I’d have a hard time ranking them or deciding which I thought was the absolute best. There’s only one non-fiction title on the list and the fiction leans heavily toward science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. Not really surprising, I suppose, since my writing leans heavily that way as well. Most were released before last year, but sometimes I’m slow to catch up.
So, in no particular order, these are the best books I read in 2022:
And these were my biggest disappointments (not providing covers for these):
Verity – Colleen Hoover — Despite a number of rave reviews I read, I just didn’t like it. I didn’t like the characters and found the plot unrealistic. The “twist” bordered on absurdity. I regret the hours I wasted on this one.
Lessons in Chemistry – Bonnie Garmin – Actually, this was a pretty good book. The hype just led me to expect more than I got.
The Midnight Library – Matt Haig — Ditto