During 2022, we were treated to new novels from famous names like Jennifer Egan, Ian McEwan, Monica Ali and Cormac McCarthy. However, the real story is that the latest generation of authors continue to influence literature by writing from a greater number of viewpoints. This means that readers are encountering narratives – fiction and non-fiction – from more cultural backgrounds than ever before. In terms of sales, no-one came close to matching the achievements of Colleen Hoover, who filled the bestseller lists with multiple novels. When she released It Starts with Us, a sequel to her 2016 novel, It Ends with Us, she sold 800,000 copies on the first day.
Are these books better than the best of books of 2021? You decide.