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Best Books of 2022


See a list of books in the library catalog from the editors' choices below that the CU library has purchased, ready to check out or on order.

Or search the library's catalog to see if we have a copy of a book you find on these lists.

Best Books of 2022

See lists of best books of the year from editors of the publications below

Check the library catalog to locate or request books.  The Castleton library doesn't own all of the books on the best books lists, but if is one you think we should purchase, let us know by emailing To borrow an item owned by the Johnson, Lyndon or Hartness libraries, click on "Place Request (Castleton)" and log in.  See the box on the right about requesting from other libraries.

Editors' Choices

The 10 Best Books of 2022 from the New York Times

100 Notable Books of 2022 from the New York Times

The 10 Best Books of 2022 from the Washington Post

Best Books of 2022 from Library Journal

Best Books of 2022 from Publisher's Weekly

Booklist Editors' Choice 2022

Books We Love from National Public Radio (NPR)

Best of 2022 from Kirkus (pdf of magazine)     Fiction  |  Nonfiction

Voters' Choice Awards

GoodReads Choice Awards 2022

From Libraries

New York Public Library's Best Books of 2022

Literary Awards

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Kirkus Prize

The Booker Prize

The Booker International Prize

National Book Award    Fiction | Nonfiction

Nobel Prize for Literature 2022

PEN Literary Awards

Pulitzer Prizes

Kids' Books

Booklist Editors' Choice Books for Youth 2022

School Library Journal's Best Books 2022

Horn Book Fanfare

Best Illustrated Books from the New York Times

Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winners

2022 Notable Books for Children from the Association for Library Service to Children

Best of 2022 from Kirkus (pdf of magazine)     Picture Books | Middle Grade | Young Adult

Best Books 2022 from Publisher's Weekly     Picture Books | Middle Grade | Young Adult

Best Children’s Books of 2022 from the New York Times

National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Cumulative list

Ultimate Best Books of 2022 List from
"Reading All the Lists So You Don't Have to Since 2017"

List of Lists

Online "Best of 2022" Book Lists from Largehearted Boy

Best Books of the Decade

Lists from

Interlibrary loan

To request a book not owned by Castleton (for CU students, faculty, staff)

To request a book found in the library catalog, but held at another VSC library, click on "Place Request (Castleton)." 

For books not available in the VSC library system, search WorldCat (access from library website or research guide or this link) for the book and click on "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan," or use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form to enter information about the book (you will be prompted to log in to our Interlibrary Loan System using your Portal username and password). Pay attention to your Castleton email for follow-up.

Questions about interlibrary loan policies and procedures?
Michele Perry at (802) 468-1343