WLT’s End-of-Year Staff Picks – 2022

The WLT staff has compiled a brand new list of book recommendations for our annual round of staff picks. Check out our WLT bookshop for new literary suggestions from your friendly WLT staff every month: https://bookshop.org/shop/WLT

Recommended by WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver:

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Recommended by WLT Program Director Sam Babiak:

Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative by Melissa Febos

Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

More than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez

Recommended by WLT Member Services / Digital Content Manager Evan Parks:

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

Devil House by John Darnielle

Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao

The Nice House on the Lake by James Tynion IV with Alcaro Martinez Bueno and Jordie Bellaire

Recommended by WLT Office Coordinator Austen Schreib:

The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Recommended by WLT Social Media and Marketing Intern Emma Conatser:

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Dad’s Maybe Book by Tim O’Brien

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Read one of our recommendations? Leave a comment and tell us what you thought! And if you’re ever looking for more reading material, don’t forget to check out the WLT Bookshop for craft and business of writing book recommendations from WLT instructors or more monthly picks to keep up with what the WLT staff is reading.

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