The Best Books of 2022 (So Far)

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I invited my husband, Joel, back to talk about our favorite reads of 2022 so far. We have nonfiction and fiction lists to get through, so enjoy!

Further viewing
The Best Books of 2021:
Our June Reading Wrap Up:
My Pulitzer Deep Dive on 2012:
Joel and Erica’s interview with Daniel Black:

Skip to the fiction list: 10:35

Titles Mentioned
How to Resist Amazon and Why, Danny Caine
Gender Queer, Maia Kobabe
Paying the Land, Joe Sacco
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
Amateur: A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity, Thomas Page McBee
The Deviant’s War, Eric Cervini
Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son, Richie Jackson
Where the Deer and the Antelope Play, Nick Offerman
Ma and Me, Putsata Reang
All the Young Men, Ruth Coker Burks
Infinite Country, Patricia Engel
Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin
Great Circle, Maggie Shipstead
Agatha of Little Neon, Claire Luchette
Under a Poacher’s Moon, W. Aaron Vandiver
Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Malinda Lo
Chef’s Kiss, T.J. Alexander
Train Dreams, Denis Johnson
Kindred, Octavia Butler
The House in the Cerulean Sea, T.J. Klune
Perfect Peace, Daniel Black
The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle, Matt Cain
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
Rubyfruit Jungle, Rita Mae Brown
The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
Small Things Like These, Claire Keegan
Cemetery Boys, Aiden Thomas
Matrix, Lauren Groff
Don’t Cry for Me, Daniel Black
Razorblade Tears, S.A. Cosby
Beloved, Toni Morrison

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