10 Readers share their favorite books of 2022


My Favorite Book of 2022: 10 Readers Share

By BookBub, December 21, 2022

2022 has been a year filled with unforgettable new books that have kept us glued to the pages. We asked BookBub readers to share their favorite books of 2022, and they delivered great recommendations — from heartfelt contemporary novels to twisty thrillers and more! Read on to see their picks, and make sure to add them to your wishlist. 

Note: Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.

Book cover for The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

The School for Good Mothers

Jessamine Chan

Jill says“Ms. Chan provides a provocative narrative on the nature of modern-day parenting and its unrealistic and unattainable level of perfection. Part dystopian tragedy, part nightmare, The School for Good Mothers will disturb you to the core.”

Book cover for Trespasses by Louise Kennedy


Louise Kennedy

Judy says“A searing love story set amid the troubles in Northern Ireland. She shows the divisions and ties between family, friends, and communities in a devastating novel.”

Book cover for The Winners by Fredrik Backman

The Winners

Fredrik Backman

April saysThe Winners by Fredrik Backman was the best by far (in my opinion)!”

Book cover for Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Shelby Van Pelt

Sheri says“I absolutely loved this book. I couldn’t put it down and found myself actually crying at the end.”

Book cover for The Recruit by Alan Drew

The Recruit

Alan Drew

Nilton says“To date I have read 167 books. I can name these terrific books released this year: The Recruit by Alan Drew and Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt.”

Book cover for Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan

Before I Let Go

Kennedy Ryan

Sarah says: “Raw, real, passionate — this is Kennedy Ryan at the top of her game.”

Book cover for A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

A Flicker in the Dark

Stacy Willingham

Amy says“Such a well-written, twisty read that made me talk out loud at the pages!”

Book cover for Wayward by Chuck Wendig


Chuck Wendig

Ziggy says“The follow-up to his astounding Wanderers did not disappoint. This multilayered tale — at times horrifying, others hopeful — of an all-too-real-feeling apocalyptic future caused by AI and man out of control was simply astounding! It is rare to care for so many characters spread across so many scenarios like I did throughout this story!”

Book cover for Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Fairy Tale

Stephen King

Holly says“Beautiful fantasy, great characters. I would definitely reread it!”

Book cover for The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager

The House Across the Lake

Riley Sager

Eileen says“Could not put this one down.”

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