2022 was a great year for Rapunzel Reads! Some quick highlights:
- We interviewed nine more of our favorite authors: Lisa Fipps, Scott Reintgen, Barbara Dee, Robert Beatty, Harry Harvey, Laura Brooke Robson, Claribel A Ortega, Diana Farid, and Janae Marks! Check out all our interviews to hear about their inspiration, favorite books as a kid, and more.
- We reviewed 43 books (and had an awesome guest review on Those Kids from Fawn Creak)!
- We kept reviewing favorite sequels, and this year, we highlighted four which were just as good as their predecessors: Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality, Breaking Badlands, The Last Fallen Moon, and Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris.
- We posted two awesome booklists: one highlighting favorite books in verse, and another focusing on books we love with particularly amazing covers.
- We reviewed a number of spectacular YA books, both on our For Older Readers page and under the Young Adult category on our main page.
Plus, if you haven't seen it already, we joined Instagram, and we'd be thrilled if you followed us there! We post whenever we have a new review, and highlight some bonus recommendations too. Check it out, and follow us @rapunzelreadsbooks!
And now...on to our fourth annual Books of the Year!
This year, we chose ten books that were our particular favorites, in six different categories: graphic novel, novel in verse, series, realistic fiction, YA fantasy, and MG fantasy. It was so hard to narrow down these ten from all the phenomenal books we read this year, but these are, indisputably, standouts: whether from their stunning characters, beautiful prose, unexpected depth, or exciting twists, they stuck out to us while reading, and stayed with us all these months later. We're so glad to get to share them with you--we hope you love them as much as we do!
Starting next Monday, we'll highlight two of our favorite books every day. Stay tuned here and on Instagram to see our favorites, and thank you for supporting our blog this year!
Here's to another year of fabulous books,
Ella and Lina