The 10 Best Books of 2022, According to Booksellers Barnes and Noble

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If you are looking for something new to read or want to add a new book to your existing collection, Company: Barnes & Noble It released its list of the 10 best books of 2022.

The popular bookseller’s reading list has a little something for everyone from former children’s TV star Janet McCurdy, former first lady Michelle Obama, and one book on chemistry.

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

Top 10 Barnes & Noble Books of 2022

1) “I’m So Happy My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy

Janet McCurdy, a former actress on the popular Nickelodeon shows “iCarly” and “Sam & Cat,” has written a memoir detailing her challenges as a former child actress dealing with eating disorders, addiction, and a troubled relationship with her mother. Barnes & Noble writes on its website that the New York Times bestseller is an inspiring story about resilience and independence.

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

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s new book is a follow-up to her bestselling memoir Becoming. Obama shares her wisdom strategies for staying optimistic and balanced in an uncertain world.

3) “Our Lost Hearts” by Celeste Ng

This book describes the relationship between mother and child in a society living in fear. Company: Barnes & Noble The book is described as a story about the power and limitations of art to effect change and the life lessons that are passed on to children.

4) “Babylon” by RF Kuang

The novel revolves around an orphan from China brought to London by a professor who teaches the boy the art of linguistics. The professor hopes his education will help the young boy enter the school known as Babylon, where people learn different languages, Barnes & Noble wrote on their website.

5) “Chemistry Lessons” Bonnie Jarmus

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

6) A World of Curiosity: A Novel by Louise Penny

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

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

Author Ben Macintyre delves into one of the most famous prison stories in history. During World War II, Colditz Castle was used by the German army to hold prisoners. On their website, Barnes and Noble explains that the prisoners of the castle have come up with innovative ways to escape that have become epic.

8) “Skandar and the Unicorn Thief” by AF Steadman

If you’re a fan of fairy tales, then author AF Steadman’s new novel should pique readers’ interest. The main character is a 13-year-old Skandar, who aspires to become a rhino rider to compete in a major race called the Chaos Cup. Skander develops a relationship with a rhino but later learns that he and his new friend are in danger, according to Barnes & Noble.

9) “The Rabbit Hutch” Tess Jonty

Set in Indiana, this novel features several characters who live in a low-income apartment complex during a hot week in July affected by a violent action.

10) “The Song of the Cell: Exploring Medicine and the New Man” by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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

This story was reported from Washington, DC

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