If you're looking for some holiday reading then you're in the right place. A little fact you might not know about me is that I LOVE to get stuck into a good book and 2022 has been one of the best years for reading yet. Take a look at my top 5 books of 2022 and discover some of my favourite books of all time along the way. I really stumbled across some treasures this year
I have only just finished this one and I loved every second of it. Taylor Jenkins Reid has fast become one of my favourite writers of all time. Between the beautiful stories the occasional Taylor Swift lyrical references and how comfortable her books are to read she has left me wanting to consume every single one, she has ever written. As the title suggests, this is a book on the life of the fictional character Evelyn Hugo and her seven husbands with a few beautiful and brutal twists throughout. It’s magic.
The Split was not what I expected when I picked it up, and the surprise was a really good one. I love nothing more than when a book has me hanging on the edge of my seat feeling like I can't read the words on the page fast enough and this book had me like that. I can safely say this book is nothing like anything I've read before with the opening few pages set on a glacier in South Georgia. It's intense and fascinating with a brilliant twist at the end. I loved it.
If you didn’t already know, this book is a spin-off and prequel to The Hunger Games trilogy and when I heard about it (A FULL YEAR AFTER IT’S RELEASE!!??) I couldn’t contain my excitement. I got my hands on a copy as soon as I could and finished it in record-breaking time. If you are a Hunger Games fan then this will not disappoint. If you have never read or seen The Hunger Games then this is your sign. For me, one sign of a really well-written book is when the film adaptation is exactly what you pictured when you were buried in the pages. The descriptive writing conjures the same imaginative images for most who read it. For those who do know The Hunger Games, this book follows a young Coriolanus Snow and is centred around the 10th annual hunger games… I’ll say no more.
Daisy Jones and The Six, where do I start with this book? There was a warmness to this book that I absolutely adored. It was gifted to me by my best friend, Hollie who explained to me that it was possibly her favourite book and she wanted to share it with me. It immediately became one of my own favourites. The first of the two Taylor Jenkins Reid books I have read (The seven husbands of Everly Hugo being the second) was written in an interview format with the 6 band members and some other faces we get to know well over the course of the book. The internet tells me it is loosely based on Fleetwood Mac, how true that is I don’t know but it makes it a little more special nonetheless. I really, really loved this book and for that reason, it comes in at number 2 on my favourite reads this year.
Finally, Dark Matter. This might just be my favourite book of all time. One of my sisters read this book first, gave it to my other sister who gave it to me and I have shared it with at least 5 people since who have all had nothing but brilliant things to say about it. It really is a brilliant book based around multi-reality with an excellent twist at the end. I urge you to get your hands on a copy of this and then share it with everyone you know. I am so excited to get stuck into another Blake Crouch book.
There you have it! my absolute favourite books of 2022 (and ever) all in one place. Let us know if you do decide to pick any of them up we'd love to know what you think! I really hope you love them as much as I did!