Reading is a hobby that has become a lot more popular in recent times, which is largely due to the pandemic and the changes that this has brought to modern life. With many people now working from home, they find themselves with extra time for hobbies like this particularly during the worst parts of the pandemic when people were limited in what they could do and were spending most of their time at home.
According to a survey by poster printing specialist instantprint, 26% of us have used the extra time to pick up reading. One of the best benefits of reading is that there are always interesting books to read, but it can also be overwhelming with so much choice. So, what are some of the best books to read in 2022?
It has been seven years since the publication of T Magazine’s editor Hanya Yanagihara’s shocking yet beautiful A Little Life and the author now returns with the highly anticipated To Paradise. Taking place across 3 time periods in New York City, To Paradise tackles many similar heavy themes but with Yanagihara’s beautiful writing and character development. Be warned, it is a very big book!
Chilean author Isabella Allende returns with this fascinating historical fiction that sees a 100-year-old-woman live through many major global events, including the Great Depression, Spanish Flu, both World Wars, and now the COVID-19 pandemic.
Margaret Atwood, author of the dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale, has emerged as an important figure in recent times raging against many of the injustices being seen around the world. Now, she returns with Burning Questions – her stark take on the 21st century in a collection of essays and musings.
True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us
Reality TV seems to get more popular each year and Danielle J. Lindemann dives deeply into why shows like The Bachelor and Survivor are so popular and how reality TV both reflects and creates us. Even if you do not watch reality TV, you are sure to find Lindemann’s take on the trend to be fascinating and it will forever change the way in which you watch TV.
These are 4 of the best books to pick up in 2022. Many people have turned to reading in recent times which is fantastic to see and 2022 looks set to be a brilliant year with the release of many superb books across many genres.