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40 Most Anticipated Books of 2022

  • FICTION

    OLGA DIES DREAMING

    JAN. 11, 2022

FICTION

OLGA DIES DREAMING

by Xochitl Gonzalez

Atmospheric, intelligent, and well informed: an impressive debut. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    NONE BUT THE RIGHTEOUS

    JAN. 11, 2022

FICTION

NONE BUT THE RIGHTEOUS

by Chantal James

A mesmerizing story told by an impressive and captivating voice. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    TO PARADISE

    JAN. 11, 2022

FICTION

TO PARADISE

by Hanya Yanagihara

Gigantic, strange, exquisite, terrifying, and replete with mystery. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    DEVIL HOUSE

    JAN. 25, 2022

FICTION

DEVIL HOUSE

by John Darnielle

An impressively meta work that delivers the pleasures of true-crime while skewering it. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LESSER KNOWN MONSTERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

    FEB. 1, 2022

  • FICTION

    MOON WITCH, SPIDER KING

    FEB. 15, 2022

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

MOON WITCH, SPIDER KING

by Marlon James

The second part of this trilogy is darker and, in many ways, more moving than its predecessor. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    BOOTH

    MARCH 8, 2022

FICTION

BOOTH

by Karen Joy Fowler

The similarities to today are riveting and chilling. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    YOUNG MUNGO

    APRIL 5, 2022

FICTION

YOUNG MUNGO

by Douglas Stuart

Romantic, terrifying, brutal, tender, and, in the end, sneakily hopeful. What a writer. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE CANDY HOUSE

    APRIL 5, 2022

FICTION

THE CANDY HOUSE

by Jennifer Egan

A thrilling, endlessly stimulating work that demands to be read and reread. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SEARCH

    APRIL 26, 2022

FICTION

SEARCH

by Michelle Huneven

Like the lamb shank at the cafeteria: tender, salty, and worthy of note. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE ZEN OF THERAPY

    JAN. 11, 2022

NONFICTION

THE ZEN OF THERAPY

by Mark Epstein

Empathetic and persuasive—one of the better books on psychotherapy and meditation in recent years. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    MANIFESTO

    JAN. 18, 2022

NONFICTION

MANIFESTO

by Bernardine Evaristo

A beautiful ode to determination and daring and an intimate look at one of our finest writers. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    HOW WE CAN WIN

    JAN. 18, 2022

NONFICTION

HOW WE CAN WIN

by Kimberly Jones

Demanding better, Jones provides a wise, measured look at the economic and social landscape of America. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE NINETIES

    FEB. 8, 2022

NONFICTION

THE NINETIES

by Chuck Klosterman

A fascinating examination of a period still remembered by most, refreshingly free of unnecessary mythmaking. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS

    FEB. 8, 2022

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS

by Jessie Singer

An eye-opening, urgent book that demands an end to inequality as a matter of life and death. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WATERGATE

    FEB. 15, 2022

NONFICTION

WATERGATE

by Garrett M. Graff

Now the best and fullest account of the Watergate crisis, one unlikely to be surpassed anytime soon. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    COACH K

    FEB. 22, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    WHAT IT TOOK TO WIN

    MARCH 1, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM

    MARCH 1, 2022

NONFICTION

THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM

by Meghan O'Rourke

Emotionally compelling and intellectually rich, particularly for those with a personal connection to the issue. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WHOLE EARTH

    MARCH 22, 2022

NONFICTION

WHOLE EARTH

by John Markoff

A sturdy, readable study of a fellow who’s had considerable press devoted to him—but who can still surprise. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    BITTER

    FEB. 15, 2022

  • TEEN

    THE RACE OF THE CENTURY

    MARCH 1, 2022

  • TEEN

    MESSY ROOTS

    MARCH 8, 2022

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

MESSY ROOTS

by Laura Gao ; illustrated by Laura Gao with Weiwei Xu

A nuanced representation of being Asian and transnational in the contemporary U.S. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    KISS & TELL

    MARCH 22, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    PINK

    JAN. 4, 2022

CHILDREN'S

PINK

by Virginia Zimmerman ; illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

A timely nod to female empowerment that knits together generations of girls and women and raises a hat to activists... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    EYES THAT SPEAK TO THE STARS

    FEB. 15, 2022

CHILDREN'S

EYES THAT SPEAK TO THE STARS

by Joanna Ho ; illustrated by Dung Ho

A beautifully validating book that builds on the necessary work of its predecessor. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    TÍA FORTUNA'S NEW HOME

    JAN. 25, 2022

CHILDREN'S

TÍA FORTUNA'S NEW HOME

by Ruth Behar ; illustrated by Devon Holzwarth

A nostalgic glimpse at a little-known but rich culture within the broader Jewish American community. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    OMAR RISING

    FEB. 1, 2022

CHILDREN'S

OMAR RISING

by Aisha Saeed

A powerful tale about a preteen pushing back against systemic injustice. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    I BEGIN WITH SPRING

    FEB. 1, 2022

CHILDREN'S

I BEGIN WITH SPRING

by Julie Dunlap ; illustrated by Megan Elizabeth Baratta

A marvelous life survey of a perennially relevant historical figure. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    POWWOW DAY

    FEB. 8, 2022

CHILDREN'S

POWWOW DAY

by Traci Sorell ; illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight

A heartwarming picture book about the roles of courage, culture, and community in the journey of personal healing. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BEAUTY WOKE

    FEB. 15, 2022

CHILDREN'S

BEAUTY WOKE

by NoNieqa Ramos ; illustrated by Paola Escobar

This bold manifesto of cultural awareness reaches out to awaken the sleepwalkers among us. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    LET'S DO EVERYTHING AND NOTHING

    MARCH 1, 2022

CHILDREN'S

LET'S DO EVERYTHING AND NOTHING

by Julia Kuo ; illustrated by Julia Kuo

A quiet book with a loud message about the everyday things that create constancy in a world of ephemeral pleasures. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE OGRESS AND THE ORPHANS

    MARCH 8, 2022

CHILDREN'S

THE OGRESS AND THE ORPHANS

by Kelly Barnhill

Combines realistic empathy with fantastical elements; as exquisite as it is moving. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WILD BEINGS

    APRIL 19, 2022

CHILDREN'S

WILD BEINGS

by Dorien Brouwers ; illustrated by Dorien Brouwers

An invitation to cultivate our wild selves and our inextricable bond with the natural world. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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