The Most Popular Book Club Books of 2022

The most popular book club books of 2022
At the start of each year, we ask BookBrowse subscribers to look back on the previous year and tell us which books they most enjoyed discussing with their book group. The 2022 Top 10 includes some favorites from previous years and some new arrivals!


17 Insightful Coming-of-Age Books for Adults

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Coming-of-age plots are a staple of YA books, as the changes of adolescence and the transition to adulthood have special relevancy to the teenage perspective. But adults can benefit from coming-of-age stories too. Gaining some distance from your own experience of growing up provides a place from which to reflect more deeply on the experiences of others, and any thoughtful story that leads readers through the inevitable, pivotal changes we all encounter in certain early stages of life is likely to give book groups something relatable and interesting to talk about. Plus, we never really stop growing, and "coming of age" is a murky concept that can stretch well into adulthood. Luckily, there's no shortage of evocative and insightful coming-of-age books for adults, and we've put together a list for you containing some of the best from recent years.

All the books below have been rated five stars by our reviewers, and they all come with reading guides to help you organize quality conversations with your book club. They feature a range of young people, from children to 20-somethings still struggling to find their place in the world, across a wide variety of life circumstances and settings.


Impressive First Impressions: Our 2022 Reader Reviews

2022 books reviewed by BookBrowse members for First Impressions
Online reader reviews can be great for discovering what other people think of books that you're considering reading yourself. BookBrowse's First Impressions program is an extra reliable resource for high-quality, trustworthy reader reviews of new titles.


BookBrowse 2022 Award Winners

Last week, we announced the Top 20 Books of 2022, as chosen by our subscribers. Now, we're excited to reveal the Award Winners for Best Fiction, Best Nonfiction and Best Debut, the books with the highest number of votes in each category.

Best Fiction Award 2022 Horse

Horse: A Novel
by Geraldine Brooks

Hardcover Jun 2022. 416 pages
Published by Viking

The Best Fiction award goes to Horse by Pulitzer winner Geraldine Brooks, a complex novel combining dual timelines that explores aspects of racism, human relationships and the world of thoroughbred horse racing.

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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!


8 Recent Books by Native Authors That We Recommend

8 Recent Books by Native Authors That We Recommend
While still underrepresented, Native authors — including many emerging writers — have been behind an exciting variety of interesting literature from both major and small publishers as of late. As we at BookBrowse have been working to consciously build up the books featured in our Native and Indigenous category, we would like to take the opportunity to share with you some of our recently reviewed books by Native writers.


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