If you were around in the mid-90s you may remember a hip little online book shop called Amazon. Well, it grew way up and expanded mightily, but the book editors at Amazon never broke their focus. Once again, they've read thousands of books to bring us an awesome list of the Best Books of 2022. It's live and stacked with excellent ideas for you and everyone on your list.
Their top pick (drum roll...) is Gabrielle Zevin’s feel-good novel Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. A New York Times bestseller and Amazon No. 1 bestseller in two categories, this ode to friendship is “perfect for this moment, when connection is what we crave and hope is what we need,” says Amazon editor Al Woodworth. Below are Amazon editors' top picks from the 100-title list, plus we've highlighted five category standouts, including Best Children's Book, Best Cookbook, Best Romance and more. And guess what? Alongside all the holiday deals kicking around at Amazon, we were thrilled to find that every title below is on sale — and most will arrive by Christmas, so if you need a great last-minute gift for the book-lover in your life, you'll be able to leave these under the tree just in time!
Readers swoon over this story of two lifelong buddies who connect creatively and ultimately discover the deep power of friendship. Says Amazon editor Al Woodworth: “After devouring this novel, you’ll walk with a bounce in your step, a full heart and the buzzy feeling that this is one of the best books about friendship — in all of its messy complexity and glory — you have ever read."
A poet describes how kindness and hope carried him on his treacherous 3,000-mile journey at the tender age of 9 from El Salvador to the U.S. An Amazon bestseller in two categories. Amazon editor Erin Kodicek calls it "a heart-pounding, heart-expanding memoir.”
Author Hari shows us why we are so distracted and how to reclaim focus. He travels far and wide to research the problem and goes cold turkey on tech for three months, reemerging with fresh perspective. Amazon editor Woodworth calls it, "Deeply satisfying and affirming and full of lightbulb moments, this is a book everyone should read." An Amazon No. 1 bestseller in pop psychology.
From the horror-suspense king comes a chilling tale of an unassuming teen stepping into a dark universe. Amazon editor Seira Wilson says King is "setting our imaginations on fire" with his "wondrous" story involving "a curmudgeonly neighbor with dangerous secrets, a parallel world ruled by an unspeakable monster, a child-eating giant and a dog who has lived more than one lifetime." And it's nearly 60% off!
So much happens when you're a preteen, whether you're in Africa or the U.S. Fun games, a first crush and sometimes tragedy. This 432-page historical fiction title will resonate with 9-to-12-year-olds and relay Ghana's story. Amazon editor Seira Wilson says "Kwame Alexander’s exceptional novel-in-verse flows as easily as the water running through this young protagonist’s dreams."
This third hotly anticipated cookbook from internet-famous Deb Perelman features some of her forever faves. The 100 fail-safe recipes include a much loved deep-dish broccoli-cheddar quiche, a gorgeous leek and Brie galette and a butterscotched apple crisp — yummers. This winner was also selected as Bon Appetit's Best Book of the Year!
From the author of "Beach Read" and "People We Meet on Vacation" comes this love story of two clashing personalities. The hotly anticipated romance became an instant New York Times bestseller, and Amazon editors say it's the best of the bunch this year. Plus it's racked up 27,000+ five-star fans on Amazon since summer.
How did YouTube get people to spend over a billion hours a day watching videos? A Bloomberg technology reporter follows the characters within and investigates the ups, downs and turnarounds of YouTube and how it empowered the rise of Google. It's the largely unknown story of a familiar service that becomes deeply entrenched in greed.
Recent controversies surrounding BBC presenters and radio hosts may leave you questioning why you should bother with a TV licence and where exactly taxpayers' money is going here. Now is the time to make the most of your TV licence before things drastically change.
Three crocodiles saved a dog seeking refuge in a river - in a possible display of "emotional empathy". A report published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa outlines how a young dog was observed being chased by a pack of feral dogs and entered the shallow waters of the Savitri River, in India's Maharashtra. The dog had not spotted the three mugger crocodiles floating nearby, which began edging closer to what appeared to be certain prey.
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