I’ve read some pretty great books this year, so when it came to choosing the 10 best books I read in 2022, I knew the decision was not going to be easy.
I always aim to read of variety of books in my 2022 Reading Challenge, so I’m never sure if I’m going to find lots of books I love or only a couple.
In no particular order, here are the 10 best books I read in 2022.
The Winners – Fredrik Backman
This is the final book in the Beartown series and even though I couldn’t wait to read it, I wasn’t looking forward to saying goodbye to the characters I’ve grown to love.
I knew that this book was going to break my heart but after sitting on my bedside table for a couple of months, I couldn’t put it off any longer – and I LOVED IT!!!
It’s no secret that Fredrik Backman is my favourite author, so if you haven’t read any of his books, I highly recommend that you do – in fact, read them ALL.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab
I was so intrigued by the blurb for this book and it did not disappoint.
It was so wonderful, so heartbreaking, and a such beautifully written story that will stay with me for a very long time.
I will never forget you Addie LaRue.
The Things We Cannot Say – Kelly Rimmer
I’ve read quite a bit of historical fiction over the past few years and this book would have to be one of my absolute favourites.
Inspired by Aussie author Kelly Rimmer’s own family history, The Things We Cannot Say unearths a tragic love story and a family secret whose far-reaching effects will alter lives forever.
⚠️ Warning: You will NEED tissues for this one ???
The Lincoln Highway – Amor Towles
Such a beautiful story about the unbreakable bond between two young brothers, and their journey through America in the 1950s.
My first Amor Towles book and I cannot wait to read his others.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid
I absolutely LOVED this book and am so excited to learn that it is being made into a movie. Evelyn – you were definitely a force to be reckoned with and I cannot wait to see who will play you on the big screen.
My first time reading Taylor Jenkins Reid and I’ll definitely be reading more of her work.
Verity – Colleen Hoover
I finally see what all the fuss is about – this book is brilliant!!!
If you haven’t already read ‘Verity’ – add it to your list NOW.
This book sure was ‘unputdownable’ and I was so blown away by the ending that I had to go back and reread the last chapter, just to make sure that my mind wasn’t playing tricks on me.
The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
Another fabulous historical fiction story, that had me sobbing (ugly Kim K style) into my pillow.
This one has been on my reading pile for quite a while and I’m so glad that I finally got around to reading it.
Now I cannot wait to see the movie adaption with the Fanning sisters playing the lead roles.
Wrong Place Wrong Time – Gillian McAllister
How far would you go to stop your child from committing murder? ?
Would you travel back in time to stop the crime? ?
Couldn’t put this one down! Loved it!
The Soulmate – Sally Hepworth
Another terrific book by Sally Hepworth, that I finished in less than 24 hours.
Full of love, lies and loss, this story will keep you guessing until the very end.
Nothing better than local authors and locally based stories.
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry – Fredrik Backman
Fredrik Backman has done it again! I seriously love everything this man writes.
This heartwarming story was full of intriguing characters and a little protagonist that I couldn’t help but love.
Not quite what I expected but terrific just the same.
What books have you loved this year? Have you read any of my favourites?
Keep track of other books I love in my Goodreads or #MelbourneMammaBookLove