100 Notable Books of 2022 – NYTIMES List

100 Notable Books of 2022
Chosen by the staff of
The New York Times Book Review
Nov. 22, 2022

Afterlives
Abdulrazak Gurnah

Also a Poet
Ada Calhoun

American Midnight
Adam Hochschild

The Arc of a Covenant
Walter Russell Mead

Avalon
Nell Zink

The Bangalore Detectives Club
Harini Nagendra

Best Barbarian
Roger Reeves

Black Folk Could Fly
Randall Kenan

Bliss Montage
Ling Ma

The Books of Jacob
Olga Tokarczuk

Breathless
David Quammen

The Candy House
Jennifer Egan

Case Study
Graeme Macrae Burnet

A Catalog of Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On
Dung Kai-cheung

Checkout 19
Claire-Louise Bennett

Come Back in September
Darryl Pinckney

Companion Piece
Ali Smith

Constructing a Nervous System
Margo Jefferson

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Dead Romantics
Ashley Poston

Dead-End Memories
Banana Yoshimoto

Democracy’s Data
Dan Bouk

Demon Copperhead
Barbara Kingsolver

Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta
James Hannaham

Dr. No
Percival Everett

Ducks
Kate Beaton

Easy Beauty
Chloé Cooper Jones

Either/Or
Elif Batuman

Everything I Need I Get From You
Kaitlyn Tiffany

Fire Season
Gary Indiana

Flung Out of Space
Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer

Four Treasures of the Sky
Jenny Tinghui Zhang

The Furrows
Namwali Serpell

G-Man
Beverly Gage

Getting Lost
Annie Ernaux

Gods of Want
K-Ming Chang

The Grimkes
Kerri K. Greenidge

Half American
Matthew F. Delmont

Hokuloa Road
Elizabeth Hand

Homesickness
Colin Barrett

How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water
Angie Cruz

The Hurting Kind
Ada Limón

If I Survive You
Jonathan Escoffery

An Immense World
Ed Yong

The Immortal King Rao
Vauhini Vara

In Love
Amy Bloom

Indelible City
Louisa Lim

Index, A History of the
Dennis Duncan

Indigenous Continent
Pekka Hämäläinen

Joan Is Okay
Weike Wang

Kiki Man Ray
Mark Braude

Kingdom of Characters
Jing Tsu

The Latecomer
Jean Hanff Korelitz

Legacy of Violence
Caroline Elkins

Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus

Liberation Day
George Saunders

Life Between the Tides
Adam Nicolson

Lucy by the Sea
Elizabeth Strout

Magnificent Rebels
Andrea Wulf

Metaphysical Animals
Clare Mac Cumhaill and Rachael Wiseman

Motherthing
Ainslie Hogarth

Mr. B
Jennifer Homans

My Government Means to Kill Me
Rasheed Newson

Night of the Living Rez
Morgan Talty

Now Do You Know Where You Are
Dana Levin

The Old Woman With the Knife
Gu Byeong-mo

Olga Dies Dreaming
Xochitl Gonzalez

Our Missing Hearts
Celeste Ng

The Palace Papers
Tina Brown

The Passenger
Cormac McCarthy

Path Lit by Lightning
David Maraniss

Picasso’s War
Hugh Eakin

Pure Colour
Sheila Heti

The Quiet Before
Gal Beckerman

The Rabbit Hutch
Tess Gunty

Red Blossom in Snow
Jeannie Lin

The Return of Faraz Ali
Aamina Ahmad

The Revolutionary
Stacy Schiff

The School for Good Mothers
Jessamine Chan

Sea of Tranquility
Emily St. John Mandel

Secret City
James Kirchick

Seek and Hide
Amy Gajda

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
Shehan Karunatilaka

Shy
Mary Rodgers and Jesse Green

Solito
Javier Zamora

Son of Elsewhere
Elamin Abdelmahmoud

The Song of the Cell
Siddhartha Mukherjee

Stay True
Hua Hsu

Strangers to Ourselves
Rachel Aviv

Super-Infinite
Katherine Rundell

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Gabrielle Zevin

The Trayvon Generation
Elizabeth Alexander

Trust
Hernan Diaz

Under the Skin
Linda Villarosa

Walking the Bowl
Chris Lockhart and Daniel Mulilo Chama

We Don’t Know Ourselves
Fintan O’Toole

The Whalebone Theatre
Joanna Quinn

When McKinsey Comes to Town
Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe

Yonder
Jabari Asim

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty
Akwaeke Emezi