These were the best reads of 2022, according to the staff at Boston Public Library

“We hope this list inspires you to keep reading!”

TOM HERDE / Boston Globe, File

It’s that time of the year again, when everyone reviews the books they’ve read since January and picks their favorites. 

On Thursday, staff members at the Boston Public Library released their picks for the best reads of 2022. The titles recommended by the staffers of the public library system range across genres — from fantasy to nonfiction to historical romance — and are not limited to just books published in 2022. 

“We hope this list inspires you to keep reading!” the library wrote. 

Below, check out the list of books recommended by the BPL staffers. View why each title was recommended by the staff member who put it forward here



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