What Were The Most Popular Books Of 2022?
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What Were The Most Popular Books Of 2022?

Molly Raby January 3, 2023

The past year was a golden one for books; let’s be honest! With the rise of BookTok we have been inundated with literary content from all angles. So, let’s sift through the most popular books of 2022 and hope that 2023 brings us just as much comedy, horror, fantasy and thrills.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Book Lovers follows Nora, who is unlucky in love. She is always the bridesmaid and never the bride, lacking confidence in herself. But, when it comes to her work as a literary agent, she is firm and cutthroat. Her sister, Libby, invites her to Sunshine Falls for a getaway from the mundanity of life and Nora’s story begins to change.

This book has a strong 4.23 star rating on GoodReads with one reader commenting:

“Book Lovers does a lot of things right with subverting Hallmark movies with a cold girlboss protagonist who, instead of changing her ways or mentality, is still appreciated for who she is and what she values, especially by the love interest.”

Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

Things We Never Got Over is the story of Naomi, who ran away from the alter to Virginia to stay with her twin sister.

Sadly, her twin, Tina, is still as awful as she always has been and after taking everything from Naomi including her money and car, she did leave something behind. Naomi’s 11-year-old niece, whom Naomi knew nothing about.

This is the story of how blood bonds people together and how Naomi manages to sort her life out after it royally exploded in her face.

This novel has a rating of 4.27 stars on GoodReads. One fan writes, “There are just so many good parts in this book that I genuinely head-over-heels enjoyed”.

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Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Set in the 1950’s and 1960s, Lessons in Chemistry tells the struggles of women during this time period in regards to their careers and fight for equality.

We follow Elizabeth Zott, the only women in her science class at university who is forced to become a chef on TV when she ends up a single mother. How will she balance raising a child alone, her studies, work and pursuing her true passions.

Love in Chemistry has an outstanding 4.38 stars on GoodReads. One reader writes, “When you come across that perfect read, at what point do you realize? For me, it was from the very first page of Lessons in Chemistry”.

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

In a new and exciting fantasy novel, House of Sky and Breath goes through the Ophion rebellion. Our protagonist is Bryce Quinlan (half-Fae, half-human) who is drawn into a world of magic and deceit. Along with her friend Hunt, a fallen angel, the two try their best to live normal lives, despite saving the world… kind of.

This has 4.51 stars on GoodReads, with one reviewer writing, “Kudos to Sarah for writing such a masterpiece. I think it’s going to be one of the best reads of 2022”.

As we all know, there is a book out there for everyone. So, if your favourite didn’t make it onto the most popular books of 2022, it doesn’t make yours any less vital.

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Molly Raby is a freelance journalist who works closely with GRV Media and Freshered. After completing her BA (Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing at Salford University 2022, she began her journey into the world of journalism and copywriting. In addition to writing for Freshered, Molly also wrote for The Gold and Green Crowd, interviewing jockeys, horse trainers and others within racing industry. Molly has a passion for film and TV as well as a keen interest in sports.