Barnes & Noble Announces Their Best Books of 2022 So Far

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At the halfway point of the year, Barnes & Noble has announced their picks for the best books of 2022 so far. While they don’t explain who picks these selections or how they are selected, it’s notable that this list is different from B&N’s Bestselling Books of 2022 (So Far). That one includes books published previous to 2022 (such as It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover) as well as preorders for books that are not yet released. Even some of the eligible titles, though, like Heartstopper Vol. 4 by Alice Oseman, do not overlap, which suggests that there are some editorial decisions being made on the Best Books list.

Ranging from kids’ books to YA to adult fiction in genres including literary fiction, romance, and fantasy, here are Barnes & Noble’s top 10 books of 2022 so far:

Check out the descriptions of each pick at the Barnes & Noble blog.

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