What I Read in 2022

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Per tradition, I’m wrapping up the year by sharing my 2022 reading list and statistics.

My reading was a bit down this year, from 88 books in 2021 to 80 in 2022. Those 80 books broke down to:

  • 12 middle grade
  • 54 young adult
  • 14 adult

Most of those adult books were re-reads of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series. And actually, because I’d read them before, I flew through them. I really enjoy re-reading books, and those usually are faster reads, so I may try to mix in more in 2023.

I tried something new in 2022, sharing a monthly reading wrap-up graphic on Instagram. I’m not sure I’ll do that in 2023, but I will definitely continue my sporadic mini-reviews here. As with last year, I find myself unable to choose favorite reads, so instead I’m going to just drop some notes behind a few of these. Also, as usual, if I reviewed the book in one of my roundups during the year, it’s linked.

  1. Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance by Nisha Sharma
  2. When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  3. Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella
  4. Sunkissed by Kasie West
  5. Drawn That Way by Elissa Sussman
  6. Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park
  7. Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed
  8. The Lucky Ones by Linda Williams Jackson – A very powerful book I recommend for all MG readers!
  9. In Every Generation by Kendare Blake – For the Buffy fans (like me 😉)
  10. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
  11. Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier
  12. Sway with Me by Syed M. Masood
  13. Tahira in Bloom by Farah Heron
  14. The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly by Meredith Tate – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  15. Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas
  16. Once More with Chutzpah by Haley Neil
  17. We Can Be Heroes by Kyrie McCauley
  18. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
  19. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
  20. An Offer From A Gentleman by Julia Quinn
  21. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  22. To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn
  23. When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn
  24. It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn
  25. On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn
  26. Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O’Neil
  27. Being Mary Bennet by JC Peterson
  28. Love, Decoded by Jennifer Yen
  29. The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin by Kip Wilson – With every new book, Kip manages to both break my heart but also leave me hopeful. I read this historical verse novel in a single day!
  30. Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter
  31. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  32. Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter
  33. Only A Monster by Vanessa Len
  34. Sense and Second-Degree Murder by Tirzah Price – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  35. This Might Get Awkward by Kara McDowell – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  36. A Dragonbird in the Fern by Laura Rueckert
  37. This May End Badly by Samantha Markum
  38. Rivals by Katharine McGee
  39. We Are the Song by Catherine Bakewell – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  40. Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer
  41. This Is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey
  42. Thelma Bee in Toil and Treble by Erin Petti
  43. The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson
  44. Girl On the Run by Abigail Johnson
  45. American Royals: Inheritance by Katharine McGee
  46. Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
  47. My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth
  48. Unbreakable by Kristin Smith – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  49. Forging Silver Into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer
  50. Love & Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean
  51. This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede
  52. Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
  53. Lark and the Wild Hunt by Jennifer Adam – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  54. No One Is Alone by Rachel Vincent
  55. The Charmed List by Julie Abe
  56. The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  57. A Girl’s Guide to Love & Magic by Debbie Rigaud
  58. Etta Invincible by Reese Eschmann
  59. Hot Dutch Daydream by Kristy Boyce – Will be adding to my permanent collection when it releases in 2023!
  60. Amari and the Great Game by BB Alston
  61. The Edge of Summer by Erica George
  62. My Imaginary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  63. Friends Like These by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez – Couldn’t put this one down!
  64. A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy by Jeff Bishop
  65. Lia and Beckett’s Abracadabra by Amy Noelle Parks
  66. Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West
  67. Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
  68. Better Together by Christine Riccio
  69. Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean
  70. Flirting with Fate by J.C. Cervantes – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  71. Lord of the Fly Fest by Goldy Moldavsky
  72. Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch
  73. Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds
  74. After Dark with Roxie Clark by Brooke Lauren Davis
  75. Stellarlune by Shannon Messenger – Auto-buy! And I loved this installment so much. Can’t wait for the last book in the series.
  76. Cruel Illusions by Margie Fuston
  77. Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria by George Jreije – Added to my permanent collection 😊
  78. The Do-Over by Lynn Painter
  79. Defend the Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer
  80. The Betrothed by Kiera Cass

As you can see, I read some fantastic books this year. I may yet write some more mini-reviews for a few of these in January. We’ll see if I get myself together to do so.

What did you read in 2022? Anything that was on my list?

I don’t have any particular reading goals for 2023, but I’m always looking for recommendations, so please drop any in the comments. I wish you all happy reading in 2023!

Responses to “What I Read in 2022”

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    I highly recommend We Deserve Monuments, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow, and You Are My Sunshine (adult NF). Happy New Year!

  2. Mark Murata

    Thank you for clueing me in to In Every Generation. I might check it out.
    I was rewatching an episode of Buffy, and at one point she was looking for a couple friends. I wondered why she didn’t call them. Then I realized it was pre-cell phone.

    • Michelle I. Mason

      I love how Kendare Blake captures the spirit of the show with a new generation–and the second book in the series just came out. I haven’t read it yet, but it’s on my TBR. I’d love to hear what you think after you read!


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