Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2022

Hello and Happy New Year! I’m linking up with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday, a bookish meme for all who love lists and reading. There’s a new prompt each week, so check out her blog for details! Today’s topic is:

Favorite Books of 2022

Here’s a look at my top 10 12 books read in 2022. I did a lot of reading the first half of the year, really up through August. Then work started back and it killed my reading mojo, unfortunately. I finished the year strong though, completing a total of 90 books (about a third of those were children’s books). In no particular order, here are my favorites:

THE OVERNIGHT GUEST by Heather Gudenkauf
(★★★★★)

THE IT GIRL by Ruth Ware
(★★★★)

THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR by Rose Carlyle
(★★★★½)

THE NIGHT SHIFT by Alex Finlay
(★★★★★)

BENEATH THE STAIRS by Jennifer Fawcett
(★★★★½)

SUN DAMAGE by Sabine Durrant
(★★★★¼)

FAMILY OF LIARS by E. Lockhart
(★★★★★)

THE RESTING PLACE by Camilla Sten
(★★★★)

THE FAVOR by Nora Murphy
(★★★★½)

WOULD I LIE TO YOU? by Aliya Ali-Afzal
(★★★★½)

142 OSTRICHES by April Davila
(★★★★½)

TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY by Linwood Barclay
(★★★★★)

Were any of these a top pick of yours last year? Or maybe on your worst list? Please let me know in the comments. Happy reading in 2023! — 𝓓𝓲𝓪𝓷𝓪

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Winter To-Read List

This week I’m linking up with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday. Check out her blog for a new prompt every week! Today’s topic is:

Books on My Winter 2022-2023 To-Read List

Just last week I organized a “tbr-winter” tag on my LibraryThing account and ended up with 50 books (and counting). All of the books are set in winter or just give me a chilly feeling from the cover/blurb. For this list I picked out the ten I’m most looking forward to reading (alphabetized by title):

(1) THE FAMILY GAME by Catherine Steadman

(2) THE HOUSE OF WHISPERS by Laura Purcell

(3) IRON LAKE by William Kent Krueger

(4) THE LAST PARTY by Clare Mackintosh

(5) NOBODY BUT US by Laure Van Rensburg

(6) THESE SILENT WOODS by Kimi Cunningham Grant

(7) A SOLITUDE OF WOLVERINES by Alice Henderson

(8) THE STROKE OF WINTER by Wendy Webb

(9) THE WIDE STARLIGHT by Nicole Lesperance

(10) THE WRITING RETREAT by Julia Bartz

I have about a dozen Christmas cozy mysteries I’m wanting to tackle before the 25th, so I probably won’t start this list until the first of the year. Have you read any of these? What books are on the top of your winter list? Thanks so much for stopping by!