all 102 books i read in 2022 reviewed in one sentence each

I saw this trend going around on YouTube and decided to try it on here. Here are all 102 books in one sentence each 🙂

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: 5 stars

              A phenomenal book that’s just as good the second time around.

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir: 5 stars

              This strong sequel didn’t fall flat.

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang: 2 stars

              I felt like I was supposed to get this being Asian American, but I was so confused.

The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker: 3.5 stars

              I liked it when I read it, but I remember nothing that happened a year later.

Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell: 5 stars

              I’m giving this book five stars because I liked it when I read it.

Loveboat, Tapei by Abigail Hing Wen: 4 stars

              A solid romance that felt like every other romance but that took place in Taiwan and with Asian characters.

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace: 3.5 stars

              This one felt pick me, but we can all use a little pick me sometimes.

Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir: 4 stars

              I felt like this was just setting up the fourth book, especially upon this reread, but it was still super enjoyable.

Anthem by Ayn Rand: 2.5 stars

              This was pretty decent for a book that was mandatory reading in school.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan: 5 stars

              An all time favorite that holds up upon reread.

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan: 4 stars

              This suffered from a mild case of middle book syndrome.

Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan: 5 stars

              I think the only reason I liked this so much was because I wanted to know how it ended. \

The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers: 4.5 stars

              As good as this was, the movie/documentary on YouTube was even better.

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie: 4 stars

              Agatha Christie did her thing again.

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir: 5 stars

              I was nervous to read a contemporary by Sabaa Tahir, but not only was this fantastic, but I think about it still to this day.

Billie Eilish by Billie Eilish: 5 stars

              How could I not give a photo album of Billie Eilish by Billie Eilish five stars??

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys: 3.5 stars

              I love Ruta Sepetys, but this was easily her worst book (respectfully).

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson: 5 stars

              I feel like objectively this is probably a bad book, but it kept me hooked all the way till the end.

Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman: 5 stars

              I feel like this is the best (and possibly only) good book of poetry I’ve read ever.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur: 1 star

              Rupi Kaur should not be as popular as she is.

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller: 4 stars

              This was entertaining, but I think I would have liked it more if I was in 6th or 7th grade.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: 3.5 stars

              I love being in the Shadowhunter world, but I don’t really care about any of the characters in this series.

Goodbye, Again by Jonny Sun: 4.5 stars

              A good book of someone’s stream of consciousness that lost a half star because the first section of the book was utterly boring.

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim: 3 stars

              This book had everything going for it and should have been interesting, but it was so mediocre.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom: 4.5 stars

              This is easily the best and most impactful book that I’ve had to read for school.

2Fish by Jhene Aiko: 1 star

              How is this so bad when Jhene Aiko’s music is actually decent?

Home Body by Rupi Kaur: 1 star

              Why did I even bother with this one….

On Writing by Stephen King: 2.5 stars

              It was interesting, but at the time I hadn’t read any Stephen King, so I didn’t really care.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: 5 stars

              This thriller made me lose my mind for the 24 hours I was reading it for.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: 3 stars

              I had absolutely no idea what to make of this one.

1984 by George Orwell: 5 stars

              A new favorite classic that I wish I had read sooner.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 4 stars

              I loved this the first time around, but I don’t think it’s the kind of book that you can reread too often.

The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware: 4.5 stars

              I thought this was really well done, and I could see the heavy Death on the Nile influence throughout.

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender: 5 stars

              Rereading this felt like coming home after a long time away.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco: 3 stars

              This was very forgettable, even upon reread.

Dear Martin by Nic Stone: 4.5 stars

              SJ just makes this book complete.

As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson: 3 stars

              I bumped this down to a solid three stars because this was just so wild and unhinged and was lowkey teaching you how to get away with a murder.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover: 4 stars

              I liked this a lot, but it definitely isn’t a romance like most people advertise it as.

Darius The Great is Not Okay by Adib Khoram: 5 stars

              This book singlehandedly takes down toxic masculinity.

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee: 5 stars

              This was so well done, and it was even more impactful when I got to go to the site where some of the events in this book took place about a month later.

Moloka’i by Alan Brennert: 4 stars

              This is only a four stars if everything in this book is historically accurate, which I can’t seem to find any evidence that points either way.

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston: 5 stars

              Super impactful and made me angry when I think about the fact that this was a true story.

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson: 5 stars

              I’m pretty sure this is Tiffany D. Jackson’s debut, and that makes this even better.

Inheritance by Elizabeth Acevedo: 3 stars

              I read this in a couple minutes at the bookstore, and it was cute.

Loveless by Alice Oseman: 4 stars

              I love seeing aro/ace representation done right in YA fiction.

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado: 5 stars

              This started my memoir kick, so it must have been pretty good.

Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman: 5 stars

              I don’t remember reading this the first time, but boy will I remember this now.

Heartstopper Volume 2 by Alice Oseman: 5 stars

              This wasn’t as good as the first one, but I love it anyways.

Heartstopper Volume 3 by Alice Oseman: 5 stars

              The Paris vibes are immaculate, and I hope the representation continues.

Heartstopper Volume 4 by Alice Oseman: 5 stars

              The mental illness representation done right made me sob in math class, and I am living for it.

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake: 5 stars

              This was my all time favorite book for the longest time because of how it deals with trauma, and it definitely still holds up.

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: 4 stars

              Hard to read because of how real it was (check the trigger warnings), but very necessary.

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell: 4.5 stars

              This was heart wrenching, and I wanted nothing but healing for Vanessa.

Radiosilence by Alice Oseman: 4.5 stars

              Another reread of another Alice Oseman favorite.

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han: 4 stars

              Team Jeremiah is the only right answer.

It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han: 3.5 stars

              This book was so chaotic.

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace: 2 stars

              This is the exact same thing as every other one of her books.

Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav: 3 stars

              The poems in here were very hit or miss.

No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay: 4 stars

              I remember liking this when I read it, but, to be honest, I remember nothing now.

The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: 4.5 stars

              I think I understand this book better now that I’m older.

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover: 2.5 stars

              This book was boring, and I didn’t care about anything that happened.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 5 stars

              This is going to be a classic someday.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown: 3.5 stars

              This was very digestible and made me want to read more self help books.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri: 3.5 stars

              I don’t think I really understood the point these short stories were trying to make, but some of them were worth reading anyway.

Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culey: 3 stars

              This would have been so much better if it hadn’t been written in verse.

Graceling by Kristen Cashore: 4 stars

              This took me back to my middle school reading days in the best way.

Know My Name by Chanel Miller: 5 stars

              This is probably one of the most important books I’ve ever read.

Maus Volume 1 by Art Spiegelman: 4 stars

              I liked the art style in this, and the story telling is perfect.

Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell: 4 stars

              My favorite part of this was that the science and forensics was described in gory detail.

Malice by Heather Walter: 4 stars

              Read this if you’re interested in an unhinged gay woman.

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday: 3.5 stars

              This is worth your time, but not your money.

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover: 4.5 stars

              This is a good book if you can suspend your disbelief at some of the dumb backstories and plot issues.

Maus Volume 2 by Art Spiegelman: 3.5 stars

              I can see why this was written, but it just felt a little more chaotic and rushed than the first volume.

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao: 4.5 stars

              The main character + the polyamory in YA made this worth it.

The Institute by Stephen King: 5 stars

              My first Stephen King, and I need to read more.

What Happened to You? by Bruce D. Perry: 4 stars

              This gave me insight into my own brain.

She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen: 5 stars

              This was enemies to lovers and slow burn done PERFECTFLY.

Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas: 2.5 stars

              This is good if you’re into erotica with a side of plot.

Helium by Rudy Francisco: 3 stars

              More mediocre poetry.

It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover: 5 stars

              Everyone is saying this book is slow, but I think it captures the inside of someone’s mind after abuse to a tee.

Night Sky with Exit Wounds: 4 stars

              The writing in here was just breathtakingly beautiful.

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 5 stars

              I didn’t know that it was possible to care about a fictional tennis player so much.

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy: 5 stars

              This was so brutally honest while managing to be funny and is 1000% worth your time.

Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One by Raphaelle Giordano: 4 stars

              Who knew that self help in the form of a fictional story is something that works?

I Fell In Love With Hope by Lancali: 5 stars

              I fell in love with these characters and their stories like I haven’t in so long.

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata: 3 stars

              This made me think, but I was a little confused sometimes.

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman: 2 stars

              This was weird erotica and pedophilia all in a pretty package.

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 4.5 Stars

              This shouldn’t have worked, but it did.

A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole: 3.5 stars

              A solid romance, but very forgettable to be completely honest.

Tryst Six Venom by Penelope Douglas: 4 stars

              A little too much sex for me, but I loved the energy.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi: 3 stars

              Intriguing premise, but poor execution.

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover: 2.5 stars

              This was not about Tate, this was about Rachel.

Memories by Lang Leav: 2.5 stars

              This fell flat for me.

Dear Midnight by Zack Grey: 1 star

              And I thought Rupi Kaur was bad-

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston: 5 stars

              I absolutely loved the scavenger hunt/mystery element to this romance.

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson: 3 stars

              This was good, but I don’t think I’ll remember it in a couple years.

Beach Read by Emily Henry: 4.5 stars

              I will be reading every single Emily Henry book I can get my hands on in the near future.

On the Come Up

Title: On the Come Up

Author: Angie Thomas

464 Pages

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Date read: November 2019 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: This book follows a girl who has always wanted to be a rapper just like her father who was murdered. When a huge opportunity arises, our main character blows up online. This book shows how she manages this fame within her community.


Review: I 100% loved this book. It was very powerful, and had many good messages. The characters were all very relatable. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes music because the rapping aspect of this book was very well done.

The Hate U Give

Title: The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

444 Pages

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Date read: February 2020 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: Starr has two lives. One at her fancy, private school with primarily white kids, and another at home surrounded by fellow black people. When Starr’s best friend gets shot by a cop, it is up to Starr to seek justice for her friend.


Review: I have never read anything like this book. I loved it because it was so powerful, and it was so shocking because things like what happened in this book happen in real life. This book had such a powerful message, and I would say that this is a book that everyone should read.


Title: Wildwood

Author: Colin Meloy

541 Pages

Genre: Fantasy, Trilogy

Date read: April 2020 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: When a murder of crows takes Prue’s baby brother into the strange and mysterious forest, Prue knows she has to go after him. The world she discovers within this mysterious forest is not what she expects.


Review: I thought this book was ok. I enjoyed it a lot, but I think I would’ve liked it more if I had read it at a younger age. However, I do think it was worth reading. I hadn’t read a fantasy book in awhile before picking this up, but this book was very enthralling. I would recommend this to people who don’t normally like fantasy because I think you will be surprised with this amazing story!

The Young Elites

Title: The Young Elites

Author: Marie Lu

344 Pages

Genre: Dystopian, Trilogy, Fantasy

Date read: January 2020 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: After kids get sick with this disease, if it doesn’t kill them it leaves them scarred and with powers. This book follows a girl who is mistreated by her father. She was sick with this disease, and now has powers. Throughout this book she is searching for a famed group of kids who are just like girl.


Review: I thought this book was very creatively done. The main character was very interesting, and the writing was very captivating. The plot was also well done, and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an adventurous read.

Fountains of Silence

Title: Fountains of Silence

Author: Ruta Sepetys

512 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

Date read: February 2020 (Seventh Grade)

Synopsis: This book follows a boy from Texas who is visiting Spain in the 1950s when Spain is under a dictatorship. He bonds with the girl who serves him at the hotel he is staying at, and he begins to see a side of Spain that the rest of the world doesn’t know about.


Review: I LOVED this book. I have never read anything about Spain during this time, and I learned so much. It felt so real, and each time I picked up the book I was transported back in time. I have never read anything like this. I would highly recommend this book to any historical fiction lover.