2022 Reading Wrap-Up

Last year I read 100 books! I can’t believe it myself, but I somehow found the time for all of them! However, I didn’t have enough time to also talk about each one of them here and that is quite a shame. Hopefully I will soon do them justice, but, in the meantime, these are the highlights of my year:

Five Fiction Books I Adored in 2022: the Absolute Best!

Klara and the Sun

If you want a captivating sci-fi, beautifully written from a robot’s point of view, abundant with ideas and exploring faith and friendship, this novel is for you!

My entire review is here.

The book is available on Goodreads here.

Project Hail Mary

All Andy Weir’s books are great, but this one…this one was by far the best! Infused with science and speculation, end of the world scenario and humour…it’s just a perfect read!

The book is available on Goodreads here.

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower

This is not such a recent book, but I read it last year for the first time and it blew me away. The world building, the realism of this possible future, the inspirational characters…Octavia E. Butler seems to have been able to accurately predict the future! Along with Parable of the Talents, which is the second part of this series, this is a must read for any apocalyptical fiction fans!

The book is available on Goodreads here.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Beautiful, dark, lonely and yet, so, so inspiring! Addie La Rue is blessed to live forever and cursed to be forgotten as soon as she walks out the door…

The book is available on Goodreads here.

The Immortality Thief

Fast paced, full of scary creatures and beautifully written, this space opera is Taran Hunt’s first novel. The quest for immortality and fascinating discussions will get you absorbed into a different world and you’ll love it!

My entire review, here.

The book is available on Goodreads here.

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Three Favourite Romances of 2022

I read 27 romance novels in 2022! That is more than I have ever, ever read in a year! So…lots to choose from!

My favourites were:

Hook, Line, and Sinker

This is the second part of Tessa Bailey’s “It Happened One Summer” and I loved it a lot more than the first part of the series! If you love hot and funny reads, this is the book for you! Tessa Bailey is such, such a good romance writer!

P.S. The music references in it are to die for!

My full review, here.

The book is available on Goodreads, here.

All Your Perfects

Colleen Hoover’s writing is spectacular! I love most of her books, but this one was, indeed, truly special! This is the story of a couple whose marriage is in trouble and they try to save it. It is heartbreaking, sad and inspiring all in one.

The book is available on Goodreads, here.

P.S. As with all Colleen Hoover’s books, make sure to check trigger warnings before reading it. 🙃

November 9

I can barely contain myself to only recommend two of Colleen Hoover’s books, but I really must mention this one because it was just so, so dreamy!

It really reminded me of the movie “Serendipity” and it made me feel that everything that is meant to be, will happen in the end, somehow. It is a dreamy, feel good book that I just couldn’t let go of until I finished it.

The book is available on Goodreads, here.

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One Must Read Historical Fiction of 2022

I read a few historical fiction novels in 2022 and I really enjoyed them, however, the best of the best, the only one I want to recommend with all my heart as a must read is Ruta Sepetys’s “I Must Betray You”!

I Must Betray You

This is a story set in Communist Romania, just before the 1989 Revolution. I am Romanian and the level of documentation is beyond incredible. There are things in there I didn’t even know about! And it was all wrapped in a beautiful, heartbreaking story!

I cannot urge you enough to read this book!

My entire review is here.

The book is available on Goodreads, here.

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One Must Read Memoir of 2022

Out of the four memoirs I read in 2022, this one stood out! Reading memoirs always feels very personal. It feels so, so weird to judge real people’s life choices or struggles, but they are all the more inspiring for it! This is why I love to read memoirs: the wisdom you gather from looking back upon a life is invaluable. If you mix that with a little humour, it is even more amazing!

I’m Glad My Mom Died

“I’m Glad My Mom Died” is Jennette McCurdy’s first book. I’m sure it will not be her last. Her writing style is refreshing, introspective and full of humour. Her book was an amazing, memorable read I finished in one sitting! I was completely enchanted by everything she had to say!

My entire review is here.

The book is available on Goodreads, here.

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Five of the Best Classics I Read in 2022

I read 18 classics last year:

Classics Read in 2022

By far, my favourite were:

Pride and Prejudice

Who doesn’t know this novel? If you haven’t read it yet, you must! The beautiful, witty writing will definitely put you in a great mood!

For me, this novel is one I often come back to from time to time and I realised it had taught me a lot!

The book is on Goodreads, here.

Camille: The Lady of the Camellias

This one is a sad, sad story that got me ugly crying both times I read it! I feel I need to read it again soon and I’m sure I’ll love it again!

My full review, here.

The book is available on Goodreads, here.


This book by George Eliot is an entire universe of realistic characters you can love and judge and be fascinated by!

I will continue rereading this year and talking about it as it was just so, so good!

If you plan to read it, these are five tips to make you fall in love with it! and in this post I started doing character maps to help you along.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

This is an awesome read as well, with so many nuances to it… Though I still haven’t talked much about it here, I did make some videos tackling everything chapter by chapter.

The book is available on Goodreads, here.

Jane Eyre

This one is the perfect model of a woman handling adverse situations! I cannot recommend it enough! I was in awe of this portrayal of moral traits, standing by one’s convictions and basically hustling her way to a better life!

The book is available on Goodreads, here.


2022 was my best reading year so far! I have lots and lots of plans for 2023 as well and if you want to read along, check out my reading plans for 2023!

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