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2022 Books We Love: Staff Picks

Books We Love is a yearly labor of love here at NPR. Every year, the Books We Love team solicits recommendations from NPR staff and book critics and culls through them, creating an interactive reading guide you can use to find the perfect book for you or someone you love. Today, we're talking staff picks.

2022 Books We Love: Staff Picks

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Steve Lacy performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Maryland on Oct. 15, 2022. Kyle Gustafson/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Dano, Mateo Zoryan Francis-DeFord, and Michelle Williams in a scene from The Fabelmans. Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment hide caption

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Timothée Chalamet as Lee and Taylor Russell as Maren in Bones and All. Yannis Drakoulidis/Metro Goldwyn Mayer hide caption

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America Ferrera (clockwise from top left), Eva Longoria, Rosie Perez, Ivette Rodriguez, Rosario Dawson and Christy Haubegger are using their platforms to promote empowerment and representation. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Edward Norton as Miles, Madelyn Cline as Whiskey, and Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. John Wilson/Netflix hide caption

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Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet star in Netflix's Falling for Christmas. Scott Everett White/Netflix hide caption

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Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple, Marlon Brando in The Godfather, Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct. Mark Harris for NPR hide caption

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Cleaning the bathroom requires two things: a mop and some really good tunes. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams and Raul Julia as Gomez Addams in Addams Family Values. Paramount Pictures/Cinematic Collection/Alamy Stock Photo hide caption

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Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan depict reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey in She Said. JoJo Whilden/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry star in Atlanta. Guy D'Alema/FX hide caption

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Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki star in The Crown Keith Bernstein hide caption

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