It's that time of year again - the publishing world is in full swing, and writers everywhere are hard at work penning their next masterpiece. According to popular opinion on social media and other sources, whether you're a fiction writer, a non-fiction writer, or someone who wants to read good books, here are the 26 best books of the year. So what are you waiting for? Get reading!
To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara is a beautiful and compelling novel about a family's past and future. The book is set in Hawaii and tells the story of two families - the Willoughbys and the Chandlers - connected in ways they never imagined.
The Willoughbys is a family of plantation owners struggling to keep their business afloat in the face of competition from new, more modern plantations. The Chandlers are a family of musicians forced to leave Hawaii because of the changing economy.
The two families collide when the Willoughbys hire the Chandlers to play at their birthday party. As they get to know each other, they begin to see that they share a lot in common - including love for Hawaii and a deep appreciation for the way things used to be.
To Paradise is a fantastic book that tells an exciting and heartbreaking story about two families and their connection to Hawaii. I highly recommend it!
The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan is a book that will change how you view motherhood.
Jessamine Chan has written a groundbreaking book that will change how mothers think about their role in society. The School for Good Mothers is a journey into the lives of mothers who have found success and meaning in their parenting journey.
This book will challenge everything you believe about motherhood and parenting. You will learn how to raise kind, compassionate, and successful children. Chan takes readers on a journey from conception to adulthood, showing them how to create a happy and fulfilling family.
The School for Good Mothers is a must-read for any mother who wants to be successful and fulfilled in her role as a parent.
The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson
Looking for some new and exciting reads this year? Check out The Exhibitionist by Charlotte Mendelson! This book tells the story of a young woman who starts working at a strip club. While there, she meets a few interesting characters and learns a lot about herself.
This book is full of suspense and romance and will keep you entertained from start to finish. If you're looking for something new to read, give The Exhibitionist a try!
Free Love by Tessa Hadley
One of the year's best books is Tessa Hadley's, Free Love. This book tells the story of two young people, Lily and Tom, who are in love but don't want to get married. They decide to live together instead, and their unconventional relationship is full of drama and heartache.
This book is an excellent portrayal of modern relationships. It's full of emotional honesty, and it will make you think about the choices you make in your own life. It's a fascinating read that'll leave you feeling inspired. If you're looking for a book that will touch your heart, then Free Love is worth reading.
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Black Cake is the stunning debut novel by Charmaine Wilkerson. Set in the heart of the American South during the early 1960s, it tells the story of two women at the center of a vicious feud.
The book is structured as a series of linked stories, each set in a different part of town. Told from the perspectives of both women, Black Cake is an unputdownable read.
Charmaine Wilkerson is a talented writer who has created a compelling and exciting story that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. This is one book that you won't want to miss.
Auē by Becky Manawatu
Becky Manawatu's debut novel, Auē, is one of the best books of the year so far. Auē tells the story of a young girl struggling to find her place in the world. She is a descendant of Māori chiefs and was born with a gift for music. However, she doesn't feel like she belongs in the Māori or European worlds.
Auē is a compelling novel that will captivate readers from beginning to end. Manawatu weaves an intricate and beautiful story that explores the intersections of race, culture, and identity. Her prose is rich and evocative, and she packs incredible emotion into her characters' lives.
Auē is an unforgettable novel that will leave a lasting impression on readers. If you're looking for a book that will transport you to another world, then Auē is worth reading.
Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
For a good reason, young Mungo is one of the most eagerly awaited books of the year. Douglas Stuart has written a heartbreaking, beautiful novel about a boy who must navigate the challenges of growing up in post-apartheid South Africa.
Stuart tells the story of Mungo, a bright and ambitious teenager growing up in an unfamiliar and dangerous world. Mungo must learn to navigate the complex politics of South Africa and the challenges of family life and friendships.
This book is sure to captivate readers of all ages, and its themes of growth, courage, and persistence are sure to resonate with anyone who has ever felt lost or out of place—it is highly recommended.
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan's novel, The Candy House, is one of the best books of the year so far. The story follows a mother and daughter who move to New York City in the 1970s. They soon find themselves caught up in the city's burgeoning art scene. Egan's writing is beautiful, and her characters are unforgettable.
If you're looking for a book that will make you feel like you're walking through New York City, The Candy House is worth reading.
Either/Or by Elif Batuman
Either/Or is one of the year's most anticipated books, and it didn't disappoint. Elif Batuman's beautiful and thoughtful book tells the story of a young woman as she alternates between two very different lives.
You will love how Batuman explored so many different aspects of the human experience through her characters. Everything felt authentic and relatable, from their relationships to their thoughts and feelings.
The story is compelling and keeps readers reading until the end. This would be recommended to anyone looking for an insightful and engaging read.
Constructing a Nervous System by Margo Jefferson
Constructing a nervous system is an essential book for anyone interested in understanding the brain and its workings.
Margo Jefferson provides a comprehensive look at the anatomy and function of the nervous system, from its origins in the embryo to its interactions with other parts of the body. She covers classical and contemporary research, providing readers with a deep understanding of the topic.
This book is not only dense with information, but it is also well written and easy to follow. Jefferson's passion for her subject shines through on every page, making this one of the best books of the year so far.
In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Amy Bloom
In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss is one of the Best Books of the Year So Far. Amy Bloom tells the story of her life as a wife, mother, and writer. She describes her struggles with love and loss in deeply personal, poignant, and beautiful language.
This book is a must-read for anyone who has felt lost or alone. It will make you reflect on your own life and relationships. Amy Bloom's writing is beautiful, insightful, and moving. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a truly great book.
Love Marriage by Monica Ali
Monica Ali's latest book, Love Marriage, is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their relationship. This book explains the different types of love and how to find the right one for you.
Ali provides practical advice on everything from dating to marriage counseling. She challenges readers to think about what they want in a partner and to be honest with themselves.
This book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their relationship or learn more about love.
Tiepolo Blue by James Cahill
One of the year's best books is Tiepolo Blue by James Cahill. This book is a mystery set in Venice in the early 1800s. Cahill has created a fascinating and intricate world that will keep you guessing until the end.
The characters are rich and complex, and the plot is lively and entertaining. Cahill has an excellent eye for detail, and Tiepolo Blue is full of beautiful descriptions that make the setting come alive. This book is a must-read for fans of historical mystery novels.
Fire Island: Love, Loss, and Liberation in an American paradise by Jack Parlett
If you're looking for a book that will make you laugh, cry, and think, this is the one for you. Jack Parlett's latest novel, Fire Island: Love, Loss, and Liberation in an American paradise, will take you on an unforgettable journey.
The book tells the story of Sandy and Danny, two young people who find themselves falling in love on Fire Island. An island is where anything is possible, and there's never a dull moment. But as their relationship evolves, they learn about the cost of freedom and the power of love.
Fire Island is a beautiful and wild place but also full of secrets and hidden dangers. As Sandy and Danny navigate this complex landscape, they'll discover just how far they're willing to go to be with the person they love.
Parlett has once again written a compelling novel that will leave you feeling empowered and inspired. If you're looking for a book that will take your mind off your troubles for a little while, look no further than Fire Island: Love, Loss, and Liberation in an American paradise.
Pure Colour by Sheila Heti
Pure Colour is one of the best books of the year so far. It is an intense, powerful, and moving novel that tells the story of a young woman's search for meaning in a world that has suddenly turned upside down.
Heti's writing is beautiful, and her characters are unforgettable. Her prose is raw and emotional, perfectly capturing the heartache and confusion of adolescence. Pure Colour is an essential read for anyone who wants to understand the current state of society and the way we live our lives.
Sea of tranquillity by Emily St John Mandel
This year has been hectic for author Emily St John Mandel, who has released her latest novel, Sea of Tranquillity, just in time for the holiday season. Sea of Tranquillity is a stunning debut that tells the story of a Hollywood star and her eccentric family.
Mandel's writing is beautiful and lyrical, and the book draws you into its world. The characters are richly drawn and compelling, and the story flows smoothly. Sea of Tranquillity is a compelling read that will leave you feeling entertained and deeply thoughtful.
Her writing is atmospheric and captivating, and her novels are sure to keep readers entertained all year; if you're looking for a great read that will take your mind off the hustle and bustle of life, check out Sea of Tranquillity.
Memphis by Tara M Stringfellow
If you're looking for a gripping read that keeps you turning the pages until the end, look no further than Tara M. Stringfellow's Memphis. This novel is set in the tumultuous days after the Civil Rights Movement and follows the intersecting lives of several characters as they fight for their place in a changing world.
From Academy Award-winner Steven Spielberg (The Color Purple) comes an all-new epic drama about life, love, and music in the heart of Memphis. John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as a streetwise young musician who moves to Memphis to make it big. But when he meets aspiring singer Jesse Mitchell (Jaden Smith), he soon discovers that the city is full of secrets – and not all of them are good.
This intense and gripping drama features some of today's top acting talent, including Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer (The Help), Golden Globe winner Michael B. Jordan (Creed), and Emmy Award winner Anthony Anderson (Blackish). Don't miss your chance to experience one of the best novels!
Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
There have been so many great reads that it's hard to pick just one. Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
This book was excellent. It tells the story of a mother and her young son who move to California after the Vietnam War. The mother struggles with her new life, and her son tries to find his place in the world. The book is full of intense emotion and is a fantastic read.
This year has been astounding for books. Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong is one of the best to keep you engaged till the very last.
How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
One of the year's best books is How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu. This book tells the story of a group of high school students forced to evacuate their town during a solar eclipse. The students must find shelter in a cave, and as they journey into the dark depths of the cave, they discover secrets about themselves and their world.
The characters in this book are well-written and complex. Different motivations drive them, and the plot twists keep you guessing until the end. This book is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end.
Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood
Burning Questions is Margaret Atwood's latest novel, and it is one of the best books of the year so far. The story follows a group of women living in a future where the government has eliminated all men except those deemed "worthy." These women are forced to live in a society controlled by the government and are not allowed to leave.
The characters in Burning Questions are very well developed and can explore many different themes. One of the most exciting themes explored in Burning Questions is the idea of freedom. The characters in the story are forced to live in a society where they can never escape, but they still fight for their freedom.
Overall, Burning Questions is an excellent novel that should be read by anyone who enjoys reading crime fiction. It is one of the best books of the year so far.
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head by Warsan Shire
This book is about a young girl, Blessing, raised by a voice in her head. The voice tells her to do bad things for her, and she must try to find out why the voice has chosen her to be its servant. The book is filled with adventure, mystery, and magic. It is sure to keep readers entertained from start to finish.
Bless the daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head is an excellent book for anyone who loves adventure, mystery, and magic. It is sure to keep readers entertained from start to finish.
In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing by Elena Ferrante
This year has been fantastic for books! There have been so many great reads that it's hard to know where to start.
In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing by Elena Ferrante is a beautiful, heartbreaking novel about a woman who moves to Rome to be with her son after her husband leaves her. Ferrante's writing is cinematic and heartbreaking, and the story will stay with you long after you finish reading it.
Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James
Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James, is one of the year's best books. It tells the story of a young girl kidnapped and taken to Africa to be a witch. She must battle the Spider King and his followers to save her family and home.
This novel is full of adventure and suspense. It will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Moon Witch, Spider King, is a must-read for any fan of fantasy novels.
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez is one of the best books of the year so far. This novel is based on the true story of Juanita Navarro, a woman who died in a prison riot in 1971. Gonzalez tells the story through the eyes of Juanita's Daughter, Olga, who struggles to find her place in the world after her mother's death.
The plot is gripping and well written, and the characters are unforgettable. Olga is a strong and determined woman who doesn't let her tragedy define her. She goes on to become an activist and fight for human rights. The book is an excellent example of how one person's life can have a lasting impact on others.
If you're looking for a book that will keep you riveted until the end, Olga Dies Dreaming is definitely worth your time.
Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo
Glory is the powerful story of two sisters and their struggle for survival in post-apartheid South Africa. It is a harrowing and mesmerizing novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.
When their father is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, sisters Zandile and Ntombi are left to fend for themselves in a brutal, hostile world. They must learn to survive in a society where white people hold all the power and black people are treated like animals.
Glory is full of suspense, intrigue, and heart-wrenching moments. It is an unforgettable novel that will leave you questioning the meaning of justice and humanity.
French Braid by Anne Tyler
If you're looking for a book that will transport you to another world and keep you entertained until the very end, then French Braid is the book for you.
In the fictional town of Green Gables, Anne Tyler's novel follows the intertwined lives of Marilla, her daughter Anne, and Marilla's stepdaughter Rachel. French Braid is a beautifully written story that will have you rooting for its characters from the beginning.
The author's descriptive writing style will take you on a journey through Anne Tyler's world, and her characters will stay with you long after you finish the book. If you're looking for a book that will make your summer reading list, then French Braid is the one for you.
It's been a great year for books! We've seen a variety of genres and topics covered, from romances to thrillers to biographies. These are the 26 best books we've found worth reading in 2022. If you haven't read any of these, add them to your reading list this year.