Great Finds at the Library in 2022 {Part 1} || Book Lists

Last year I really tried to make the most of my local library and saved money on finding books there that I otherwise would’ve have had to buy.

Fair enough, I’ll still go buy a book that I really liked to add to my own bookshelf but that doesn’t happen all that often anyway. Although I do have a list of a few of such books to share at a later point in time.

I wanted to share some of the best reads I found at the library last year and show you that even though some people think that libraries are outdated and won’t have many recent releases, you’re still likely to find books that are good even if they are a few years old! I’ll share the best finds for in 2022 in a few separate posts which I’ll link together as I publish them.

Afterwards I’ll post about the best finds I found per month for this year and so forth. So before you make the assumption there is nothing good to find at your local library, with a little extra time and attention spent, you’re bound to find good reads if you really look for them!

The shorts under all the books are taken from all the original posts that have been published on the blog.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

The Second Empress by Michelle Moran

When I think of a psychotic twisted character, my first thought goes to the thriller genre. 

You know, those insane antagonists that leave you lying awake after reading because they are so damn terrifying.

That’s not something I expect from a historical fiction book.

While the characters in this book didn’t leave me pulling my covers up to my neck and listening for any disturbing sounds around me, they left me thinking about how far one’s mind can go before it borders on psychotic.

(Click to read the full review)

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I’m not sure how I missed this book series in my teen years, the first book was published when I was 15 so I should’ve come across it sooner?

Never mind that now, I’m catching up on the adventures of Percy and the world of demigods.

I found the series at the local library, and while they don’t have all the books in the series, I’m happy to swap them out with e-books to continue with the story. 

If you enjoy mythology and adventure, you should give the series a try too!

(Click to read the full review)

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

Usually around this time of the year, and for some readers a lot earlier, readers like to start reading Christmas books. 

It’s a good way to get into the festive season and you’re likely to find reads from all kinds of genres that include the Christmas theme in their stories. 

This book is such a cute Christmas read that you want to snuggle up with it and just get comfortable. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the scorching Southern Hemisphere, this Christmas story is good to read wherever you are in the world!

(Click to read the full review)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

WARNING: This is a big ugly-cry book. Extreme tear-flowing involved.

I loved the movie, I loved crying during the movie and so I decided to continue overflowing the jar by reading the book. I ended up crying at 1am in the morning, while making school treats and listening to the audiobook because I had a couple of chapters left and there was no time to waste. 

I could’ve just been tired… But I’m pretty sure it was the book!!

(Click to read the full review)

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

I’ll admit, I was sold by the cover and title of the book.

Paper Ghosts. How could this not stand out to you?

When I was done reading the book, the title made complete sense. It actually blew my mind ever more. I’ve never heard of Julia Heaberlin before but after reading this book, I’m keen to read more of her books.

(Click to read the full review)

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Have you read any of these books? What are some of your great library finds?

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