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Phil Treagus-Evans

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Every year we round up the best new releases and this list of the best fiction books of 2022 is overflowing with incredible storytelling, memorable characters and endings that you’ll never see coming.

There’s something truly magical about getting lost in a great fiction book. Whether you’re transported to a far-off land or simply transported outside of your own head for a while, reading can be a powerful form of escapism. And what could be more magical than that? When you’re reading a well-written book, it’s easy to forget about your worries and concerns and simply get lost in the story. Even if only for a little while, reading can provide a much-needed respite from the stresses of daily life.

So next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, try reaching for a read from this list of the best fiction books of 2022. Chances are, you’ll find the escape you’re looking for.

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

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Considered one of the best fiction books of 2022 by many, Black Cake is the story of two estranged siblings who delve into their mother’s past. When their mother dies, Benny and Byron have been left a black cake, made from a family recipe and a voice recording. In a quest to discover the truth of their mother’s past, will the two siblings be brought back together?

The book has been exceptionally well received. Booklist said of the book, “Wilkerson uses one Caribbean American family’s extraordinary tale to probe universal issues of identity and how the lives we live and the choices we make leave ‘a trail of potential consequences’ that pass down through generations.”

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

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An instant bestseller, the book follows Nora Stephens who is a self-confessed book nerd, which is probably why she is such a successful literary agent. Persuaded to take some time out from her career to spend a month with her sister in a small town in North Carolina, she can’t believe it when bumps into her arch nemesis and competing book editor, Charlie. How will this crazy coincidence play out?

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Named as one of the most anticipated books of 2022 by everyone from Oprah to Bustle, Book Lovers has been loved by everyone who reads it. Amassing over 27,500 5-star reviews on Amazon, USA Today said of the book, “Book Loversis a treat from start to finish, flipping the conventional small-town love story trope on its head…This enemies-to-lovers novel is a quick and satisfying binge-read.”

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

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A young boy called Bird is on a journey to understand what happened to his mother, who left when he was nine. His father is not in a good place, and Bird finds himself rebelling against his father’s wish to remain quiet and out of sight. The book takes place in an unnerving dystopian version of America where no criticism of the country is allowed, and citizens are forced to be patriotic.

Everyone was very excited about the release of this book from the author best known for her novel. Little Fires Everywhere. The Guardian said of the book, “Ng effortlessly combines a character-led family story with a detective tale, a tribute to books and storytelling and a confrontation with history . . . quick and poised . . . exceptionally powerful and scaldingly relevant.”

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

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A story of children about to become adults, but spread over three different centuries. In the 15th century, there is an orphan called Anna who is learning to read and spends her time in libraries, where she discovers the story of Aethon. She is destined to cross paths with a village boy called Omeir who has been conscripted into the army. In the present day, also in a library, Zeno rehearses a play adaptation of Aethon. Into the future, on an interstellar ship, Konstance is trying to write down the story her Father told her of Aethon.

This ambitious book that spans five characters, who live across four different corners of the globe and in three completely different times has been received very well. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said of the book, “Doerr works literary magic to tell three cleverly entwined stories set centuries apart, celebrating children, and the natural world, and always, especially, libraries. We’ll be talking about this one for a long time.”

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

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This story from the award-winning novelist is one of time travel, jumping the reader around into the past and the future. The book contains a mystery that will keep you guessing and make it very hard to put down. Many have compared its themes and style to David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas.

Another book on this list that will jump you around in time (be sure to buckle up), this book is a bestseller and was listed as one of the most anticipated new releases of 2022 by dozens of publications. Kirkus said of the book, “Acomplicated and mysterious puzzle concerning the nature of reality solved perfectly, all loose ends connected…Even more boldly imagined thanStation Eleven. Exciting to read, relevant, and satisfying.”

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

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The story follows Elizabeth Zott a scientist in the 1960s who is a strong feminist in a time and industry that is sadly yet to recognise gender equality. In a bizarre twist of events, she finds herself a few years later to be a single mother and the reluctant star of a wildly successful cooking show on TV. As it turns out, she may be teaching those who watch more than just cooking.

Perhaps the most notable debut success of the year, with almost 40,000 5-star reviews on Amazon at the time of this article’s publishing. People Magazine said of the book, “Between the outrageous sexism and the bitter misfortune that thwart our heroine at every turn, this may not sound like a comic novel, but it is. Full of charm, energy and hope—and featuring a really great dog—it’s one to savour.”

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Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

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The story is one of friendship, reckoning and hope that lead to the unlikely relationship between a giant octopus and a widow called Tova Sullivan. The friendship begins at the aquarium (naturally), as Tova gets a job there working a night shift following the death of her husband and the disappearance of her son. The octopus, Marcellus, is incredibly wise and may have solved the mystery – but how will he get his message across to Tova?

This book was named as one of Amazon’s best books of the year and has been on a rampage of good reviews. Elle said of the book, “Infused with heartfelt humor, Van Pelt’s elegant portrait of a widowed woman who finds understanding and connection with a clever octopus is refreshingly, if surprisingly, relatable. Despite the unorthodox relationship at its core, the debut novel offers a wholly original meditation on grief and the bonds that keep us afloat.”

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

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A decade-old case leads the Thursday Murder club to a local news legend and a murder with no body to be found, only unanswered questions. They may have disturbed something they should have stayed away from, as someone turns up and tries to kill Elizabeth. The other club members must solve this crime before it’s too late for Elizabeth.

As the third book in Osman’s wildly successful Thursday Murder Club Mystery series, The Bullet That Missed has ironically hit, becoming an instant bestseller. The Wall Street Journal said of the book, “The Bullet That Missedhits on every front. Its quandaries stymie, its solutions thrill, its banter is worth reciting and its characters exemplify an admirable camaraderie. One can only hope that the Thursday Murder Club’s next outing appears before long.”

Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

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This supernatural thriller follows the story of Mallory Quinn, who is out of rehab and ready to restart her life. She takes a job as a nanny for a young boy called Teddy. Everything is going great, and Mallory is enjoying the new position. However, when Teddy starts drawing increasingly sinister drawings that are becoming more and more lifelike, Mallory is led into an unsolved supernatural murder that she must now try and solve.

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Perhaps one of the scariest books of 2022, is this thriller that will be impossible to put down. Author, Joe Hill said of the book, The Best Fiction Books of 2022 - The Reading Lists (21)“For a few days, my life was completely hijacked by Jason Rekulak’sHidden Pictures, one of the best and most inventive ghost stories I’ve read in years. The damaged but still fighting Mallory Quinn stole my heart and her plunge into supernatural wonder gripped my imagination. It’s a beautiful dark rush of a novel. I’m already excited to read it again.”

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

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In this story about personal strength and the ability of books to bring a community together, we follow the story of Alice Wright. Alice marries an American man and is excited to flee her boring life in England to go live in the States. However, when she arrives – it isn’t what she expected. Alice finds refuge working for a travelling library with some incredibly strong women. The story is based on a true story and is a very rewarding read.

We’ve come to expect brilliant storytelling from bestselling author Jojo Moyes, and The Giver of Stars is no different. Kirkus said of the book, “Moyes brings an often forgotten slice of history to life. . .the true power of the story is in the bonds between the women of the library. . .A love letter to the power of books and friendship.”

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

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A young woman and her boyfriend go missing from a party in a country estate in rural England. A year late an author moves into a cottage that is very close to where the couple went missing. Out on a walk one day, the author notices a note that reads ‘dig here’. Is it a clue to what happened to the couple who went missing a year ago?

The Night She Disappeared is a gripping thriller that may just need to be read in one single sitting. The St. Louis Post Dispatch said of the book, “As usual, the British author draws you in with characters and plot, building just enough tension and suspense that you will be rushing to find out just what happened.”

Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

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Meet Martha Friel, she has just turned forty and has left behind a job at Vogue and aspirations to write a novel, to create internet content for no one. Her husband has just left her because she has a habit of being cruel to everyone she loves. She is forced to return home to live with her parents, it feels like things are going nowhere, but maybe she needs to take one step back to take several steps forward.

Sorrow and Bliss has picked up awards this year, including the winner of the Book of the Year (Fiction) award at the British Book Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Booklist said of the book, “Exploring the multifaceted hardships of mental illness and the frustrating inaccuracy of diagnoses, medications, and treatments, Sorrow and Bliss is darkly comic and deeply heartfelt . . . Martha’s voice is acerbic, witty, and raw.”

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

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The story follows Eva Mercy who is a single mom and a bestselling erotic writer who ends up meeting Shane Hall, a reclusive award-winning novelist. They hit it off immediately, but what everyone doesn’t know is that they actually shared a week together when they were teenagers and have been secretly writing to each other through their books/

Bestselling author, Jodi Picoult said of the book, “Seven Days in Junehad me laughing out loud and crying with the characters as their hearts are broken and healed. Tia Williams’ book is a smart, sexy testament to Black joy, to the well of strength from which women draw, and to tragic romances that mature into second chances.I absolutely loved it.”

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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

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In this latest book from bestselling author Kazuo Ishiguro, we meet Klara, an Artificial Friend who spends her time in the store watching the customers, hoping that someone will purchase her and take her home. This book asks big questions of humans and our potential future with artificial intelligence, and asks the ultimate question – what does it mean to love?

The New York Times Book Review said of the latest book from Ishiguro, “For four decades now, Ishiguro has written eloquently about the balancing act of remembering without succumbing irrevocably to the past. Memory and the accounting of memory, its burdens and its reconciliation, have been his subjects…Klara and the Suncomplement [Ishiguro’s] brilliant vision. There’s no narrative instinct more essential, or more human.”

The Passenger by Ulrich Alezander Boschwitz

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So, technically this story was written in 1938 and was thought to be lost. However, the manuscript was recently discovered and has now been published (in 2022) and is considered a literary masterpiece. The book follows the story of Otto Silbermann, a businessman who is forced to flee his home in Germany during the war, as he fears being exposed as a jew. He takes train after train across Germany, trying to escape and learn what it is that is going on in his country.

This book made multiple shortlists for awards recognising the best fiction books of 2022. Booklist said of the book, “Boschwitz’s taletrembles with tensionand eerily anticipates the central role the German train system would later play in the horrific logistics of the Holocaust. In a new translation, this remainsa potent and uniquely rendered work of witness.”

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

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From the bestselling author of Normal People comes the tale of a novelist called Alice who meets a warehouse worker called Felix. She invites him to travel to Rome with her. Meanwhile, her friend Eileen is getting over her latest breakup by flirting with a man she’s known since childhood called Simon. It’s a story of friendship, sex and questioning the world they live in.

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Publishers Weekly said of the book, “A cool, captivating story . . . Rooney establishes a distance from her characters’ inner lives, creating a sense of privacy even as she describes Alice and Eileen’s most intimate moments. It’s a bold change to her style, and it makes the illuminations all the more powerful when they pop. As always, Rooney challenges and inspires.”

As we all know, reading is crucial for both our mental and emotional well-being. It helps to reduce stress, improve our memory and focus, and fosters empathy and understanding. And while any reading is good reading, there are certain benefits to be gained from reading fiction. Studies have shown that reading fiction can improve our ability to see other people’s perspectives, increase our sensitivity to others’ emotions, and even make us better communicators.

So why not end 2022 by reading more fiction? This list of the best fiction books of 2022 is a great place to start. Not only will you be doing yourself a favour, but you’ll also be helping to support the literary community. With so many great titles to choose from, there’s no excuse not to get started today. Trust us – your mind will thank you for it.

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FAQs

What's the most read book of 2022? ›

Added to readers' shelves over 818,000 times, the most popular book of the year so far among Goodreads reviewers is "Reminders of Him" by Colleen Hoover.

What are the current top 10 fiction books? ›

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  • Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult; Jennifer Finney Boylan. ...
  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. ...
  • Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver. ...
  • Long Shadows by David Baldacci. ...
  • The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy. ...
  • Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng. ...
  • The Cloisters by Katy Hays. ...
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover.
17 Nov 2022

What is the most read fiction book? ›

Having sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling is the best-selling book series in history. The first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, has sold in excess of 120 million copies, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.

What is the number 1 selling book? ›

Top 100 best selling books of all time
RankTitleAuthor
1Da Vinci Code,TheBrown, Dan
2Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsRowling, J.K.
3Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneRowling, J.K.
4Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixRowling, J.K.
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What is the number 1 read book in the world? ›

The Holy Bible is the most read book in the world. In the past 50 years, the Bible has sold over 3.9 billion copies. It is the most recognizable and famous book that has ever been published. The Bible is a collective book with many different preachings based on God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

What novels are trending now? ›

Trending Books
  • Immoral Origins (The Desire Card, #1) ...
  • Death Leaves a Shadow (Marlowe Black Mystery, #2) ...
  • The Sacred Well Murders (Paperback) ...
  • Paradox Effect: Time Travel and Purified DNA Merge to Halt the Collapse of Human Existence (Paperback) ...
  • Where the Crawdads Sing (ebook) ...
  • It Ends with Us (It Ends with Us, #1)

Which book is best to read? ›

Your Must-Reads: 30 Best Books to Read
  1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. ...
  2. 1984, by George Orwell. ...
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by J.K. ...
  4. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. ...
  5. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. ...
  6. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. ...
  7. The Diary Of A Young Girl, by Anne Frank.
4 days ago

What is the highest rated novel on Goodreads? ›

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling

With nearly 8 million ratings, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is the most popular book of all time on Goodreads and has sold over 120 million copies.

What's trending in Amazon books? ›

Trending Books
  • Hidden in Snow (The Åre Murders Book 1)Hidden in Snow (The Åre Murders… ...
  • An Impossible Return: A NovelAn Impossible Return: A Novel Caroline Laurent. ...
  • Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders Book 1)Still Waters (Sandhamn Murd… ...
  • Closed Circles (Sandhamn Murders Book 2)Closed Circles (Sandhamn Murd…

What is America's most read book? ›

'To Kill a Mockingbird' is America's favorite novel, reports PBS 'The Great American Read'
  1. 1. “ To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.
  2. 2. “ Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon (series)
  3. 3. “ Harry Potter” by J.K. Rowling (series)
  4. 4. “ Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.
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What's on the bestseller list right now? ›

Hardcover Fiction
  • 5 weeks on the list. THE BOYS FROM BILOXI. by John Grisham. ...
  • New this week. THE LOST METAL. by Brandon Sanderson. ...
  • 11 weeks on the list. FAIRY TALE. by Stephen King. ...
  • 2 weeks on the list. DESERT STAR. by Michael Connelly. ...
  • 9 weeks on the list. DREAMLAND. by Nicholas Sparks.

What books do people mostly read? ›

Classic Novels to Read
  • 1984 by George Orwell.
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
29 Oct 2020

What is considered the best book of all time? ›

The Greatest Books of All Time
  1. 1 . In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust. ...
  2. 2 . Ulysses by James Joyce. ...
  3. 3 . Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. ...
  4. 4 . One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. ...
  5. 5 . The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. ...
  6. 6 . Moby Dick by Herman Melville. ...
  7. 7 . War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. ...
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Which is the best-selling book of all time answer? ›

Guinness World Records estimates that over five billion copies of the Bible have been sold, making it the best-selling book of all time.

What is an Amazon #1 best seller? ›

(The best-seller badge is a coveted spot on Amazon). Ranking #1 in a particular category or subcategory means that item has sold more than any other in that marketplace as of the most recent update.

What are the two most read books in the world? ›

The most read book in the World is Bible. This holy book so far has outsold any other in the world. During the last 50 years, a whopping 3.9 billion copies has been sold. The second most read book in the world is the Holy Quran.

What is the name of 10 famous book? ›

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

What are men reading right now? ›

Scroll down to see Recommendations from Men Who Read.
  • The Magician by Colm Toibin (9/9) ...
  • Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen (10/5) ...
  • Silverview by John Le Carre (10/12) ...
  • Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor (9/21) ...
  • Better off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child and Andrew Child (10/26) ...
  • Billy Summers by Stephen King (8/3)
24 Sept 2021

Whats a good read from the library? ›

Library Books Shelf
  • Eleanor & Park (Hardcover) Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads Author) ...
  • The Midnight Library (Hardcover) Matt Haig (Goodreads Author) ...
  • The Night Circus (Hardcover) ...
  • Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) ...
  • Circe (Hardcover) ...
  • The Hate U Give (The Hate U Give, #1) ...
  • Gone Girl (Paperback) ...
  • Little Fires Everywhere (Hardcover)

What books have a 5'5 rating? ›

5 5 Books Shelf
  • The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) Holly Black (Goodreads Author) ...
  • Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) ...
  • passerine (ebook) ...
  • Terms and Conditions (Dreamland Billionaires, #2) ...
  • The Maidens (Hardcover) ...
  • Confess (Paperback) ...
  • Ein Kuss aus Eis und Schnee (Frozen Crowns, #1) ...
  • Crave (Crave, #1)

What books have 5 stars on Goodreads? ›

5 Star Books Of 2021 Shelf
  • Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) ...
  • The Places I've Cried in Public (Kindle Edition) ...
  • History Is All You Left Me (ebook) ...
  • Grown Ups (Hardcover) ...
  • The Winners (Beartown, #3) ...
  • They Both Die at the End (Hardcover) ...
  • The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Kindle Edition) ...
  • Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

What is the thickest book in the world 2022? ›

A book with a collection of all of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple stories is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the thickest book published. More than a foot thick, the 4,032-pages book weighs 8.04kg, and has 12 novels and 20 short stories.

Who is considered the best writer of all time? ›

Top 10 Authors by Points Earned
  • Leo Tolstoy – 327.
  • William Shakespeare – 293.
  • James Joyce – 194.
  • Vladimir Nabokov – 190.
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky – 177.
  • William Faulkner – 173.
  • Charles Dickens – 168.
  • Anton Chekhov – 165.
30 Jan 2012

What book has had the greatest influence on your life? ›

The first book that I can remember making a big impact on my life was To Kill a Mockingbird. I read this in high school and it was then that I really began to appreciate reading — which is why I love the book so much.

What is the most popular item on Amazon 2022? ›

Top selling items on Amazon in 2022
  • Electronics.
  • Camera & Photo.
  • Video Games.
  • Books: consistently some of the best selling items, especially ebooks sold via the Kindle store.
  • Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry.
  • Handmade.
  • Pet Supplies.
  • Home & Kitchen.
3 Aug 2022

What is the best selling book genre 2022? ›

Romance remains the biggest-selling genre in the USA.

How do I find best selling books on Amazon? ›

Amazon.com

From the Amazon home page, click on Books to enter their bookstore. 2. Once in the bookstore, the main navigation bar updates to include Best Sellers as well as the New York Times Best Seller list. Click on Best Sellers.

What is America's best loved novel? ›

America's Best-Loved Books
TitleAuthorYear
Great Gatsby, TheFitzgerald, F. Scott1925
Gulliver's TravelsSwift, Jonathan1726
Handmaid's Tale, TheAtwood, Margaret1985
Harry Potter (series)Rowling, J.K.1997
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20 Apr 2018

Who is the most widely read of all authors? ›

According to a recent study conducted by Harper Collins, Christie has sold more than 1 billion copies in the English language alone. Her books have been translated into more than 100 languages and an estimated number of 32 million Americans have read at least one of Agatha Christie's books.

Who is the most read American author? ›

1. Mark Twain, 1835 – 1910. Without a doubt, one of the best American authors of all time is Mark Twain. Mark Twain is the pen name of Samuel Clemens, who had an interesting life during the 19th and early 20th century.

Who sold the most books 2022? ›

Colleen Hoover

Who is the most popular author 2022? ›

popularity is the % of people who have a positive opinion of a contemporary fiction writer. Find out more
  • 1 Stephen King67%
  • 2 Stan Lee56%
  • 3 J. K. Rowling55%
  • 4 John Grisham48%
  • 5 R. L. Stine45%
  • 6 James Patterson44%
  • 7 Anne Rice41%
  • 8 Dean Koontz39%

Who is the #1 best-selling author? ›

Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976)

Dame Agatha Christie currently holds the title of the world's best-selling novelist, according to Guiness World Records, as well as the most-translated author in history.

Which kind of books is liked the most? ›

Romance: Romance novels are perhaps the most popular genre in terms of book sales.

Which book is read by most people which is read the least? ›

Bible most owned, least read book in history.

At what age do people read the most? ›

The survey results showed that adults within this age category were more likely than older respondents to have read a book within the last twelve months.
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65+68%68%
50-6467%72%
30-4972%77%
18-2981%83%
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Which country read the most books 2022? ›

India – Ranking at number one, India spends approximately 10 hours and 42 minutes reading per week. This equals 556.4 per year. Thailand – It ranks number two, and the weekly reading rate totals 9 hours and 24 minutes.

What is the theme for Reading Month 2022? ›

The theme of 27th National Reading Day 2022 is “Read and Grow”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the 22nd National Reading Month Celebrations on 19th June 2017.

What is the largest book in Earth? ›

Kuthodaw Pagoda contains the “world's biggest book”, 729 marble slabs, each one inscribed with text from the Tripitaka, the Buddhist scriptures.

What is the longest piece of fiction ever written? ›

The longest novel in English, A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight, written by Henry Williamson and published in 15 volumes between 1951 and 1969, is 2.4 million words.

Which country reads least? ›

Guinea, Niger, Djoubite, Kiribati, and Niue are the least literate nations. Africa's literacy rate remains low. One in three African adults cannot read, and a staggering 48 million people aged between 15-24 are illiterate.

Is reading good for health? ›

The scientific answer is a resounding “yes.” Reading books benefits both your physical and mental health, and those benefits can last a lifetime. They begin in early childhood and continue through the senior years. Here's a brief explanation of how reading books can change your brain — and your body — for the better.

Which generation reads the most? ›

Millennials are the most voracious readers, with 80% of Millennials having read a book in the last 12 months. They are also the biggest library-goers of the five generations. Despite the onslaught of new technologies, all generations still prefer reading physical books to digital ones.

What are the big themes for 2022? ›

The Big Picture: Key Themes for 2022
  • DEBT PROLIFERATION. ...
  • BUT NO DEBT IMPLOSION. ...
  • INFLATION GENIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE. ...
  • GREENFLATION PARADOX. ...
  • AN EMERGING MARKETS COMEBACK. ...
  • CHINA 3.0. ...
  • A SILICON CURTAIN DESCENDS. ...
  • STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS.

What is the theme for book Week this year 2022? ›

The theme for Book Week 2022 is Dreaming With Eyes Open… Book Week 2022 will run from August 20-26. Jasmine Seymour, illustrator of Baby Business, which won the CBCA Award for New Illustrator in 2020, will be designing the official artwork. The artwork and the theme were announced by CBCA with a video.

What is a good quote for reading? ›

Famous Quotes About Reading
  • “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . ...
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