The Best Books to Broaden Your Horizons in 2022

Whether you gravitate towards a dark thriller or prefer to curl up with a self-help hero, these are the books you’ll want to seek out in 2022.

Looking to add to your library? We're bookmarking the below as being worthy of your shelves. Whether you're looking to learn more about our planet or simply to step out of your normal literary comfort zone, read on for our latest recommendations.

11 banging reads for bookworms in 2022

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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

by David Attenborough

Roll on, March, when grandfather of the natural world Sir David Attenborough is set to transport us to the world's most fascinating corners - observing wildlife en route. Declaring his witness statement and vision for the future, A Life on Our Planet will teach us how we must act in order to protect our environment and, in doing so, set mankind's greatest mistake right.

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Feeling Myself: How I Shed My Shame to Find Sexual Freedom and You Can Too

by Natalie Lee

Binge-watched Netflix's Sex Education? Read Feeling Myself. Having swapped a midwifery career for her famous and fabulously honest sex blog (Style Me Sunday), Lee's first book hits bookshops in June. In it, she candidly explores her own relationship with sex, while not shying away from typically taboo subjects such as masturbation and porn. This is a book that empowers women by helping them to understand their bodies better and teaches them to experience pleasure without shame.

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Jerks at Work: Toxic Coworkers and What to do About Them

by Tessa West

Okay, so when you're OOO (out of office), the last thing you want to think about is work. But, if you find yourself dreading the return to your desk, this is the book to read - because knowledge is power. Experienced working alongside toxic coworkers? West's Jerks at Work will be your bible. Based upon a decade of research, this practical guide will show you how to prioritise your emotional wellbeing while retaining a level of professionalism.

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Square One

by Nell Frizzell

Exploring the stigma of not having your life together as a thirtysomething, this comic novel exposes the not-always-pretty realities of life, when things don't progress the way we'd planned. Pre-order for its June release to be one of the first to read how protagonist Hanna has to move back in with her parents, manage a messy breakup and come to terms with being flooded with wedding invites and baby showers.

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Surviving the Krays: The Final Explosive Secret about the Firm

by David Teale

Revealing the gritty truth about London's toughest gangsters, David Teale's book, due out in March, will share shocking, intimate snapshots of the infamous Krays. From being dragged into the criminal underworld at the age of 17, to becoming Ronnie's fearful foot soldier and driver, Teale's harrowing account reveals first-hand accounts of how he narrowly avoided death and what witnessing these menances in their heyday was like.

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Becoming the One: Heal Your Past, Transform Your Relationship Patterns and Coe Home to Yourself

by Sheleana Aiyana

The founder of Rising Woman, Sheleana Aiyana is a famed spiritual counsellor. In April 2022, her Becoming the One arrives to talk us through the importance of embracing trauma, grief and loss. Get ready to experience real inner peace and improved self-worth.

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Rewilding the Sea: How to Save Our Oceans

by Charles Clover

In March 2021, Netflix's Seaspiracy shocked the nation. In June of this year, be prepared to ride that same wave of emotions as you turn the pages of Rewilding the Sea. Environmental journalist and co-founder of the Blue Marine Foundation Charles Clover makes it his mission to prove that the damage being done to our oceans can be reversed, and how, through our taking action, entire ecosystems will benefit. We're pegging this as the most important read of 2022.

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I Feel That: Uplifting Quotes and Inspiring Pocket Wisdom for Every Mood

by Christina Scotch

If, like us, you can be guilty of rereading a page at least five times (particularly when cocktails are in the picture) and are looking for something you can dip in and out of, this is for you. Hitting shelves in June, this compendium from the master behind the cool and quirky Instagram account @QuotesByChristie is jam-packed with quotes to suit any mood.

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Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

by Dr Julie Smith

Having hit the shelves in January, Dr Smith's self-help book is dedicated to sharing skills that will help you better navigate life's highs and lows. With many years of experience as a clinical psychologist, Smith offers expert advice in chapters on managing anxiety, dealing with criticism, finding motivation and learning how to forgive yourself. Expect practical solutions that will positively impact your life.

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The Hidden Universe: Adventures in Biodiversity

by Alexandre Antonelli

Brought to us by the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew's director of science, this fascinating read offers a journey through the natural world. Using solid scientific research in the fields of food and clothing, Antonelli explains how biodiversity is the most precious tool in our battle against climate change.

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The Wim Hof Method

by Wim Hof

Nicknamed "The Iceman", thanks to his record-breaking ability to endure freezing temperatures, Wim Hof coaches readers in unleashing the power of the mind. Due out in April, this book will show you how to take control of your body and, as a result, activate a different level of both mental and physical strength.

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