We’ve scoured all the “best of” lists so you don’t have to! Collected below are the most talked about 2022 reads, both adult and teen, including those propulsive, hilarious, historical, and eccentric.
Carty-Williams, Candice, 1989- author.
Dimple Pennington knows of her half siblings, but she doesn't really KNOW them. Five people wh… More
The School for Good Mothers
Chan, Jessamine, author.
Set in near-future America, The School for Good Mothers introduces readers to a government-run refo… More
Chen, Kirstin, 1981- author.
Ava Wong has always played it safe. As a strait-laced, rule-abiding Chinese American lawyer with a … More
How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water
Cruz, Angie, author.
From the beloved author of Dominicana, a GMA Book Club Pick and Women's Prize Finalist, an ele… More
Díaz, Hernán, 1973- author.
An award-winning writer of absorbing, sophisticated fiction delivers a stylish and propulsive novel… More
Lessons in Chemistry
Garmus, Bonnie, author.
Set in 1960s California, this blockbuster debut is the hilarious, idiosyncratic and uplifting story… More
Less is Lost
Greer, Andrew Sean, author.
For Arthur Less, life is going surprisingly well: he is a moderately accomplished novelist in a ste… More
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The Last White Man
Hamid, Mohsin, 1971- author.
From the internationally bestselling author of Exit West, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in… More
Kingsolver, Barbara, author.
The teenage son of an Appalachian single mother who dies when he is eleven uses his good looks, wit… More
The Hero of this Book
McCracken, Elizabeth, author.
Ten months after her mother's death, the narrator of The Hero of This Book takes a trip to Lon… More
McEwan, Ian, author.
With his life constantly in flux as he lives through many historic upheavals, Roland Baines, haunte… More
How High We Go in the Dark
Nagamatsu, Sequoia, author.
For fans of Cloud Atlas and Station Eleven, a spellbinding and profoundly prescient debut that foll… More
Nović, Sara, 1987- author.
True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their his… More
The Marriage Portrait
O’Farrell, Maggie, 1972- author.
A novel set in Renaissance Italy, and centering on the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de' … More
The Violin Conspiracy
Slocumb, Brendan, author.
Ray McMillian loves playing the violin more than anything, and nothing will stop him from pursuing … More
This Time Tomorrow
Straub, Emma, author.
What if you could take a vacation to your past, without the filter of memory? What would you give t… More
Lucy by the Sea
Strout, Elizabeth, author.
With her trademark spare, crystalline prose-a voice infused with "intimate, fragile, desperate… More
Stuart, Douglas, 1976- author.
The story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James. Born under different stars… More
Joan is Okay
Wang, Weike, author.
Joan is a thirtysomething ICU physician at a busy New York City hospital. The daughter of Chinese p… More
Wilkerson, Charmaine, author.
In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with th… More
Yanagihara, Hanya, author.
In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live… More
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Zevin, Gabrielle, author.
On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car a… More
Sea of Tranquility
Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979- author.
The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel o… More
The Woman in the Library
Gentill, Sulari, author.
The beautifully ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is completely silent one weekday m… More
Prose, Nita, author.
A charmingly eccentric hotel maid discovers a guest murdered in his bed, turning her once orderly w… More
The Last Suspicious Holdout: Stories
Hubbard, Ladee, author.
A collection of short stories captures powerful and poignant moments in everyday lives of African A… More
Night of the Living Rez
Talty, Morgan, 1991- author.
Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about wh… More
Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands
Beaton, Kate, 1983- author, illustrator.
Katie heads out west to take advantage of Alberta's oil rush-part of the long tradition of Eas… More
Best Books of 2022: Teen Reads
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen
Blum, Isaac, author.
Hoodie Rosen's life isn't that bad. Sure, his entire Orthodox Jewish community has just p… More
Children of Ragnarok
Chima, Cinda Williams, author.
Ever since Ragnarok, the human realm of the Midlands has been bereft of magic, and most lead lives o… More
The Weight of Blood
Jackson, Tiffany D., author.
When Springville residents–at least the ones still alive–are questioned about what happened on pro… More
As Long as the Lemon Tree Grows
Katouh, Zoulfa, author.
Salama Kassab was a pharmacy student when the cries for freedom broke out in Syria. She still had he… More
La Sala, Ryan, author.
Mars has always been the lesser twin, the shadow to his sister Caroline's radiance. But when C… More
I Kissed Shara Wheeler
McQuiston, Casey, author.
After seventeen-year-olds Chloe and Shara, Chloe's rival for valedictorian, kiss, Shara vanishe… More
The First to Die at the End
Silvera, Adam, 1990- author.
In this prequel to #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, They Both Die at the End, two new stra… More
The Sunbearer Trials
Thomas, Aiden, author.
Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I'm just a Jade. I'm not a re… More
Stirling, Danie, author, artist.
Ray, a young seer struggling with her powers, discovers first love and friendship in her town'… More
Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice
Smith, Tommie, 1944- author.
A groundbreaking and timely graphic memoir from one of the most iconic figures in American sports-a… More
Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime
Fleming, Candace, author.
How did two teenagers brutally murder an innocent child…and why? And how did their brilliant lawye… More
Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality
Schrefer, Eliot, 1978- author.
A research-based exploration of queer behavior in different animal species is interspersed with per… More
Ain’t Burned All the Bright
Reynolds, Jason, author.
A smash up of art and text that viscerally captures what it is to be Black. In America. Right Now. … More
Ahmed, Samira (Fiction writer), author.
After discovering the body of fourteen-year-old Jawad Ali in Jackson Park, seventeen-year-old journa… More
The Summer of Bitter and Sweet
Ferguson, Jenny, 1985- author.
Lou has enough confusion in front of her this summer. She'll be working in her family's ic… More
Queen of the Tiles
Hanna Alkaf, author.
Fifteen-year-old Najwa Bakri is forced to investigate the mysterious death of her best friend and Sc… More
One for All
Lainoff, Lillie, author.
In 1655 sixteen-year-old Tania is the daughter of a retired musketeer, but she is afflicted with ext… More
I Must Betray You
Sepetys, Ruta, author.
In a country governed by isolation, fear, and a tyrannical dictator, seventeen-year-old Cristian Flo… More
All My Rage
Tahir, Sabaa, author.
Lahore, Pakistan. Then. Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, newly married to Toufiq in an arranged … More
Taylor, Emily J., author.
Seventeen-year-old Jani and her little sister Zosa secure jobs at a glamorous magical hotel, but whe… More
Run on your New Legs
Midori, Wataru, author, illustrator.
Shouta Kikuzato's hopes of starting on his school's prestigious soccer team are derailed w… More
Shammas, Nadia, author.
From two incredible rising talents comes the fantasy graphic novel Molly Knox Ostertag calls "i… More
So This is Ever After
Lukens, F. T., author.
Arek has managed to fulfill the prophecy and save the Kingdom of Ere from its evil ruler, but the qu… More
Hell Followed With Us
White, Andrew Joseph, author.
Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him–the fundamentalist sec… More
The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester
MacGregor, Maya, author.
Sam Sylvester is not overly optimistic about their recent move to the small town of Astoria, Oregon,… More
Survive the Dome
Jackson, Kosoko, author.
A high school junior teams up with a hacker during a police brutality protest to shut down a device… More
Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions
Dhillon, Navdeep Singh, author.
Left with just a notebook of his brother after he died, Sunny Gill has decided to fill it with rash… More
Anatomy: A Love Story
Schwartz, Dana, author.
Edinburgh, 1817. Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry. Ja… More
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The Book of Everlasting Things
Malhotra, Aanchal, author.
One January morning in 1938, Samir Vij, apprentice perfumer and a Hindu, meets Firdaus Khan, calligr… More
A Hard Day for a Hangover
Jones, Darynda, author.
Small-town New Mexico chief of police Sunshine Vicram, must investigate the disappearance of several… More
A witty story about love under house arrest. … More
Kapelke-Dale, Rachel, author.
When former piano prodigy Saskia Kreis returns home to Milwaukee after her mother's unexpected … More
The Lipstick Bureau: A Novel Inspired by True WWII Events
Newlywed Niki Novotná is recruited by a new American spy agency to establish a secret branch in Ita… More
Devil’s Delight: An Agatha Raisin Mystery
Beaton, M. C., author.
Toni and Agatha are in the car on the way to Officer Bill Wong's long-awaited wedding when, muc… More
A History of Fear
Dumas, Luke, author.
Grayson Hale, the most infamous murderer in Scotland, is better known by a different name: the Devil… More
The Sunshine Girls
Nursing school roommates BettyKay and Kitty don’t have much in common. BettyKay has risked her fam… More
Tom Clancy Red Winter
Cameron, Marc, author.
A young Jack Ryan goes behind the Iron Curtain to seek the truth about a potential Soviet defector. … More
Feel the Bern: A Bernie Sanders Mystery
Senator Bernie Sanders and his Millennial aide Carly "Crash" Romero investigate when a loc… More
The Seamstress of Sardinia
In 1900 Sardinia, an intelligent and ambitious young woman with an impossible dream, becoming the se… More
The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights
In 1924 Brooklyn, dress shop owner Beatrice forms a close friendship with a neighbor, leaving Alice,… More
The Last Invitation
Over the last few years, prominent people, a retired diplomat, beloved basketball coach, the CEO of … More
DeLuca, Jen, author.
The Renaissance Faire is on the move, and Lulu and Dex are happily along for the ride. … More
The Key to My Heart
Natalie Fincher has it all, a handsome new husband, a fixer-upper cottage of her dreams, and the opp… More
The Vibrant Years
Dev, Sonali/ Kaling, Mindy (INT)
Three generations of the Desai women, 65-year-old Bindu, her daughter-in-law Aly and her granddaught… More
Schizophrenic genius and math prodigy Alicia Western, voluntarily admitted herself into Stella Maris… More
My Darkest Prayer
Cosby, S. A., author.
Whether it's working at his cousin's funeral home or tossing around the local riffraff at … More
The Circus Train
Parikh, Amita, author.
Lena Papadopoulos, whose overprotective father Theo is a brilliant illusionist, spends her childhood… More
City of Fortune
Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.), author.
At the Belmont Stakes, Sebastian Nolan is shocked to discover his daughter is having a dalliance wit… More
Colleagues turned spouses, Dr. Laurie Montgomery and Dr. Jack Stapleton already have their plates fu… More
Lindsay, Jeffry P., author.
Someone has abducted two people about whom Riley cares very much, and that person is forcing super t… More
Morrissey, Hannah, author.
When she witnesses the murder of a cop that is linked to a 20-year-old cold case involving the disap… More
All the Lost Places
Dykes, Amanda, author.
Discovered floating in a basket along the canals of Venice, Sebastien Trovato wrestles with question… More
Jackson, Lisa, author.
On the wild Oregon coast, tucked between the mountains and the sea, stands Siren Song, home to a gro… More
The Light Pirate
Brooks-Dalton, Lily, 1987- author.
Born during a powerful hurricane, Wanda, an unusual woman in a rapidly changing world, loses family,… More
A Dangerous Business
Ever since her husband was killed in a bar fight, Eliza Ripple has been working in a brothel. It see… More
The Sisters of Sea View
Klassen, Julie, 1964- author.
When their father's death leaves them impoverished, the Summers sisters open their home to gues… More