When you have the world at your fingertips, through library catalogs, you get to sample every book your heart desires. Here are my top reads.
1. The Broken Earth Trilogy
The hold this series had on me is insane. I listened to the audio and they were amazing. AMAZING. I struggle to describe how much I enjoyed this series, just read them.
2. Tender is the Flesh by Adrienne Young
This book was insane, unsettling, and disturbing, yet I couldn’t put it down. The way Young crafted a world that was so similar to our reality really shook me to my core. Young presents a reality in which humans are raised to slaughter like animals. Powerful and gross. I can’t wait to add this to my annual spooky rereads.
3. The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty
Another great series I fell in love with. I thought I loved Strange the Dreamer, but then I met Nahri.
4. Direwood by Catherine Yu
Vampires, teenagers, bugs, all of my favorite things. Direwood was one of the few ARC I read this year.
5.The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling
The Death of Jane Lawrence was the first book I read in 2022 and it was the last book I bought in 2021. I did not expect to love this trippy story as much as I did. If you enjoy gothic horror, find a copy of The Death of Jane Lawrence.
6. The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik
Why not put the full series like I did for the others on the list?? I did not love book one, but I liked book two, and I really enjoyed book three. I spent hours wondering what the hell was outside this school the students are locked in. I thought maybe there wasn’t a magical world to return to and they were the last graduates, maybe they were some sort of criminals, I had many ideas.
Novik finally let us explore the magical world that runs hand and hand with a world so similar to our own, it was enchanting. I found everything El did spot-on for her character and the completion of her story was beyond perfect for me.
7.The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward
If you have read The Last House on Needless Street you know how bonkers this story is. If you are interested in mental health, abuse, and spooky vibes check out this read. I listened to the audiobook, which added to the unsettling nature of the story.
8.GLEANINGS: STORIES FROM THE ARC OF A SCYTHE BY NEAL SHUSTERMAN
The Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman is a GREAT series. If you have not read them, add them to your TBR right now. In Gleanings Shusterman takes readers back into the Scythe universe providing depth and closure I didn’t know I needed, allowing me to fall in love with this series that much more. I wish I could dive deep into my favorite stories,
9.Gallant by V.E. Schwab
Gallant might have earned its way onto my favorite books of all time list. Schwab created a dark tale that feels familiar yet like nothing I have read before.
10.The Quarter Storm by Veronica G. Henry
The Quarter Storm was a Prime Reads pick for me in February. Mystery and Vodou what else could a reader ask for? Book two was released recently, it is called The Foreign Exchange.
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