Wednesday, February 15, 2023

My Top Ten Books of 2022



Here it is!! Albeit a little late. My Top 10 Books of 2022. These are books that I read in 2022, not books that were published in 2022. Although I believe a couple of them were. If you click on the book cover you will be taken to its GoodReads page. Happy New Year!!


1. Flower Crowns and Fearsome Things by Amanda Lovelace

I think this is my favorite collection of hers so far. 

2. Home Body by Rupi Kaur

Either this one or Milk and Honey is my favorite from her. 

3. Shine Your Icy Crown by Amanda Lovelace 

4. Unlock Your Storybook Heart by Amanda Lovelace

There is a lot of poetry on this list, but I read a lot of good collections in 2022.

5. Lovely Bad Things by Trisha Wolfe

Trisha is one of my favorite authors. My very favorite indie author. This book was dark, twisted, twisty, haunting, and beautiful. 

6. The Sandman Act II by Neil Gaiman

The audio version with James McAvoy as Dream. It is so good. I have already listened to Act I and it was amazing, as well. This is also the first time I ended up with a bit of a crush on a character just from listening to the audio. And no, I did not realize at first it was James McAvoy voicing Dream. <3 


7. The Sandman Act I by Neil Gaiman

Not the audio. I listened to that last year, as I said. But I decided after listening to the first two acts that I loved it so much I had to buy all the graphic novel collections. Or are they comics? Somebody please tell me. I did put the Act II audio just a little above this because of the amazing performances. I want some behind the scenes of that. 

8. Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

My mom was looking at Neil Gaiman's website and told me about this one. I got interested in Norse Mythology because of Loki in the MCU. Then I read Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology book and got more into it. This sounded interesting and fun. And I loved it. I also listened to the audio of this. 

9. The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman

This list is Neil Gaiman, and poetry heavy. This one came up in my recommendations after finishing Odd and the Frost Giants. I listened to the sample and was intrigued. It was different, atmospheric, kind of morally grey, and I really liked it. Again, listened to the audio. A lot of audiobooks here, too. 

10. Rumpelstiltskin 

This story is actually much older than what we know from the Brothers Grimm. It has always been my second favorite fairy tale, though. After watching Once Upon a Time twice last year I decided I needed to give this one a reread. I still love it. Still a favorite. My first introduction to this was Fairie Tale Theatre with Shelley Duvall and I adored it from that very first watch.