The 6 Best Books of 2022

Written by: Kiki Koroshetz


Published on: December 8, 2022


It’s a tight list of favorites this year: a few brilliantly imaginative novels, two deeply affecting memoirs, one intimate poetry collection, and a book of unhinged short stories.

  • <em>Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow</em> by Gabrielle Zevin

    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

    One of the most special novels written in the past decade. This story follows two friends who form a thrilling creative partnership that drives them together and apart over the course of their young lives.

  • <em>Little Rabbit</em> by Alyssa Songsiridej

    Little Rabbit by Alyssa Songsiridej

    If you liked Luster, this one is for you. Alyssa Songsiridej’s seductive debut novel is about the taut and twisted relationship between a 30-year-old sometime writer and a 51-year-old established choreographer.

  • <em>Lost & Found</em> by Kathryn Schulz

    Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz

    Exquisite. In this memoir-slash-guidebook, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Kathryn Schulz weaves together a fascinating story of loss, discovery, and love that is both deeply personal and cosmic.

  • <em>Stay True</em> by Hua Hsu

    Stay True by Hua Hsu

    A memoir of friendship, art, and the work of growing up and becoming yourself, from New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu.

  • <em>Time Is a Mother</em> by Ocean Vuong

    Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong

    In this evocative, tender poetry collection, Ocean Vuong (author of the novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous) explores grief, memory, and the intimacy of language in the wake of his mother’s death.

  • <em>Ghost Lover</em> by Lisa Taddeo

    Ghost Lover by Lisa Taddeo

    No one writes like Lisa Taddeo—every sentence so full of desire and so true. Ghost Lover is a collection of nine stories about obsessed, possessed, ravaged, and ravaging women.

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