The Big List of Great Books: 2022 Edition
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It’s time for an update of the best books I’ve read!
My original list, from October 2017, had all my 4 & 5 star rated books up until that point. This go round, I’m giving you the top 20-ish books I recommend from the ones I’ve read since then. Release dates of the books vary so they are not all brand new (in fact, some of them are quite a bit older!). You can find me on Goodreads to see in real-time what I’m reading & rating!
This post took forever to put together. Going through three+ years of read books is no joke! I’ve divided the list into series versus stand alone and 5 star versus 4 star. Follow the link for book cover, synopsis, &/or to purchase from Amazon. I hope you enjoy the list!
(Part of a) Series
5 Star Rated
- The Name of The Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
- Dance of Thieves, Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves, #1)
- The Poppy War Series, R. F Kuang
- The Lost Queen, Signe Pike (The Lost Queen Trilogy, #1)
- Iron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao (Iron Widow, #1)
4 Star Rated
- The Farseer Trilogy, Robin Hobb
- The Ruins of Gorlan & The Burning Bridge, John Flanagan (Ranger’s Apprentice, #1 & #2)
- The Queen’s Thief Series, Megan Whalen Turner
- Baptism of Fire, Andrezj Sapkowski (The Witcher, #3)
- Moloka’i, Alan Brennert (Moloka’i, #1)
- The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett (Kingsbridge, #1)
- Jurassic Park Duology, Michael Crichton
- Blood & Ash Series, Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Six Crimson Cranes, Elizabeth Lim (Six Crimson Cranes, #1)
Stand Alone Books
- Blood Water Paint, Joy McCullough
- Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik
- Vespertine, Margaret Rogerson
- The Stand, Stephen King
- Swan Song, Robert R. McCammon
- Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
- The Midnight Library, Matt Haig
- Lore, Alexandra Bracken
- The Final Girl Support Group, Grady Hendrix
Some of these books completely blew my mind (I’m looking at you specifically, Iron Widow!). Let me know in the comments what have been some of your favorite books lately? I am always looking out for books to add to my ‘To Be Read’ list!