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Bookreporter Reviewers' Favorite Books of 2022

Recently we asked our reviewers to provide us with a list of their favorite books from 2022. Included is a mix of fiction and nonfiction titles, all published for the first time this year. Take a moment to read these varied lists of titles and see if you agree with any of their selections! Please note that due to personal and professional commitments, some reviewers were not able to participate in this feature.

Week of May 15, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of May 15th include THIS TIME TOMORROW, in which Emma Straub --- with her celebrated humor, insight and heart --- offers her own twist on traditional time-travel tropes and a different kind of love story; JAMES PATTERSON BY JAMES PATTERSON, a memoir that poses the question: How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world?; THE LOST SUMMERS OF NEWPORT by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White, a novel of money and secrets set among the famous summer mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, spanning over a century from the Gilded Age to the present day; Bob Harig's TIGER & PHIL, an in-depth chronicle of the decades-long rivalry that drove the success of golf's two biggest stars, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson; and the paperback original BETWEEN TWO STRANGERS by Kate White, a twisty and addictive psychological thriller about a woman who receives a bewildering inheritance that may have something to do with her past.

Emma Straub, author of This Time Tomorrow

On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn’t exactly the one she expected. She’s happy with her apartment, her romantic status and her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning, she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn’t just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush --- it’s her dad: the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?