Best books of 2022 ; Categorized list !Neshanak
Best books of 2022 ; Categorized list !
Talking about the best books of the year 2022 is a challenge; people have many tastes, and books are more diverse than ever. We decided to categorize the best books of 2022 into genres and introduce them.
If your favorite book of 2022 needs to be added to the list, comment the book name below and tell us what you love about it.
Best fiction books of the year 2022
If you are a fan of fiction novels, there is a list of best books in 2022 that we recommend you to read.
- This time tomorrow by Emma Straub: This novel tells the story of human resilience and determination as it spans across multiple dimensions and timelines. It is a complex and engaging read for those who enjoy a challenging and immersive literary experience.
- All this could be different by Sarah Thankam Mathews: An electrifying novel from a brilliant new voice, this is the story of a young immigrant navigating the complexities of life in 21st-century America. It is a warm, dazzling, and profound tale of queer love, friendship, work, and the precarious nature of existence. Follow this character as they build a life for themselves and find love and support.
- Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin: This novel was named best book of the year by TIME, GoodReads, Oprah Daily, The New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly. Also, this book won an award like the GoodReads Choice of Awards and was a New York Times best seller. “Utterly brilliant. In this sweeping, gorgeously written novel, Gabrielle Zevin charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity… One of the best books I’ve ever read.” —John Green
- Book Lovers by Emily Henry: This novel has an enemies-to-lovers vibe. If you are a fan of this kind of story, you will love it.
Nightcrawling by Leila Mottely: This book is based on a true crime in 2015 involving institutional exploitation, brutality, and corruption in the Oakland police department. The story of this book is genuinely engaging. This book is the kind of book you might need a bookmark aside to get back to it to finish reading it.
Best children’s books of 2022
We need book readers as the next generation, ones who love to spend time with books and cherish spending time with them. If you are on the same page as we are, here is a list of the best children’s books of the year 2022:
- Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good by Louie Stowell: Loki is transformed into an 11-year-old and sent to Earth for a month-long trial to prove his moral improvement. He must navigate everyday challenges on Earth and keep a magical diary while trying to learn the difference between good and bad. His brother Thor is also present, causing annoyance. The story is told through humorous text and drawings.
- Joyful, Joyful: Stories Celebrating Black Voices by Dapo Adeola: This beautiful and vibrant book celebrates joy, featuring stories and poems by 40 talented Black writers and artists worldwide. The pages are beautifully illustrated in various colors, making it a visually appealing and engaging read for children. These stories and poems are sure to inspire and delight young readers.
- Amari and the Great Game by B. B. Alston: Are you interested in the supernatural? This book is going to make your day even more fantastic! Amari and the Great Game has been written for those who seek bizarre adventures and if you are one of them, knock yourself out!
- The Secret Sunshine Project by Benjamin Dean: This book is perfect for +9-year-old readers, and it’s a heart-warming story of courage, love, and kindness in all its forms. ‘Vibrant, funny and wise – a book to savor’ – Kiran Millwood Hargrave
- The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat: The Last Mapmaker is about a heroine trying to adventure to map out a dragon’s whereabouts. In the end, an award is waiting for her.
- The Little Match Girl Strikes Back by Emma Carroll: This book is based on the Hans Christian Anderson classic. Actually, this is a feminist reworking version. Birdie, the main character, is the match girl who sells matches on Victorian London’s streets to feed her family.
The best crime and thrillers books of 2022
As a fan of crime novels, I believe that not every book is amazing and captivating. So, here is a list of the best crime and thriller books of 2022 that would blow your mind reading:
- More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez: This novel is best described by JESSAMINE CHAN, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good Mothers: “A seductive, urgent tale about desire, family, the pursuit of truth, and the art of storytelling, More Than You’ll Ever Know will astonish readers with its vastness, romance, tragedy, and abundant heart. I didn’t want this book to ever end.” We suggest you put your bookmark aside because you’ll want to finish this book once you start reading it.
- Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn: This novel is about five people, Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie, who are now 60 years old and ready to retire. They spent 40 years as assassins for the Museum. They were sent on a retirement vacation, and then four women realized that Museum targeted them. That was when they decided to turn on their organization and only trust themselves.
- The Maid by Nita Prose: The Maid is amongst the most popular mystery/thriller books of GoodRead reviewers. It has over 218,000 ratings and 150,000 five-star reviews. The story is about Molly, the main suspect in murdering a wealthy man found dead in his bed.
- The It Girl by Ruth Ware: Imagine someone was falsely accused of murdering and died in prison after spending ten years on it. This is the whole story. Finally, someone is suspected of this and tries to investigate the truth behind the entire thing.
- The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb: In this novel, we follow the journey of Ray McMillian, a talented musician with dreams of stardom. His career starts to take off when he discovers that his violin is a priceless family heirloom. However, just as he is preparing for an international classical music competition, his violin is stolen, setting off a series of events that make up the core of the story. Follow Ray as he navigates the cutthroat world of classical music and fights to get his beloved violin back.
Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2022
Fan of science fiction? Here’s a list of the best books of 2022:
- Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel: Emily St. John Mandel is a Canadian author who depicted a time travel narrative in her book. Are you into time travel stories? If you are, you are going to love this novel. At first, it may take things slowly, but then it’s going to blow your mind.
- Beyond the Burn Line by Paul McAuley: This is the best UFO novel of all time! In this novel, UFOs are not only seen by human beings but also observed by uplifted animals that are replaced by us as humans extinct.
- Babel, or the Necessity of Violence by R. F. Kuang: This novel sharply critiques British imperialism by depicting a bright picture. This is a story about an Arcane History of the Oxford Translators. “Absolutely phenomenal. One of the most brilliant, razor-sharp books I’ve had the pleasure of reading that isn’t just an alternative fantastical history, but an interrogative one; one that grabs colonial history and the Industrial Revolution, turns it over, and shakes it out.” — Shannon Chakraborty, bestselling author of The City of Brass
- Shutter by Ramona Emerson: Shutter is about a forensic photographer who sees ghosts! These ghosts are traumatized ones, and they haunt Rita at all hours. They don’t let her sleep and purposefully sabotage her life. “This story is way more than a thriller, more than a ghost story. It is one of family and history, of culture, of past and present, of walking set boundaries and of discovering oneself.” —USA Today
Best biography and memoir books of 2022
Biography and memoir books are partly motivational and sometimes sad. But, you can use the experiences to improve your point of view in life. Here is the list of the best biography and memoir books of the year:
- Finding Me by Viola Davis: The actor Viola Davis calls out racial bias in the film industry. Also, she gives an account of her deprived childhood and her rise to fame, while encountering violence and abuse. “It’s clear from the first page that Davis is going to serve a more intimate, unpolished account than is typical of the average (often ghost-written) celebrity memoir; Finding Me reads like Davis is sitting you down for a one-on-one conversation about her life, warts and all.”—USA Today
- Madly, Deeply: The diaries of Alan Rickman by Alan Rickman: Alan Rickman is one of the most magnetic, beloved performers of our time, and this book is about his inner life. As you read this book, you go inside his home, on trips around the world with his friends, and on the sets of films with him. It’s like you are chatting with him.
- Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry: The very famous sitcom Friends actor, Matthew Perry, bring us behind the scenes of the show. He tells us about his struggles with addiction and his rise to fame path. If you are a fan of Friends, you are going to love this book.
- Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley: In this well-written biography, historian Worsley portrays Agatha Christie as a modernist, an iconoclast, and a trailblazer. The book includes close analysis of Christie’s work and a thorough examination of the mystery surrounding her famous disappearance in 1926. Using personal letters and contemporary criticism, Worsley presents a fresh perspective on Christie’s life and work. This is a must-read for fans of the iconic novelist.
Best history and politics books of 2022
Reading about history and politics can stop us as a nation from making the same mistakes our ancestors did all over again. Here is a list of the best history and politics books of 2022:
- How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight for Our Future by Maria Ressa: If you were led by a dictator in your home country before, you would be interested in how Maria Ressa, a great journalist, ended up fighting one. Although she was determined to fight the authoritarian government of her country, they never left her alone; she was accused of numerous crimes and charged with cyber libel which she was found guilty. Ressa faced so many years in prison and paid thousands of fines. This is how dictators respond to truth and fight against them. This book reminds us not to take democracy for granted.
- My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route by Sally Hayden: Hayden’s exceptional journalism, which highlights the personal experiences of migrants on routes throughout North Africa, has received well-deserved praise and was awarded the 2022 Orwell prize for political writing. Her deeply moving accounts offer a much-needed counterbalance to the often inhumane discourse surrounding migration in wealthy countries. This powerful book is a must-read for politicians of all political affiliations.
- The Persuaders: Winning Hearts and Minds in a Divided Age by Anand Giridharadas: This book offers a cautiously hopeful perspective. Giridharadas challenges the belief that there is an insurmountable divide in the US on issues such as race and politics. Instead, he examines stories of activists and politicians who have attempted to connect with those who do not immediately agree with them, rather than dismissing them (he avoids the controversial term “cancel culture”). Giridharadas is candid about the varying levels of success in his case studies, recognizing that there are no simple solutions. This book is not a step-by-step guide but rather a thought-provoking examination of the potential and limitations of communication and change.
- The Siege of Loyalty House: A Civil War Story: Jessie Childs tells the captivating story of one royalist house that resists the Roundheads during the reign of the first King Charles. Her writing is atmospheric, unapologetic, and sometimes humorously detailed, including a note about her spelling choices: “During an argument at a London apothecary in 1639, Sarah Wheeler called Samson Sheffield’ fatt gutts’ (he had called her a whore, and her husband ‘a rogue, a rascal, base fellow, a peasant, an apothecary slave and one that lived by the turds and farts of gentlemen’). It would be a shame, I think, to lose the visual thickening of those double ‘t’s.”
Best sports books of 2022
Whether you’re a fan of football, basketball, soccer, or any other sport, there is likely a sports book out there that will interest you. Whether you want to learn more about your favorite team or players, or just want to get a better understanding of the game itself, sports books can be a great source of information and entertainment. Here are best sport books of 2022:
- A Delicate Game: Brain Injury, Sport and Sacrifice by Hana Walker-Brown: This book discusses the negative impacts of head injuries in sports, specifically football and rugby union, on families and athletes struggling with dementia. The author also explores the reasons for the sports’ slow response to the issue, including cultural beliefs and financial factors, and advocates for asking difficult questions to bring about change.
- Being Geoffrey Boycott by Geoffrey Boycott and Jon Hotten: This book provides a unique perspective on Geoffrey Boycott, an English cricket commentator known for his long career and opinionated commentary. Part memoir and part biography, it delves into Boycott’s thoughts and experiences as a top-level athlete, exploring themes of obsession and the isolation of being under constant scrutiny in sport. It also includes input from a ghostwriter and highlights Boycott’s exceptional memory.
- Expected Goals: The Story of How Data Conquered Football and Changed the Game Forever by Rory Smith: Frank Vandenbroucke, a former cycling star, died at the age of 34 in a hotel room in Senegal. Insulin and sleeping pills were found near his bed. This biography tells the story of Vandenbroucke’s life, including his talent and flaws, and looks at the corrupting influence of sports. It is told with care and affection for the subject.
Best science books of 2022
Science books provide insights into the natural world and the principles that govern it, and can help deepen our understanding of the world around us. Whether you are a student, a professional, or simply curious about science, there is a science book out there for you. Here is a list of the best of them:
- Beyond the Hype by Fiona Fox: Beyond the Hype by Fiona Fox, CEO of the Science Media Centre in London, discusses how the role of science in society has changed in recent decades. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the British government frequently relied on science to guide their responses. This book examines the shift from scientists being isolated elites to accessible experts in public conversations, as seen through Fox’s perspective at the SMC.
- This Mortal Coil by Andrew Doig: This Mortal Coil by Andrew Doig, a biochemist at the University of Manchester, explores the history of human mortality. Despite discussing gruesome diseases and death, the book tells a positive story of how human ingenuity has allowed more people to survive longer, including through farming and using evidence and reason in healthcare. As a result of these efforts, life expectancy has increased from around 30 to at least 70 or 80 in developed nations.
- The Metaverse by Matthew Ball: The Metaverse by Matthew Ball, a tech industry insider, examines the potential and hype surrounding the concept of digital virtual worlds, such as those found in games like Roblox and Fortnite. The book discusses the potential applications of these worlds in areas like shopping, entertainment, telemedicine, and remote work, and offers a balanced perspective on their future development.
Best poem books of 2022
Poetry has the ability to evoke powerful emotions and inspire thought, making it a popular and enduring literary form. Whether you are a seasoned poetry reader or new to the genre, there is a poetry book out there for everyone to enjoy. Here are the best poem books of 2022:
- Manorism by Yomi Sodes: Manorism, a debut book by Yomi Sode, explores the struggles of Black communities through a mix of essays, lyrics, and monologues. Sode’s connection to Caravaggio adds depth and beauty to the book, but it also highlights the ongoing fight for justice and respect.
- Unexhausted Time by Emily Berry: Unexhausted Time, Emily Berry’s third poetry collection, is a philosophical exploration that captures the dreamlike feeling of waking up at dawn. The poems present a series of fragments that convey the idea that while there is only one life, it can be experienced in many ways.
- Refractive Africa by Will Alexander: Drawing on the work of Nigerian writer Amos Tutuola, Alexander writes with an unstoppable energy and a talent for creating striking phrases. He also delivers devastating lines that highlight the ways in which colonialism has impacted African people.
In conclusion, the year 2022 was filled with a diverse range of excellent books that covered a wide range of genres and topics. The books on this list represent some of the best that the year had to offer and are definitely worth checking out. Whether you’re a fan of fiction or non-fiction, there’s something on this list for you. So if you’re looking for a great read, be sure to check out one of these top books of the year.
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