From the editors of Oprah Daily, “its list of 45 Favorite Books of 2022, spanning fiction genres, including romance and suspense, to nonfiction standouts in memoir, science, and biography.”
From Smithsonian magazine.
“Five Books editor Sophie Roell does a roundup of nonfiction books that won prizes in 2022.”
“From Hanya Yanagihara’s epic novel to a brilliant memoir by Bono … Guardian critics pick the year’s best fiction, politics, science, children’s books and more.”
From BuzzFeed: “From historical fantasy and riveting romance to heartbreaking memoir and more — these are the books from 2022 we loved.”
“The Lit Hub Staff Picks the Best Books of the Year”
“Crime Fiction Lover was set up by two journalists who love reading crime stories – everything from atmospheric noir to thriller mysteries and police procedurals.” Here’s their list of “the winners of our second annual Crime Fiction Lover Awards across six categories. In each we present you with a winner, as nominated and voted upon by our readers in an online poll. Plus, our editorial team have selected an Editor’s Choice in each category too.”
From Goodreads, “the winners of the 14th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers.”
From Time magazine.
The folks from Literary Hub have examined reviews from more that 150 publications to determine the best reviewed books of 2022. This is the portal page for their lists in each of these categories: Fiction; Nonfiction; Memoir and Biography; Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror; Short Story Collections; Essay Collections; Poetry; Mystery and Crime; Graphic Literature; and Literature in Translation.
Off the Shelf (from the PR department of Simon & Schuster) has crunched the numbers of books their subscribers have shelved “to find the fifteen most popular books of the year, according to our dedicated readers.”
From Entertainment Weekly.
According to the editors of BookPage.
“Writers on their favorite books of 2022,” a list from BookForum contributors.
From The Atlantic:
We looked for those [books] that impressed us with their force of ideas, that drew us in not because of some platonic ideal of greatness, but because they got our brains working and presented fresh angles on the world. In a phrase, they were good to think with.
From Five Books.
Any end-of-year list is necessarily partial; no one person could hope to read every novel published in the English language in any given year. That’s why prize lists are so useful for guiding the casual reader’s literary diet. Here, our deputy editor Cal Flyn offers a brief round-up of the books that ruled victorious during the 2022 awards season.
Courtesy of the editors of CrimeReads.
From Smithsonian Magazine.
Compiled by Emily Martin for Book Riot.
“Mexican noir, Japanese thrillers, South Korean assassins, Argentinian art crimes, and a new Lady Joker!”
OK, this final entry isn’t about books. But it is about storytelling, a thing that books aim to do. And at least a few of the shows listed here are adapted from books. So, if your TBR list runs low, you can fill in the gaps with some binge watching.
© 2022 by Mary Daniels Brown