Dunedin, you read a lot of books! But which ones do you read the most?

To count down to 2023, we thought we’d share the most issued books of 2022! These are the books that have done the rounds, new, old, timeless classics and passing fads, there are some incredible books on these lists! For the next 20 days we’ll be counting down the top Children’s, Young Adult, Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction issues of the year!

AND the most issued books of 2022 are:

Children: The Bad Guys Aaron Blabey

Young Adult: The Walking Dead Robert Kirkman

Adult: Better Off Dead (Jack Reacher 26) Lee & Andrew Child

Non-Fiction: Grand: Becoming My Mother’s Daughter Noelle McCarthy

2. Children: Dog Man Dav Pilkey
Young Adult: Fairytail Hiro Mashima
Adult: Blue Moon Lee Child
Non-Fiction: Don’t Sweat It How to Make “The Change” a Good One Nicky Pellegrino

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3. Children: WeirDo Anh Do
Young Adult: Yotsuba&! Kiyohiko Azuma
Adult: Judge's List John Grisham
Non-Fiction: Missing Tom Patterson

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4. Children: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Young Adult: My Hero Academia Kōhei Horikoshi
Adult: A Song for the Dark Times Ian Rankin
Non-Fiction: Natural Care Wendyl Nissen

5. Children: Hotdog! Anh Do
Young Adult: Dr Stone Riichiro Inagaki
Adult: Missing Sister Lucinda Riley
Non-Fiction: Yum! Nadia Lim

6. Children: Big Nate Lincoln Peirce
Young Adult:Giant Days John Allison
Adult: Legacy Nora Roberts
Non-Fiction: The Ghost Tattoo: Discovering the Hidden Truth of my Father's Holocaust Tony Bernard

7. Children: Babymouse Jennifer L. Holm
Young Adult:One-Punch Man ONE
Adult: The Law of Innocence Michael Connelly
Non-Fiction: A Gentle Radical: The Life of Jeanette Fitzsimons Gareth Hughes

8. Children: The Adventures of Tintin Hergé
Young Adult:Heartstopper Alice Oseman
Adult: Hideaway Nora Roberts
Non-Fiction: Palace Papers Tina Brown

9. Children: Amulet Kazu Kibuishi
Young Adult:Fullmetal Alchemist Hiromu Arakawa
Adult: Past Tense Lee Child
Non-Fiction: Come Back to Mona Vale: Life and Death in a Christchurch Mansion Alexander McKinnon

10. Children: Bluey Joe Brumm
Young Adult:My Hero Academia Vigilantes Hideyuki Furuhashi
Adult: 1979 Val McDermid
Non-Fiction: Freezing Order Bill Browder

11. Children: Bots Russ Bolts
Young Adult:Lumberjanes Shannon Watters
Adult: A Time for Mercy: A Novel John Grisham
Non-Fiction: So Far, For Now: On journeys, widowhood and stories that are never over Fiona Kidman

12. Children: Pokémon XY Hidenori Kusaka
Young Adult:Deathnote Tsugumi Ōba
Adult: To Italy, With Love Nicky Pellegrino
Non-Fiction: Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces (2004-2021) Margaret Atwood

13. Children: Catwad Jim Benton
Young Adult: Sword Art Online Reki Kawahara
Adult: The Butler: A Novel Danielle Steel
Non-Fiction: Dancing With the Machine: Adventures of a Rebel Jo Morgan & John McCrystal

14. Children: Where's Wally? Martin Handford
Young Adult: Attack on Titan Hajime Isayama
Adult: Sooley John Grisham
Non-Fiction: Ticket Collector from Belarus Mike Anderson & Neil Hanson

15. Children: 5 Worlds Mark Siegel
Young Adult: Stranger Things Jody Houser
Adult: Daylight David Baldacci
Non-Fiction: Haldon: Iconic Station of the Mackenzie Mary Hobbs

16. Children: Wings of Fire Tui Sutherland
Young Adult: Voice Over! Maki Minami
Adult: Westwind Ian Rankin
Non-Fiction: Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention Johann Hari

17. Children: Pokémon Adventures Hidenori Kusaka
Young Adult: Black Butler Yana Toboso
Adult: French Braid Anne Tyler
Non-Fiction: Mala’s Cat Mala Kacenberg

18. Children: Bunny vs Monkey Jamie Smart
Young Adult: The Sandman Neil Gaiman
Adult: Turn a Blind Eye Jeffrey Archer
Non-Fiction: Uncaged Sky: My 804 Days in an Iranian Prison Kylie Moore-Gilbert

19. Children: Pokémon Hidenori Kusaka
Young Adult: The Promised Neverland Kaiu Shirai
Adult: Mara's Choice Anna Jacobs
Non-Fiction: Tangata Ngāi Tahu/People of Ngāi Tahu Volume Two Helen Brown and Michael J. Stevens (Eds) Tā Tipene O'Regan (Foreword)

20. Children: Angelina and the Princess Katharine Holabird
Young Adult: Asterix and the Great Crossing 22 René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo
Adult: Wish You Were Here Jodi Picoult
Non-Fiction: Touring Edwardian New Zealand Paul Moon