discern from its title, is to get to know a fantasy reader better. I first saw this tag on Aster Marie’s blog at Happy Bookish After. It looked like fun, and I hadn’t done a book tag in a while, so clearly I decided to participate! Bree Hill originally created this tag as the Get to Know the Romance Reader Tag, which appears to be a broken link now. However, The Book Pusher adapted it for fantasy readers. I pulled the questions from The Book Pusher’s YouTube listing.

Before I get started, I want to tag Caitlin @ Realms of My Mind, H.C. Newton @ The Irresponsible Reader, and Ellie @ Curiosity Killed the Bookworm. And even if I didn’t tag you, feel free to tag yourself! Onward to the questions!

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Mid-Year Freak Out Tag

I’ve seen this tag floating around a ton on book Twitter and other bloggers’ sites, so I thought I’d join in the fun! The original tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire and Earl Grey Books.

By the end of June I’d read 34 books. I set my goal for 52 this year, so it looks like I’m ahead of my pace of one book per week. I’ll take it since you never know what might randomly pop up in life. Without a doubt most of the books I’ve read so far fall within the fantasy genre. I haven’t read much nonfiction this year, but I have a few in my queue at the moment that I really want to read.

Anyway, let’s get on with the questions!

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Top 5 Fantasies Since Last Wyrd and Wonder

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Wyrd and Wonder is a celebration of all things fantasy. The format of figurative consumption doesn’t matter. You can read, watch, game, puzzle, etc. anything fantasy! To learn more visit my introduction post, which includes links to the hosts and more information about this month-long appreciation of the fantasy genre.

Part of this celebration includes posting Top 5 lists according to various prompts, if you so choose. Those prompts are available on Imyril’s blog There’s Always Room For One More. This week’s prompt is a Top 5 list of fantasies since the last Wyrd and Wonder.

A year is a long time in reading – what amazing fantasy titles have you enjoyed since last May? If you’ve been on a fantasy-light reading diet recently, how about five books you read during previous Wyrd and Wonders; or five fantasies that have been released since last May that you really want to read?

I’m a bit late with this post as I think the goal of these is to post them each weekend. But I opted to post my mood reading list over the weekend instead. Either way, here are my top 5 fantasy books I’ve read since last May.

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Monthly Book Blog Wrap-Up: March 2022

Even though March was a few days longer than February, it still seemed to pass quickly for me. I think it’s because I signed up for my first readathon (more on that below), so I made an effort to put a dent in that and my backlog of ARCs. I feel I made good progress on both accounts and even boosted my NetGalley ratio back to above 50%. Anyway, keep reading for a recap about what I posted in March!

Book Reviews

I posted five book reviews in March. From earliest to latest, here are my recent book reviews.

Book Memes and Other Posts

I participated in three blog tour spotlights:

And I posted the following book memes:

I also participated in the Support Book Bloggers Challenge by commenting on 10 book blogs. Check the post out to learn more about how you can join and boost other book bloggers!


A few more lovely people followed my blog to bring my total to 59 of my 2022 goal of 100. Thank you to my new blog followers for helping me make my way to that goal!

Unlike last month, I didn’t participate in as many blog tours hosted by The Write Reads. But I still managed to squeak out slightly higher numbers despite this.

In March my top five posts were:


Lisa at Owl Be Sat Reading started the hashtag #BeatTheBacklog to rally those who want to make a dent in their TBR list. Three of the five books I finished in March were part of my #BeatTheBacklog: The Cicada Tree by Robert Gwaltney; The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna; and Out Front the Following Sea by Leah Angstman. I haven’t posted my reviews for these books yet, but I will at some point, of course.

Other Bookish Progress

In March I participated in Trope-ical Readathon for the very first time. I was very intimidated because I thought I’d feel super stressed to read all the books. But it felt much more relaxed than I expected. It’s like modifying a work out to suit your needs, only it’s about books not jumping jacks. I ended up finishing five books for this readathon.

Lastly, March 21, 2022 marked one year since I posted my first book review. I celebrated my one year blogiversary by posting a Q&A session here. Check it out if you want to learn a little bit more about the blogger behind the blog. Thank you to those who submitted questions!