Best Reads - Librarian's Choice 2022

Posted on 13 January 2023

This year’s list of Best Reads according to our Librarians' choices is many and varied.

Non-fiction items, teen books and junior fiction also feature in amongst the list of the usual fiction items. The year of publication varies widely.

Best Reads 2022 - Librarians' Choice

My mother and other secrets, Wendyl Nissen, 306.8743 NIS (Non-Fiction)
The bees, Laline Paull (Fiction)
The murders at Fleat House, Lucinda Riley (Fiction)
Every home should have one : the appliance age in New Zealand, Terry Moyle, 636.6 MOY (Non-Fiction)
The Last Thing He Told Me, Laura Dave (Fiction)
The book of accidents, Chuck Wendig (Fiction)
Quarter to Midnight, Karen Rose (Fiction)
The Stranger Times, C.K. McDonnell (Fiction)
The Driver, Mark Dawson (Fiction)
This charming man, C.K McDonnell (Fiction)
Where the River Bends, recipes and stories from the table of Jane and Jimmy Barnes 641.5994 BAR (Non-Fiction)
The Girl in 6E, Alessandra Torre (Fiction)
Love of My Life, The Life and Loves of Freddie Mercury, Lesley-Ann Jones, 780.92 MER (Non-Fiction)
The Coffin Confessor, Bill Edgar 306.9 EDG (Non-Fiction)
Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch (Fiction)
Long Shadows, David Baldacci (Fiction)
Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman (Fiction)
Blood, Wine and Chocolate, Julie Thomas (Fiction)
The Hidden One, Linda Castillo (Fiction)
The madness of crowds, Louise Penny (Fiction)
A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman (Fiction)
Septimus Heap, Angie Sage (Junior Fiction)
Dear Mrs Bird, A J Pearce (Fiction)
Nazi billionaires, David de Jong 338.7 JON (Non-Fiction)
Gone missing, Linda Castillo (Fiction)
The house of fortune, Jessie Burton (Fiction)
A Jewish girl in Paris, Melanie Levensohn (Fiction)
The daughter of Auschwitz, Tova Friedman 940.5318 FRI (Non-Fiction)
Hiding in plain sight: How a Jewish girl survived Europe's heart of darkness, Pieter van Os 940.5318 OS (Non-Fiction)
Genesis, Chris Carter (Fiction)
Lose Weight without losing your mind, Graham Tomlinson 613.25 TOM (Non-Fiction)
The lie, CL Taylor (Fiction)
The Wrong Woman, JP Pomare (Fiction)
The Murder Book, Mark Billingham (Fiction)
I am Death, Chris Carter (Fiction)
Fallen, Linda Castillo (Fiction)
Desert Star, Michael Connelly (Fiction)
Two Kinds of Truth, Michael Connelly (Fiction)
Lying Beside You, Michael Robotham (Fiction)
The Radley’s, Matt Haig (Fiction)
Dictionary of lost words, Pip Williams (Fiction)
Library of the dead, T. L Huchu (Fiction)
Project hail Mary, Andy Weir (Fiction)
Chippy jackpot, Sam Cotton (Junior Fiction)
Friends, lovers and the big terrible thing, Matthew Perry 791.45 PER (Non-Fiction)
Angel of Waterloo, Jackie French (Fiction)
The ladies midnight swimming club, Faith Hogan (Fiction)
The Orphans, Fiona Mcintosh (Fiction)
The Paris Bookseller, Kerri Maher (Fiction)
The Collaborator, Diane Armstrong (Fiction)
Wolfe Island, Lucy Treloar (Fiction)
See you in September, Charity Norman (Fiction)
A Narrow Door, Joanne Harris (Fiction)
Remember me, Charity Norman (Fiction)
The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune (Fiction)
Disappearance of a Scribe, Dana Stabenow (Fiction)
A deadly education, Naomi Novik (Fiction)
Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection, Martha Stewart 641.8654 STE (Non-Fiction)
Sisters of the Resistance, Christine Wells (Fiction)
The Kitchen Front, Jennifer Ryan (Fiction)
The librarian spy, Madeline Martin (Fiction)
No Maori Allowed New Zealand's Forgotten History, Robert Bartholomew 305.8994 BAR (Mātauranga Māori)
Before you knew my name, Jacqueline Bublitz (Fiction)
Dressed: fashionable dress in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840 to 1910, Claire Regnault 391 REG (Non-Fiction)
Wildfire at midnight, Mary Stewart (Fiction)
Book lovers, Emily Henry (Fiction)
Six of crows, Leigh Bardugo (Teen Fiction)

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