Top 6 Reads of the First Half of 2022

🚨 Don’t be alarmed- but we are half-way through 2022! What have been some of your favorite reads so far this year?

These are my top 6 reads this year. All 5 ⭐️ In no particular order:

1. The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

There was a theme of loneliness and resentment among the characters that really spoke to me. This story was very whimsical and fanciful and full of adventure. I loved the mythology woven in and grandma’s storytelling. Great fast paced read for spring or summer.

2. I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

I don’t even know what to say. This books was perfection. Ruta Sepetys’ writing is always mesmerizing. This one might be my favorite so far. It is so relevant. It is so scary how this books reflects the communism we see all over the world today. What a warning to the U.S.A. if we vote away our rights. I was shook when I learned about the mandatory examinations on women for pregnancy checks. What an absolute violation of humans rights. I definitely recommend this historical fiction read!

*Thank you Penguin Teen for an E-arc in exchange for my honest review.

3. The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

For me it was The Night She Disappeared by @lisajewelluk. This book so perfectly captures motherhood (and grand-motherhood). I found many of the two’ mothers’ thoughts and descriptions about motherhood so relatable. I 100% recommend this book if you are looking for a summer thriller. It’s also been announced that she’s releasing a sequel to The Family Upstairs. That’s definitely another one to add to your TBR! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4. Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Perfection minus Libby constantly calling Nora “Sissy.”

This book makes me so happy when I read it. I always want to be this happy when I read books. Summer is for happy books

Read if you like books about books & enemies-to-lovers.

5. An Offer from a Gentleman (Bridgerton #3) by Julia Quinn

This one is my favorite in the Bridgertons series. I love the Cinderella vibes.

6. House of Earth and Blood (re-read)

I remember reading Crescent City for the first time in March 2020 right before the world shut down. It didn’t have as huge of an impact on me then as it did now probably because the world has changed so much since then. This story of the underdogs taking down evil oligarchs while fighting discrimination and slavery really couldn’t have been more relatable. I’m not usually a crier but motherhood has made me a softy, and I was ugly crying during the climatic scene in the library. @therealsjmaas really knows how to rip her readers’ hearts out piece by piece. All the stars! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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