The Top 20 Best Books of 2022

Top 20 Awards LogoAs 2022 winds to a close, we once again have the pleasure of bringing you our BookBrowse Best of the Year titles, the Top 20 books of the year as selected by our subscribers.

This annual list, which we're proud to have published for over 20 years, is unique among "best of" lineups determined from popular opinion in that voting is open only to BookBrowse members and subscribers of our free newsletters. This prevents vote-stuffing and mitigates the imbalance between books with different degrees of social reach, giving a fairer and more accurate reflection of which books are personal favorites. Also, thanks to our subscribers' participation, the Top 20 Books are calculated from a robust pool of votes — topping out at over 9,000 in recent years. This makes it all the more significant and exciting to note the titles that have ultimately made the final cut, and we hope you enjoy perusing the Best Books of 2022, which you can view below. Thank you to everyone who voted — we couldn't do this without you!

Books are displayed in publication order


Check out 22 years of past "Best of Year" books; and our Award Winners



Here are the 20 titles in a simple list :)
Dinosaurs by Lydia Millet
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
The Story of Russia by Orlando Figes
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell
Africa Is Not a Country by Dipo Faloyin
Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins
Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden by Zhuqing Li
Horse by Geraldine Brooks
The Colony by Audrey Magee
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu
In Love by Amy Bloom
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Honor by Thrity Umrigar
I Will Die in a Foreign Land by Kalani Pickhart
We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride, Jo Piazza
# Posted By Davina | 11/30/22 7:55 AM
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