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Announcing the 2022 N. N. Light Book Awards - Winners #books #bestbooks2022 #bookawards #bookish

The staff at N. N. Light's Book Heaven read a vast amount of books every year. 2022 was no different. We read and reviewed over 1,000 books this year. As the year draws to a close, we award the best books of the year (December 2021 - November 2022). Each of these books were given a 5 star or 5+ star review by N. N. Light's Book Heaven and they are highly recommended reads. These are the winners:


Hide and Seek by Jo Hiestand

Beach Read:

Sand, Salt & Spirits by Kathryn Hills

Children’s Books:

Paula the Busy Bee by Shani Night

Contemporary Romance:

Rocked by Grace by M.J. Schiller

Cozy Mystery:

Hidden Gem: The Secret of St. Augustine by M.S. Spencer

Dark Romance:

Reign of Desire by A.G. Kirkham

Erotic Romance/Romantic Suspense:

Temporary Nanny for the Tycoon by Marie Tuhart

Fantasy Romance/Romantic Fantasy:

Heavy Heart by Rochelle Wilcox

Fiction/Literary Fiction:

The Lighthouse by Christopher Parker

Historical Fiction:

Winds of Discontent by Don Meyer

Historical Romance:

Superstar by Beth Henderson

Historical Western Romance:

Felicity’s Fortune by Kara O’Neal

Holiday Romance:

Winners are tied

Saturday Santa by Kate Moore

Meringue Snowflake Magic by Tena Stetler


The Seven Hungers: Blood Grove by Morgan Quaid


Witch’s Knight by Evelyn Silver


20th Century Man: Carl Yeary by Carlene Havel

Middle Grade:

Space Kids - The Journey of Hope by Alan Nettleton


Driveway Detailing Warrior by S.L. Lucas

Paranormal/Paranormal Fantasy:

The Spear Alight by Judith Sterling

Paranormal Romance:

Go Scorch Yourself by Marilyn Barr

Regency Romance:

When We Dance by Alanna Lucas

Romantic Suspense/Thriller:

Curse of Wolf Falls by Brenda Whiteside

Short Story:

My Weekend with Death by Angelique Migliore

Steamy Romance:

Ask Me Nicely by Dania Voss

Sweet Romance:

Reinventing Riley by Liz Flaherty


Deadly Deception by Mary Martinez

Time Travel/Time Travel Romance:

Tremors Through Time by Anastasia Abboud

Urban Fantasy:

Raven’s Edge by JD Dane

Vampire Romance:

Bloodbane by Sydney Winward

Young Adult:

Jexter Bladebrace and the Exalted Kingdom by Jamie Smartkins

Best Audiobook Narrator of the Year:

Callum Hale

Best Book Cover of the Year:

Waltzing with the Earl by Alanna Lucas

Best Book of the Year:

Winners are tied

The Spear Alight by Judith Sterling

Jexter Bladebrace and the Exalted Kingdom by Jamie Smartkins

Best Indie Book of the Year:

Space Kids - The Journey of Hope by Alan Nettleton

Best US Author of the Year

Lucinda Race

Best Canada Author of the Year

Winners are tied

A.G. Kirkham

Michelle Godard-Richer

Best International Author of the Year

Andrew P. Weston

Congratulations to all the winners.

If you’d like your book to be considered for our 2023 N. N. Light Book Awards, submit a book review request via our contact page on our website. All five-star reviewed books are eligible for our yearly awards.


Dec 23, 2022

Congratulations to everyone!


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Dec 22, 2022

Congrats to all of the winners!

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