These Are the Best Books of 2022, According to Goodreads Users

published Dec 24, 2022
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Whether you’re a casual reader or a certified bookworm, chances are you’ve heard of Goodreads, a popular book-driven social media site where thousands of users review and discuss their recent reads.

The site can be a great place to discover new reads, especially when Goodreads releases its annual Goodreads Choice Awards winners, which users vote on each year. The 2022 awards list features popular BookTok authors like Emily Henry and Sarah J. Maas, as well as acclaimed books that have landed on several year-end best book lists (like “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” and “I’m Glad My Mom Died”).

Closing out another great year for book lovers, here are the 2022 Goodreads Choice Award winners.

Best Fiction

“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin

Best Mystery & Thriller

“The Maid” by Nita Prose

Best Historical Fiction

“Carrie Soto Is Back” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Best Fantasy

“House of Sky and Breath” (“Crescent City,” #2) by Sarah J. Maas

Best Romance

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Best Science Fiction

“Sea of Tranquility” by Emily St. John Mandel

Best Horror

“Hidden Pictures” by Jason Rekulak

Best Humor

“The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There” by Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey

Best Nonfiction

“Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of the Human Experience” by Brené Brown

Best Memoir & Autobiography

“I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy

Best History & Biography

“Bad Gays: A Homosexual History” by Huw Lemmey & Ben Miller

Best Graphic Novels & Comics

“Heartstopper: Volume Four” by Alice Oseman

Best Poetry

“Call Us What We Carry” by Amanda Gorman

Best Debut Novel

“Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

Best Young Adult Fiction

“The Final Gambit” (“The Inheritance Games,” #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

“Gallant” by V.E. Schwab

Best Middle Grade & Children’s

“I Am Quiet: A Story for the Introvert in All of Us” by Andie Powers

You can read more about the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards winners here.