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.

If you liked The Hunger Games…

If you liked The Hunger Games:

⁃ Divergent by Veronica Roth

⁃ Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

⁃ Legend by Marie Lu

– Warcross by Marie Lu

⁃ The Maze runner by James Dashner

⁃ The Neptune project by Polly Holyoke

⁃ Enders game by Orson Scott Card

If you liked Wonder….

  • Out of my mind by Sharon Draper
  • Fish in a tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Forget me not by Ellie Terry
  • Auggie and me by R.J. Palacio
  • Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  • Good Enough by Jen Petro-Roy
  • Wild Wings by Gill Lewis