Tuesday, December 27, 2022

My Favorite Books of 2022!

Hi, everyone! *sings to the tune of The Christmas Waltz* "It's that tiimmmeee of yeeaarr, when the lists begin to appearrr"  It is in fact that time of year, where we all share our favorite reads of the year! 2022 was a stressful, hard year. But despite all that, I read some truly amazing books, that brought me joy. And today, I share them with all of you! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen these books, where over the course of last week, I posted about them. (And if you don't follow me, *wink* here's the link, I've been spending a lot more time there recently.) BUT today I share them all together here!

Now, I read so many amazing books this year, and it was really hard to narrow down these categories. But I wanted to really highlight the books I loved the absolute most this year, (and I had to make some tough cuts to get to these.), and I love how the list turned out.

Also! I only listed each author once, even though some of these people could have had multiple books here, to keep it shorter. AND not all of these books released in 2022, but I read them this year, which is how I do my favorite of the year lists.

All of these books (except for the Picture Books and Killer Research) were ARCs from publishers and/or authors, thank you so much to the respective people for the opportunity to read these books!

Now onto the books!

My Favorite Picture Books:

My Favorite Middle Grade Books:

*A 2023 release that is amazing!

*Being on the street team for this book was an honor!

My Favorite YA Books:

*2023 release that I adored!

*Another 2023 release that was absolutely amazing!

My Favorite Adult Books:

*And another 2023 release that was fantastic!

What were your favorite reads in 2022? Do we share any of the same books? :)

December Mini Reviews!

I thought this was a good beginning to a new cozy mystery series! Overall, I would recommend it!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.

I really liked this historical romance! The characters were great, and the writing was good. Overall, I would definitely recommend!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.

This was a good contemporary romance! I would definitely recommend trying it!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.

I enjoyed reading this historical romance novel! Overall, I would recommend it!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.

This was another great historical romance novel from Samara Parish! I loved the characters in the book. Overall, I would definitely recommend!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.

This was an interesting YA novel, that I would definitely recommend to those who think it sounds good!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.

This was another fantastic contemporary romance from Jen DeLuca! Overall, I would definitely recommend!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Mini Review: Nice Earls Do!

The prequel novella to a new series that offers a modern twist on the genre, from Susanna Craig, one of the most acclaimed voices in Regency romance. Will appeal to fans of Ella Quinn, Sabrina Jeffries, and those who love faster-paced, innovative historical romance featuring strong women.

Award-winning author Susanna Craig launches a new Regency series, based around a daring new ladies’ magazine, with this sparkling novella about old friends—and new secrets...

To readers of her popular magazine, Goode’s Guide to Misconduct, “Mrs. Goode” is an expert in all domestic matters. Household management, home décor, entertainment... there is nothing about which she lacks an opinion. Who better to assist the Earl of Bennett, newly appointed guardian to his niece and nephew, in turning his house into a home?

The widowed Lady Manwaring is the farthest thing from a domestic doyenne, so when asked to pose as Mrs. Goode on behalf of the book’s true author, she warily agrees. On arrival, she’s surprised to discover that Lord Bennett is actually her childhood friend, Kit Killigrew. Tabetha might be an imposter, but her attraction to Kit is all too real...

After years separated from the woman of his dreams, Kit’s eager to do more than play house. Will Tabetha’s big reveal ruin everything, or lay the foundation for true love?

-summary and cover via Goodreads

Mini Review: This was a nice novella that I think does well setting up the main series, which I look forward to reading! A quick read that I enjoyed!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Mini Review: Christmas Eve Cowboy!

Headlined by the legendary storyteller Diana Palmer, this Christmas, the best kind of trouble comes in threes: Three bestselling authors. Three stories of holiday romance. And three rugged cowboys who are ready for love—whether they know it yet or not.

Snow is falling, and when it comes to love, so are these rugged, gorgeous cowboys, in a romantic holiday collection from three bestselling authors . . .

FBI agent Thomas Kincaid Jones has soured on love and Christmas, but Annalisa Davis could change all that. Except the lovely nurse isn’t looking to get involved with someone whose job requires a gun on his hip. And Tom has a case to solve that has nothing to do with love. Yet the spirit of the holidays just might spark a lifetime connection . . .

In Christmas Creek, Texas, folks go all out for the holidays, but Sheriff Calen Jameson is too busy commiserating about cheating exes with his best friend, Emmy Kendrick. Calen always thought their bond was too precious to risk, yet maybe it’s time to start making some changes . . . by firing up the heat with Emmy.

Lucy Smith thinks Santa has outdone himself when Caleb Erickson shows up at her B&B. In high school, Caleb was oblivious to her crush. But while they wait out a snowstorm, he’s discovering she may be the gift he never knew he wanted

-summary and cover via Goodreads

Mini Review: I really enjoyed this festive short story collection! It's a perfect read for the Christmas season. I liked all three stories, but I think my favorite was the third one by Kate Pearce. Overall, I would definitely recommend this romance collection!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.