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The Best Books of 2022!

There are many lists of “best books” of the year out there, so we have compiled a selection of lists from popular sources. Please note: Many of the same resources below are also listed in print in the “Find your next great read” binder at the library.

From libraries and other book-focused experts:

Book Page

From the best book covers to the top ten books of the year, you’re sure to find something good in this list. You can also grab a free print copy at the Milne Library.

Book Riot

This popular online book reviewer shares the titles found on the most lists, and also shares the best titles based on genre.

Boston Public Library: The Top Ten Titles for 2022

The collection development librarians created this list for the BPL.

Goodreads Choice Awards Winners 2022

Based on votes cast by the millions of Goodreads users (not just editors), in multiple genre categories.

Literary Hub’s Book Marks 2022

LitHub has pulled together the best-reviewed books of the year, separated by genre.

New York Public Library

From the third largest library in the world, find lists for adults, teens and children, which can be filtered by genre.

Novelist’s Best Fiction and Non-fiction

Note: This subscription-based, readers’ advisory database must be accessed through the Milne Library, free for any CW MARS account holders. Contact us if you’d like assistance with accessing Novelist.

Publisher’s Weekly 2022

In slideshow format, you can limit by many different categories, going as far back as 2010.

From popular media outlets:

The Christian Science Monitor: The Best of 2022

This long-standing news organization lists their favorite fiction and non-fiction titles of the year.

Esquire: The Best Books of 2022

Fifty fabulous titles selected by editors of this men’s magazine, in no particular order.

New York Post: Top 30 Must-Read Titles of the Year

This right-of-center newspaper has a list of bests - they chose 30 titles and summarized each one.

NPR Books: Books We Love

Create your own lists based on multiple, fun categories, and titles going back to 2013.

Oprah Daily: Our Favorite Books of 2022

Lists this Oprah Winfrey publication’s favorite fiction and non-fiction titles.

Reader’s Digest: The Ten Best Books of the Year

The RD has narrowed down their choices to 10. You can vote for your favorite and compare your votes to others’.

Real Simple: The Best Books of 2022 (So Far)

This home and lifestyle magazine lists the editors’ favorite reads of the year, and provides reasons for each choice.

Time: The 100 Must-Read Books of 2022

Want a longer list to browse through? Time Magazine created a short list, a longer, annotated list, and a quick video slideshow of all of the titles.

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