With just a few more days until 2023 is upon on, Wired decided to release their list of the best books of 2022. Their list is unique and interesting enough that I decided to cover their list. You’ll see some familiar names but many of them are books I haven’t seen on many lists.
How credible is Wired’s list is the question that you may be asking. They are a reliable news source that describes itself as “the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation.” Some of the topic they cover include culture, business, science, and books! Let’s see which books they chose as their best books of 2022.
Wired’s Best Books of 2022
- The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
- Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
- Lambda by David Musgrave
- Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us by Rachel Aviv
- The Value of a Whale: On the Illusions of Green Capitalism by Adrienne Buller
- Best Young Woman Job Book by Emma Healey
- The Employees: A Workplace Novel of the 22nd Century by Olga Ravn
- Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung
- Tremors in the Blood by Amit Katwala
- Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them by Dan Saladino
- Dr. No by Percival Everett
- How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures by Sabrina Imbler
Lots of Unfamiliar Names
Seeing Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel is a good sign. But that might be the only familiar book for most people. The other selections are specific topics that the author of the article enjoyed reading. One of the books is also from a colleague of theirs and they admit the list is biased. I appreciate the honesty and if they enjoyed their colleague’s book, I don’t see anything wrong with that.
What do you make of Wired’s best books of 2022 list? Have you read or plan to read any of the books on the list? For a description of the books, you can visit the Wired article here. Happy reading!