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    These Are The Absolute Best Books I Devoured This Past Year, According To Someone Who Reads Just About Every Single Day

    If you need recommendations for the new year, I've got you covered.

    Hi, I'm Hannah, and I absolutely love to read. Every year I make a goal to read as much as I possibly can, even if it means just setting aside half an hour of reading time each night before bed. In 2022, I read over 45 books: a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, new releases, and old novels I never got around to.

    Me in bed reading a book with my dog resting his face on my head.

    As always, there were a few duds for me (The Night Ship by Jess Kidd and Hester by Laurie Albanese stand out in this department) and a bunch of books I thoroughly enjoyed but didn't feel very passionate about (such as The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz and Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt). And then there were the books that I absolutely loved, which I'll tell you all about!

    Me reading in bed with my dog under the covers.

    1. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

    "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" by Gabrielle Zevin

    2. In Love by Amy Bloom

    "In Love" by Amy Bloom

    3. Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka

    "Notes on an Execution" by Danya Kukafka

    4. The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

    "The Candy House" by Jennifer Egan

    5. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

    "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert

    6. Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

    "Once There Were Wolves" by Charlotte McConaghy

    7. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    "Lessons in Chemistry" by Bonnie Garmus

    8. Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

    "Between Two Kingdoms" by Suleika Jaouad

    9. Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

    "Lucy By The Sea" by Elizabeth Strout

    10. How High We Go In The Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

    "How High We Go In The Dark" by Sequoia Nagamatsu

    11. All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

    "All the Dangerous Things" by Stacy Willingham

    12. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

    "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt

    13. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

    "This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger

    14. The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

    The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

    Next up on my list, I'm hoping to read The Cider House Rules, Great Circle, and The Lincoln Highway. But I'd love to hear your recommendations! Drop your favorite books in the comments below.