Fictionophile’s Top 22 Reads of 2022 – #BookRecommendations #GreatReads

It is that time of year again. When we all reflect back and decide which books will make our favorites list…  I always find this task extremely difficult.  This year I read 130 books, many of them spectacular, making the choices harder than ever.

Here are my FOUR FAVOURITES of the year:

Also, I thought I’d share my TOP TWENTY-TWO of 2022 – titles that I enjoyed the most overall (in no particular order – with links to my reviews underneath the graphic).

These are a mixture of new releases and back-list titles.

One Step Too Far” by Lisa Gardner

The Long Weekend” by Gilly Macmillan

The Keeper Of Stories” by Sally Page

The First Day Of Spring” by Nancy Tucker

Faceless” by Vanda Symon

Looking For Jane” by Heather Marshall

The Rising Tide” by Sam Lloyd

Remember Me” by Charity Norman

The Younger Wife” by Sally Hepworth

The Murder Rule” by Dervla McTiernan

The Other Guest” by Helen Cooper

The Floating Girls” by Lo Patrick

Mrs. England” by Stacey Halls

The Birdcage” by Eve Chase

The Last Girl To Die” by Helen Fields

A Quiet Life” by Ethan Joella

Foster” by Claire Keegan

The Winners” by Fredrik Backman

Loving The Dead And Gone” by Judith Turner-Yamamoto

Red As Blood” by Lilja Sigurdardóttir

The Housemaid” by Frieda McFadden

Life, Slightly” by Nigel Jay Cooper

Red as Blood” by Lilja Sigurdardóttir

(translated from the Icelandic by Quentin Bates)


The FIVE BEST DEBUT NOVELS that I had the pleasure of reading in 2022:
The Keeper of Stories” by Sally Page


Looking for Jane” by Heather Marshall


The Marsh Queen” by Virginia Hartman


Meredith, Alone” by Claire Alexander


The Floating Girls” by Lo Patrick


Now, because you can’t love every book you read… I thought I’d share the three titles that I read in 2022 that I enjoyed the LEAST.  You might have loved these novels, but sadly they were just NOT FOR ME and I cannot in good faith recommend them to others.I’m looking forward to another year of excellent reading.

Hopefully I’ll be tempted by fewer new titles so that I can work on my backlog of review commitments. (Who am I kidding?)

In last year’s wrap-up post I vowed to obtain my NetGalley badge for 500 reviews AND my 80% badge – both of which I did, so I’m pretty chuffed about that.

In 2023 I want to read more of my own wonderful books and titles from my Kindle Unlimited Subscription.

I hope that everyone sees good health, happiness, and a return to normality in 2023. Will this pandemic ever end???

Thank-you all for your continued support of my book blogging efforts. ♥

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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12 Responses to Fictionophile’s Top 22 Reads of 2022 – #BookRecommendations #GreatReads

  1. Carla says:

    What a great list, Lynne. I have read 8 of these books, but have several more on my TBR.

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  2. What a fantastic year for you, Lynne! Well done, and I hope 2023 is even more wonderful 😍

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  3. Fab list Lynne! I love Stacey Halls books and hope she’s got a new book out soon!

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  4. Not surprised to see a Backman book here. I can’t stay away from his books, and I wonder what he’ll come up with next! Foster was also excellent. Happy Bookish 2023!

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  5. I either have read or want to read all of your top choices.

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  6. Carol says:

    I’m happy to hear you earned your 80% badge! That’s huge! Happy reading in 2023! ⭐️

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