Which has been YOUR favourite book of 2022 - the one book you couldn't put down, haven't stopped thinking about, or couldn't wait to recommend to friends? We're looking for books that were published this year (from 1 January 2022) in either paperback or hardback, but won't be too precious about it.
Fill in the form below with your choice along with 100–300 words on why it's your book of 2022 and we'll share some of our favourites using #HBOTY. By submitting your selection below you'll also be entering a prize draw to win a festive book bundle from Hay Festival – see terms and conditions below.
Our overall Hay Festival Book of the Year 2022 will be announced just before Hay Festival Winter Weekend, which takes place in Hay-on-Wye 24-27 November.