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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!).
- 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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?
One thought on “Top Ten Tuesday | 2022 Reads I Loved”
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!