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Readers Share Their Favorite Books Read in 2022

Covers of readers' favorite books of the year
Bobrowsky, Tammy L
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Readers pick their favorite reads of the year.

The end of the year is a good time to look back and reflect on the previous year and this is no different when it comes to books! Maybe you kept up with all of the new best sellers or discovered some lesser-known, but amazing writers, or maybe you finally got around to reading some older books on your reading lists or dug out some of those classic works. On this edition of What We’re Reading, we’re hearing today about some of your favorite reads of 2022.

Here’s a list of those favorite books of the year, in the order as mentioned:

  • Albert Smith’s Culinary Capers, by Steve Higgs
  • The Overstory, by Richard Powers
  • The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho 
  • Furia, by Yamile Saied Mendez
  • The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
  • West With Giraffes, by Lynda Rutledge
  • The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles  
  • I Must Betray You, by Ruta Septys
  • Night of the Living Rez, by Morgan Talty
  • Woman of Light, by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  • Belle Greene, by Alexandra Lapierre
  • Nightcrawling, by Leila Mottley
  • Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus
  • The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea, by TJ Klune
  • How the Penguins Saved Veronica, by Hazel Prior
  • The Three Pines mystery series, by Louise Penny
  • The Trees, by Percival Everett
  • Dr. No, by Percival Everett
  • Bloodmarked, by Tracy Deonn
  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Killers of a Certain Age, by Deanna Rayborn
Tammy works at Bemidji State University's library, and she hosts "What We're Reading," a show about books and authors.