The 10 best books of 2022, according to booksellers Barnes and Noble

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If you’re looking for something new to read or want to add a new book to your current collection, Barnes & Noble has released its list of the top 10 books for 2022.

The well-known bookseller’s reading material list has a little something for everyone from former children’s TV star Jeannette McCurdy, former first lady Michelle Obama and a book on chemistry.

Here is the list of the 10 best books, according to Barnes & Noble.

Barnes & Noble 10 best books for 2022

1) “I’m Glad My Mom Is Dead” by Jennette McCurdy

Jeannette McCurdy, a former actress of popular Nickelodeon shows ‘iCarly’ and ‘Sam & Cat’, has penned a memoir detailing her challenges as a former child actress struggling with eating disorders, addiction and a relationship turbulent with his mother. The New York Times bestseller is an inspiring story of resilience and independence, writes Barnes & Noble on its website.

2) “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times” by Michelle Obama

Former first lady Michelle Obama’s new book follows her bestseller “Becoming.” Obama shares his wise strategies for maintaining hope and balance in an uncertain world.

3) “Our missing hearts” by Celeste Ng

This book describes a bond between a mother and her child in a society living in fear. Barnes & Noble describes the book as a story about the power and limits of art to create change and the life lessons imparted to children.

4) “Baby” by RF Kuang

The novel is about an orphan from China brought to London by a teacher who teaches the boy the art of linguistics. The professor hopes his teaching will help the young boy enter the famous Babel school, where individuals learn different languages, writes Barnes & Noble on their website.

5) “Chemistry Lessons” by Bonnie Garmus

“Lessons in Chemistry” is set in 1960s California and tells the story of scientist and single mother Elizabeth Zott, who reluctantly becomes the host of a popular cooking show. As Zott’s popularity grows, not everyone is happy because she not only teaches women how to cook, but challenges them to change the status quo, according to Barnes & Noble.

6) “A World of Curiosities: A Novel” by Louise Penny

This new novel is the latest installment in author Louise Penny’s bestselling New York Times mystery novel series. The main character, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, returns in the book which tells the story of two people returning to a small town where their mother was murdered.

seven) ‘Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis ‘Fortress Prison’ by Ben Macintyre

Author Ben Macintyre delves into one of the most well-known prison stories in history. During World War II, the German army used Colditz Castle to hold prisoners. Barnes and Noble explains on their website that the prisoners in the castle found creative ways to escape that turned epic.

8) Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by AF Steadman

If you love fantasy stories, author AF Steadman’s new novel should be of interest to readers. The main character is 13-year-old Skandar, who aspires to become a unicorn rider to compete in a grand race called the Chaos Cup. Skandar develops a relationship with a unicorn but later learns of the danger he and his new friend must stop, according to Barnes & Noble.

9) “The Hutch” by Tess Gunty

This novel takes place in a town in Indiana and features several characters living in a public housing complex during a hot week in July impacted by an act of violence.

ten) “The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human” by Siddhartha Mukherjee

This new book breaks down what it means to be human by understanding cells. Author Siddhartha Mukherjee tells how scientists discovered cells and used their knowledge to create new humans, says Barnes & Noble.

This story was reported from Washington, DC

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