The Book Review Crew’s Best Books of 2022

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Best Books of 2022 By the Review Crew

 

Cat’s Picks – Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin & Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Choosing a favorite book (or two) is always so challenging each year. There are just SO many good ones to choose from! However, when I look back at the past year of releases, two books consistently come to mind: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow and Nona the Ninth.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a poignant read and very much a love letter to video games and video game culture. It was charming, heartbreaking, and passionate all in one. In other words, it was a perfect read.

As for Nona the Ninth, this is a book I’ve been looking forward to since I put down Harrow the Ninth. It’s the third book in a series (of four), and it may just be my favorite. It’s a science fiction series like I’ve never seen before.

Find both books here and here on Goodreads.

 

Joanna’s Picks – Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky, and Gone to Ground by Bronwyn Hal

I agree with Cat about Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin –  and I’m not even into gaming!

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky (published 2017) – amazing sci-fi for people who don’t normally read sci-fi

Gone to Ground by Bronwyn Hall – intense action and a great heroine

Find the books here, here, and here on Goodreads.

 

 

Shelley’s Picks – The Vanishing of Margaret Small by Neil Alexander, Isaac and the Egg by Bobby Palmer, and The People on Platform 5/Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

This is like picking a favourite child, you just can’t….So, I decided to choose books that made me feel the most emotional, ones that I was left thinking about long after I finished reading them. These three books came to mind right away. There is a new genre that’s become prominent in recent years, they’re calling uplit, and I am so here for it.

The Vanishing of Margaret Small: I fell in love with Margaret right from the start. Margaret is one of my favourite book characters ever. When I was finished reading, I hugged the book wishing it was Margaret herself.

Isaac and the Egg : This was a truly unique take on an old premise and an extraordinary one at that. Egg and Isaac are characters you’ll fall in love with, I guarantee it. 

The People on Platform 5/Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting: So funny yet heartbreaking, so poignant yet quirky, so sweet yet impossibly real. I loved all the characters in this book and you will too.

Find the books here, here, and here on Goodreads.

 

Di’s Pick – The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman

It is really hard to pick a favourite book at any time.  I had a few 5 star reads in 2022, each one for a different reason. Picking a favourite book is almost like picking a favourite child. The Matchmaker’s Gift was such a fun read. It had a little bit of history, a little bit of magic and a lot of “feel good” moments. And, to top it off, the cover actually highlights different parts of the story. Who doesn’t love a great book with a great cover!

 

Find it here on Goodreads.

 

 

 

Jenn’s Picks – The Rembrandt Decision by Seeley James, Long Story Short by Serena Kaylor, and Stay Awake by Megan Goldin

 

Find the books here, here, and here on Goodreads.

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