This is for all my book lovers out there who need some inspiration on what to add to their TBR (To Be Read) list.
As someone who always had a book in their hand growing up, it wasn’t hard to get back into the rhythm of reading for fun. It was almost a healing moment for me. Books have always been a way to escape reality and forget all my stresses and troubles for a while.
I’m going to share with you my top must read books of 2022. So, get that Amazon app open, get your card at the ready and get prepared to say goodbye to your social life.
It Ends With Us- Colleen Hoover:
Now I know this book has been blowing up all over Instagram and TikTok. And for good reason. This book is heart wrenching and will have you grabbing for the tissues, whilst somehow smiling at the same time. One thing for sure, it was not what I was expecting. From the description, it seems like your classic love triangle story. But it is far from it, yes, our main girl Lily is stuck between her feelings for her past love Atlas-who now suddenly returns, and her present love Ryle-who has a strong aversion to relationships, (her being the only exception) but there is so much more depth to it. I will warn you, this book contains some very heavy topics, not for younger readers or those who are more sensitive to dark themes.
This Lie Will Kill You- Chelsea Pitcher:
This book is for all my thriller lovers out there. It starts off with a bang, getting you right into the action, which is something I love in books. It revolves around the night of a big accident- someone ends up dead, but is it really an accident? You’ll have to read to find out. A year after said “accident” 5 young scholar hopefuls, who all had a part to play in that night, are invited to a mansion to play a competition to win the scholarship they so desperately need to get into college. But what they quickly realise is that the game isn’t what it seems to be, they’ve been lured there by a revenge seeker for their actions that led to the death that
night. 5 arrive, but not everyone can leave. Will they tell the truth to set them free? This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It’s the typical ‘who done it’ with some huge twists. I couldn’t put it down and ended up finishing it within a day. It is really well written and shows the POV of all characters involved. This book also has some dark themes so again not for younger readers or those with sensitivity to heavy topics.
The Midnight Library- Matt Haig:
This book grabbed my attention for its unusual plot. This book’s concept focuses on the what ifs of life. In this book we have Nora, whose life just seems to be going from bad to worse, finds herself transported to the midnight library on her last day on earth. Here she finds herself surrounded by books showing every life decision she ever made and the alternative. She has a choice to make, leave things as they are or change the past, hoping the alternative will somehow make life better. But will it? This book really gets you deep thinking about all the choices we have in our lives, and the what ifs we face everyday. We all make choices every single day with every little thing we do, but how much different would our lives be if we went with the opposing choice?
This book is perfect for those who like to be stuck with mind provoking thoughts and themes.
They Both Die At The End- Adam Silvera:
Another ‘TikTok made me buy it’ book on the list. Obviously from the title we know how this book ends. But everything in the middle will have you crying, laughing, gasping in shock and literally every other emotion. The concept is a scary one. It’s based in a world where you get a call to tell you within 24 hours you will die. Nothing can be done about it; you just must accept fate. We find ourselves following the story of Mateo and Rufus, who both got the phone call the same night and met through an app for people to find companions on their last earth day. This book is full of adventure, love, regrets, coming to terms with life and death and so much more. One thing I loved about this book was the small connections between background characters hidden through that all come together in the end.
This book will have you hugging everyone you know by the end as it makes you brutally aware of the little time we do have on earth.
The Unhoneymooners- Christina Laurens:
Let’s take it to a more light-hearted note with this next one. This book is for my romance lovers out there- in particular those a fan of the ‘enemies to lovers’ trope. We find ourselves watching the hate
melt into love between Olive and Ethan when they take up the opportunity to go on a free trip to Hawaii due to Olive’s twin sister and Ethan’s brother getting sick at their wedding reception. The one rule, they must pretend to be the happy newlyweds.
That shouldn’t be hard to fake for a few minutes for check in, then go their separate ways, right?
Well things get a little more complicated when Olive’s new boss bumps into her and she’s forced to lie, Ethan doesn’t have it easy either when his ex who broke his heart arrives at the resort with a shiny ring on her finger and handsome fiancée on her arm. Both agree to keep up the charade of being the happy couple for the sake of careers and pride, but along the way all that pretending seems to develop into real feelings. This is such a relaxing, heart-warming read that will make you want to pack a bag and whisk away your loved one for a romantic getaway.
6: How To Kill Your Family- Bella Mackie:
Now again this book takes some dark turns so not suitable for younger readers. Honestly, I haven’t actually read this book yet, but it is my next up to read. It follows Grace, whose family plays a part in her losing everything that makes her happy. So, she decides to take revenge. The idea of this book is so dark and twisted but it’s reportedly funny at the same time, putting a dark humour spin on a very messy subject. Will she really kill her family? Let’s find out.
Are there any books you would recommend reading in 2022?
Lauren is a content writer that is creating her own book and aspires to become a published author. While writing content, she also spends her time performing as an actress for different projects presented to her.