The New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2022

By Kaitlyn Spotts | December 15 2022 | GeneralEnglish Language ArtsBooks in SpanishGraphic Novels

The New York Public Library has announced its Best Books of 2022. Curated by NYPL librarians and staff, these are their top annual recommendations for kids, teens, and adults, including nonfiction, fiction, graphic novels, poetry, and books in Spanish. All of the books are available in the Library’s catalog.

Below is a selection of Penguin Random House titles that made the list. Happy Reading!


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A Memoir
A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this “gripping memoir” (NPR) of bravery, hope, and finding family.  
$28.00 US
Sep 06, 2022
400 Pages

All My Rage
A Novel
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary YA novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents.
$19.99 US
Mar 01, 2022
384 Pages

I Must Betray You
#1 New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal!A gut-wrenching, startling historical thriller about communist Romania and the citizen spy network that devastated a nation, from the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray.
$19.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
336 Pages
Philomel Books

Does My Body Offend You?
A timely story of two teenagers who discover the power of friendship, feminism, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter where you come from. A collaboration between two gifted authors writing from alternating perspectives, this compelling novel shines with authenticity, courage, and humor.
$18.99 US
Apr 05, 2022
432 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend
From the bewitching mind behind The Casquette Girls, Alys Arden and with enchanting artwork by Jacquelin de Leon comes the story of a girl stuck in the middle of a magical rivalry and forced to choose between love, family, and magic without hurting anyone...or worse.One of NYPL's Best Books for Teens 2022
$16.99 US
Jul 26, 2022
208 Pages
DC Comics