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I’ve had a bit of a blogging and social media break over the holidays but now I’m back to share my favourite books of 2022! This is where I realise how few books I actually reviewed last year…

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

I nearly didn’t read this but it turned out to be my favourite book of the year. Wonderful story of making games with your friends and all the hardships that running a creative business comes with. I cried for about half of it and there’s oodles of nostalgia if you’re into gaming (especially if you played Oregon Trail as a child).

 

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

The only audiobook making this list this year. Eerie and sad tale of what happens to two women’s relationship when one of them returns from the abyss changed.

 

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

One Thousand and One Nights inspired fantasy with jinn magic, adventure and characters I grew to love. Can’t want for the second instalment!

 

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

Mushroom horror is my new favourite niche subgenre! Loved this creepy retelling of The Fall of the House of Usher, where fungus is taking over.

 

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

A powerful novel made up of interconnected stories, exploring rituals of death and grief in the face of a plague unleashed by climate change.

 

The Ends by James Smythe

The Ends by James Smythe

The finale to the Anomaly Quartet was one of my favourites of the series, and was a lot less bleak.

 

The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne

The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne

Rapunzel retelling from the view of the witch, set in medieval Germany and focused on the midwifery aspects of the original.

 

When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

Such an unusual dragon story, framing McCarthyism through an event when thousands of women spontaneously turned into dragons and vanished.

 

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

Another school for wayward children that’s the exact opposite of Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. Loved this dark addition to the series.

 

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

A story about pandemics, and living on the moon, beautifully told across space and time. I loved how it wove in elements of The Glass Hotel.

 

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