2022 has been a lot so far – people are trying hard to go back on track again, in sense of productivity and work. The lethargy is a lot to move on from. Procrastination is permanent. But, we all have to keep trying and do better at work, in academics, physically and mentally. Just remember, you have survived a global pandemic – it is all right to take time for yourself and take a break for your mental peace. One thing that has always made me feel productive and good about life is books. So, in this article, we are going to read about the top 10 books of 2022 so far. Grab a book and learn more about life and living.

Sea of Tranquility – Emily St. John Mandel

Top 10 Books of 2022 So Far (March 2022) - Sea of Tranquility – Emily St. John Mandel
Top 10 Books of 2022 So Far (March 2022) – Sea of Tranquility – Emily St. John Mandel

Sea of Tranquility focuses on different characters of different years. But, surprisingly these characters are linked with each other. 1912 – A high-class society exile is spooked by a horrifying experience in the Canadian wilderness. 2203 – A novelist is going through the ecstasy and agony of the last book tour on Earth and wishing for a home in a lunar colony. 2401 – A shiftless thirty-something becomes entangled with the secretive.

The Invisible Kingdom – Meghan O’Rourke

The Invisible Kingdom – Meghan O’Rourke
The Invisible Kingdom – Meghan O’Rourke

O’Rourke writes this book talking about her struggle with chronic autoimmune disease. In the late 90s, she started suffering from the symptoms such as rashes to killing fatigue. When she sought help, she became an unwilling citizen of a shadow universe. In this shdow world people suffering from chronic disease are dismissed by doctors.

Olga Dies Dreaming – Xochitl Gonzalez

Top 10 Books of 2022 So Far (March 2022) - Olga Dies Dreaming – Xochitl Gonzalez
Top 10 Books of 2022 So Far (March 2022) – Olga Dies Dreaming – Xochitl Gonzalez

We get familiar with two Brooklyn born children of Puerto Rican revolutionaries – Olga and Prieto Acevedo. Olga is a wedding planner by profession who questions if she will ever find her true love. Prieto is a Congressman, who fights for the Latinx neighbourhood while keeping his sexuality away from the light. Their mother Blanca chose the independence of Puerto Rico over her children long back. But Hurricane Maria will make them reckon with their wounds from the past.

The Candy House – Jennifer Egan

The Candy House – Jennifer Egan
The Candy House – Jennifer Egan

The Candy House gives a larger version to Visit from the Goon Squad by revisiting the memorable characters. Own Your Unconsciousness has transformed everything in this alternate reality. Own Your Unconsciousness captures and stores memories in the cloud and they are accessible to any user.

Scoundrel – Sarah Weinman

Top 10 Books of 2022 So Far (March 2022) - Scoundrel – Sarah Weinman
Top 10 Books of 2022 So Far (March 2022) – Scoundrel – Sarah Weinman

Edgar Smith is a murderer who got freed from Death Row by asset of links with several powerful people. His dishonesty set him free and hurled him into literary fame, but ultimately, he almost took the life of another innocent woman leaving blood on the hand of National Review founder William Buckley and his other champions. 

To Paradise – Hanya Yanagihara

To Paradise – Hanya Yanagihara
To Paradise – Hanya Yanagihara

In To Paradise, Yanagihara constructs a symphony from three contrasting stories based on family, fate, and identity. Each of these disparate story is based in an alternate America. 1893 – A wealthy family resists an arranged marriage as he falls for a destitute music teacher. 1993 – A Young Hawaiian paralegal conceals his history from his much-older lover. 2093 – A woman discloses and gets familiar with the mysteries of the man she has loved in the pandemic-ridden New York.

How High We Go In the Dark – Sequoia Nagamatsu

Top 10 Books of 2022 So Far (March 2022) - How High We Go In the Dark – Sequoia Nagamatsu
Top 10 Books of 2022 So Far (March 2022) – How High We Go In the Dark – Sequoia Nagamatsu

How High We Go in the Dark is the book you need right now if you are looking for a speck of hope, compassion, and humanity. This pyrotechnic novel is set in 2030, where an archaeological dig in the Arctic Ocean sets free an ancient plague that will reorganize the life of coming generations. Each story is masterfully built that will bewitch the readers with its visionary about misery, grief, resilience, and the human spirits endure.

Notes On An Execution – Danya Kukafka

Notes On An Execution – Danya Kukafka
Notes On An Execution – Danya Kukafka

Notes on an Execution focuses on the life of a known serial killer. Ansel Packer is about to die in the next 12 hours. He is aware of his actions, and he is waiting to die in the same horrifying fate he compelled on those girls. Packer does not want this ending for him. Through the eyes of a homicide detective, a mother, and a sister we get to know about Ansel and his life.

Groundskeeping – Lee Cole

Top 10 Books of 2022 So Far (March 2022) - Groundskeeping – Lee Cole
Top 10 Books of 2022 So Far (March 2022) – Groundskeeping – Lee Cole

Groundskeeping is a tender novel dealing with themes such as romance and a coming-of-age story. The story is focused on two young writers – Alma is a prestigious writer and devoted daughter of Bosnian immigrants who is running after her own American Dream. Owen is a local of Kentucky working as a groundkeeper and in exchange he is receiving free creative writing lessons at Ashby College. Alma finds it hard to identify Owen’s ambivalence about his Trump-loving family. When a secret romance starts thriving between them, they must navigate the route of a roller coaster of both the love and the developing pain. 

Anthem – Noah Hawley

Anthem – Noah Hawley
Anthem – Noah Hawley

A nation is divided, the political system is non-existent, the climate is running close to destruction – terrified about the anxiety from the miserable world, high schoolers respond with mass suicide which is an act of collective surrender. But three disparate young heroes did not follow the same. They went out to save the world and perhaps they will succeed.

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