Vox’s Best Books of 2022

Another day, another best book list of 2022. Today, Vox released their picks for their 16 best books of 2022. But unlike other lists, this one is more personal preference than rating the best books of the year.

Constance Grady is a senior correspondent for Vox and has curated this list. She says that cannot say with the books she chose are the best of the year. That is because “there are far too many books each year for one person to make such a judgment.,” she says. “But of all the books I’ve read, these were the ones that brought me — personally and as Vox’s book critic — the most joy and taught me the most. I hope that some of them do the same for you.”

assorted books on book shelves
Vox’s Best Books of 2022

Vox’s Best Books of 2022

  • When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar
  • O Caledonia by Elspeth Barker
  • Either/Or by Elif Batuman
  • If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery
  • Vladimir by Julia May Jonas
  • Lessons by Ian McEwan
  • The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn
  • The Furrows by Namwali Serpell
  • The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara
  • Joan Is Okay by Weike Wang
  • Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson
  • Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton
  • The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act by Isaac Butler
  • Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers by Mary Rodgers and Jesse Green
  • Hotbed: Bohemian Greenwich Village and the Secret Club That Sparked Modern Feminism by Joanna Scutts
  • Portable Magic: A History of Books and Their Readers by Emma Smith


To be honest, I do not know what to make of this list. I haven’t read any of the books and none of them ring a bell. You can do with the list what you like and hopefully you are able to find a few good reads because of it.

It feels like Vox wanted to make a best books of 2022 list and let one of their correspondent make the list. These lists seem kind of mandatory at this point and everyone else has made one, so why not. Until next time, happy reading!

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1 thought on “Vox’s Best Books of 2022

  1. Pluto_Child says:

    England’s Hidden Reverse by David Keenan absolutely belongs on this list.


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