Best books of 2022

5/5, in no particular order
Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H
The Secrets of Hartwood Hall by Katie Lumsden
The Strange by Nathan Ballingrud
The Collected Regrets of Clover by Mikki Brammer
The Essential Peter S. Beagle, Volume 1: Lila the Werewolf and Other Stories by Peter S. Beagle
The Essential Peter S. Beagle, Volume 2: Oakland Dragon Blues and Other Stories by Peter S. Beagle
Lone Women by Victor LaValle
Night Wherever We Go by Tracey Rose Peyton
The Skin and Its Girl by Sarah Cypher
The Best of World SF: 2 by Lavie Tidhar (editor)
Bitter Medicine by Mia Tsai
The White Mosque by Sofia Samatar
When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb
Making Our Future by Emily Hilliard
Unquiet Spirits by Edited by Lee Murray and Angela Yuriko Smith
Wildblood by Lauren Blackwood
Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane
Brotherless Night by V. V. Ganeshananthan
Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
High Times in the Low Parliament by Kelly Robson
Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott.
Bone Weaver by Aden Polydoros
The Unbalancing by R. B. Lemberg
Haven by Emma Donoghue
Singing with the Devil by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Blood Money by Margaret Sankey
Unravel by Amelia Loken
Escaping the Body by Chloe N. Clark
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
All the Horses of Iceland by Sarah Tolmie
Queer Country by Shana Goldin-Perschbacher
Wild Witchcraft by Rebecca Beyer

4/5, also in no particular order
White Cat, Black Dog by Kelly Link
The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry
In a Land Without Dogs the Cats Learn to Bark by Jonathan Garfinkel
To Shape a Dragon’s Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose
Don’t Fear the Reaper by Stephen Graham Jones
Bad Cree by Jessica Johns
Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
Welcome Me to the Kingdom by Mai Nardone
Small Angels by Lauren Owen
The Only Daughter by A.B. Yehoshua
Arboreality by Rebecca Campbell
Motherthing by Ainslie Hogarth
We Are All We Have by Marina Budhos
The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings
Screams from the Dark by Ellen Datlow (editor)
The Last Blade Priest by W P Wiles
Ashton Hall by Lauren Belfer
Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kilcoyne
Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu
Crazy in Poughkeepsie by Daniel Pinkwater; Aaron Renier illustrator
Artemisia Gentileschi by Sheila Barker
Neruda on the Park by Cleyvis Natera
When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta

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