2022 Staff Picks Fiction

Updated January 9, 2023
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The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Arikawa, Hiro
A book that "speak[s] volumes about our need for connection--human, feline or otherwise" (The San Francisco Chronicle), The Travelling Cat Chronicles is a life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice that shows how the smallest things can provide the...
The Lincoln highway
Towles, Amor
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More than ONE MILLION copies sold A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick A New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Daily, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Bill Gates and Barack Obama as a Best Book...
The push : a novel
Audrain, Ashley
Paper Book
A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | A New York Times bestseller! "Utterly addictive." --Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train "Hooks you from the very first page and will have you racing to get to the end."--Good Morning America...
West with giraffes : a novel
Rutledge, Lynda
Paper Book
An emotional, rousing novel inspired by the incredible true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depression-era America. "Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes..." Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But...
Northern spy
Berry, Flynn
Paper Book
Reese's Book Club Pick Instant New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Top 10 Thriller of 2021 A Washington Post Top 10 Thriller or Mystery of 2021   "If you love a mystery, then you'll devour [Northern Spy] . . . I...
Any other family
Brown, Eleanor
Paper Book
They look just like any other family. But they aren't a family like any other - not quite. Instead, they are three sets of parents who adopted four biological siblings, committing to keeping the children connected after the death of their grandmother. But when the three women receive a surprising...
The midnight library
Haig, Matt
Paper Book
The #1 New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year "A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."--The...
The last thing he told me : a novel
Dave, Laura
Paper Book
Don't miss the #1 New York Times bestselling blockbuster and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick that's sold 3 million copies strong--now an Apple TV+ limited series starring Jennifer Garner! The "page-turning, exhilarating" (PopSugar) and "heartfelt thriller" (...
Such a pretty smile
DeMeester, Kristi
Paper Book
One of Goodreads Most Popular Horror of 2022 Named one of Esquire's Best Horror of the Year "Brutal and shocking." - emily m. danforth "Razor-sharp. This one will cut you." - Christopher Golden In...
Every summer after
Fortune, Carley
Paper Book
"A radiant debut."--Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Book Lovers THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Named One of the Hottest Reads of Summer 2022 by Today ∙ Parade ∙ PopSugar ∙ USA Today...
The diamond eye : a novel
Quinn, Kate
Paper Book
Don't miss the thrilling new novel from Kate Quinn, The Briar Club, coming July 9th! New York Times Bestseller The bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history's deadliest female sniper. Based...
The measure : a novel
Erlick, Nikki
Paper Book
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! "A story of love and hope as interweaving characters display: how all moments, big and small, can measure a life. If you want joy, love, romance, and hope--read with us." --Jenna Bush Hager ...
The personal librarian
Benedict, Marie
Paper Book
The Instant New York TimesBestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick! Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR! Named a Notable Book of the Year by theWashington Post! "Historical fiction at its best!"* A remarkable novel about J. P....
Lessons in chemistry : a novel
Garmus, Bonnie
Paper Book
#1 GLOBAL BESTSELLER WITH MORE THAN 6 MILLION COPIES SOLD * Meet Elizabeth Zott: "a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention" (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a ...
It all comes down to this
Fowler, Therese
Paper Book
A JUNE 2022 INDIE NEXT PICK "A true page-turner." --Ann Napolitano, New York Times bestselling author of Hello Beautiful "A smart and lively novel." --Jess Walter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins ...
Meant to be : a novel
Giffin, Emily
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * He's American royalty. She comes from a troubled past. Is their love story meant to be? This "lively page-turner" (The New York Times) offers a nostalgic, hopelessly romantic escape--from the author of Something Borrowed and The Lies...
Less Is Lost
Greer, Andrew Sean
Paper Book
In the follow-up to the "bedazzling, bewitching, and be-wonderful" (New York Times​) best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Less: A Novel, the awkward and lovable Arthur Less returns in an unforgettable road trip across America. "Go get...
The golden couple
Hendricks, Greer
Paper Book
The next electrifying novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author duo behind The Wife Between Us. "Propulsive and thrilling....A page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end." --Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Malibu Rising ...
The mother-in-law
Hepworth, Sally
Paper Book
* "Deliciously entertaining!" --People Magazine's "People Pick" * Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List" * O Magazine's "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far" * Bustle "Best Book of April" * ...
Hogarth, Ainslie
Paper Book
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A darkly funny take on mothers and daughters, about a woman who must take drastic measures to save her husband and herself from the vengeful ghost of her mother-in-law. "A quirky, gruesome, utterly original feminist horror...
Woman, eating : a novel
Kohda, Claire
Paper Book
An IndieNext Pick! A Best Book of 2022 in Harper's Bazaar, Daily Mail, Glamour, and Thrillist! Most Anticipated of 2022 in The Millions, Ms. Magazine, LitHub A young, mixed-race vampire must find a way to balance her deep-seated desire to live amongst humans with her incessant...
Book lovers
Henry, Emily
Paper Book
"One of my favorite authors."--Colleen Hoover An insightful, delightful, instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation. Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily ∙ Today ∙...
A black and endless sky
Lyons, Matthew (Short story writer)
The dead romantics
Poston, Ashley
Paper Book
Florence Day is the ghostwriter for a prolific romance author. When her new editor won't give her an extension, Florence prepares to kiss her career goodbye. But then she gets a phone call she never wanted to receive: she must return home for the first time in a decade to help bury her beloved...
This must be the place
O'Farrell, Maggie
Paper Book
An irresistible love story, an unforgettable family. Best-selling author Maggie O'Farrell captures an extraordinary marriage with insight and laugh-out-loud humor in what Richard Russo calls "her breakout book." Perfect for readers of Where'd You Go, Bernadette.   Meet Daniel...
The unhoneymooners
Lauren, Christina
Paper Book
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews * Publishers Weekly * Library Journal Named a "Must-Read" by TODAY, Us Weekly, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Goodreads, Entertainment...
We Are the Light
Quick, Matthew
Paper Book
*"A treasure of a novel...read it and be healed." --Justin Cronin * "Beautifully written and emotion-packed." --Harlan Coben * From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook--made into the Academy Award-winning movie starring Jennifer...
Moth : a novel
Razak, Melody
Paper Book
"Both a heartbreaking and heart-warming story, Melody Razak's debut transports the reader into the home of a Brahmin family in 1940s Delhi. . . . The character portrayal is so intricate that as the plot twists and turns, you'll truly care what happens to them."--The Independent (UK) A...
The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo : a novel
Reid, Taylor Jenkins
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read." --Bustle From the New York...
Carrie Soto Is Back
Reid, Taylor Jenkins
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "An epic adventure about a female athlete perhaps past her prime, brought back to the tennis court for one last grand slam" (Elle), from the author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
If we were villains
Rio, M. L.
Paper Book
"Much like Donna Tartt's The Secret History, M. L. Rio's sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments." --Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The...
Electric idol
Robert, Katee
Paper Book
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! He was the most beautiful man in Olympus...and if I wasn't careful, he was going to be my death. A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Psyche and Eros that's as sinful as it is sweet. In the ultra...
The bromance book club
Adams, Lyssa Kay
Paper Book
Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. Four weeks ago, he discovered a humiliating secret: his wife has always faked the Big O. When he blows up and then emotionally checks out, that's the final straw in their strained relationship for Thea, who asks him...
The Pallbearers Club
Tremblay, Paul.
Paper Book
"Paul Tremblay delivers another mind-bending horror novel . . . The Pallbearers Club is a welcome casket of chills to shoulder." - Washington Post A cleverly voiced psychological thriller from the nationally bestselling author of The Cabin at the End of the World and Survivor Song. ...
The love of my life
Walsh, Rosie
Paper Book
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK "Gripping, heartbreaking and impossible to put down."--Laura Dave "A dazzling supernova of a book, it picks you up on line one and doesn't let you go until the very end." --Lisa Jewell <...
Crying in H Mart : a memoir
Zauner, Michelle
Paper Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American--"in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself" (NPR). * CELEBRATING...
Cloud cuckoo land : a novel
Doerr, Anthony
Paper Book
On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more "If you're looking for...
The family Fang
Wilson, Kevin, 1978-
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME, PEOPLE, SALON, AND ESQUIRE "The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your family....The best single word...
Now Is Not the Time to Panic
Wilson, Kevin
Paper Book
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Named a Best Book of the Year by: Time * Kirkus Reviews * USA Today * Entertainment Weekly * Garden & Gun * Vox * Atlanta Journal-Constitution A Most Anticipated Book of Fall from: Associated Press * Atlanta Journal-Constitution * BookPage * Book Riot * The...
City of orange
Yoon, David
Paper Book
A man wakes up in an unknown landscape, injured and alone.      He used to live in a place called California, but how did he wind up here with a head wound and a bottle of pills in his pocket?     He navigates his...
This time tomorrow
Straub, Emma
Paper Book
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER "The pages brim with tenderness and an appreciation for what we had and who we were. I could not have loved it more."--Ann Patchett "One of the most moving and intelligent time travel novels I have ever read. Nostalgic, wise, funny, and filled with...
Oona out of order
Montimore, Margarita
Paper Book
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK AMAZON EDITORS' 20 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR PICK "With its countless epiphanies and surprises, Oona proves difficult to put down." --USA Today "By turns tragic and...

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