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The Best Fiction Books of 2022 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

"What are the best Fiction books released in 2022?" We looked at 318 of the top Fiction books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

“What are the best Fiction books released in 2022?” We looked at 318 of the top Fiction books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 46 books, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Fiction” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 250+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2022 Articles:

Previous Years: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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Top 46 Best Fiction Books From 2022



46.) Act of Oblivion written by Robert Harris

Lists It Appears On:

  • Financial Times
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

From the bestselling author of Fatherland, The Ghostwriter, Munich, and Conclave comes this spellbinding historical novel that brilliantly imagines on…



45.) All This Could Be Different written by Sarah Thankam Mathews

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Kirkus
  • Powells

2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A New York Times Editors’ Choice Pick “One of the buzziest, most human novels of the year…breathless, dizzying, an…



44.) Best of Friends written by Kamila Shamsie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Financial Times
  • Waterstones

“A profound novel about friendship. I loved it to pieces.” –Madeline Miller “A shining tour de force about a long friendship’s respects, disrespects,…



43.) Booth written by Karen Joy Fowler

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

Best Book of the Year Real Simple – AARP – USA Today Longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize From the Man Booker finalist and bestselling author of We Ar…



42.) Bournville written by Jonathan Coe

Lists It Appears On:

  • Financial Times
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

In Bournville, a placid suburb of Birmingham, sits a famous chocolate factory. For eleven-year-old Mary and her family in 1945, it’s the centre of the…



41.) Carrie Soto Is Back written by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Booktopia
  • Waterstones

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – “An epic adventure about a female athlete perhaps past her prime, brought back to the tennis court for one last grand s…



40.) Less Is Lost written by Andrew Sean Greer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Powells
  • Waterstones

In the follow-up to the “bedazzling, bewitching, and be-wonderful” (New York Times​) best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Less: A Novel, the awkwar…



39.) Love Marriage written by Monica Ali

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

“Cultural clashes, political satire, Oedipal conflicts, elegant prose–they’re all here in this romp of a book.” –Oprah Daily A Phenomenal Book Club …



38.) Lucy by the Sea written by Elizabeth Strout

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – From Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout comes a poignant, pitch-perfect novel a…



37.) Memphis written by Tara M. Stringfellow

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Amazon
  • Waterstones

NATIONAL BESTSELLER – READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY – A spellbinding debut novel tracing three generations of a Southern Black f…



36.) Mouth to Mouth written by Antoine Wilson

Lists It Appears On:

  • LA Times
  • Large Hearted Biy
  • Powells

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2022 Longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize (Canada) A successful art dealer confesses the story of h…



35.) Night of the Living Rez written by Morgan Talty

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Kirkus
  • Publishers Weekly

Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first cen…



34.) Now Is Not the Time to Panic written by Kevin Wilson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz

A Most Anticipated Book of Fall from: Associated Press * Atlanta Journal-Constitution * BookPage * Book Riot * The Boston Globe * Entertainment Weekly…



33.) Olga Dies Dreaming written by Xochitl Gonzalez

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • LA Times
  • OMP

NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller – INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD FINALIST – A blazing talent debuts with the tale of a status-driven wedding planner grappl…



32.) Pure Colour written by Sheila Heti

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Five Books

Finalist for the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Awards for Fiction Pure Colour is a galaxy of a novel: explosive, celestially bright, huge, and stre…



31.) The Books of Jacob written by Olga Tokarczuk

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • OMP
  • Powells

“Just as awe-inspiring as the Nobel judges claimed.” – The Washington Post “Olga Tokarczuk is one of our greatest living fiction writers. . . This cou…



30.) The Furrows written by Namwali Serpell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Five Books
  • Powells

How do you grieve an absence? From the award-winning author of The Old Drift, a brilliantly inventive novel that “captures the disorienting nature of …



29.) The Last Chairlift written by John Irving

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

John Irving, one of the world’s greatest novelists, returns with his first novel in seven years–a ghost story, a love story, and a lifetime of sexual…



28.) The Winners written by Fredrik Backman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Goodreads
  • OMP

A breathtaking new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anxious People and A Man Called Ove, The Winners returns to the close-knit, …



27.) This Time Tomorrow written by Emma Straub

Lists It Appears On:

  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • OMP
  • Powells

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER “The pages brim with tenderness and an appreciation for what we had and who we were. I could not have loved it more.–Ann Patch…



26.) Trespasses written by Louise Kennedy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Irish Times
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

“Brilliant, beautiful, heartbreaking.”–J.Courtney Sullivan, New York Times Book Review “TRESPASSES vaults Kennedy into the ranks of such contemporary…



25.) Vladimir written by Julia May Jonas

Lists It Appears On:

  • NYPL
  • Powells
  • The Telegraph

“Delightful…cathartic, devious, and terrifically entertaining.” –The New York Times “Timely, whip-smart, and darkly funny.” –People (Book of the W…



24.) Companion Piece written by Ali Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • Publishers Weekly
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

Award-winning author Ali Smith again lights a way for us through the nightmarish now with a provocative novel grounded both in the contemporary era an…



23.) Glory written by NoViolet Bulawayo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Five Books
  • Powells
  • Waterstones

2022 BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST “Manifoldly clever…brilliant… ‘Glory’ is its own vivid world, drawn from its own folklore. This is a satire with sharpe…



22.) Remarkably Bright Creatures written by Shelby Van Pelt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Amazon
  • Goodreads
  • The Reading Lists

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!NAMED A BEST BOOK OF SUMMER by: Chicago Tribune * The View * Southern …



21.) The Book of Goose written by Yiyun Li

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Financial Times
  • Powells

Long-listed for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A magnificent, beguiling tale wi…



20.) The Rabbit Hutch written by Tess Gunty

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bookpage
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Waterstones

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER – The standout literary debut that everyone is talking about – “Inventive, heartbreaking and acutely funny.”–The Guardian …



19.) To Paradise written by Hanya Yanagihara

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • Goodreads
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER – From the award-winning, best-selling author of the classic A Little Life–a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centu…



18.) Either/Or written by Elif Batuman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Five Books
  • Publishers Weekly
  • The Telegraph

An instant New York Times bestseller! “Batuman has a gift for making the universe seem, somehow, like the benevolent and witty literary seminar you wi…



17.) Liberation Day: Stories written by George Saunders

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Five Books
  • Irish Times
  • Powells
  • Waterstones

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – “One of our most inventive purveyors of the form returns with pitch-perfect, genre-bending stories that stare into the aby…



16.) Our Wives Under the Sea written by Julia Armfield

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • Irish Times
  • OMP
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

Fathomlessly inventive and original, Julia Armfield’s Our Wives Under the Sea is a portrait of marriage as we’ve never seen it before. “Shocking…Ach…



15.) Shrines of Gaiety written by Kate Atkinson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Book Depository
  • Financial Times
  • Kirkus
  • Waterstones

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – The #1 bestselling, award-winning author of Life after Life transports us to a restless London in the wake of the Great Wa…



14.) The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida written by Shehan Karunatilaka

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Financial Times
  • Five Books
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

Colombo, 1990. Maali Almeida–war photographer, gambler, and closet queen–has woken up dead in what seems like a celestial visa office. His dismember…



13.) Young Mungo written by Douglas Stuart

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Bookpage
  • Five Books
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

A story of queer love and working-class families, Young Mungo is the brilliant second novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie BainDougla…



12.) Nightcrawling written by Leila Mottley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Amazon
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Financial Times
  • LA Times
  • Waterstones

BOOKER PRIZE LONG-LIST – NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER – AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK – A dazzling novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oa…



11.) Sea of Tranquility written by Emily St. John Mandel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Indigo
  • LA Times
  • Powells
  • The Reading Lists

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER – Longlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction The award-winning, best-selling author of Statio…



10.) The Last White Man written by Mohsin Hamid

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Booktopia
  • Financial Times
  • Five Books
  • LA Times
  • Powells

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE SUMMER BY TIME, ELLE, USA TODAY, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND MORE “Perhaps Hamid’s most remarkable w…



9.) The Candy House written by Jennifer Egan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Bookpage
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Booktopia
  • Irish Times
  • OMP
  • Publishers Weekly
  • The Telegraph

Longlisted for the 2023 Carnegie Medal for Excellence Selected as One of Barack Obama’s Summer 2022 Reading List Picks! Named a Most Anticipated Book …



8.) The Passenger written by Cormac McCarthy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Depository
  • Booktopia
  • Financial Times
  • Five Books
  • The Reading Lists
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER – Longlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road re…



7.) Demon Copperhead written by Barbara Kingsolver

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Amazon
  • Book Depository
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Financial Times
  • Irish Times
  • OMP
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Waterstones

An Instant New York Times bestseller A #1 Washington Post Bestseller A #1 Indie BestsellerAn Oprah’s Book Club SelectionDemon is a voice for the ages-…



6.) Lessons in Chemistry written by Bonnie Garmus

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • Bookpage
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Irish Times
  • OMP
  • The Reading Lists
  • Waterstones

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK – A must-read debut! Meet Elizabeth Zott: a “formidable, unapologetic and inspiring” (…



5.) Our Missing Hearts written by Celeste Ng

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bookpage
  • Goodreads
  • Indigo
  • LA Times
  • The Reading Lists
  • Waterstones

The Reese’s Book Club October Pick – An instant New York Times bestseller From the #1 bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, comes the inspiri…



4.) The Marriage Portrait written by Maggie O’Farrell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Depository
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Booktopia
  • Financial Times
  • Five Books
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER – The author of Hamnet–New York Times best seller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner–brings the world of Renai…



3.) Trust written by Hernan Diaz

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Bookpage
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz
  • Financial Times
  • Kirkus
  • LA Times
  • OMP
  • Powells
  • Waterstones

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE Named one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2022 by The New Yorker “Buzzy and enthralling …A glorious novel about empires an…



2.) Lessons written by Ian McEwan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Abe Books
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Depository
  • Bookpage
  • Financial Times
  • Irish Times
  • LA Times
  • Publishers Weekly
  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones

When the world is still counting the cost of the Second World War and the Iron Curtain has closed, eleven-year-old Roland Baines’s life is turned upsi…



1.) Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow written by Gabrielle Zevin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • Bookpage
  • Goodreads
  • Kirkus
  • LA Times
  • OMP
  • Powells
  • Waterstones

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER – In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends–often in love, but …




The 250+ Additional Best Fiction Books Released In 2022



47) Afterlives – Abdulrazak Gurnah List: (Bookpage, Five Books)

48) All The Broken Places – John Boyne List: (Amazon, Waterstones)

49) Black Cake – Charmaine Wilkerson List: (Abe Books, The Reading Lists)

50) Bliss Montage – Ling Ma List: (Kirkus, Powells)

51) Book Lovers – Emily Henry List: (Indigo, The Reading Lists)

52) Brown Girls – Daphne Palasi Andreades List: (Irish Times, Kirkus)

53) Calling for a Blanket Dance – Oscar Hokeah List: (Abe Books, Bookpage)

54) Darling – India Knight List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

55) Diary of a Void – Emi Yagi List: (Book Depository, NYPL)

56) Dr. No – Percival Everett List: (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly)

57) Elizabeth Finch – Julian Barnes List: (The Telegraph, Waterstones)

58) Forever Home – Graham Norton List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

59) Free Love – Tessa Hadley List: (Abe Books, Waterstones)

60) French Braid – Anne Tyler List: (Abe Books, Waterstones)

61) Horse – Geraldine Brooks List: (Abe Books, Bookshop Santa Cruz)

62) How High We Go In the Dark – Sequoia Nagamatsu List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz, Powells)

63) It Starts with Us – Colleen Hoover List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

64) Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro List: (Five Books, The Reading Lists)

65) Lapvona – Ottessa Moshfegh List: (Five Books, Waterstones)

66) Love Untold – Ruth Jones List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

67) Mad Honey – Jodi Picoult List: (Amazon, Waterstones)

68) Mecca – Susan Straight List: (Kirkus, LA Times)

69) Natural History – Andrea Barrett List: (Bookpage, Kirkus)

70) People Person – Candice Carty-Williams List: (Barnes & Noble, Waterstones)

71) Scattered All Over the Earth – Yoko Tawada, trans. from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani List: (Powells, Publishers Weekly)

72) Small Things Like These – Claire Keegan List: (Book Depository, Five Books)

73) Take My Hand – Dolen Perkins-Valdez List: (Amazon, Blue Willow Bookshop)

74) The Bullet That Missed – Richard Osman List: (Kirkus, The Reading Lists)

75) The Consequences – Manuel Muñoz List: (Bookpage, Bookshop Santa Cruz)

76) The House of Fortune – Jessie Burton List: (Irish Times, Waterstones)

77) The Night Ship – Jess Kidd List: (Barnes & Noble, Waterstones)

78) The Pachinko Parlour – Elisa Shua Dusapin List: (Book Depository, Powells)

79) The Romantic – William Boyd List: (Abe Books, Waterstones)

80) The Swimmers – Julie Otsuka List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz, Publishers Weekly)

81) The Town of Babylon – Alejandro Varela List: (Large Hearted Biy, Publishers Weekly)

82) The Trees – Percival Everett List: (Five Books, The Telegraph)

83) The Unfolding – A.M. Homes List: (Book Depository, Waterstones)

84) True Biz – Sara Nović List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz, Publishers Weekly)

85) When We Were Birds – Ayanna Lloyd Banwo List: (OMP, Powells)

86) Wish You Were Here – Jodi Picoult List: (Book Depository, Goodreads)

87) A CALM & NORMAL HEART – Chelsea T. Hicks List: (Kirkus)
88) A Desolation Called Peace – Arkady Martine List: (Five Books)
89) A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting – Sophie Irwin List: (Waterstones)
90) A Minor Chorus: A Novel – Billy-Ray Belcourt List: (Indigo)
91) A New Name: Septology VI-VII – Jon Fosse List: (Five Books)
92) A River Called Time – Courttia Newland List: (Five Books)
93) A TASTE OF GOLD AND IRON – Alexandra Rowland List: (Kirkus)
94) A Terrible Kindness – Jo Browning Wroe List: (Waterstones)
95) Acts of Service: A Novel – Lillian Fishman List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
96) Again, Rachel – Marian Keyes List: (Waterstones)
97) All Along the Echo – List: (The Telegraph)
98) All That’s Left Unsaid – Tracey Lien List: (Booktopia)
99) All the Lovers in the Night – Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett, David Boyd List: (OMP)
100) Alone With You in the Ether – Olivie Blake List: (Waterstones)
101) AN OLIVE GROVE IN ENDS – Moses McKenzie List: (Kirkus)
102) And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer – Fredrik Backman List: (Book Depository)
103) Any Other Family – Eleanor Brown List: (OMP)
104) Are We Ever Our Own – Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
105) At the Table – List: (The Telegraph)
106) BABEL – R.F. Kuang List: (Kirkus)
107) BABEL – R.F. Kuang List: (Indigo)
108) Back On Country – Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing List: (Booktopia)
109) Beautiful World, Where Are You – Sally Rooney List: (The Reading Lists)
110) Bewilderment – Richard Powers List: (Book Depository)
111) Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel – Natalie Jenner List: (OMP)
112) Briefly, A Delicious Life – Nell Stevens List: (Financial Times)
113) Cat Lady – Dawn O’Porter List: (Waterstones)
114) Checkout 19 – Claire Louise Bennett List: (Powells)
115) Chilean Poet – List: (LA Times)
116) Cleopatra and Frankenstein – List: (Goodreads)
117) Cloud Cuckoo Land – Anthony Doerr List: (The Reading Lists)
118) Crossroads – Jonathan Franzen List: (Book Depository)
119) Cursed Bunny – Bora Chung List: (Five Books)
120) Dawnlands – Philippa Gregory List: (Waterstones)
121) Dead Collections: A Novel – Isaac Fellman List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
122) Death to the Emperor – Simon Scarrow List: (Waterstones)
123) Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Novel – Harry Josephine Giles List: (Five Books)
124) Delilah Green Doesn’t Care – Ashley Herring Blake List: (Five Books)
125) Devil House – John Darnielle List: (Publishers Weekly)
126) DIABLO MESA – Douglas Preston List: (Kirkus)
127) Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta – List: (NYPL)
128) Digging Up Love – Chandra Blumberg List: (Five Books)
129) Dinosaurs – Lydia Millet List: (Publishers Weekly)
130) Dirt Town – Hayley Scrivenor List: (Booktopia)
131) Disorientation – Elaine Hsieh Chou List: (Large Hearted Biy)
132) Do You Take This Man – Denise Williams List: (Five Books)
133) Elektra – Jennifer Saint List: (Waterstones)
134) Elena Knows – Claudia Piñeiro List: (Five Books)
135) Elizabeth of York: The Last White Rose – Alison Weir List: (Waterstones)
136) Essex Dogs – Dan Jones List: (Waterstones)
137) Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone – Benjamin Stevenson List: (Booktopia)
138) Fairy Tale – Stephen King List: (Book Depository)
139) Family Tree – Josh Pyke List: (Booktopia)
140) Fiona and Jane – List: (LA Times)
141) Fortune – Amanda Smyth List: (Five Books)
142) Foster – Claire Keegan List: (NYPL)
143) Freckles – Cecelia Ahern List: (Book Depository)
144) Galatea – Madeline Miller List: (Waterstones)
145) Girl Friends – Holly Bourne List: (Book Depository)
146) Girlcrush – Florence Given List: (Book Depository)
147) Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone – Diana Gabaldon List: (Book Depository)
148) Godmersham Park – Gill Hornby List: (Waterstones)
149) Good Taste – Caroline Scott List: (Book Depository)
150) Greenland: A Novel – David Santos Donaldson List: (OMP)
151) Half-Blown Rose: A Novel – Leesa Cross-Smith List: (OMP)
152) Haven – Emma Donoghue List: (Irish Times)
153) Heaven – Mieko Kawakami List: (Five Books)
154) Hidden Pictures – Jason Rekulak List: (The Reading Lists)
155) Homesickness – Colin Barrett List: (Irish Times)
156) Honey & Spice – Bolu Babalola List: (Waterstones)
157) How It Went – Wendell Berry List: (Bookpage)
158) How to Adjust to the Dark – Rebecca Van Laer List: (Large Hearted Biy)
159) Human Blues – Elisa Albert List: (Publishers Weekly)
160) I Am Not Who You Think I Am: A Novel – Eric Rickstad List: (Five Books)
161) Idol – Louise O’Neill List: (Irish Times)
162) IF AN EGYPTIAN CANNOT SPEAK ENGLISH – Noor Naga List: (Kirkus)
163) If I Survive You – Jonathan Escoffery List: (Bookpage)
164) INVASION OF THE SPIRIT PEOPLE – Juan Pablo Villalobos List: (Kirkus)
165) Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting –  Clare Pooley List: (Blue Willow Bookshop)
166) Ithaca – Claire North List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
167) Jawbone – Mónica Ojeda (tr. Sarah Booker) List: (Powells)
168) Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc – Katherine J. Chen List: (OMP)
169) Kick the Latch – Kathryn Scanlan List: (NYPL)
170) KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE – Deanna Raybourn List: (Kirkus)
171) LESSER KNOWN MONSTERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY – Kim Fu List: (Kirkus)
172) Lessons: A novel – Ian McEwan List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
173) Limberlost – Robbie Arnott List: (Booktopia)
174) Little Wing – Freya North List: (Book Depository)
175) Living Pictures – Polina Barskova, trans. from the Russian by Catherine Ciepiela List: (Publishers Weekly)
176) Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake – Mazey Eddings List: (Book Depository)
177) Lonely Castle in the Mirror – Mizuki Tsujimura List: (Book Depository)
178) Looking For Jane: A Novel – Heather Marshall List: (Indigo)
179) Lungfish – Meghan Gilliss List: (Powells)
180) Mage of Fools – Eugen Bacon List: (Large Hearted Biy)
181) Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies – Maddie Mortimer List: (Waterstones)
182) Marshmallow – Victoria Hannan List: (Booktopia)
183) Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North – Rachel Joyce List: (Waterstones)
184) Maybe Now – Colleen Hoover List: (Book Depository)
185) Men in My Situation: A Novel – Per Petterson List: (NYPL)
186) Mercury Pictures Presents: A Novel – Anthony Marra List: (OMP)
187) Molly & the Captain – Anthony Quinn List: (Waterstones)
188) Monarch – Candice Wuehle List: (Large Hearted Biy)
189) Moon Witch, Spider King – List: (The Telegraph)
190) MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW – Katie Gutierrez List: (Kirkus)
191) My Policeman – Bethan Roberts List: (Book Depository)
192) My Volcano: A Novel – John Elizabeth Stintzi List: (NYPL)
193) New and Selected Stories – Cristina Rivera Garza, trans. from the Spanish by Sarah Booker et al. List: (Publishers Weekly)
194) News of the Dead – James Robertson List: (Five Books)
195) No One Left to Come Looking for You: A Novel – Sam Lipsyte List: (NYPL)
196) Nobody Gets Out Alive: Stories – Leigh Newman List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
197) Notes on an Execution – List: (Goodreads)
198) Now We Are Forgiven – Tim Lott List: (Book Depository)
199) NSFW: A Novel – Isabel Kaplan List: (Amazon)
200) Oh William! – Elizabeth Strout List: (Five Books)
201) One Moonlit Night – Rachel Hore List: (Book Depository)
202) Other Birds – List: (Goodreads)
203) Our Share of Night: A Novel – Mariana Enriquez List: (Five Books)
204) Pandora – Susan Stokes-Chapman List: (Waterstones)
205) Portrait of a Thief: A Novel – Grace D. Li List: (OMP)
206) Properties of Thirst –  Marianne Wiggins List: (Blue Willow Bookshop)
207) Razorblade Tears – S.A. Cosby List: (Five Books)
208) Red Widow – Alma Katsu List: (Five Books)
209) Reminders of Him: A Novel – Colleen Hoover List: (Amazon)
210) Reputation – Sarah Vaughan List: (Book Depository)
211) Rock, Paper, Scissors – Alice Feeney List: (Five Books)
212) Rose Nicolson: A Novel – Andrew Greig List: (Five Books)
213) Runt – Craig Silvey List: (Booktopia)
214) SAINT DEATH’S DAUGHTER – C.S.E. Cooney List: (Kirkus)
215) Saint Sebastian’s Abyss: A Novel – Mark Haber List: (NYPL)
216) Seasons of Purgatory – Shahriar Mandanipour, trans. from the Persian by Sara Khalili List: (Publishers Weekly)
217) SECRET IDENTITY – Alex Segura List: (Kirkus)
218) Seven Days in June – Tia Williams List: (The Reading Lists)
219) Seven Empty Houses – Samanta Schweblin (tr. Megan McDowell) List: (Powells)
220) Seven Steeples – Sara Baume List: (Large Hearted Biy)
221) Signal Fires: A Novel – Dani Shapiro List: (Amazon)
222) Singing Lessons for the Stylish Canary – Laura Stanfill List: (Powells)
223) Skyward Inn – Aliya Whiteley List: (Five Books)
224) Solenoid – Mircea Cartarescu, trans. from the Romanian by Sean Cotter List: (Publishers Weekly)
225) Some of Them Will Carry Me – Giada Scodellaro List: (Powells)
226) Son of Sin – Omar Sakr List: (Booktopia)
227) Sorrow and Bliss – Meg Mason List: (The Reading Lists)
228) Stella Maris – Cormac McCarthy List: (Waterstones)
229) Stone Blind – Natalie Haynes List: (Waterstones)
230) Stories from the Tenants Downstairs – Sidik Fofana List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
231) Such Big Dreams – Reema Patel List: (Abe Books)
232) SWEET, SOFT, PLENTY RHYTHM – Laura Warrell List: (Kirkus)
233) The American Roommate Experiment – Elena Armas List: (Book Depository)
234) THE BERLIN EXCHANGE – Joseph Kanon List: (Kirkus)
235) The Bodyguard: A Novel – Katherine Center List: (OMP)
236) The Book Eaters – Sunyi Dean List: (Indigo)
237) The Book of Magic – Alice Hoffman List: (Book Depository)
238) The Cartographers – Peng Shepherd List: (Abe Books)
239) THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR – Nina de Gramont List: (Kirkus)
240) The Dance Tree – Kiran Millwood Hargrave List: (Waterstones)
241) The ­Disappearance of Josef Mengele – List: (The Telegraph)
242) The Engagement – Nasheema Lennon List: (Book Depository)
243) The Exhibitionist – List: (The Telegraph)
244) THE FAMILY CHAO – Lan Samantha Chang List: (Kirkus)
245) The Fell – Sarah Moss List: (Book Depository)
246) The Fortunes of Jaded Women: A Novel – Carolyn Huynh List: (Indigo)
247) The Geometer Lobachevsky – Adrian Duncan List: (Irish Times)
248) The Giver of Stars – Jojo Moyes List: (The Reading Lists)
249) The Hero of This Book: A Novel – Elizabeth McCracken List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
250) The Hotel Nantucket – List: (Goodreads)
251) The House with the Golden Door – Elodie Harper List: (Waterstones)
252) The Hurting Kind – Ada Limón List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
253) THE KINGDOM OF SAND – Andrew Holleran List: (Kirkus)
254) The Leviathan – Rosie Andrews List: (Waterstones)
255) The Magician – Colm Tóibín List: (Five Books)
256) The Measure: A Novel – Nikki Erlick List: (OMP)
257) The Memory Librarian – List: (LA Times)
258) The Men – List: (The Telegraph)
259) The Mermaid of Black Conch – Monique Roffey List: (Large Hearted Biy)
260) The Mother – Jane Caro List: (Booktopia)
261) The Night Interns – Austin Duffy List: (Irish Times)
262) The Night She Disappeared – Lisa Jewell List: (The Reading Lists)
263) The No-Show – Beth O’Leary List: (Waterstones)
264) THE PAGES – Hugo Hamilton List: (Kirkus)
265) THE PARADOX HOTEL – Rob Hart List: (Kirkus)
266) The School for Good Mothers – Jessamine Chan List: (Large Hearted Biy)
267) The Seaplane on Final Approach – List: (LA Times)
268) The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho – Paterson Joseph List: (Waterstones)
269) The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding – Holly Ringland List: (Booktopia)
270) The Sidekick – Benjamin Markovits List: (Irish Times)
271) The Singularities – List: (The Telegraph)
272) The Sleeping Car Porter – Suzette Mayr List: (Publishers Weekly)
273) THE SPEAR CUTS THROUGH WATER – Simon Jimenez List: (Kirkus)
274) The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern – Rita Zoey Chin List: (Large Hearted Biy)
275) The Turnout – Megan Abbott List: (Five Books)
276) The Two Lives of Sara – Catherine Adel West List: (Amazon)
277) The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy – Megan Bannen List: (Five Books)
278) The Village Idiot – Steve Stern List: (Publishers Weekly)
279) The Wall – Marlen Haushofer (tr. Shaun Whiteside) List: (Powells)
280) The Whalebone Theatre – Joanna Quinn List: (Waterstones)
281) The White Girl – Tony Birch List: (Abe Books)
282) The Whitewash – Siang Lu List: (Booktopia)
283) The Witches of Moonshyne Manor: A Witchy Rom-Com Novel – Bianca Marais List: (OMP)
284) The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On – Franny Choi List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
285) The Younger Wife – Sally Hepworth List: (Book Depository)
286) There’s Been a Little Incident – Alice Ryan List: (Irish Times)
287) These Toxic Things: A Thriller – Rachel Howzell Hall List: (Five Books)
288) Things We Do In The Dark: A Novel – Jennifer Hillier List: (Indigo)
289) Thistlefoot – GennaRose Nethercott List: (Large Hearted Biy)
290) Three’s A Crowd – Simon Booker List: (Book Depository)
291) Thrust – Lidia Yuknavitch List: (Powells)
292) Tiepolo Blue – James Cahill List: (Waterstones)
293) Time Is a Mother – Ocean Vuong List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
294) Toad – List: (LA Times)
295) Together, Again – Milly Johnson List: (Book Depository)
296) Tomb of Sand – Geetanjali Shree List: (Five Books)
297) Treacle Walker – Alan Garner List: (Five Books)
298) Unnecessary Drama – Nina Kenwood List: (Booktopia)
299) Vagabonds! – Eloghosa Osunde List: (Waterstones)
300) Vanessa Jared’s Got a Man – LaQuette List: (Five Books)
301) Violeta – Isabel Allende List: (Waterstones)
302) Wake – Shelley Burr List: (Booktopia)
303) We All Want Impossible Things: A Novel – Catherine Newman List: (Amazon)
304) We Are the Light: A Novel – Matthew Quick List: (Amazon)
305) We Spread – Iain Reid List: (Indigo)
306) Weasels in the Attic – Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd List: (OMP)
307) Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years – Joy Harjo List: (Bookshop Santa Cruz)
308) Wergen: The Alien Love War – Mercurio D Rivera List: (Five Books)
309) When I Sing, Mountains Dance: A Novel – Irene Solà List: (NYPL)
310) WHERE WE END & BEGIN – Jane Igharo List: (Kirkus)
311) Which Side Are You On – Ryan Lee Wong List: (OMP)
312) White Horse – Erika T. Wurth List: (Abe Books)
313) With This Kiss – Carrie Hope Fletcher List: (Waterstones)
314) Woman, Eating: A Literary Vampire Novel – Claire Kohda List: (OMP)
315) Wrong Place, Wrong Time –  Gillian McAllister List: (Blue Willow Bookshop)
316) Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? – Lizzie Damilola Blackburn List: (Waterstones)
317) Yoga – Emmanuel Carrère List: (Five Books)
318) You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty – Akwaeke Emezi List: (Waterstones)



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Abe Books The best books of 2022
Amazon Best literature and fiction of 2022
Barnes & Noble Best Fiction Books 2022
Blue Willow Bookshop The Best Books of 2022
Book Depository Best Books of 2022
Bookpage Best Fiction of 2022
Bookshop Santa Cruz Best Literary Fiction & Poetry of the Year 2022
Booktopia Booktopia’s Best Fiction Books of 2022
Financial Times Best books of 2022: Fiction
Five Books BEST FICTION OF 2022
Goodreads Best Fiction
Indigo Top 10 Best Fiction of 2022
Irish Times The Irish Times books of the year: Best fiction of 2022
Kirkus Best Fiction Books of the Year
LA Times 15 fiction books that follow their own rules — and make great gifts
Large Hearted Biy Favorite Novels of 2022
NYPL Best Books for Adults 2022
OMP OMP’s Best Books of 2022
Powells Best Books of 2022: Fiction
Publishers Weekly Best Fiction
The Reading Lists THE BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2022
The Telegraph Best fiction books 2022: from To Paradise to Young Mungo
Waterstones The Best Books of 2022: Fiction
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