Best Books of 2022

We asked our expert staff at Capital Area District Libraries to weigh in on their favorite books published in 2022. The titles that rose to the top represent a wide-ranging selection of engaging reads for all ages and interests. Many are available in both print and digital formats. This list also appeared in the Lansing State Journal.

Click on the cover to find the title in our collection! For more great resources and suggestions on what to read, watch or listen to next check this out.

Adult Titles

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Ducks: Two Years in The Oil Sands by Kate Beaton


I'm Glad My Mom Died.jpg

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Sea of Tranquility.jpg

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The Kaiju Preservation Society.jpg

The Self Made Widow.jpg

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.jpg

Young Adult Titles

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Ain't Burned All The Bright.jpg


The First to Die at the End.jpg

Hell Followed With Us.jpg

I Must Betray You.jpg

Love Radio.jpg

One For All.jpg

Reclaim the Stars.jpg

A Snake Falls to Earth.jpg

Children's Titles

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Berry Song.jpg

Different Kinds of Fruit.jpg

Emile and the Field.jpg


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The Patron Thief of Bread.jpg

I Am You.jpg

Tia Fortunas New Home.jpg