2022 Recap

Posted On 3 January 2023

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I read some great books in 2022.  Here’s my ‘Best of‘ list for the year where I finally managed to choose 10 absolute favourites.  Today, I want to take a look at some of my other reads from last year and spread the love.  Let’s take a little backtrack month by month:

January got off to a great start.  My first read for 2022 was The Maid by Nita Prose which I loved.  Quirky and unusual.  A bit out of my usual reading zone but it was such a lovely read that I highly recommend.


January was a great month but obviously I’m not going to simply list all my books.  That being said I have to give a little shout out to The Great witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan and The Haunting of Las Lagrimas by WM Cleese.  Check out my reviews, witchy goodness and may I say I love the way Louisa Morgan writes and the ghostly Las Lagrimas is a little more of an old style story that gave me the creeps.

Skipping ahead to the shorter month of February I had a few good reads, one of which is already on my Best Of list.  On top of that I read another Lucy Foley book that I thoroughly enjoyed.  The Paris Apartment This is a great read where the apartment block itself is almost like one of the characters.  I look forward to seeing what this author comes up with next.


Next up I have to mention one of my SPFBO books from the month of March, Shadows of Ivory by T.L. Greylock and Bryce O’Connor was such a good read (note to self to check out if book 2 is out!).  I also read Sundial by Catriona Ward – an author who is simply on fire at the moment.  I love her dark imagination.

April was a very quiet month for me with family issues taking over and leaving me little time to read or blog.  I managed to squeeze in three of my SPFBO books and I also made a start on the latest John Gwynne book – again this has already been highlighted on my Best Of list so I won’t go over the same ground here.  May was a crazy hectic reading month and in fact four of the books I read were favourite reads.  On top of that I also loved The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper,Elektra by Jennifer Saint ,Black Tide by KC Jones and The Last Stand of Mary Good Crow by Rachel Aaron.

June was another lovely reading month and two books in particular that I’d like to highlight are The Path of Thorns by AG Slatter which is a gorgeous gothic read with fairytale vibes.  Stringers by Chris Panatier was my second book by this author and I think it’s definitely cemented him as an auto read for me.  I loved Stringers.  So original and a lot of fun.

July and August were again fairly quiet months but still with some excellent reads. Old Country by Matt Query – this is a very creepy story indeed – gave me a case of the heebie jeebies.  Black Mouth by Ronald Malfi another fabulous book by this author who I first discovered through Come With Me.  Highly recommended.  Finally, a wonderful debut novel by Mitriel Faywood called A Gamble of Gods (to be honest I read this earlier in the year but I held onto my review to be closer to release date) A wild combination of fantasy, sci fi, romance that takes place in an eclectic bunch of settings ranging from off planet to contemporary.

September was a busy month with some excellent reads.  Two of my SPFBO books stood out in particular,  The Blood of Crows by Alex C Pierce and Between Ink and Shadows by Melissa Wright.

I tried to fit a few dark books in for October plus a few what I’d call Halloween reads.  Cackle by Rachel Harrison was a great witchy read that makes me want to pick up more books by this author.

Cackle 2

I don’t know how I managed it but I was on a roll during November managing to squeeze in 12 books.  I’ve already highlighted a number of these during my Countdown to 2023 so would give mentions now to The Ghost Woods by CJ Cooke and The Creeper by AM Shine.

Which brings me to the final month of the year.  December.  I managed to read the last in the Rooks and Ruin series by Melissa Caruso which was a very dramatic and satisfying finale (review yet to follow) and The Cloisters by Katy Hays, I loved this, gothic, dark academia – just my cup of tea.

Don’t forget to check out my best of list and here’s to another great year of reading in 2023.  My complete list of books read in 2022 is here (although it needs some updating).

Happy 2023 to everyone 😀





8 Responses to “2022 Recap”

  1. Tammy

    I love the way you went month by month. It was a very good reading year for me as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I didn’t manage to read as many books as I usually do but the quality was brilliant. So many good reads that it made it difficult to single out just a few books.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Ending one’s reading year with The Ivory Tomb certainly means closing with the proverbial “bang”. And here’s to an even better 2023! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes it does. haha.
      Happy New Year to you. Hope 2023 is a good one for you.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Doing a little dance because so many of my favorites are on your list too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love this time of year looking at everyone’s lists and seeing so many shared titles.
      Lynn 😀

  4. bkfrgr

    Wow! This is a cracking list! 😍

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thank you lovely. Happy New Year to you – hope 2023 is an excellent one.
      Lynn 😀

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