Winners of the 2022 She Reads Awards

Our annual She Reads Awards are voted on thousands by you – readers and fans – and reflect the books you loved most this year. Here are the winners for the best books of the year in the She Reads Best of 2022 Awards.

BEST BOOK OF 2022
BOOK CLUB PICK
BEST COVER
AUDIOBOOK
BEST DEBUT
CONTEMPORARY FICTION
FANTASY & MAGICAL REALISM
HISTORICAL FICTION
LITERARY FICTION
MEMOIR
MYSTERY & THRILLER
NONFICTION
POETRY / SHORT STORY COLLECTION
ROMANCE
SCIENCE FICTION
YOUNG ADULT

Best Books of the Year from Our Contributors

All year, we work with reviewers and contributors to curate lists of the top books of the year. These lists reflect the opinions of our contributors and editors. Keep reading for more of the best books of the year!

Most Anticipated Books of 2023

Now that we know the best books of 2022, we’re already getting started on our 2023 #TBR list. How about you?

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Best Book of 2022

WINNER:

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Best Book Club Pick of 2022

WINNER:

The Measure by Nikki Erlick

Best Book Cover of 2022

WINNER:

Best Audiobook of 2022

WINNER:

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

Best Debut of 2022

WINNER:

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

Best Contemporary Fiction of 2022

WINNER:

Wahala by Nikki May

Best Fantasy & Magical Realism of 2022

WINNER:

Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Best Historical Fiction of 2022

WINNER:

The Memory Keeper of Kyiv by Erin Litteken

Best Literary Fiction of 2022

WINNER:

Best Memoir of 2022

WINNER:

Finding Me by Viola Davis

Best Mystery & Thriller of 2022

WINNER:

The Maid by Nita Prose

Best Nonfiction of 2022

WINNER:

The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

Best Poetry /Short Story Collection of 2022

WINNER:

Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty

Best Romance of 2022

WINNER:

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Best Science Fiction of 2022

WINNER:

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Best Young Adult of 2022

WINNER:

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn