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Top 9 Books and Book Series of 2022 for Teens

Updated: Dec 14, 2023



Wow, 2023 has gone by so fast that I have not had the time to post on my favorite books and book series of 2022. Last year was a long stressful year, so I did not have that much time to do extra reading on top of school, but I did manage to read a few amazing books!


With a wide variety of genres, there is a perfect book for everyone on my list of best books read in 2023. There are historical must-reads, a fantasy fairytale, contemporary Catholic stories, exciting dystopian adventures, and more! The books are ordered from my favorite to least favorite. 


I hope you all enjoy my favorite books and book series of 2022!

 

1: Emma

JANE AUSTEN

Age Range: 13 and up

Reading Level: High School and Adult


Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley everything goes wrong.


 

2: The Scarlet Pimpernel

BARONESS ORCZY

Age Range: 12 and up

Reading Level: Middle School and High School


In the midst of the French Revolution, one brave elusive man known only as the scarlet pimpernel rescues those who are sentenced to the guillotine. Only a select few men closest to him know the identity of the scarlet pimpernel, but after being blackmailed, one woman is determined to find his identity.


 

3: The Goose Girl

SHANNON HALE

Age Range: 12/13 and up

Reading Level: Middle School and High School


Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, always knew she was different from those around her and, because of that, was somehow failing as a princess. Years later, when her aunt was gone instead of becoming queen, was sent to a kingdom far away to marry a prince she had never met.


 

4: Rose in Bloom

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Age Range: 10 and up

Reading Level: High School


In this sequel to Eight Cousins, Rose Campbell returns to the “Aunt Hill” after two years of traveling around the world. Suddenly, she is surrounded by male admirers, all expecting her to marry them. But before she marries anyone, Rose is determined to establish herself as an independent young woman.


 

5: Ashes: Visible & Invisible

LESLEA WAHL, CYNTHIA T. TONEY, MARIE C. KEISER, CAROLYN ASTFALK, etc.

Age Range: 12 and up

Reading Level: Middle School and High School


Ashes: Visible and Invisible was another great addition to the Catholic Teen Books Anthologies Series! I am always so excited to see what these incredible authors put together. These ten lenten short stories are a must read before and during lent.


 

6: The Silence Between Us

ALISON GERVAIS

Age Range: 13 and up

Reading Level: High School


Deaf teen Maya moves across the country and must attend a hearing school for the first time. As if that wasn’t hard enough, she also has to adjust to the hearing culture, which she finds frustrating—and also surprising when some classmates take time to learn ASL.



 

7: Fawkes

NADINE BRANDES

Age Range: 13/14 and up

Reading Level: High School


Thomas Fawkes, the sixteen-year-old son of the famous war hero Guy Fawkes, has only ever wanted one thing, his color mask. Without his mask, Thomas can never hope of being cured of the stone plague, where stone grows over your entire body until you are completely covered.


 

8: The Awakening of Miss Prim

NATALIA SANMARTÍN FENOLLERA

Age Range: 12 and up

Reading Level: Adult


In this #1 international bestseller, a young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way.


Review to come soon!

 

9: Emily of New Moon

L.M. MONTGOMERY

Age Range: 11 and up

Reading Level: High School


Emily Byrd Starr had everything that any 10-year-old girl could want, a loving father, the great outdoors, and an imagination that could take her anywhere. When she thought nothing could get better, her beloved father died, leaving Emily very lonely and an orphan.



 

Favorite Book Series of 2022: The Hunger Games


SUZANNE COLLINS

Age Range: 15/16 and up

Reading Level: High School


The hunger games series is one of the most popular series world wide, and after reading it I understood why. The writing is captivating, the characters are interesting and life like, and the plot is one of the best ever made. Although the books are about teenagers being forced to kill other teenagers, I would say the book is still clean and one everyone should read.


I have read this book series about four times and it just gets better every time I read it!


Review to come soon!

 

If you have read these book, let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear your thoughts! What was the best book or books you read this year? Let me know, and I'll add it to my list to read! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you're here!

 



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