Did you fall in love with one of Booksweet’s Winter 21-22 Bestsellers? If so, here are some recommendations to help you find your next great read.

A note about Team Booksweet’s matchmaking criteria: our suggestions are driven by the tone, themes, emotionality, and general vibe of each read. New releases are amazing, but “new to you” reads are just as glorious. You’ll see a blend of both new(ish) releases and old favorites in our recommendations.

And if you’re curious to learn more about our Fall 2021 Bestsellers, look no further.


Booksweet’s Winter 2021-2022 Bestsellers 

#1 Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey
If you loved this read, try Mayor Good Boy by Dave Scheidt and Miranda Harmon 

#2 The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
If you loved this read, try Black American Refugee: Escaping the Narcissism of the American Dream by Tiffanie Drayton 

#3 The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber, David Wengrow
If you loved this read, try The Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything (Abridged): Adventures in Math and Science by Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry

#4 Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown 
If you loved this read, try You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown

#5 Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
If you loved this read, try Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American by Laura Gao 

#6 The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found by Violet Moller
If you loved this read, try The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt 

#7 Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
If you loved this read, try An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma 

#8 Big Shot Diary of a Wimpy Kid [Book 16] by Jeff Kinney
If you loved this read, try The Last Kids On Earth series by Max Brallier and Douglas Holgate (illustrator)

#9 You Will Be OK: An Anti-Anxiety Pocket Book by Meggie Ramm
Readers of all ages are really connecting with this brilliant little book. We’ve had elementary school students pick up a copy for themselves and a friend (“to keep in our backpacks”), college students looking to soothe the stress of midterms, and adults who’re looking for a little handy reminder to follow them throughout the day. Our follow-up reading recs for this book are broken into age categories: 

Looking for more anxiety-related recs? Huff Post published a great list from February 2019 called “17 Children’s Books for Anxious Kids.” If this was relevant in February 2019, it is vital in March 2022.

#10 The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
If you loved this read, pre-order Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra [Release date: 7/19/22] 

Happy reading!