Top eBooks of 2022

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It's time! What were your favorite books that were published in 2022? Can you pick the top 10 books of 2022 based on your reading list? Or if you are looking for some great reads of the year to add to your library, here is our full list of the top 10 ebooks of 2022. All of them are available at major bookstores.

best books of 2022

1. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Like the lunches Zott packs for her daughter, Lessons in Chemistry is irresistible, satisfying, and a lot of fun to read. It reminds you that change takes time and always requires heat.

Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked in the fields of education, medicine, and technology. Lessons in Chemistry is her first novel and became a national bestseller upon publication. Lessons in Chemistry follows the story of Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant chemist who is forced to become a television chef when she finds herself a young, single mother. The book explores issues of sexism in the workplace, women’s lives, motherhood, the meaning of family, and the struggle for empowerment in the late 50s.

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2. The Maid by Nita Prose

The Maid is a murder mystery novel by Nita Prose. Once published, it is regarded as ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The Washington Post, The Guardian, Reader’s Digest, The instant Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller, The New York Times No.1 bestseller, the list goes on.

The first part of the novel introduces the main character of the novel, Molly, who works as a maid at a tony hotel. She has autism, which makes it hard for her to read facial expressions and deal with people. The second part of the novel is about Molly who quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception when she is targeted as a suspect in the murder of the wealthy Charles Black. She has no idea how to untangle it. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had united with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black. The novel explores what it means to be the same as everyone else yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.

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3. Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Emily Henry has a gift for writing romantic comedy. Book Lovers is also a romantic comedy — smart, self-aware, hilarious, and bursting with love. It meets the high expectations of readers and is also named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily/Today/Book Bub/Medium/The Washington Post, and more!

In Book Lovers, Nora is a workaholic literary agent living in New York who went on a monthlong trip to the picturesque small town of Sunshine Falls, with her younger sister. Compared to small-town life, Nora still likes her life and job more in New York. But when Nora keeps running into Charlie - a handsome, no-nonsense editor she knows from New York - in Sunshine Falls, she finds herself questioning many aspects of her life. In the end, the trip ends and Nora returns to New York, at the same time, Charlie moves to New York and plans to propose to Nora.

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4. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette Mccurdy

I'm Glad My Mom Died is a heartbreaking memoir by American former actress and singer Jennette McCurdy based on her one-woman show of the same name. The book is about her career as a child actor: including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her abusive mother who died in 2013, and how she gains full control of her life again.

This is best for those interested in what life can be like for a child actor with an abusive parent. Life can be a struggle to have an overbearing mother who basically puts all of her hopes and dreams and pressure on McCurdy. As a young child, McCurdy spends all of her time desperate to please her mother, which leads to a series of unhealthy relationships. Even after her mother dies of cancer, these issues still get worse. Only through discovering therapy and quitting acting, she finally figures out what she really wants for her life.

I'm glad my mom died

5. Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Stephen King is a prolific fantasy author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Fairy Tale, which is a dark fantasy novel. It talks about a 17-year-old Charlie Reade's journey who inherits keys to a hidden, otherworldly realm, and finds himself leading the battle between forces of good and evil.

You'll be grateful that there are more than 600 pages to remind you several times over how much fun that kind of reading experience is. The book bursts with creativity. The story lovely captures the creeping suspense of childhood classics. A profound story of good vs. evil that's timeless and timely.

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6. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Sea of Tranquility is a speculative fiction by the Canadian writer Emily St. John Mandel. It was written during the COVID-19 pandemic and published in 2022. Brilliantly combining imagery from science fiction and the current pandemic. It explores essential questions of existence, time travel, the nature of reality, art, love, as well as pandemics. The title is a reference to the cartographic feature of the moon, and the moon plays a key symbolic role throughout the novel. Sea of Tranquility is longlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and is on Barack Obama’s 2022 annual summer reading list.

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7. Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Pulitzer winner Geraldine Brooks’s latest book -- Horse, is a sweeping tale that uses the true American story of a famous 19th-century racehorse to explore the legacy of enslavement and the pursuit of independence. Horse isn’t just an animal story, it is  a heart-pounding American epic that talks about horses and art, race and freedom, love and obsession, and the lineage of not just ancestors but actions.


8. Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Carrie Soto Is Back is a powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime.

Carrie is inspired to be the best of the best tennis player. By the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. However, six years after her retirement, her record was taken by a stunning player. At 37 years old, Carrie comes out of retirement and asks her father to coach her for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record.


9. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was an instant New York Times Best Seller. It is a big beautifully written novel that succeeds in being both serious art and immersive entertainment.

In Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, three best friends create one of the most popular video games ever, only to find themselves at the treacherous intersection of art and commerce, where they are tested in the realms of their friendship, their creativity, and their very identities. Gabrielle Zevin weaves a gorgeous, unforgettable story - utterly brilliant. She charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity.

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10. The It Girl by Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller. She is known for her breathless psychological thrillers. The Agatha Christie of our generation proves once again that she is "as ingenious and indefatigable as the Queen of Crime" with this propulsive murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Every Ruth Ware novel is a unique and unexpected gem and The It Girl is no exception. It is a mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend's murder. It is a heady, tense, slow-burn dream of a book, multi-layered and steeped in atmosphere and peril.

The It Girl

Bonus Tips

All of these books are available at major bookstores. If you need to back up your books purchased from major bookstores, you can follow this step-by-step guide to remove DRM from Kindle/Kobo/Google Play/Nook books.

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