2022 List of Suggested Titles

Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s One Read book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a public vote.

Final 10 Selections

Being Heumann
Judith Heumann

The Big Door Prize (Winner)
M.O. Walsh

Deacon King Kong (Runner-up)
James McBride

The Glass Hotel
Emily St. John Mandel

Maggie O’Farrell

Homeland Elegies
Ayad Akhtar

The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune

The Indigo Girl
Natasha Boyd

Real Life
Brandon Taylor

Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid

Other Suggested Titles

George Orwell

All In
Billie Jean King

All the Murmuring Bones
A.G. Slatter

American Dirt
Jeanine Cummins

American Marxism
Mark R. Levin

The American Story
David Barton

American War
Omar El Akkad

The Anthropocene Reviewed
John Green

Anxious People
Fredrik Backman

Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane

Assassin of Youth
Alexandra Chasin

Atomic Habits
James Clear

Baby Bomb
Stan Tatkin and Kara Hoppe

Michelle Obama

Being the Change
Peter Kalmus

Toni Morrison

Bessie Smith
Jackie Kay

Bet the Farm
Beth Hoffman

Richard Powers

Bicycling with Butterflies
Sara Dykman

The Black Count
Tom Reiss

Black Like Me
John Howard Griffin

Blood Communion
Anne Rice

The Book of Gutsy Women
Hillary Clinton

The Book of Longings
Sue Monk Kidd

The Book of Lost Friends
Lisa Wingate

The Book of Lost Names
Kristin Harmel

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Kim Michele Richardson

Born a Crime
Trevor Noah

Born To Fly
Kgomotso Phatsima

Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer

Brave New World
Aldous Huxley

The Broken Heart of America
Walter Johnson

Calling Me Home
Julie Kibler

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson

Sarah J. Maas

Charter Schools and Their Enemies
Thomas Sowell

Children of the New World
Alexander Weinstein

Cloud Cuckoo Land
Anthony Doerr

The Code Breaker
Walter Isaacson

Cold Betrayal
Annalou Mack

Contesting Conformity
Jennie C. Ikuta

Crying in H Mart
Michelle Zauner

Darker Shade of Magic, A
V. E. Schwab

The Day the World Came to Town
Jim DeFede

The Day the World Stops Shopping
J. B. MacKinnon

Dear Edward
Ann Napolitano

The Deepest South of All
Richard Grant

Definitely Maybe
Arkady Strugatsky

Democracy in One Book Or Less
David Litt

Destiny of the Republic
Candice Millard

The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson

The Dictionary of Lost Words
Pip Williams

Discrimination and Disparities
Thomas Sowell

Dodger Boy
Sarah Ellis

The Downstairs Girl
Stacey Lee

Eat the Buddha
Barbara Demick

The Edge of Anarchy
Jack Kelly

Tara Westover

An Ember in the Ashes
Sabaa Tahir

Everything Sad Is Untrue
Daniel Nayeri

Fiddler’s Ghost
Mitch Jayne

The Fifth Sacred Thing

The Firebrand and the First Lady
Patricia Bell-Scott

Firekeeper’s Daughter
Angeline Boulley

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Sarah Wilson

Five Days Gone
Laura Cumming

Food Is Climate
Glen Merzer

The Four Winds
Kristin Hannah

The Friend
Sigrid Nunez

From Here to Eternity
Caitlin Doughty

Mary Roach

Marilynne Robinson

The Giver of Stars
Jojo Moyes

Great Circle
Maggie Shipstead

The Great Controversy
Ellen G. White

Green Chili and Other Impostors
Nina Mukerjee Furstenau

The Growing Season
Sarah Frey

Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond

The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas

Heart Language
Randy Dignan

Natalie Zina Walschots

The Henna Artist
Alka Joshi

Hero Dogs
Wilma Melville

The Hidden White House
Robert Klara

His Excellency
Joseph J. Ellis

The Hive
Melissa Scholes Young

Hood Feminism
Mikki Kendall

How Do You Live?
Genzaburo Yoshino

How Much of These Hills Is Gold
C Pam Zhang

How the Word Is Passed
Clint Smith

How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram Kendi

If Then
Jill Lepore

Indian Horse
Richard Wagamese

Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, An
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The Infinity Courts
Akemi Dawn Bowman

Ink and Bone
Rachel Caine

Marilynne Robinson

Juliet Takes a Breath
Gabby Rivera

Juliet the Maniac
Juliet Escoria

The Keeper of Happy Endings
Barbara Davis

Klara and the Sun
Kazuo Ishiguro

Know What Matters
Saidi Mdala

The Last Days of Night
Graham Moore

The Library Book
Susan Orlean

The Light of Luna Park
Addison Armstrong

The Lost Girls of Paris
Pam Jenoff

A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman

The Man I Knew
Jean Becker

The Marrow of Tradition
Charles W. Chestnutt

The Martian
Andy Weir

Mary Jane
Jessica Anya Blau

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
Lori Gottlieb

Me and White Supremacy
Layla Saad

Bryan Washington

Memorial Drive
Natasha Trethewey

The Mercury 13
Martha Ackmann

Deepak Chopra

The Midnight Library
Matt Haig

Charlotte McConaghy

The Moon Below
Barbara Bickmore

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
Fredrik Backman

My Monticello
Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

My Remarkable Journey
Katherine Johnson

The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss

News of the World
Paulette Jiles

The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern

Normal People
Sally Rooney

Nothing More Dangerous
Allen Eskens

Off On An Adventure
D. M. Rose

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong

Once There Were Wolves
Charlotte McConaghy

Once Upon A Pandemic
Nicole Merritt

Once Upon a Wardrobe
Patti Callahan

The Other Slavery
Andrés Reséndez

Overground Railroad
Candacy Taylor

The Overstory
Richard Powers

Wright Thompson

Abdulrazak Gurnah

The Paris Hours
Alex George

Bob Woodward

The Plant Paradox
Steven Gundry

Playing with Matches
Brian Katcher

The Premonition
Michael Lewis

The Princess and the Goblin
George MacDonald

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Terry Ryan

Project Hail Mary
Andy Weir

Ready Player Two
Ernest Cline

The Redeemed
Tim Pears

River Current
M. Lee Martin

Rocket Boys
Homer Hickam

The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Tupac Shakur

Running Out
Lucas Bessire

The Salt Line
Holly Goddard Jones

Saving Us
Katharine Hayhoe

Scattered Lights
Steve Wiegenstein

Secondhand Time
Svetlana Alexievich

The Secret History of Home Economics
Danielle Dreilinger

See No Stranger
Valarie Kaur

The Sentence
Louise Erdrich

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Sight
David Clement-Davies

Brandon Sanderson

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Caitlin Doughty

Snakes in the Kitchen
Carolyn Paul Branch

The Socrates Express
Eric Weiner

Sonnet Rhythm
C. T. Meginord

The Soul of America
Jon Meacham

The Sound of Freedom
Raymond Arsenault

The Splendid and the Vile
Erik Larson

State of Terror
Hillary Rodham Clinton

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Matt McCarthy

Surrender, White People!
D. L. Hughley

Tastes Like War
Grace M. Cho

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
Fareed Zakaria

There and Back
George MacDonald

This Is Ear Hustle
Nigel Poor

This Is How It Always Is
Laurie Frankel

This Place of Promise
Gary R. Kremer

This Tender Land
William Kent Krueger

A Thousand Ships
Natalie Haynes

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini

Three Sisters
Heather Morris

The Thursday Murder Club
Richard Osman

To Rescue the Republic
Bret Baier

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Sebastian Junger

The Unbreakable Thread
Nissha Kumar

Under the Whispering Door
TJ Klune

Elizabeth Wetmore

The Vanishing Half
Brit Bennett

The Vapors
David Hill

Virgil Wander
Leif Enger

The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson

The Watchman’s Rattle
Rebecca D. Costa

The Weight of Blood
Laura McHugh

West with Giraffes
Lynda Rutledge

What Strange Paradise
Omar El Akkad

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat
Aubrey Gordon

What’s Done in Darkness
Laura McHugh

Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens

Where the Forest Meets the Stars
Glendy Vanderah

Woke, Inc.
Vivek Ramaswamy

The Woman’s Bible
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Year of Decision 1846,
Bernard The DeVoto

Yellow Bird
Sierra Crane Murdoch

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