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January 15, 2022

Announcing my 2022 Sonderbooks Stand-outs!

These are personal favorites from what I read in 2022 -- books that made me happy. I hope they'll make you happy, too!

I don't have reviews of all the books posted yet, but those will be coming soon.

You can find out more about my 2022 Reading Year on my blog.

Happy Reading!

—Sondra Eklund




The Golden Enclaves
    by Naomi Novik

    by Charmaine Wilderson
    read by Lynnette R. Freeman and Simone McIntyre

    by Claudia Gray

    by Marianne Cronin
    read by Sheila Reid and Rebecca Benson

    by Sara Nisha Adams
    read by Tara Divina, Sagar Arya, and Paul Panting



Miracles and Other Reasonable Things
    by Sarah Bessey

    by Rachel Held Evans

    by Gregory Boyle

    by Diana Butler Bass

    by James Martin, S.J.

  1. Open and Unafraid
  2. by W. David O. Taylor


What My Bones Know
    by Stephanie Foo

    by KC Davis

    by Dylan Marron

    by Edith Eva Eger

    by Grace Bonney

    by Caroline Myss

    by Amanda Gorman

    by Randy Rainbow

  1. Carotid and Vertebral Artery Dissection
  2. by Jodi A. Dodds & Amanda P. Anderson


Little Thieves
    by Margaret Owen
    read by Saskia Maarleveld

    by T. Kingfisher
    read by Patricia Santomasso

    by Megan Whalen Turner

    by Margaret Rogerson

    by Kiersten White
    read by Elizabeth Knowelden

  1. Year of the Reaper
  2. by Makiia Lucier

    by Axie Oh
    read by Rosa Escoda

  3. So This Is Ever After
  4. by F. T. Lukens
    read by Kevin R. Free



The Mirror Season
    by Anna-Marie McLemore

    by Darcie Little Badger

    by Rebecca Podos

    by Tiffany D. Jackson

    by Anna-Marie McLemore

  1. Bad Witch Burning
  2. by Jessica Lewis


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
    by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

    by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

    by Holly Jackson

    by Holly Jackson

    by Holly Jackson

  1. All That's Left in the World
  2. by Erik J. Brown

  3. The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester
  4. by Maya MacGregor


Grand Theft Horse
    by G. Neri
    illustrated by Corban Wilkin

    by Gary Paulsen

    by Kekla Magoon

    by Lewis Hancox

    by Rex Ogle


Little Monarchs
    by Jonathan Case

    by Kelly Barnhill

    by Bree Paulsen

    by Christina Soontornvat

    by B. B. Alston


The Secret Battle of Evan Pao
    by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

    by Meg Medina

    by Mike Jung

    by Erin Entrada Kelly

    by Kyle Lukoff

  1. Answers in the Pages
  2. by David Levithan

  3. Attack of the Black Rectangles
  4. by Amy Sarig King

    by Jason Reynolds
    illustrated by Raúl the Third

  5. Premeditated Myrtle
  6. by Elizabeth C. Bunce


Marshmallow Clouds
    by Ted Kooser and Connie Wanek
    illustrated by Richard Jones

    by Annette Bay Pimentel
    illustrated by Madison Safer

    by Eugenia Cheng
    illustrated by Amber Ren

    by Kelly Crull

    by Candace Fleming
    pictures by Amy Hevron

    by Eugenia Cheng
    illustrated by Aleksandra Artymowska

    by Amanda Abler
    illustrated by Levi Hastings

    by Sylvie Kantorovitz

    by Meeg Pincus
    illustrated by Bao Luu

    by Kate Hannigan
    illustrated by Zachariah OHora


Monsters in the Fog
    by Ali Bahrampour

    by Vera Brosgol

    by Shannon Hale
    illustrated by Tracy Subisak

    by Sean Taylor
    illustrated by Jean Jullien

    by Mac Barnett
    illustrated by Jon Klassen

  1. Zero Zebras
  2. by Bruce Goldstone
    illustrated by Julien Chung

    by Tao Nyeu

    by Viviane Schwarz

  3. Too Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf
  4. by Davide Cali
    illustrated by Marianna Balducci

    by Janna Matthies
    illustrated by Christine Davenier


Berry Song
    by Michaela Goade

    by Annie Barrows
    illustrated by Leo Espinosa

    by Antoinette Portis

    by Rajani LaRocca
    illustrated by Sara Palacios

    by Young Vo