Favourite Books of 2022

Happy New Year’s Eve! There are only a few hours left of 2022 and I will be ringing in the new year by cuddling with my dog whilst finishing my last read of the year. I hope that 2023 will be a good year for all of us and that we will get to many fantastic and new all-time favourite reads!

My Goodreads goal for the year was 22 books, and I read 45 in total. I’m happy to have read more than I initially planned, but my taste in books was all over the place this year. I also did not truly find any new all-time favourites.

In 2023, I want to explore different genres and expand my taste in books. I am also planning on reading 50 books and hopefully finding some mind-blowing, and new all-time favourite reads.

In this blog post, I will briefly talk about my top 5 reads of 2022.

So, without further ado, let us get started on White Rose Stories’ last blog post of the year and look at my favourite reads of 2022!

[A little disclaimer, I am going to sort them according to my enjoyment, not so much because of the rating. I am also not entirely sure if my sorting will be accurate as I read these books quite some time ago. Nonetheless, these are the top books, that I enjoyed reading the most, out of everything I read in 2022.]


5. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

R A T I N G :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I decided to pick up this non-fiction book at the beginning of the year, and I completely get why so many people love it. It is a really helpful book that genuinely aims to inspire you and help you improve your life. I will reread it again in the new year, this time making sure to take more note of everything. I also think it is a book I will reread at the beginning of every new year.


4. Gallant by V.E. Schwab

R A T I N G :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I saw quite a few mixed emotions about this one in the book community but I absolutely loved it. The writing was so beautiful, and the story felt alive and magical. It wasn’t completely action-packed or eventful, but to me, it was the perfect autumnal read. It has this uniqueness to it that made it stand out to me.


3. Book Lovers by Emily Henry

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I read two of Emily Henry’s books the previous year and fell in love with her writing. So, I was really excited for this one to release. It was just as amazing as I thought it would be. The characters will always have a special place in my heart and the story is one I will return to many times in the future. I could not get enough of this book, and I am so excited for Happy Place this new year!


2. Five Survive by Holly Jackson

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Ever since binging the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series, I fell in love with the author’s books. When this one was released, I picked it up as soon as I could. Holly Jackson yet again killed it with this young adult thriller. I could not put it down. It was so fast-paced and action-packed, and it was made up of everything that truly makes an unforgettable thriller. It was scary, filled with plot twists and dark secrets. If I were to name another book this one reminded me of, I would tell you Lord of the Flies. It certainly had a few of those elements. 


1. Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison

R A T I N G :

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

 I picked this one up after seeing so many people reading and loving it, and I also wanted to read a Christmas-themed book for a change. I honestly did not think I would love it as much as I did. It was such a sweet, fun and magical read. I loved the characters and the easiness of this book, and I felt so happy whilst reading it. I just know I will reread it every year around Christmas time.



Thank you for all the love and support you have shown White Rose Stories this year! I am unbelievably grateful for every one of you who has read, liked and commented on my blog posts. This year brought me many new opportunities and excitement, and I am excited to see what 2023 brings.

I will be taking a small break from my blog and other bookish social media (until around the middle of January) as I have been posting quite a lot and feel a bit burned out. I also need a bit of time off before my university begins, to plan out my 2023 reading year and prepare more posts.

May 2023 be a fantastic year for you and your loved ones.

Keep reading, stay safe and never stop telling stories.

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