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Books of the Year! Aura’s Fiction and Non Fiction Favourites of 2022

We are quickly approaching the penultimate pages in the book of 2022, and getting ready to start a brand new chapter in the new year.

With this in mind, it is time to take a look back over the fantastic fiction and non-fiction books that have been published this year. Can you spot your favourite book of 2022 within our list?

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All of the below titles are wonderful in their own ways – from dazzling debuts to astounding award winners – if you have not yet encountered the below titles, we encourage you to visit our library catalogue: your next favourite book is waiting to be discovered!

Our top 10 English Language Fiction Books:
10. Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola
9. Babel: An Arcane History by R.F. Kuang
8. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
7. Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
6. Lessons by Ian McEwan
5. Mad Honey by Jennifer Finney Boylan and Jodi Picoult.
4. The Trees by Percival Everett
3. Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
2. The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka
1. The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

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Our Top 10 Welsh Language Fiction Books:
10. Darogan by Siân Llywelyn
9. Lloerig by Geraint Lewis
8. Bwrw Dail by Elen Wyn
7. I’r Hen Blant Bach by Heiddwen Tomos
6. Prawf Mot by Bethan Gwanas
5. Y Defodau by Rebecca Roberts
4. Cwlwm by Ffion Enlli
3. Pumed Gainc y Mabinogi by Peredur Glyn
2. Pridd by Llŷr Titus
1. Capten by Meinir Pierce Jones

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Our Top 10 Non-Fiction Books:
10. Sgen i’m Syniad by Gwenllian Ellis
9. Without Warning and Only Sometimes by Kit de Waal
8. 100 Cymru by Dewi Prysor
7. Takeaway by Angela Hui
6. Eigra: Hogan Fach o’r Blaena by Eigra Lewis Roberts
5. Otherlands: A World in the Making by Thomas Halliday
4. Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood
3. Dychmygu Iaith by Mererid Hopwood
2. The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye
1. The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight

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We want to hear from you! What has been your favourite book of the year? Let us know on social media – you can find us at @LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries on Facebook and Instagram, and on Twitter at @LibFlintshire

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