Yes, it's the time of year when every bookshop in the land tells you about their top reads and why there were no better reads in this particular year. We're no different, but we HAVE made it extra difficult for our booksellers by asking them to choose only three books. These needn't have been published in 2022; they were merely titles that our team picked up at some point in the year and which will stay with them long after the 2023 page has been turned.
Swimming In The Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski for its bittersweet tenderness amidst looming collapse and oppression.
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers: my favourite queer novella equivalent of a Star Trek: TNG episode - love to spend time with these nerds in space.
Nevada by Imogen Binnie: returning to this after its new edition I was pleased to find it continues to be a warm and relatable depiction of a millennial transfem trying to untangle her messy life.