It's that time of year again Boroondara! Take a look at the 100 most borrowed adult fiction books in 2022. How many have you read? The list shifted quite a bit this year with nearly half the titles appearing for the first time.

Number one goes to Apples never fall* by smash hit Aussie author, Liane Moriarty. This is the third time Moriarty has taken out the top spot, as well as a second and third over the years.

It is wonderful to see such strong support for our outstanding Australian women writers. Pip Williams, Hannah Kent, Jane Harper, Alice Pung, Tara June-Winch, Melissa Lucashenko, and Heather Rose are also some of our favourites.

As always Boroondara loves a good crime read with Michael Robotham, Christian White, Dervla McTiernan, Michael Connelly and Ann Cleeves featuring regularly on this list. 

Reserve some of these great titles to enjoy over summer!

Boroondara Hottest 100 adult fiction 2022

  1. Apples never fall* by Liane Moriarty
  2. Beautiful world where are you* by Sally Rooney
  3. The survivors* by Jane Harper
  4. Where the crawdads sing* by Delia Owens
  5. The Thursday Murder Club* by Richard Osman
  6. The dictionary of lost words* by Pip Williams
  7. The promise* by Damon Galgut
  8. Honeybee* by Craig Silvey
  9. Still life* by Sarah Winman
  10. The Midnight Library* by Matt Haig
  11. Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell 
  12. Cloud cuckoo land* by Anthony Doerr
  13. The labyrinth* by Amanda Lohrey
  14. The man who died twiceby Richard Osman
  15. The younger wife* by Sally Hepworth
  16. The Lincoln Highway* by Amor Towles
  17. Devotion* by Hannah Kent 
  18. The lost manby Jane Harper
  19. The good turn* by Dervla McTiernan
  20. The good sister* by Sally Hepworth
  21. A room made of leaves* by Kate Grenville
  22. The way it is now* by Garry Disher
  23. Klara and the sun* by Kazuo Ishiguro
  24. A gentleman in Moscowby Amor Towles
  25. Better off dead* by Lee Child
  26. Malibu rising* by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  27. Normal people* by Sally Rooney
  28. One hundred days* by Alice Pung
  29. Wild place* by Christian White
  30. The paper palace* by Miranda Cowley Heller
  31. The vanishing half by Brit Bennett
  32. Treasure and dirt* by Chris Hammer
  33. When you are mine* by Michael Robotham
  34. Nine perfect strangers* by Liane Moriarty
  35. It ends with us* by Colleen Hoover
  36. Girl, woman, other* by Bernardine Evaristo
  37. Love and virtue* by Diana Reid
  38. Before you knew my name* by Jacqueline Bublitz
  39. Shuggie Bain* by Douglas Stuart
  40. After story* by Larissa Behrendt
  41. The dark hours* by Michael Connelly
  42. The cellist* by Daniel Silva
  43. The judge’s list* by John Grisham
  44. Sorrow and bliss* by Meg Mason
  45. Boy swallows universe* by Trent Dalton
  46. The long call* by Ann Cleeves
  47. Crossroads* by Jonathan Franzen
  48. The spy's wife* by Fiona McIntosh
  49. All our shimmering skies* by Trent Dalton
  50. Fair warning* by Michael Connelly
  51. Oh William!* by Elizabeth Strout
  52. Blue moon* by Lee Child
  53. Bruny* by Heather Rose
  54. The Magician* by Colm Toibin
  55. Wish you were here* by Jodi Picoult
  56. A lonely girl is a dangerous thing* by Jessie Tu
  57. The Paris library* by Janet Skeslien Charles
  58. Again, Rachel* by Marian Keyes
  59. The nowhere child* by Christian White
  60. The sentinel* by Lee Child
  61. The darkest evening* by Ann Cleeves
  62. Silverview* by John Le Carre
  63. Nineteen eighty-four* by George Orwell
  64. The wife and the widow* by Christian White
  65. One last stop* by Casey McQuiston
  66. The godmothers* by Monica McInerney
  67. The last thing he told me* by Laura Dave
  68. Wild abandon* by Emily Bitto
  69. The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugoby Taylor Jenkins Reid
  70. The dry* by Jane Harper
  71. The Dutch house* by Ann Patchett
  72. The scholar* by Dervla McTiernan
  73. Project hail Mary* by Andy Weir
  74. American dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  75. The mother-in-law* by Sally Hepworth
  76. Trust* by Chris Hammer
  77. A slow fire burning* by Paula Hawkins
  78. The law of innocence* by Michael Connelly
  79. Transient desires* by Donna Leon
  80. Grown ups* by Marian Keyes
  81. Something to hide by Elizabeth George 
  82. The Rúin* by Dervla McTiernan
  83. The yield* by Tara June Winch
  84. Love objects* by Emily Maguire
  85. The heron’s cry* by Ann Cleeves
  86. Cold enough for snow* by Jessica Au
  87. The road trip* by Beth O'Leary
  88. A time for mercy by John Grisham
  89. Over my dead body* by Jeffrey Archer
  90. Such a fun age* by Kiley Reid
  91. Too much lip* by Melissa Lucashenko
  92. Love marriage by Monica Ali
  93. Bodies of light* by Jennifer Down
  94. Good girl bad girl* by Michael Robotham
  95. The dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison* by Meredith Jaffe
  96. The white girl* by Tony Birch
  97. Anxious people* by Fredrik Backman
  98. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  99. The four winds* by Kristin Hannah
  100. Consolation* by Garry Disher

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