If you were around in the mid-90s you may remember a hip little online book shop called Amazon. Well, it grew way up and expanded mightily, but the book editors at Amazon never broke their focus. Once again, they've read thousands of books to bring us an awesome list of the Best Books of 2022. It's live and stacked with excellent ideas for you and everyone on your list.
Their top pick (drum roll...) is Gabrielle Zevin’s feel-good novel Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. A New York Times bestseller and Amazon No. 1 bestseller in two categories, this ode to friendship is “perfect for this moment, when connection is what we crave and hope is what we need,” says Amazon editor Al Woodworth. Below are Amazon editors' top picks from the 100-title list, plus we've highlighted five category standouts, including Best Children's Book, Best Cookbook, Best Romance and more. And guess what? Alongside all these early Black Friday deals kicking around at Amazon, we were thrilled to find that every title below is on sale!
Readers swoon over this story of two lifelong buddies who connect creatively and ultimately discover the deep power of friendship. Says Amazon editor Al Woodworth: “After devouring this novel, you’ll walk with a bounce in your step, a full heart and the buzzy feeling that this is one of the best books about friendship — in all of its messy complexity and glory — you have ever read."
A poet describes how kindness and hope carried him on his treacherous 3,000-mile journey at the tender age of 9 from El Salvador to the U.S. An Amazon bestseller in two categories. Amazon editor Erin Kodicek calls it "a heart-pounding, heart-expanding memoir.”
Author Hari shows us why we are so distracted and how to reclaim focus. He travels far and wide to research the problem and goes cold turkey on tech for three months, reemerging with fresh perspective. Amazon editor Woodworth calls it, "Deeply satisfying and affirming and full of lightbulb moments, this is a book everyone should read." An Amazon No. 1 bestseller in pop psychology.
From the horror-suspense king comes a chilling tale of an unassuming teen stepping into a dark universe. Amazon editor Seira Wilson says King is "setting our imaginations on fire" with his "wondrous" story involving "a curmudgeonly neighbor with dangerous secrets, a parallel world ruled by an unspeakable monster, a child-eating giant and a dog who has lived more than one lifetime." And it's nearly 60% off!
So much happens when you're a preteen, whether you're in Africa or the U.S. Fun games, a first crush and sometimes tragedy. This 432-page historical fiction title will resonate with 9-to-12-year-olds and relay Ghana's story. Amazon editor Seira Wilson says "Kwame Alexander’s exceptional novel-in-verse flows as easily as the water running through this young protagonist’s dreams."
This third hotly anticipated cookbook from internet-famous Deb Perelman features some of her forever faves. The 100 fail-safe recipes include a much loved deep-dish broccoli-cheddar quiche, a gorgeous leek and Brie galette and a butterscotched apple crisp — yummers. This winner was also selected as Bon Appetit's Best Book of the Year!
From the author of "Beach Read" and "People We Meet on Vacation" comes this love story of two clashing personalities. The hotly anticipated romance became an instant New York Times bestseller, and Amazon editors say it's the best of the bunch this year. Plus it's racked up 27,000+ five-star fans on Amazon since summer.
How did YouTube get people to spend over a billion hours a day watching videos? A Bloomberg technology reporter follows the characters within and investigates the ups, downs and turnarounds of YouTube and how it empowered the rise of Google. It's the largely unknown story of a familiar service that becomes deeply entrenched in greed.
Australian companies failing to protect their customer's data will face tougher financial penalties when new privacy laws come into effect.Federal parliament passed the laws on Monday which will significantly increase penalties for repeated or serious privacy breaches.
The NSW premier has invoked a taco ad's tagline while defending the snubbing of Roads Minister Natalie Ward after she failed to move into the Liberal Party's safest seat.Ms Ward, an upper house MP and one of three Liberal women in cabinet, lost a preselection contest on Monday night for the seat of Davidson to former premier Mike Baird' s ex-staffer Matt Cross.
The federal government has beefed up Australia's version of the White House's situation room to make it even more nimble when dealing with life-threatening disasters.An upgrade of the technology and logistics capabilities of the National Situation Room has been completed by the National Emergency Management Agency, in line with the 2020 recommendations made by the bushfires royal commission.
An Iranian general has acknowledged that more than 300 people have been killed in the unrest surrounding nationwide protests, giving the first official word on casualties in two months.That estimate is considerably lower than the toll reported by Human Rights Activists in Iran, a US-based group that has been closely tracking the protests since they erupted after the September 16 death of a young woman being held by the country's morality police.
South Korea has extradited a murder suspect to New Zealand, two months after she was arrested following the discovery of the bodies of two long-dead children in abandoned suitcases.New Zealand police said the woman arrived at Auckland Airport on Tuesday after they sent three officers to South Korea to bring her back.
Fines worth millions of dollars issued to thousands of people in NSW for breaching COVID-19 restrictions are being withdrawn by the state's revenue agency.NSW Revenue says 33,121 fines will be scrapped following a landmark decision in the Supreme Court on Tuesday that found details of the offences were insufficient.
A convicted terror advocate who referred to the Christchurch mass murderer as a hero and a saint will have restrictions imposed to "control temptation" after his release from prison.Tyler Slavko Jakovac will be required to use Australian Federal Police-approved devices such as a laptop, tablet or mobile phone and will have access restrictions placed on internet platforms and services.
A former Tasmanian premier regrets not doing more to ensure the safety of children in state care, following harrowing evidence at an inquiry into sexual abuse.David Bartlett, premier from 2008-11, also questioned whether the state's troubled Ashley Youth Detention Centre should remain open.
NSW doctors and medical staff working in private practice say they need greater protection from aggressive patients, amid reports they are being threatened, sworn at, slapped and punched.An Australian Medical Association (AMA) survey of 378 medical practices in NSW found 88 per cent had been verbally abused by a patient, while 37 per cent had experienced physical aggression.
The Andrews Labor government has been returned in Victoria. It must now reckon with two particularly crucial challenges: runaway climate change and wartime-scale energy costs. Victorians are still reeling from rare major flooding in which the state’s largest dam, Dartmouth, spilled over. Meanwhile, electricity prices in Victoria are rising dramatically. The Andrews government has signalled a major shakeup of Victoria’s energy sector. Its pre-election commitments – a 95% renewable electricity tar
The financial sector is stronger than during the global financial crisis, making it less likely markets will again suffer the severe shock that sent the world into an economic meltdown.Senior Reserve Bank of Australia official Jonathan Kearns says reforms introduced after the 2007 crisis left the financial sector more resilient, which meant it didn't suffer a repeat collapse when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
The top two Republicans in the US Congress have broken their silence about former president Donald Trump's dinner last week with white supremacist Nick Fuentes, saying the Republican Party has no place for anti-Semitism or white supremacy.Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, who might become Speaker of the US House of Representatives when Republicans take control in January, had not commented previously on the November 22 meeting.
The local share market has finished higher after treading water this morning, with the mining sector leading the rebound on rumours that China's leadership might relax its harsh zero-COVID policies.The benchmark S&P;/ASX200 index on Tuesday finished up 24.