We are delighted to have some of our favourite authors share the books they most enjoyed in 2022. From powerful politics titles and illuminating history books to spellbinding fiction and inspiring life writing, discover these exclusive recommendations on our blog.

Maggie O'Farrell's Favourite Reads of 2022

The author of The Marriage Portrait and former Waterstones Book of the Year Hamnet reveals her top books from 2022.

Philippe Sands' Favourite Reads of 2022

The prize-winning author of East West Street and The Ratline share his top five books from this year.

Marina Hyde's Favourite Reads of 2022

The inimitable Guardian columnist and author of What Just Happened?! shares her favourite books from this year.

Katy Hessel's Favourite Reads of 2022

Art historian, curator, broadcaster and the author of The Story of Art Without Men shares her top reads from this year.

Richard Coles' Favourite Reads of 2022

The author of the cosy crime hit Murder Before Evensong shares the books he enjoyed most this year.

Bonnie Garmus' Favourite Reads of 2022

The author of Lessons in Chemistry shares the books she most enjoyed this year.

Joseph Coelho's Favourite Reads of 2022

The current Waterstones Children's Laureate shares the books he most enjoyed in 2022.

Oliver Bullough's Favourite Reads of 2022

The author of Butler to the World and Moneyland shares his top five books from 2022.

Gabrielle Zevin's Favourite Reads of 2022

The author of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry shares her favourite books from 2022.

Bolu Babalola's Favourite Reads of 2022

The author of Honey & Spice and Love in Colour shares her top reads from 2022.

Thomas Halliday's Favourite Reads of 2022

The acclaimed paleobiologist and author of Otherlands shares his top five books published in 2022.

Saara El-Arifi's Favourtie Reads of 2022

The author of The Final Strife shares her favourite books published in 2022.

Janina Ramirez's Favourite Reads of 2022

The author of Femina shares her favourite books from this year.

Juno Dawson's Favourite Reads of 2022

The author of Her Majesty's Royal Coven reveals which books she enjoyed most this year.