Top books of 2022

Be inspired to read this summer with our Brisbane Libraries lists of top books for 2022.

Spend balmy days reading in blissful solitude, or rediscover a love of reading together with your family.

Top 5 children's picture books

  1. Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford
  2. Cat Dog by Mem Fox
  3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Creepy-Crawly Halloween by Eric Carle
  4. The Woolly Bear Caterpillar by Julia Davidson
  5. Bluey: Charades

Top 5 children's books

  1. Spinning weird! by Anh Do
  2. The Bad Guys: Episode 14, They're bee-hind you! by Aaron Blabey
  3. Dog Man: Mothering heights by Dav Pilkey
  4. Kristy and the Snobs: A graphic novel by Chan Chau
  5. Baby-sitters Little Sister no. 5, Karen's school picture by Katy Farina

Top 5 young adult books 

  1. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  3. The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  4. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Top 5 adult fiction books

  1. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
  2. Better Off Dead by Lee Child
  3. The Sentinel by Lee Child
  4. When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham
  5. The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly

Top 5 adult non-fiction books

  1. Love Stories by Trent Dalton
  2. So You Think You Know What's Good For You? by Norman Swan
  3. Retirement Made Simple: Everything you need to know by Noel Whittaker
  4. The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku
  5. Atlas of the Heart: Mapping meaningful connection and the language of human experience by Brene Brown

Summer Reading events

Did you know there are free Summer Reading events for kids all summer long including science shows, craft sessions and live performances.

Event highlights

The Kids Catalogue

Our new library catalogue for kids, The Kids Catalogue,  makes it even easier for young readers to find the perfect book by searching on their favourite animal, author or character. Available on desktop and mobile devices, the catalogue also shows if books are available on library shelves. You can place books on hold and pick up from your local library.

More information

Visit our Libraries page for plenty more information about our fantastic libraries.

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Last updated: 21 November 2022
Topics: things to do

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