Amazon announce best books of the year 2022

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Amazon Books Editors have chosen their annual Best Books of the Year, hand selected from amongst the best releases of the last 12 months.

Amazon Books Editors are dedicated to helping customers discover books and authors – whether that be new releases, or books they may not have explored yet – and, in the process, find their next great read. Discover both lists below and take inspiration for your own reading list, or to give to a loved one.

The Amazon Editorial team’s best picks of the year span genres including literary fiction, cookery, memoir and crime thriller; featuring beloved authors such as Stephen King and Barbara Kingsolver, irresistible new cookbooks from Nadiya Hussain and Sabrina Ghayour, and unforgettable fiction debuts from Bob Mortimer and Bonnie Garmus.

Best Books of the Year: Fiction 

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin

Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus

The Satsuma Complex
Bob Mortimer

Wrong Place Wrong Time
Gillian McAllister

Tara M. Stringfellow

Carnival Blues
Damien Boyd

Our Missing Hearts
Celeste Ng

Demon Copperhead
Barbara Kingsolver

Young Mungo
Douglas Stuart

Fairy Tale
Stephen King

I’m Glad My Mom Died
Jennette McCurdy

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?
Dr Julie Smith

Unlawful Killings: Life, Love and Murder
Her Honour Wendy Joseph QC

Nadiya’s Everyday Baking
Nadiya Hussain

The Escape Artist
Jonathan Freedland

I Heard What You Said: A Black teacher, a white system, a revolution in education
Jeffrey Boakye

Persiana Everyday
Sabrina Ghayour

Stolen Focus
Johann Hari

Davina McCall, Dr. Naomi Potter

Finding Me
Viola Davis


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