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The Booker Prize 2022

The longlist for the Booker Prize 2022 – the leading literary award in the English speaking world – has been announced, with a ‘Booker Dozen’ selected. Find out more about the list.

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Shehan Karunatilaka

Treacle Walker by Alan Garner

Treacle Walker

Alan Garner

Small Things Like These: Winner of the Orwell Prize by Claire Keegan

Small Things Like These: Winner of the Orwell Prize

Claire Keegan

Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo

Glory

NoViolet Bulawayo

The Colony: The International Bestseller by Audrey Magee

The Colony: The International Bestseller

Audrey Magee

BOOTH: From the million copy bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

BOOTH: From the million copy bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler

The Trees by Percival Everett

The Trees

Percival Everett

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

Maddie Mortimer

Nightcrawling: 'An electrifying debut' by Leila Mottley

Nightcrawling: 'An electrifying debut'

Leila Mottley

Trust by Hernan Diaz

Trust

Hernan Diaz

Oh William!: From the author of My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Oh William!: From the author of My Name is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout

Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Case Study

Graeme Macrae Burnet

After Sappho by Selby Wynn Schwartz

After Sappho

Selby Wynn Schwartz

Escape with a Book

Summer is a time when some go travelling, so we have selected the perfect books that can transport a reader somewhere else even if they’re not going away. On the list we have a fantasy book based on African history and mythology, a non-fiction book tracing the Ottoman Empire and a sizzling holiday love story to help transport you on some exciting journeys this summer. Tell us what you thought of any of the books on the list by tagging us on social media using #booklist and tagging @readingagency!

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1 by Marlon James

Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1

Marlon James

You and Me on Vacation: Tiktok made me buy it! Escape with 2021's New York Times #1 bestselling laugh-out-loud love story by Emily Henry

You and Me on Vacation: Tiktok made me buy it! Escape with 2021's New York Times #1 bestselling laugh-out-loud love story

Emily Henry

The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs by Marc David Baer

The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs

Marc David Baer

All My Mothers by Joanna Glen

All My Mothers

Joanna Glen

His Only Wife: A Reese's Book Club Pick - 'Bursting with warmth, humour, and richly drawn characters' by Peace Adzo Medie

His Only Wife: A Reese's Book Club Pick - 'Bursting with warmth, humour, and richly drawn characters'

Peace Adzo Medie

The Bread the Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini

The Bread the Devil Knead

Lisa Allen-Agostini

A Thing of Beauty: Travels in Mythical and Modern Greece by Peter Fiennes

A Thing of Beauty: Travels in Mythical and Modern Greece

Peter Fiennes

Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree

Tomb of Sand

Geetanjali Shree

Build Your House Around My Body: 'Loved this epic book - beautiful, brilliant, powerful' - Madeline Miller, bestselling author of Circe by Violet Kupersmith

Build Your House Around My Body: 'Loved this epic book - beautiful, brilliant, powerful' - Madeline Miller, bestselling author of Circe

Violet Kupersmith

One Italian Summer: the instant New York Times bestseller by Rebecca Serle

One Italian Summer: the instant New York Times bestseller

Rebecca Serle

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty: A SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER by Akwaeke Emezi

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty: A SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER

Akwaeke Emezi

Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone

Two Nights in Lisbon

Chris Pavone

Anahera by Vianne Max

Anahera

Vianne Max

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.

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":https://readinggroups.org/resources/5591
Noteworthy Non-Fiction
Perfect Poetry
The Power of Reading
For the Love of Books

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