Mid-Continent Public Library Best BooksPre-2022 Adult Titles

Given by Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL)

89 Works 319,524 Books 13,662 Reviews 4.1
It’s every reader’s favorite time of year. December rolls around and every media outlet from NPR to the New York Times shares their best books of the year. We can check off those we’ve read, show more debate over the omissions, and add plenty of books to our to-be-read list for the following year!

This year, we surveyed MCPL staff about their favorite reads of 2023 and we’re sharing the results here and in our MCPL Readers’ Lounge Facebook group throughout the month of December and January. We’d love to hear your favorite reads of the past year—join us in the Facebook group and/or share your feedback on our website! If you’d like to see last year’s lists, check out our Best Books of 2022 page.
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The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
2022
Becoming Duchess Goldblatt by Anonymous
2022
Designology: How to Find Your PlaceType and Align Your Life With Design by Sally Augustin
2022
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
2022
The Duplicate Bride by Ginny Baird
2022
Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
2022
Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau
2022
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
2022
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
2022
The Last Flight by Julie Clark
2022
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell
2022
No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai
2022
Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
2022
Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
2022
Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
2022
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff
2022
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
2022
The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green
2022
The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield
2022
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
2022
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
2022
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
2022
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
2022
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
2022
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
2022
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
2022
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton
2022
Verity by Colleen Hoover
2022
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
2022
The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard
2022
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
2022
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
2022
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
2022
Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire by Lizzie Johnson
2022
The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.
2022
While the Duke was Sleeping by Sophie Jordan
2022
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
2022
On Writing by Stephen King
2022
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
2022
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
2022
Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
2022
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
2022
The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955) by Robert Lacey
2022
Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
2022
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
2022
The Line Between by Tosca Lee
2022
The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
2022
Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis
2022
The Deep Blue Good-by by John D. MacDonald
2022
In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
2022
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
2022
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
2022
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
2022
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
2022
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
2022
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
2022
These Violent Delights: A Novel by Micah Nemerever
2022
Nala's World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride around the Globe by Dean Nicholson
2022
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2022
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
2022
These Precious Days: Essays by Ann Patchett
2022
Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose
2022
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
2022
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
2022
Pandemic by A. G. Riddle
2022
Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach
2022
The Awakening by Nora Roberts
2022
The Guncle by Steven Rowley
2022
Practice to Deceive by Ann Rule
2022
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
2022
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
2022
The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine
2022
Thin Ice by Paige Shelton
2022
False Witness by Karin Slaughter
2022
Flying Angels by Danielle Steel
2022
The Lost Village by Camilla Sten
2022
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
2022
The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan
2022
Fight Night by Miriam Toews
2022
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
2022
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
2022
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
2022
This Is Happiness by Niall Williams
2022
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
2022
Hot Mess by Matt Winning
2022
The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
2022
Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation: Mo Dao Zu Shi (Novel) Vol. 1 by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
2022
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
2022
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
2022

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