TTT: Favorite Books of 2022

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I had another year filled with wonderful books. I read over 20 books that I rated 5 stars. I also read over 200 books so that’s not as big of a percentage as you may think, but it’s still a pretty great year. I want to be clear that when I give a book a 5-star rating, it doesn’t mean it is perfect. I’m rating it based on my own personal experience with the story, how it made me feel, the emotions it evoked, the flow of the story, etc. There are professional reviewers who can go more into foreshadowing and grammar and the actual why certain things work or don’t work in a story. That’s not me. That’s not, in my opinion, most people who review on Goodreads and personal blogs.

That being said, I decided to give them all to you for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday wrap-up of my Favorite Books of 2022. First, I’ll list my top ten books that were published and that I read in 2022. Next, I’ll list my favorite books I read in 2022 that were published previously. Then I’ll give you the last few that were 5-star reads but didn’t make it to my top 20 overall list.

These are listed with my favorite first, but that can change as the wind blows depending on my mood. Let’s just say the last time I put them in “order” about a month ago (no 5-star reads in December!) this is how they fell.

If you click on the title, it’ll take you to my review.

Top Ten Books Published and Read in 2022

The Long Game (Game Changers #6) by Rachel Reid

Confessions (Brantley Walker: Off the Books #7) by Nicole Edwards

Baden (Pittsburgh Titans #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Chase Wilde Comes Home (Wyoming Wilde #1) by Jennifer Ryan

The Rivals of Casper Road (Garnet Run #4) by Roan Parrish

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Coen (Pittsburgh Titans #4) by Sawyer Bennett

Gage (Pittsburgh Titans #3) by Sawyer Bennett

Always Her Love (The Steeles at Siver Island #4) by Melissa Foster

Once Upon a Cowboy (Four Corners Ranch #0.7) by Maisey Yates

Top Ten Books Published Before 2022 but Read in 2022

Tough Guy (Game Changers #3) by Rachel Reid

Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels #3) by Loretta Chase

Role Model (Game Changers #5) by Rachel Reid

On His Knees (Blasphemy #4) by Laura Kaye

With You Forever (Bergman Brothers #4) by Chloe Liese

The Player (The Game Maker #3) by Kresley Cole

Ride Dirty (Raven Riders #4) by Laura Kaye

Eyes on You (Blasphemy #2.5) by Laura Kaye

Dreaming of You (The Gamblers of Craven’s #2) by Lisa Kleypas

The Remaining 5-star Reads of 2022

A Perfect Engagement (The Maidens of Marbury #1) by Karla Kratovil

An Unexpected Cowboy (Sutton’s Place #2) by Shannon Stacey

Summer at the Cape (Cape Sanctuary #4) by RaeAnne Thayne

One Last Gift by Emily Stone

A New Mantra (The Sood Family #1) by Sapna Srinivasan

You may notice I have some favorite authors and series. Last year I kept my list to just one title per author, but I figured I might as well show my love for my favorites. Of course, I have other favorite authors who either haven’t published this year or who I’ve already caught up with their back library so I didn’t have as much from them to read. I think it’s also obvious that I love a hockey romance! Hmmmm, could it be because my husband played hockey growing up and later in some rec leagues? Possibly.

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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11 Responses to TTT: Favorite Books of 2022

  1. Lydiaschoch says:

    Wow, you came up with a lot of answers to this. I didn’t even think to look at publication dates. 🙂

    My post:

  2. It sounds like I need to read that Bennett series! I’ve heard good things about it, but more than one book from it made your list.

    • Cheri says:

      What can I say? I love hockey romance. This is her 3rd team, so to speak, and each series spins off of the previous so her books are also a comfort read for me. I know the rhythm of her storytelling and I’ve gotten to know characters over time, some from just this series but a couple that have spanned more than that.

  3. masterspj says:

    Book Lovers is one of my favorite reads of 2022, though it did not make it to my list this week.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  4. I’ve not read any of these, but glad to see you enjoyed them!
    My TTT:

  5. Susan says:

    Everyone seems to love BOOK LOVERS. I need to give it a go and see what I think. I’m glad you enjoyed it and all these others.

    Happy TTT!


  6. Wow, I wish I could read 200 books a year. That’s impressive. I’m glad you found so many good ones, and happy 2023!

    • Cheri says:

      My number would be a lot less if I was reading any non-fiction or a lot of general fiction. Those aren’t genres I can relax into so they take me much longer to read. Plus, my kids are grown and I don’t work outside of the home. I didn’t read nearly so much back in the day.

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