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Books of the Year 2022

At The Reading Agency, we have read a lot of brilliant books over the past year; books that have made us laugh, cry and left us with a lot to discuss. Members of our team have picked the books that have stood out for them this year and shared a few words on why they loved it. We hope you find some inspiration for your next read, or perhaps spot a few titles you have enjoyed yourself. Dive in today and don’t forget to tell us what you thought of any of the books on the list by tagging us on social media using #BooksOfTheYear and tagging @readingagency! Find out more about the list.

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Shehan Karunatilaka

there are more things by Yara Rodrigues Fowler

there are more things

Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Moon Witch, Spider King: Dark Star Trilogy 2 by Marlon James

Moon Witch, Spider King: Dark Star Trilogy 2

Marlon James

The Flames: A gripping historical novel set in 1900s Vienna, featuring four fiery women by Sophie Haydock

The Flames: A gripping historical novel set in 1900s Vienna, featuring four fiery women

Sophie Haydock

What A Mother's Love Don't Teach You by Sharma Taylor

What A Mother's Love Don't Teach You

Sharma Taylor

Young Mungo: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller by Douglas Stuart

Young Mungo: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Douglas Stuart

Honey & Spice: the heart-melting TikTok Book Club pick by Bolu Babalola

Honey & Spice: the heart-melting TikTok Book Club pick

Bolu Babalola

Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet by George Monbiot

Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet

George Monbiot

A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

A Flicker in the Dark

Stacy Willingham

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

Dave Grohl

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Our Missing Hearts

Celeste Ng

Mad Honey: The most compelling novel you'll read in 2022 by Jodi Picoult, and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mad Honey: The most compelling novel you'll read in 2022

Jodi Picoult, and, Jennifer Finney Boylan

Lessons by Ian McEwan

Lessons

Ian McEwan

Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie

Best of Friends

Kamila Shamsie

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

The Marriage Portrait

Maggie O'Farrell

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Demon Copperhead

Barbara Kingsolver

Rising to the Surface by Lenny  Henry

Rising to the Surface

Lenny Henry

Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez, and Megan McDowell

Our Share of Night

Mariana Enriquez, and, Megan McDowell

A Heart That Works: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER by Rob Delaney

A Heart That Works: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Rob Delaney

Cold Coast by Robyn Mundy

Cold Coast

Robyn Mundy

Yearbook 2022

The results are in! To celebrate National Reading Group Day on 14 September, we asked you for your recommendations for our 2022 Yearbook – the books that have made your group laugh, cry debate and more over the past year. We loved reading your recommendations and had a hard time selecting which books to put on our list. We hope that you enjoy them! Tell us what you thought of any of the books on the list by tagging us on social media using #booklist and tagging @readingagency!

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

The Bees by Laline Paull

The Bees

Laline Paull

A Gentleman in Moscow: The worldwide bestseller by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow: The worldwide bestseller

Amor Towles

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

The Girl with the Louding Voice: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick by Abi Dare

The Girl with the Louding Voice: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick

Abi Dare

Magpie by Elizabeth Day

Magpie

Elizabeth Day

Klara and the Sun: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 by Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Blood Tide (DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime Thrillers, Book 2) by Neil Lancaster

The Blood Tide (DS Max Craigie Scottish Crime Thrillers, Book 2)

Neil Lancaster

Themed booklists

We’ve collected together some of our previous booklists on a variety of themes and topics. Take a look to find your next read.

The Reading Agency Books of the Year 2022
Debuts of 2022
Poetry Recommendations
Yearbook 2022
Escape with a Book
Refugee Week 2022
Local and Community History Month
Autism
Wonder Women
LGBT+ History Month 2022
Hope
Books of the Year 2021
Noteworthy Non-Fiction
Perfect Poetry
The Power of Reading
For the Love of Books

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