Top Ten Tuesday | 2022 Reads I Loved

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where book bloggers are invited to share their top ten lists centered on a certain theme.

Happy New Year! One of my 2023 goals is to get back into the swing of blogging regularly, so here I am! This week’s theme is 2022 favorites, so I’m sharing 10 of mine below (although it was hard to only pick 10, so I’ll have plenty more to share later on!).

My Top ten
1. We Deserve Monuments
  1. We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds: I absolutely adored this YA contemporary about a queer biracial Black girl discovering her roots and building new relationships. I was so impressed that this was a debut, and I can’t wait to read more from Jas!
2. TJ Powar Has Something To Prove

2. TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo: I loved how this book tackled the stigma of body hair! I already know I’ll be recommending this one a ton at my library.

3. Breathe and Count Back From Ten

3. Breathe and Count Back From Ten by Natalia Sylvester: One of the best YA contemporaries I’ve read in recent years, this novel is about a Latina girl with hip dysplasia and is a must-read.

4. Dauntless

4. Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin: Even though I’m not normally a fantasy reader, I loved this sapphic YA fantasy inspired by Filipino folklore! I especially recommend the audiobook.

5. The Ghosts of Rose Hill

5. The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero: This YA book in verse about a biracial Jewish girl falling in love with a ghost while she restores a Jewish cemetery seriously blew me away. As a biracial Jewish reader myself, I absolutely fell in love with the protagonist and her story.

6. Lakelore

6. Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore: Anna-Marie’s books NEVER disappoint! I loved this one about two trans Latinx neurodivergent teens discovering themselves and a magic between them.

7. Ophelia After All

7. Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie: In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a sucker for a queer YA contemporary! This one follows a biracial Cuban-American girl who feels so sure of who she is–until she begins questioning her sexuality in her senior year.

8. A Million Quiet Revolutions

8. A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow: Truly obsessed with this YA novel in verse about two trans boys falling in love and exploring queer history! I’ve already been recommending this one a lot to teens at my library.

9. Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

9. Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee: I listened to this one on audio, and loved it! It follows a Black first-year college student who finds herself fighting institutional racism at an elite college.

10. We Weren't Looking to be Found

10. We Weren’t Looking to be Found by Stephanie Kuehn: This YA contemporary was super heartbreaking yet hopeful! It follows two teen girls of color at a mental health treatment facility. Definitely look into CWs before reading this one!

What are some of your 2022 favorites?

Happy reading! (1)

One thought on “Top Ten Tuesday | 2022 Reads I Loved

  1. Great list – these are all super diverse, and I haven’t heard of any of them so definitely will have new additions to the TBR 😆TJ Powar is the one I think I’ll enjoy the post!


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