Arc = advanced reader’s copy.
Best Book You’ve Read in 2022
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfah Katouh. I read this arc and loved it!
Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2022
Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali. I got an ARC of this and it’s SO good!
New Releases You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want to
You’re Invited by Amanda Jayatissa. This book is set in Sri Lanka and I’m excited to read it. As an American Sri Lankan, this was incredible to see! This book is about a girl who’s ex best friend and ex fiancé get to get her to have a big wedding in Sri Lanka. When the bride goes missing, the ex fiancé and the protagonist becomes the prime suspects in the investigation.
Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of 2022
Bloodmarked by Tracey Deonn.
Biggest Disappointment of 2022
The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian.
Biggest Surprise of 2022
Babel by R.F. Kuang. The author is incredible!
New Favorite Author
Well this author is new to me and the author is R.F. Kuang. But, if we’re strictly talking about 2022 debut authors I’m excited for Deborah Falaye.
Newest Fictional Crush
Ian Jun from Beauty & the Besharam by Lillie Vale.
Newest Favorite Character
Mara from Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood and Durkhanai Miangul from The Man or The Monster by Aamna Qureshi.
Book That Made You Cry
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir.
Book That Made You Happy
Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean.
Favorite Book to Movie Adaptation You’ve Seen So Far This Year
If I have to pick a book to movie adaptation it would have to be Along for the Ride.
But if I could pick a book to TV adaptation I would go with The Summer I Turned Pretty.
Favorite Review You’ve Written This Year
The one I wrote for Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin and the one I wrote for Love from Mecca to Medina.
Most Beautiful Book Covers You’ve Bought This Year
There’s SO many! As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow (the arc), Twisted Lies, Bhai for Now, Salaam, with Love, and so many more!
What Books Do You Really Need to Read
Bloodmarked by Tracey Deonn, A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal, The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim, and other books that have been announced but have not been published yet.
If you’d like to do this, feel free to tag me so I can see it!