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It's estimated that around 2 to 3 million books are published every year. Luckily, ThriftBooks knows books pretty well, so we've narrowed that list down to the best of 2022's new releases. Here they are, the best books of the year 2022!

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James Patterson

The author of the year for 2022 is James Patterson. With fourteen books published this year, he has been and remains one of the most prolific and popular modern writers. Although best known for his Mystery, Thriller & Suspense titles, he's authored works in many genres, from Non-Fiction to Young Adult, Historical Fiction, and Romance.

Patterson has the distinction of making our full Best Books of 2022 list three times, with his books The Horsewoman, Run Rose Run, and 22 Seconds.

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Book Riot's Best of 2022

Ask the Brindled
No‘u Revilla

from: $14.00

Bathe the Cat
Alice B. McGinty

from: $11.09

Black Cake
Charmaine Wilkerson

from: $15.41

Book Lovers
Emily Henry

from: $5.89

Desert Creatures
Kay Chronister

from: $7.19

Green Lantern: Alliance
Minh Lê

from: $6.69

Greenland: A Novel
David Santos Donaldson

from: $5.09

The Other Mother
Rachel M. Harper

from: $6.09

It Won't Always Be Like This
Malaka Gharib

from: $16.96

Her Majesty's Royal Coven
Juno Dawson

from: $5.89

Reader, I Murdered Him
Betsy Cornwell

from: $8.99

Michelle Huneven

from: $5.99

Siren Queen
Nghi Vo

from: $5.99

The Book Eaters
Sunyi Dean

from: $14.98

The Cartographers
Peng Shepherd

from: $4.49

The Hacienda
Isabel Cañas

from: $14.50

The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy
Megan Bannen

from: $16.62

The Weight of Blood
Tiffany D. Jackson

from: $14.10

GennaRose Nethercott

from: $10.29

Unlikely Animals
Annie Hartnett

from: $15.34

When Women Were Dragons
Kelly Barnhill

from: $14.57

When You Call My Name
Tucker Shaw

from: $10.49

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