Goodreads has concluded its votes and has tallied up all the votes and released their best books according to Goodreads users. That makes their list different from your normal end of year lists. It does end up being a popularity contest but good books shine through, nonetheless. Keep reading for Goodreads’ best books of 2022!
With almost 6 million votes, Goodreads user let their voice be heard and voted for their favorite books in various genres. It is not easy to decide between two or more books that are in the same category but you don’t have a choice. Let’s see which books were voted the best books according to Goodreads. You can see the full list here!
Goodreads Best Books of 2022
- Best Fiction: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
- Best Mystery and Thriller: The Maid by Nita Prose
- Best Historical Fiction: Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Best Fantasy: House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas
- Best Romance: Book Lovers by Emily Henry
- Best Science Fiction: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
- Best Horror: Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak, Illustrator Will Staehle, Illustrator Doogie Horner
- Best Humor: The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There by Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey
Best of the Best
The best fiction book of 2022 is Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. This novel has appeared on almost all of the best books of 2022 lists and that is why I am not surprised it was voted as the best fiction book. It is going to be made into a movie and should be arriving in a couple of years.
The fantasy book of the year went to House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas. She is used to winning this award as it is her third consecutive year winning it. Talk about dominating the competition. Mass started writing her first novel when she was 16.
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel took home the crown for the best science fiction novel. This is her first award but she should have won for Station Eleven. Either way, she is becoming a star in the science-fiction genre. Can’t wait to see what she does next!
As someone who really enjoyed The Office, it is nice to see Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There by Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey win as the best humor book. Part of it may be due to the show’s popularity and their podcast. A great win nonetheless and well deserved.
What did you think of Goodreads best books of 2022? The user voted list is more in touch with readers than most lists that we’ve seen so far. But it is also a popularity contest as popular books and authors tend to do better than newer authors and books. Let us know what you think about the list in the comments below!