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