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BookWorm’s Top 22 Books of 2022

5 Star Reads 1 – 11 4 Star reads 12 – 22

  1. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
  2. Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeir
  3. Blood to Poison by Mary Watson
  4. The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
  5. A Single Swallow by Zhang Ling
  6. Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer
  7. The Colony by Audrey Magee
  8. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  9. Lost in Time A G Riddle
  10. As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh
  11. The Queen of Dirt Island by Donal Ryan
  12. The Trees by Percival Everett
  13. Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
  14. Violeta by Isabel Allende
  15. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  16. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  17. How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
  18. Ginger and Me by Elissa Soave
  19. The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka
  20. The Drunkard By Emile Zola
  21. Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree
  22. To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

And an honourable mention to the book I have just finished The Stranger Times by C.K McDonnell review coming soon…

Whittling down the 4 star reads was hard work so many good books read in 2022 here’s hoping 2023 is just as good if not better!

Let us know your favourite books of 2022

If forced to choice my Book of the Year would have to be Elena Knows such a powerful story.

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  1. Remedial Stitcher #

    I chose the 5-star reads of 2022 for my list, then categorized them. In random order within category:

    77 Clocks, by Christopher Fowler (Bryant & May: Peculiar Crimes Unit series)
    The Paper Moon, by Andrea Camilleri (Inspector Montalbano series)
    The Man Who Died Twice, by Richard Osman (Thursday Murder Club series)
    The Tenant, by Katrine Engberg, Tara Chace (Translator) (Kørner and Werner series)
    The Trees, by Percival Everett
    Billy Summers, by Stephen King
    The Bullet That Missed, by Richard Osman (Thursday Murder Club series)
    The Old Man, by Thomas Perry
    Parting Shot, by Linwood Barclay

    Fantasy, SciFi, Magical Realism, Horror
    The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, by Natasha Pulley (The Watchmaker of Filigree Street series)
    The Cartographers, by Peng Shepherd
    A Master of Djinn, by P. Djèlí Clark (Dead Djinn Universe series)
    The Hunted, by Jeff Wheeler (The Dawning of Muirwood series)
    How High We Go in the Dark, by Sequoia Nagamatsu
    Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir
    The Monsters We Defy, by Leslye Penelope
    Such Sharp Teeth, by Rachel Harrison

    Contemporary Fiction
    A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra
    The Reading List, by Sara Nisha Adams
    Fight Night, by Miriam Toews
    Notes on an Execution, by Danya Kukafka
    Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman
    The Last Resort, by Jan Carson

    On Animals, by Susan Orlean
    The Book of Joy, by Dalai Lama XIV, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams
    The Anthropocene Reviewed, by John Green
    Fuzz, by Mary Roach

    Historical Fiction
    The Phantom Tree, by Nicola Cornick
    Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

    Liked by 1 person

    January 2, 2023
    • Book Worm #

      Great list and some books to ad to the TBR


      January 8, 2023
  2. I’ve just ordered Elena Knows 🥰 and loved How Beautiful We Were!

    Here’s a link to my top 5 fiction & nonfiction, plus my One Outstanding Read of the Year was Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 2, 2023
    • Book Worm #

      I loved Drive Your Plow when I read it a few years ago great book


      January 8, 2023
  3. My Best Read of the Year was Tomb of Sand; fabulous read. For the remainder of my list please go to for my mid-Dec post, 2022 Books of the Year.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 2, 2023
    • Book Worm #

      Great choice


      January 8, 2023
  4. Brilliant list! I really lovedTomb of sand when I read it last year and you reminded me that I want to read of paradise. Have a lovely new year! He’s my list of my top 22 books of 2022 ☺️


    January 16, 2023

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