5 Of The Best Books I Enjoyed In 2022

I managed to read 31 books in 2022.

It was a bit short of my goal of 50, but it’s still a few books a month. I read some of my fave authors and was introduced to some new faves, so here are my top 5.

Last One At The Party by Bethany Clift – My Number 1 book of 2022.

As a voracious reader, I am often asked for book recommendations and Last One At The Party is the first book out of my mouth, in fact, my friend messaged the other day to say she had started it and was loving it.

It was my first-ever review on Goodreads (and I have read a lotta books!) I could not stop talking about it in the two days it took me to read it and I haven’t stopped talking about it since.

I’m very much looking forward to reading the author’s second book, Love and Other Human Errors

It’s November 2023. The human race has been wiped out by the 6DM virus (Six Days Maximum – the longest you’ve got before your body destroys itself). The end of the world as we know it.

Flesh & Blood by Caroline Mitchell

I’ve read the majority of Carolines book’s and what I haven’t read is on my TBR pile. The DI Amy Winters series is one of my particular faves. Flesh & Blood is the 4th book in this particular series and with everything Caroline writes, you find yourself trying to figure out what will happen next and I am yet to guess it correctly!

I won’t ruin the series by giving a synopsis of this book but of the first in the DI Amy Winter series, Truth and Lies

DI Amy Winter is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her highly respected police officer father. But when a letter arrives from the prison cell of Lillian Grimes, one half of a notorious husband-and-wife serial-killer team, it contains a revelation that will tear her life apart.

One Small Mistake by Dandy Smith

This book encouraged me to give my second review on Goodreads. I was immediately drawn in, I devoured the first half of the book in one night, staying up until 2 am when my eyes finally gave in.

I loved reading the story from the perspective of each sister, it really showed how our perceptions of another person can be wrong.

This was another debut book and I have the next book, The Perfect Match waiting in my ever-growing TBR pile.

Elodie Fray wants to be more like her perfect sister, Ada, the one her parents are actually proud of. When she decided to quit her job and pursue her dream of becoming an author, she thought it would be her time to shine, but a year on nothing has happened. And she’s getting desperate.

Between You & Me by Lisa Hall

There are only two words to say about this book “THE TWIST” I absolutely loved it and it made me take a good hard look at myself afterwards. I’m too scared to say too much about this book as I don’t want to spoil that “OMG” moment for anyone.

I found this book after reading another fab book from Lisa called The Party

They say every marriage has its secrets.

But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.

And sometimes those doors should never be opened …

I Know What You’ve Done by Dorothy Koomson

This book had me guessing from start to finish, a modern-day whodunnit. You are introduced to various characters that live in the street in question and everyone seems to be hiding something, but who is hiding the biggest secret of all?

This was the first book I have read by Dorothy Koomson and now my TBR pile is even bigger as I need to read all of her other books now!

What if all your neighbours’ secrets landed in a diary on your doorstep?

What if the woman who gave it to you was murdered by one of the people in the diary?

What if the police asked if you knew anything?

Would you hand over the book of secrets?

Or would you try to find out what everyone had done?

What were your favourites books from last year?

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2023-01-19 14:03:00

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