So I actually haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in ages! But I found this year was definitely a good year to talk about the favorites I’ve read so far, since I’m more than halfway my Goodreads reading goal. I actually had quite a bit of downtime, especially since my graduate school load lessened tremendously (though to be fair, I’ve got quite a bit to do this summer, including a thesis to finish…).
It turns out, though, that I’ve gotten a bit pickier with my ratings, and have only really five-starred five books of the 40-something I’ve read so far. Odd, because I did truly like a lot of the books I’ve read, with a smattering of so-sos. Perhaps I’m just really picky with high standards. Or my tastes and moods were really great determinants of what I was bound to enjoy. In any case, it’s always fun to see the alterations I make at my end-of-year reflections versus what I felt at the middle of the year.
Top Ten Mid-Year Favorites 2022
The Wicked King by Holly Black || The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black || How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black
Honestly, The Cruel Prince would have probably made it up here, too, but I did love other books more. That said, kudos to Holly Black for having taken over my entire January to March life.
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood || Beach Read by Emily Henry || People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry || The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A number of contemporary romances definitely made a statement on me this year. I haven’t reviewed many of these on my blog yet, but I am making my way through my list, that’s for sure!
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab || Wires and Nerve, Vol. 1 by Marissa Meyer || Heartstopper, Vol. 4 by Alice Oseman
And here’s an assorted set with very little relation to each other, and yet I still loved these books to pieces.