Ring in the New Year With WPL’s top Reads of 2022

As another year comes to a close it is nice to look back on everything that’s happened the past 12 months. Top 10 lists seem to run rampant at the end of the year for this very reason, that, and they’re just fun. So we’ve got a couple for you here too!

Our library customers have borrowed A LOT of books this year, and the diversity of their reading interests is reflected in our top reads of the year. From edge-of-your-seat thrillers and fluffy rom coms to touching memoirs and tips to plan an unforgettable road trip, these are WPL’s top 10 most-borrowed fiction and non-fiction books of 2022.


  1. The Maid by Nita Prose
  2. Book Lovers by Emily Henry
  3. The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
  4. The It Girl by Ruth Ware
  5. Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall
  1. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
  2. Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  3. The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
  4. Haven by Emma Donoghue
  5. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Non Fiction

  1. The Myth of Normal by Gabor Maté, MD & Daniel Maté
  2. Freezing Order by Bill Browder
  3. Run Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley
  4. Backroads of Ontario by Ron Brown
  5. We Were Dreamers by Simu Liu
  1. How the World Really Works by Vaclav Smil
  2. I’m Glad my Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
  3. Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
  4. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
  5. Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW

To see the full top 20 lists of the year and to place a hold on any of these fantastic reads, visit our website. Happy New Year!