here we are, at the end of another year, with a huge pile of books to look back to and wonder? which book did win the best book of the year 2022.
We here at the book nerdection might not have read every book that was release in this past year, who can?? but we have compiled the opinions of many readers from across the web and came up with the list of these best books to share with you.
So here is the best book list of our top picks for 2022:
Best Book in Mystery
As Nita Prose puts it in the very first sentences of The Maid, the job of a good maid is to be virtually invisible — and yet, perfectly conscious of her surroundings. You might think that no one knows your secrets, but some people always know the skeletons you hide in your closet.
This debut novel provides a light read with a familiar and, for lack of a better word, cozy murder mystery at its core. The Maid never challenges its reader, managing to remain entertaining almost all the way through. Depending on how much you’re willing to forgive a disappointing ending, The Maid is the perfect novel for a fast-food-style murder mystery novel.
Best Book in Fantasy
Charlie Reade appears to be a typical high school student who excels at baseball and football and is a respectable student. But he is carrying a big load. When he was seven years old, his mother was killed in a hit-and-run accident, and his father’s grief led to alcoholism. Charlie picked up self-care skills while also teaching his father. When Charlie is seventeen years old, he meets Radar the dog and Howard Bowditch, an elderly recluse who lives alone in a sizable home at the top of a sizable hill with a locked shed in the backyard. Strange sounds occasionally emanate from it.
Charlie begins working for Mr. Bowditch and falls in love with Radar. After that, Bowditch leaves Charlie a cassette tape on which he tells a story that no one would ever believe. In the shed, there is a portal to another planet, which Bowditch is aware of and has kept a secret his entire long existence.
Best Book in Science Fiction
Edwin St. Andrew, exiled from polite society after a poorly thought-out rant at a dinner party, is eighteen years old when he travels across the Atlantic by steamship. He explores the forest, mesmerized by the splendor of the Canadian environment, and is completely taken aback when he unexpectedly hears the violin playing in an airship terminal.
A well-known author named Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour two centuries later. Her home is the second moon colony, a haven of white stone, spired towers, and manufactured beauty, though she travels all around Earth.
A bizarre line can be found in Olive’s best-selling pandemic book: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing airship terminal while the trees of a forest rise all around him.
When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts, a detective in the black-skied Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness, he uncovers a series of lives upended: The exiled son of an earl driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe.
This is a novel about time travel metaphysics that captures the reality of our current time.
Best Book in Thriller
You can never be certain of what takes place behind closed doors. Everyone in Wakarusa, Indiana, is familiar with the story of January Jacobs, who was found dead in a ditch after her family had woken up to find her missing. At the time, Margot Davies and January were neighbors and both were six years old. Since then, Margot has matured, relocated, and developed into a prominent journalist. However, she has always been plagued by the thought that it might have been her. The worst part is that no one has ever been held accountable for January’s murder.
Margot feels as though she has stepped into a time capsule when she comes home to assist with caring for her uncle after learning that he has early-onset dementia. She recognizes Wakarusa as kind, constrained, and secretive. Then, information about Natalie Clark, a five-year-old from the nearby town, goes missing in suspiciously identical circumstances to those in January. Margot makes a commitment to find Natalie and to conclusively solve January’s murder as all the old emotions come flooding back.
But everyone seems to be keeping something hidden—the police, Natalie’s family, and the locals. Additionally, the more resistance Margot runs into while investigating Natalie’s disappearance, the icier January’s case appears to be. Could the murderer from January still be at large? Is it the same individual who abducted Natalie? And how much would finding out the truth about what happened that night, twenty years ago, actually cost?
All Good People Here is a twisty, spooky, and powerful story that poses the question: What are your neighbors capable of when they believe no one is looking?
Best Book in Romance
It Starts With Us is a romance novel written by Colleen Hoover. It is the sequel to her best-selling novel, It Ends With Us.
The book revolves around the life of Lily Bloom after her divorce and how destiny had an extraordinary person planned for her in the shape of Atlas Corrigan.
It Starts With Us is told from the point of view of Lily Bloom and Atlas Corrigan.
Best Book in Non-Fiction
The book was published on May 5, 2017, by HarperCollins. The book chronicles McCurdy’s life after her mother’s death from cancer. McCurdy was just six years old when her mother passed away. It is really hard to lose a parent. No matter how old you are, it is always a shock. And, it is even harder when it is your mom. You are expected to be the strong one, the one who can handle anything. But, sometimes, you just need to break down and cry. That is what Jennette McCurdy did when her mom passed away. In I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette opens up about her grief and how she dealt with it. This book is honest and raw. Jennette does not sugarcoat anything. She talks about the good times and the bad times. She talks about her mom’s battle with cancer and how it affected their relationship. And, she talks about how hard it was to lose her mom at such a young age. If you are grieving the loss of a parent, this book will resonate with you. It is a reminder that you are not alone in your pain.
So this was our top picks for 2022, what was your favorite book of the year?