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The 10 Best Books of 2022

The Book Review

02-12-2022 • 56 mins

Heads up! The Book Review podcast returns with a new episode this week, recorded Tuesday during a live event in which several of our editors and critics discussed the Book Review’s list of the year’s 10 Best Books. (If you haven’t seen the list yet and don’t want spoilers before listening, the choices are revealed one by one on the podcast.)

In addition to the 10 Best Books, the editors discuss on this episode some of their favorite works from the year that didn’t make the list. Here are those additional books the editors discuss:

The Passenger and Stella Maris, by Cormac McCarthy

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

Avalon, by Nell Zink

If I Survive You, by Jonathan Escoffery

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