CrimeReads Releases List of 2022’s Best Crime Novels | Book Pulse

End-of-the-year lists include CrimeReads’s best crime novels, author curations, and also articles about fiction, reading, and writing. New to the best-seller lists are A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny and A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney. There is an interview with Allegra Hyde, author of Eleutheria, and adaptation news for Don Winslow’s “Cartel Trilogy” books.

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Best Reads of 2022

CrimeReads releases its list of 2022’s “Best Crime Novels.” shares some of the year’s “best articles about fiction, reading, and writing.”

The Millions has more end-of-the-year readings curated by authors such as Mairead Small Staid, author of The Traces (A Strange Object); Vanessa A. BeeHome Bound: An Uprooted Daughter’s Reflections on Belonging (Astra House; LJ starred review); Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Vintage: Random House); and finally Adam O’Fallon Price, who wrote The Hotel Neversink (Tin House; LJ starred review). 

New Title Bestsellers

Links for the week: NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books


A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny (Minotaur; LJ starred review) begins at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.


A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney (Spiegel & Grau) debuts at No. 11 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.


NPR reviews A Dangerous Business by Jane Smiley (Knopf): “Smiley keeps it light by not playing up the psychological aspects of her story, and her sensible duo don't seem terribly shaken by any of it. The result is a sort of perfumed Poe-pourri.”

Book Marks shares “The Best Reviewed Nonfiction of 2022.”





Briefly Noted

Jesmyn Ward, author of Sing, Unburied, Sing (Scribner), returns to the lessons of Octavia Butler.

Lit Hub highlights writers and publishers discussing the “boundless literary landscape” of the African continent.

People announces the upcoming memoir by NCAA legend Sister Jean, Wake Up with Purpose!: What I’ve Learned in my first Hundred Years, to come out in February 2023. previews an excerpt of The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown (Tor Nightfire; LJ starred review). Also, a map reveal from Martha Wells’ Witch King ( Macmillan).

CrimeReads provides part two of their 2022 Holiday Gift Guide focusing on coffee table books. Also, a piece revisiting “classic British thrillers.” Finally, an exploration of “feminist survival thrillers” in print and on-screen.

Lit Hub has a list of “8 Books That Seek to Unsettle the Reader” and recommendations “for the troubled soul.”

NYT gives book recommendations centered on Kingston, Jamaica.

The 2023 Joyce Carol Oates Prize longlist is out.

Authors on Air

Allegra Hyde discusses how she approached “the steps to solve climate change in her new novel,” Eleutheria (Vintage) on the Otherppl podcast.

Don Winslow’s “cartel trilogy” books will be adapted for television at FX. The Hollywood Reporter has more.

The Pale Blue Eye, based on the book by Louis Bayard, gets a trailer. It will debut on Netflix on January 6. Deadline has more.

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