Each new year brings a whole new list of books to read, and 2022 is no different. No matter what kind of genres you love to read, finding the top books to read in 2022 shouldn’t involve trawling through the internet. So of course we’ve made it even easier for you.
With the summer holidays just around the corner, you may be on the lookout for the top books to read. Featuring the best titles from the last few years that you haven’t read yet or the latest releases, here are the top books to read in 2022 that you should automatically add to your To-Be-Read list.
Top Books to Read in 2022
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
Genre: Literary Fiction
Published on: 12th December 2019
This No1. New York Times bestseller is part crime drama and part bildungsroman and follows the life of the ‘Marsh Girl’ – Kya. The story follows the ups and downs of her lonely life living in the marsh. With the help of those few people around her, she learns to read and write and makes a life for herself. The story is based in the isolated marsh of North Carolina from 1952 to 1969 and Kya’s story is intertwined with the investigation into the murder of Chase Andrews.
If you love a murder mystery wrapped into a coming-of-age story surrounded by nature, this book is the one for you. As of January 2022, it became one of the best-selling books of all time and has sold 12 million copies worldwide. Be sure to read this before the movie adaptation hits the big screens this year.
Every Summer After – Carley Fortune
Published on: 10th May 2022
Predicted to be the must-read of the summer, Carley Fortune’s debut novel is set in Ontario, Canada. The recent release follows couple Sam and Percy as they handle loss, unrequited love and broken promises. Their story spans two decades with a then/now narrative in a remarkable novel of how the people we love and the choices we make have an impact on our lives forever. While the premise isn’t unfamiliar, it is a book that will stay with you for a while after you’ve turned the final page.
People Person – Candice Carty-Williams
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Published on: 28th April 2022
From the bestselling author of Queenie, Candice Carty-Williams returns with another character-led laughter-filled novel that reveals the power of the family.
The story follows Dimple Pennington and her half-siblings, or what little she knows about them. With very little in common, they aren’t what you would call close family. Until she finds herself at the age of 30 with a life that isn’t really going anywhere. But when a dramatic event brings her closer to her 4 half-siblings and they are all reunited with their absent father, things start to get a bit complicated.
It Starts With Us – Colleen Hoover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Published on: 18th October 2022
Author Colleen Hoover has taken BookTok by storm and while she was already a bestseller, TikTok skyrocketed her popularity to new heights. While she has so many amazing books to choose from, It Ends With Us was the first of her novels to go viral on the social media platform. Six years after its release, CoHo (as called by her fans) is bringing back Lily and Atlas with the sequel It Starts With Us. This highly anticipated follow-up will tell Atlas’s side of the story and reveal what comes next for Tik Tok’s favourite fictional couple.
Not yet read the most talked-about book on TikTok? Get familiar with Lily and Atlas before the sequel is released in October.
Daisy Darker – Alice Feeney
Published on: 18th August 2022
This latest instalment from the international bestseller is yet another all-consuming story of psychological suspense. And of course, it wouldn’t be a thriller from Alice Feeney without a mind-blowing twist?
A bit about the plot… After years apart, the Darker family get together on a tiny island for Nana’s 80th birthday. But once the tide comes in they are cut off from the outside world with only each other for company for the next eight hours. What could possibly go wrong?
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