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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.
Two weeks after boldly declaring as much in an ODI, Smith delivered on his own prophecy with a century against Wests Indies in the first Test of the summer in Perth.With his technical changes eradicating his step back and across on the crease, Smith was faultless as he passed 100 in the first session of day two.
Australian rookie Dyson Daniels has come up just short of the first triple-double of his burgeoning NBA career as the undermanned New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Toronto Raptors 126-108.CJ McCollum (conditioning), Brandon Ingram (toe injury) and Naji Marshall (illness) sat out Thursday's game (AEDT), opening the door for 19-year-old Daniels to take charge in the back-court after coming off the bench.
A Sydney man is expected to be charged with the murder of an elderly man found dying on a street in the city's inner west earlier this year.The unresponsive man was discovered by emergency services in Summer Hill in the early hours of February 7 after a member of the public phoned for help.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has spoken of his relief and joy at the release of economist Sean Turnell after he spent almost two years in a Myanmar jail.Professor Turnell and his wife Ha Vu were honoured in the House of Representatives during Question Time on Thursday, receiving a standing ovation from MPs.
The body of a teenager who had been missing in Queensland's remote north has been found, with a report to be prepared for the coroner.Tea Wright-Finger, 19, was last seen in a blue Toyota Prado near Richmond, roughly 500km west of Townsville, on October 16.
Women are being encouraged to apply for expeditioner roles with the Australian Antarctic Division as the organisation aims to increase diversity at its remote outposts.The division on Thursday opened recruitment for some 150 positions, ranging from chefs and plumbers to aerodrome managers, at Australia's Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations for 2023/24.
Taking Sydney's $5 billion second harbour tunnel underground will deliver economic and environmental benefits, the NSW government says.The decision to burrow the Western Harbour Tunnel under the sea floor, rather than dropping the tunnel onto it, was revealed on Thursday.
A Melbourne TAFE will pay $33 million to aspiring commercial pilots who claimed an aviation course didn't give them the skills or knowledge they needed to be licensed.A settlement was reached between students who enrolled in the Box Hill Institute course between December 2015 and March 2020.
Five people have been taken to hospital after a cruise ship with an outbreak of COVID-19 on board arrived in Melbourne.A woman in her 80s, a woman and man in their 60s and another patient were all taken to hospital in a stable condition.
Hundreds of accounts being used by overseas criminals to transfer money from Australian child victims of sexual exploitation have been frozen by police and the anti-money laundering watchdog.The Australian Federal Police says the 500 bank, financial service and cryptocurrency accounts were used to transfer funds from victims, mainly boys aged 15 to 17, to criminals offshore.
Convicted firebugs may be electronically monitored in South Australia this summer.State parliament has passed new laws allowing police to apply to a magistrate for an order to monitor the movements of bushfire offenders during the fire danger season.
Chinese newspapers have turned their front pages black and flags were put at half-mast in mourning for the death of former president Jiang Zemin, whose death has prompted a wave of nostalgia for the more liberal times he oversaw.Jiang died in his home city of Shanghai just after noon on Wednesday of leukaemia and multiple organ failure.
Asian equities have jumped as investors poured into risky assets after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell opened the door to a slowdown in the pace of monetary tightening.In an eagerly-awaited speech, Powell said the central bank could scale back the pace of its interest rate hikes "as soon as December", but cautioned that the fight against inflation was far from over.
Neil Robertson has safely negotiated a passage through to the next round of the Scottish Open, but Ronnie O'Sullivan has tumbled out of the snooker tournament in Edinburgh.4 Robertson defeated Joe Perry 4-1 at Meadowbank Sports Centre to advance from the second round.
A pregnant mother who had a concrete block thrown at her in a "senseless" attack in suburban Perth is fighting for her life.Diane Miller remains in a critical condition in intensive care at Royal Perth Hospital, having suffered a heart attack when the brick was thrown through the window of her car at a shopping centre in Karawara on Tuesday night.
South Australia intends to help businesses prove their credentials as consumers demand more sustainable and environmentally friendly products.A new lab is being set up in Adelaide to support environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk assessment and reporting.
Removing a condom without consent, or stealthing, will be treated as rape as part of the Queensland government's overhaul of sexual violence legislation.Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman made the commitment as part of the government's response to the second and final Hear her Voice report, tabled in parliament on Thursday.
Bushfire season has officially begun in Australia, and despite copping a drenching from La Nina the country could still see devastating burns.NSW is facing its most significant grassfire risk in a decade, with two years of rain creating conditions for "prolific vegetation growth".
BHP is positioning for more than a "super cycle" from demand growth for materials to build new energy and cleaner industry.Treasurer Jim Chalmers is focused on critical minerals and extracting more value for Australia from local processing and Resources Minister Madeleine King is backing rising demand for lithium, cobalt, graphite and rare earth elements.