If you’re looking for an exciting read this year, why not check out the best seller books of 2022?
Get excited, book lovers! From gripping thrillers to captivating romances, this year has plenty of books that have won over readers everywhere—and this list includes the best of the best from a wide variety of stories, genres, and authors—all ready to be read and enjoyed.
What makes best-selling books so exciting? Aside from the fact that they have sold thousands of copies, best sellers often represent the best of what literature has to offer. Whether it’s an engaging plot, a unique writing style, or a story that touches on important topics, bestsellers are the books to which readers keep coming back.
This is also a great opportunity for readers to discover new authors and stories they may not have encountered before. So whether you’re looking to find a new favorite book or want to get the best books of 2022, here are the top 25 bestsellers of 2022. From literary fiction to fantasy and science fiction, there’s something for everyone on this list. So get ready to explore some of the best books out there!
Get Ready to the Best Books of 2022!
Lessons in Chemistry
by Bonnie Garmus
A captivating coming-of-age story about one woman’s determination to break free of society’s expectations and forge her own path. Elizabeth Zott is an unconventional chemist working at the all-male Hastings Research Institute in the early 1960s. Despite her colleagues’ unscientific view of equality, she finds a kindred spirit in Calvin Evans, a Nobel–prize-nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with her mind. When she later finds herself unexpectedly single and starring in America’s most beloved cooking show, Supper At Six, Elizabeth proves that you don’t need to follow the traditional paths to make something great of your life. With lessons for both men and women alike, Lessons In Chemistry will make you laugh and cry as you follow Elizabeth’s story of resilience, courage, and heart.
A World of Curiosities
by Louise Penny
A World of Curiosities is the eighteenth novel in Louise Penny’s beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. In this installment, Gamache and his team are called back to Three Pines when a letter written by an old stone mason reveals a hidden room filled with mysteries and curiosities. As Chief Inspector Gamache works to uncover the hidden secrets, he soon realizes that there are puzzles within puzzles and messages warning of mayhem and revenge. With each discovery, Gamache is left wondering if his team has released an old enemy into their world. Can Chief Inspector Gamache protect Three Pines from a powerful threat that might just be unstoppable?
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
by Gabrielle Zevin
A masterful exploration of two creative friends whose lives become intertwined as they strive to break new ground with their work. Spanning three decades, this heart-breaking yet uplifting story details the successes and failures of Sam Masur and Sadie Green as they struggle to pursue their dreams while navigating broken relationships. As they confront the realities of life’s ups and downs, will their friendship be strong enough to survive? Full of complex characters and vivid settings, this novel offers an honest look at human relationships amidst the backdrop of ambition. Readers will be moved by Zevin’s unforgettable narrative about love and loss, identity and creativity.
by Barbara Kingsolver
An inspiring coming-of-age story set in the mountains of Southern Appalachia. It tells the remarkable journey of Demon, a fifteen-year-old boy born to a single mother and with no assets beyond his copper hair and caustic wit. The novel follows Demon as he braves the perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, and devastating heartbreak as he strives to be seen in a world that wants to overlook him. With poverty, resilience, and transformation themes, Kingsolver draws from the inspiration of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield while giving readers an unflinching look at modern-day Appalachia.
by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
This gripping story follows Olivia McAfee, a single mother who has returned to her hometown of Adams, New Hampshire, after her husband’s dark secrets shattered her picture-perfect life. Olivia takes over her father’s beekeeping business as she and her son, Asher, attempt to rebuild their lives. Meanwhile, Lily Campanello moves to Adams with her mother, hoping for a fresh start amid family turmoil. When Asher falls for the new girl in school and Lily can’t help but return his affections, what starts as a sweet love story quickly turns tragic when Lily is found dead, and Asher becomes the prime suspect. With suspenseful twists and turns at every corner, Mad Honey explores the secrets we keep and the risks we take to become ourselves.
Save for Later
by Harlan Coben
A thrilling novel that follows Wilde, a man who has returned to the Ramapo Mountains. After discovering a DNA match on an online ancestry database, Wilde searches for his long-lost father and finds more questions than answers. With the help of his last lead–a second cousin with an epic fall from grace–Wilde must uncover the truth about The Stranger, a dangerous fugitive with an increasing following. Combining action, suspense, and intricate plot twists, The Match will keep readers engrossed until the end.
The Paris Apartment
by Lucy Foley
Set in a luxurious Paris apartment building, this intriguing locked-room mystery tells about Jess, who newly single and broke, unexpectedly discovers her half-brother Ben’s lavish and secretive lifestyle when she moves into his Paris home to recuperate from a broken heart. She soon finds that all the residents of the building have something to hide, and as Jess digs into her brother’s past, she finds that his future is in serious jeopardy. She must unravel the secrets of each tenant before it’s too late. With its deeply suspenseful atmosphere and complex characters, The Paris Apartment is a captivating mystery novel that will keep readers guessing until the very end.
by Stephen King
An exciting and emotional coming-of-age story that immerses readers in a thrilling fantasy world. Seventeen-year-old Charlie Reade lives in a small town with his dad. Grief and secrets drive them both until he meets Howard Bowditch, an elderly recluse who lives at the top of a big hill with his loyal dog, Radar. When Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a mysterious cassette tape that tells the story of a portal to another world—a world filled with danger and enchantment. With help from Radar and some unlikely allies, Charlie embarks on an epic journey to save his home from overwhelming evil. Filled with magic, adventure, and heartwarming moments of friendship and courage, Fairy Tale celebrates discovery and hope in facing adversity.
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by Nicholas Sparks
Dreamland is a captivating story of love and redemption set against an ever-shifting landscape. Nicholas Sparks weaves together the stories of Beverly, Colby, and Morgan in a heartfelt exploration of the past’s power to shape the present. It follows each character through their own personal journey as they confront their innermost fears and learn to embrace life’s challenges. This is a must-read for fans of Sparks’ work, as well as anyone looking for an emotional roller coaster ride filled with hope, heartache, and, ultimately, joy.
by Nita Prose
A thrilling mystery novel about a hotel maid who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. It follows Molly Gray, an eccentric yet endearing protagonist, on her journey to uncover the truth and clear her name. Along the way, she meets unexpected allies willing to help her out of this precarious situation, as well as some enemies determined to keep her from finding out what really happened. The Maid is an exciting page-turner that will keep you guessing until its stunning conclusion. With its intriguing characters and suspenseful plot twists, Nita Prose’s book is sure to captivate readers of all ages and backgrounds. A must-read for anyone looking for a gripping mystery!
The Hotel Nantucket
by Elin Hilderbrand
Set in the seaside town of Nantucket Island off the coast of Massachusetts, Lizbet Keaton finds herself struggling after a bad breakup with her long-term boyfriend. When she is named as the new General Manager of the Hotel Nantucket, a once Gilded Age gem now in disrepair, Lizbet hopes that she can turn things around with her local knowledge and charismatic staff. However, as she discovers the hotel’s troubled past from a tragic fire in 1922 that killed 19-year-old chambermaid Grace Hadley – now said to haunt the halls – Lizbet must also figure out her own romantic uncertainty as well. With a mix of emotional depth, multiple points of view, and added Roaring Twenties history, The Hotel Nantucket is a compelling summer drama.
All Good People Here
by Ashley Flowers
This gripping thriller looks into the secrets of a small town and the unsolved case of a missing girl. Margot Davies, who grew up in Wakarusa, Indiana, returns home to help take care of her uncle after he is diagnosed with early-onset dementia. But when news breaks about another missing girl, Natalie Clark, under circumstances eerily similar to January Jacobs, whose mysterious disappearance begins to haunt Margot again. With every passing day and each new clue she finds, Margot is determined to find Natalie and solve January’s murder once and for all. But uncovering secrets has a cost, as Margot soon discovers that not everyone in Wakarusa wants her asking questions about the past.
Carrie Soto is Back
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Carrie Soto was once the reigning champion of tennis, but six years after her retirement, she finds herself watching her record being taken from her by a younger player. With grit and determination, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement for one final season with the help of her father and ex-pro, Bowe Huntley. Taylor Jenkins Reid tells a riveting story that is both emotional and inspiring in this unforgettable novel.
Save for Later
One Italian Summer
by Rebecca Serle
A tender and heartwarming story about Katy, who faces the most difficult summer of her life following her mother’s death. Katy bravely embarks on the mother-daughter trip to Positano that they had been planning for years, only to find out that she has somehow got her mother back. Through stunning scenery, delicious food, and newfound relationships, Katy gets to know Carol before she becomes her mother. Katy must reconcile the mother she thought she knew with the young woman still learning about life.
It Starts With Us
by Colleen Hoover
The highly-anticipated sequel to the bestselling phenomenon It Ends With Us. Set in Los Angeles, this gripping story follows Lily and her ex-husband Ryle as they navigate a civil co-parenting rhythm while she begins a new relationship with her first love, Atlas Corrigan. Through alternating perspectives, this novel explores the complexities of love, relationships, and jealousy as Lily embraces a second chance at true love. With its unforgettable characters, heartbreaking twists, and turns, and Colleen Hoover’s signature style of emotional storytelling, It Starts with Us is sure to captivate fans of both contemporary fiction and romance.
by Emily Henry
Set in the small town of Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, this contemporary romance follows literary agent Nora Stephens and book editor Charlie Lastra as they reluctantly spend time together over the summer and discover that their carefully crafted stories of themselves may not be entirely true. With the help of a few plot twists and coincidences, Nora and Charlie learn to become the heroes in each other’s story.
I’m Glad My Mom Died
by Jennette McCurdy
I’m Glad My Mom Died is an honest and candid memoir from Jennette McCurdy, best known for her roles in Nickelodeon’s iCarly and Sam & Cat. The book recounts the struggles of growing up as a child actor – including eating disorders, addiction, and an intense relationship with her mother – how she regained control of her life and ultimately came to terms with her mother’s death.
House of Sky and Breath
by Sarah J. Maas
The exciting sequel to House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas follows Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar as they attempt to return to a normal life after saving Crescent City. However, with the Asteri rulers tightening their grip on power, they must decide whether to stay silent or fight for what is right. This sexy and action-packed story follows the characters as they battle to save their world from destruction.
Reminders of Him
by Colleen Hoover
Another emotional roller coaster by bestselling author Collen Hoover. This is the story of Kenna, a woman trying to make amends for her past and reunite with her daughter after serving five years in prison. The journey isn’t easy, and as she struggles to rebuild bridges that have been burned, Ledger Ward–a local bar owner–is there to help ease the way. The story is filled with complex characters and an intense plot that will keep readers guessing until the end.
The Atlas Six
by Olivie Blake
Every decade, only six magicians are chosen to join the prestigious Alexandrian Society. For the newest recruits, it’s a life-changing opportunity that comes with immense power and prestige beyond their wildest dreams. For those brave enough to accept their invitation, it means unlocking hidden magical powers and joining an inner circle of elite magicians. But the quest for knowledge comes with a heavy price, and not everyone who joins the society will survive. With rivals that threaten to tear them apart and enemies circling at every turn, these six magicians must use all of their wit, skill, and courage to prove themselves worthy― or risk losing everything they’ve ever worked for in pursuit of their dreams.
A Flicker in The Dark
by Stacy Willingham
An impressive debut novel that follows Chloe Davis, a psychologist in Baton Rouge. When several teenage girls go missing in her small Louisiana town, Chloe’s life takes an unexpected turn as she looks for answers and finds parallels to her own past. In this powerful novel of suspense and secrets, Stacy Willingham weaves an evocative and gripping story of a woman’s search for the truth and her struggle to move forward while dealing with the aftermath.
by Isabel Allende
Violeta is the story of a woman’s remarkable life, set against the backdrop of some of history’s most tumultuous events. Written as a love letter to someone she loves above all others, Violeta’s evocative and passionate story speaks of the power of resilience in the face of adversity, sweeping readers through times of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss, and immense joy. As Violeta navigates her way through these events with an unforgettable passion, determination, and sense of humor, Isabel Allende takes readers on an epic journey that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.
by Charmaine Wilkerson
Black Cake is an exploration of what it means to be part of a family and the stories that shape us. Through Eleanor’s secrets, her children Byron and Benny must unravel their mother’s history and reckon with the inherited pain of their past. As they piece together the truth about their lineage, they learn how to move forward even in the face of familial trauma. Charmaine Wilkerson’s beautiful, lyrical writing brings to life a story about legacy, identity, and reconciliation.
The Diamond Eye
by Kate Quinn
A passionate, thrilling tale of one woman’s journey to becoming the deadliest female sniper in history. It follows protagonist Mila Pavlichenko as she navigates her way through war-torn Ukraine and Russia, learning how to hone her skills on the battlefields of the Eastern Front and later sharing a connection with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt while on a publicity tour in America. With heart-pounding action, vivid details, and captivating characters, The Diamond Eye is sure to keep readers riveted until the very end.
Remarkably Bright Creatures
by Shelby Van Pelt
A heartwarming tale of friendship and resilience set in the backdrop of the Sowell Bay Aquarium. Tova Sullivan’s life has been filled with sorrow since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, disappeared over thirty years ago. One night while working at the aquarium, she meets Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus with incredible knowledge that goes beyond what anyone can imagine. With Marcellus’ help, Tova is able to uncover clues from her past, which could lead to finding her lost son. Remarkably Bright Creatures is a touching story about never giving up hope.
These bestselling books of 2022 will have readers captivated from beginning to end with their thrilling stories full of mystery, passion, and emotion. No matter the genre or topic, these books are sure to keep readers engaged for hours on end.