Welcome to the greatest fiction of 2022. It’s a busy year of big-name writers, breakout authors, and debuts jostling for your “to read” lists. Paving the way is very ambitious and expected from Hanya Yanagihara In Paradise which follows its emblematic A little life. There are also new books from much-loved authors, including Candice Carty-Williams with people person, Monica Ali, Nina Stibbe, Marian Keyes and Lucy Foley. Other books everyone will be talking about include the entertaining and uplifting books black cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, the heartbreaking Take my hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the addictive Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook and the Revolutionary Crawl by Leila Mottley.
Thrillers, coming-of-age stories, comedies, romance and historical fiction – 2022 has it all. There are books that address the things that affect us right now (burnout in Career and disputes over vaccination in The herd) as well as gothic and horror novels that will leave you feeling edgy and unsure at 4am. There are also some really fun reads that will transport and uplift you – which we’re very supportive of – so start pre-ordering now. These are the 40 books you’ll want to read this year.