These Are the Best Books of 2022, According to Amazon Editors

published Nov 19, 2022
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Whether you’ve read 5 or 50 books this year, we can all agree: Figuring out what to read next isn’t easy. If you’re in the mood to give a recent release a go, look no further than the Amazon Book Editors’ 2022 Books of the Year list.

“We’ve had a bumper crop of amazing books to choose from this year,” Sarah Gelman, editorial director for Amazon Books, said in a press release. “But to get our passionate (read: opinionated) team of editors to agree on one they loved is almost a miracle.”

Taking the top spot in 2022 is “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin, which follows an intricate, 30-year relationship between two childhood friends who become renowned video game designers.

“I’ve loved many books from this year, so it is an unexpected honor for ‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’ to be selected as Amazon’s Best of the Year,” said Zevin. “What a remarkable time to be a writer and a reader!”

Closing the chapter on another great year for readers, here are the Amazon Editors’ top 20 books of the year.

  1. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin
  2. Solito: A Memoir” by Javier Zamora
  3. Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention — And How to Think Deeply Again” by Johann Hari
  4. Fairy Tale” by Stephen King
  5. Horse” by Geraldine Brooks
  6. Carrie Soto Is Back” by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  7. Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver
  8. Our Missing Hearts” by Celeste Ng
  9. The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World” by Jonathan Freedland
  10. City on Fire” by Don Winslow
  11. Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus
  12. Sea of Tranquility” by Emily St. John Mandel
  13. I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy
  14. All the Broken Places” by John Boyne
  15. Take My Hand” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
  16. The Door of No Return” by Kwame Alexander
  17. Butts: A Backstory” by Heather Radke
  18. Memphis” by Tara M. Stringfellow
  19. The Maid” by Nita Prose
  20. Book Lovers” by Emily Henry