Welcome to the greatest fiction of 2022. It’s a busy year of acclaimed writers, breakout writers and debutants scrambling for your “to read” lists. Leading the way is Hanya Yanagihara’s highly ambitious and expected In Paradise which follows its iconic A little life. There are also new books by popular authors including Candice Carty-Williams with People Person, Monica Ali, Nina Stibbe, Marian Keyes and Lucy Foley. Other books everyone will talk about include entertainment and upliftment Black cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, the heartbreaking Take my hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, the addictive Moonlight and the pearl’s daughter by Lizzie Pook and the Revolutionary Crawl through the night by Leila Mottley.
Thrillers, coming-of-age stories, comedies, romance and historical fiction – 2022 has it all. There are books that touch on the things that are affecting us right now (burnout in Career and arguments about vaccination in The herd) as well as gothic and horror novels that will leave you edgy and unsure at 4am. There are also some really fun reads that will transport and uplift you – which we are very supportive of – so start pre-ordering now. These are the 40 books you’ll want to read this year.