The Washington Post tosses its hat to the ring of early-year book listings with a round-up of 10 of the best books according to their editors and reviewers.
The list includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles, with subjects ranging from colonialism to memoirs about friendships. Among the authors are a Nobel Prize winner and a Kirkus Prize winner.
Here are the Washington Post’s best books of 2022:
Afterlife of Abdulrazak Gurnah
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Mecca by Susan Straight
Confidence by Hernan Diaz
The Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
Construction of a Nervous System by Margo Jefferson
G-Man: J Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century by Beverly Gage
The Petroleum Papers: Insights into the far-right conspiracy to cover up climate change by Geoff Dembicki
Stay Faithful by Hua Hsu
Weapons of Mass Deception: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind by Robert Draper
Compared to Amazon and Barnes & Noble lists, the Washington Post’s list of the best books of 2022 is completely different, with the exception of one book it shares with Amazon’s (Demon Copperhead).
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