The Best Books Of 2022

Since 2015 I have aggregated year-end “Best Book”  lists, ranking the titles appearing on the most lists for a variety of genres. I started making the lists because I was reading a lot at the time and wanted to know some of the top books from the previous year. Sites like Metacritic had aggregated lists of Albums or Movies that ranked high on several lists, but I couldn’t find one for books.

I threw together a format I thought worked, and did the very manual process of gathering and putting the information together. Gradually I created a slightly more streamlined process, but it is still a few day undertaking each year. I make some affiliate money on the website I post, Bookscrolling, but not enough to pay for the time it takes.

Honestly, I’m now in a position where I have done it long enough (8 years!), where I feel like I can’t stop now. I do also get a book bug every few months and use the lists to look back at what was popular in certain years so I can add way too many holds at the library.

Below are links to the 16 articles.

The Best Art, Photography, And Coffee Table Books

The Best AudioBooks

The Best Biography And Memoir Books

The Best Graphic Novels And Comics

The Best Cookbooks

The Best Fiction Books

The Best Books (All Categories)

The Best History Books

The Best Kids, Children, and Youth Books

The Best Mystery, Horror, and Thriller Books

The Best Nonfiction Books

The Best Picture Books

The Best Poetry Books

The Best Science And Nature Books

The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books

The Best Young Adult Books


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