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Arc = advanced reader’s copy.

Best Book You’ve Read in 2022

Caption : “It was amazing!” via GIPHY.

As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfah Katouh. I read this arc and loved it!

Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2022

Caption: “The Most Awaited Part!” via GIPHY.

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

Animated girl reading a book on a bed via GIPHY.

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

I’m Very Excited via GIPHY.

Bloodmarked by Tracey Deonn.

Biggest Disappointment of 2022

Yoda says: “Disappointed am I.” via GIPHY.

The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian.

Biggest Surprise of 2022

Nick Fury is surprised via GIPHY.

Babel by R.F. Kuang. The author is incredible!

New Favorite Author

Caption: “It’s my favorite!” via GIPHY.

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

Belle is admiring the Beast from afar via GIPHY.

Ian Jun from Beauty & the Besharam by Lillie Vale.

Newest Favorite Character

Cat says : “How romantic!” From Aristrocats via GIPHY.

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

Anger via Inside Out GIPHY.

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir.

Book That Made You Happy

Princess Diaries: “A Princess!” via GIPHY.

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.

Conrad and Belly at the Volleyball tournament via GIPHY.

Favorite Review You’ve Written This Year

A reporter says: “I felt accepted and seen” via GIPHY.

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

Caption states: “Freaking Gorgeous!” via GIPHY.

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

Ariel states: “I want more…” via GIPHY.

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.

Miranda Priestly says: “That’s all.” via GIPHY.

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