Wednesday Reads — Books in Review

Happy Wednesday and Happy Hanukah book lovers! Well Christmas is almost here and 2023 is coming fast I mean where did 2022 go?! For me it has been a really good reading year all around. I’ve been seeing a lot of my favorite books of the year list and I don’t want to be left out (smile).

First I met my Goodreads reading goal this year and exceeded it by 30+ books so yeah me. Second I joined two additional online book clubs which has really expanded my TBR and at the same time help me try and make a dent in my TBR. The two book clubs I joined are on Facebook and I feel like I’ve discovered even more cozy mystery lovers while still a part of the Cozy Mystery Book Club that is on YouTube I look so forward to the end of every month. Third this is in no way a conclusive list because I read so many great books this year!

This will be my last post of 2022 so I want to wish y’all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope your books were all 5 star reads and your adventures were exciting, magical, and wonderful.

What are some of your favorite books you read this year please share.

With that being said here are some my favorites of 2022

The Beacon Bakeshop Mystery Series by Darci Hannah: Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop, Murder at the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off, and Murder at the Blueberry Festival

I discovered this series and it is definitely takes the #1 spot of my favorite books of 2022. I literally read all three books in the month of July and each one was better than the last. Darci Hannah knows how to write a mystery that will keep your attention and cause you to loose sleep. I’ve been stalking her website to see when the next book in this delightful series will be out.

Peg and Rose Solve a Murder by Laurien Berenson this is a spinoff from the very popular Melanie Travis series and it doesn’t disappoint. I love a book that features seniors who are active and living life and Melanie’s aunts Peg and Rose are that and so much more. This was a great first book and I ‘ve already pre-ordered the next book

Meet Your Baker (A Bakeshop Mystery #1) by Ellie Alexander I now have to binge this series!

Trouble in Paradise Series by Carrie Doyle: It Takes to Mango (Book 1), Something’s Guava Give (Book 2). Book 3 will be out in 2023

Bayou Book Thief (Vintage Cookbook Mystery #1) by Ellen Byron this was such a great debut series and it will make you want to immediately get on a plane or in your car and head to NOLA

A Christmas Candy Killing (A Killer Chocolate Mystery #1) by Christina Romeril

Mountain Town Murder (Jackson Holes Moose’s Bakery Mystery #1) by Sue Pepper

Crime & Punctuation (A Deadly Edits Mystery #1) by Kaitlyn Dunnett

Fresh Brewed Murder (A Ground Rules Mystery #1) by Emmeline Duncan

Twelve Slays of Christmas (Christmas Tree Farmy Mystery #1) by Jacqueline Frost

Apple Cider Slaying (A Cider House Mystery #1) Julie Anne Lindsey

Arsenic and Adobo (A Tita Rosie Kitchen Mystery #1) by Mia P. Manansala

A Deadly Inside Scoop (Ice Cream Parlor Mystery #1) & Body and Soul Food (A Books & Biscuits Mystery #1) by Abby Collette

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