Kelly Hooker - Our Favorite Books of 2022

Kelly Hooker - Our Favorite Books of 2022

In this episode, Kelly and I chat about our favorite books of 2022.


In this episode, Kelly and I chat about our favorite books of 2022.

Kelly’s selections:

  1. Best of the Year - No Land to Light On by Yara Zgheib
  2. Best Own Voices Story - Honor by Thrity Umrigar
  3. Best Character Study - Notes On an Execution by Danya Kukafka
  4. Best Thriller With Heart - Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister 
  5. Best Genre Mash-up - Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr
  6. Best New Release from a Beloved Author - Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  7. Smallest Book With the Biggest Punch - Last Summer On State Street by Toya Wolfe
  8. Best Book to Cozy Up With - A Quiet Life by Ethan Joella
  9. Most Elusive 5 Star Read - Little Prisons by Ilona Bannister
  10. Most Memorable Protagonist - How Not To Drown In A Glass of Water by Angie Cruz
  11. Best Book Written By a Minor - Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
  12. Most Likely to Make You Contemplate Life - Signal Fires by Dani Shapiro

 

Cindy’s selections:

  1. Best of the Year/Most Perfectly Plotted  - Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
  2. Most Underrated Gem - The White Girl by Tony Birch
  3. Most Unsettling - Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
  4. Noteworthy Nonfiction – Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels by Paul Pringle
  5. Best Based On a True Story  - Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
  6. Best Recommendation from a Friend – Love and Saffron by Kim Fay
  7. Most Likely to Re-read - How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz
  8. Historical Fiction Standout – Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner
  9. Most Likely To Recommend to a Friend – The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith
  10. Book I Wish Everyone Would Read – I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
  11. Most Compulsively Readable – Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr
  12. Best for Feeling all the Feels – Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

 

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Kelly is an avid reader, reviewer and bookstagrammer. She works part-time as a speech pathologist in Michigan. She has two toddler boys and firmly believes that nap time is for novels. She is an audiobook enthusiast and loves hosting book club reads and author events. She creates seasonal reading guides to help readers pick up the right book at the right time.