Longfellow Books' Top 100 of 2022!



1. Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty

2. Big Truck Little Island by Chris Van Dusen

3. The Midcoast by Adam White

4. Downeast by Gigi Georges

5. Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg

6. The Guest List by Lucy Foley

7. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

8. Hatchet Island by Paul Doiron

9. Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

10. Take It Easy: Portland, Maine in the 1970s by John Duncan

11. Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer

12. Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane

13. Mill Town by Kerri Arsenault

14. Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran

15. Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

16. Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

17. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

18. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

19. As If a Song Could Save You by Betsy Sholl

20. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

21. Walking Through History: Portland, Maine on Foot by Paul J. Ledman

22. Good Night Maine (Board Book) by Adam Gamble

23. Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris

24. Horse by Geraldine Brooks

25. Oh, William! by Elizabeth Strout

26. Fairy Tale by Stephen King

27. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

28. The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts

29. Circe by Madeline Miller

30. The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama

31. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

32. We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

33. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

34. The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen

35. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

36. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

37. A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris

38. Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

39. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

40. The Snowy Day (Board Book) by Ezra Jack Keats

41. Lungfish by Meghan Gilliss

42. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

43. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake

44. The Verifiers by Jane Pek

45. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders

46. The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

47. In the Woods by Tana French

48. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

49. Liberation Day: Stories by George Saunders

50. This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohter

51. French Exit by Patrick deWitt

52. Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard

53. Book Lovers by Emily Henry

54. Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong

55. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

56. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

57. Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology by Jess Zimmerman

58. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bressel van der Kolk, M.D.

59. No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

60. One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey

61. Passenger by Cormac McCarthy

62. The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge

63. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

64. Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados

65. Normal People by Sally Rooney

66. Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown

67. The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow

68. Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford

69. The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

70. The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

71. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

72. Dinner in One by Melissa Clark

73. Devotions by Mary Oliver

74. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

75. The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman

76. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

77. If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen

78. Venomous Lumpsucker by Ned Beauman

79. Trust by Hernan Diaz

80. Wintering by Katherine May

81. Madness is Better Than Defeat by Ned Beauman

82. Smitten Kitchen Keepers by Deb Perelman

83. The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

84. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

85. How to Not Always be Working by Marlee Grace

86. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

87. The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

88. Recollections of My Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit

89. The Furies by John Connolly

90. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

91. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

92. Breaking Bread edited by Debra Spark and Deborah Joy Corey

93. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

94. Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

95. The Overstory by Richard Powers

96. Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn

97. When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

98. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

99. How to Be Eaten by Maria Adelmann

100. The Lost Kitchen by Erin French


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