The 10 Most Popular Lit Hub Stories of 2022
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Popularity isn’t everything . . . but it has its uses, especially for end-of-year roundups. Last week, we looked back at our favorite stories from the last year, but it’s really our readers who count, so here are the pieces published in 2022 that you read and shared the most this year:
Generation Amazing!!! How We’re Draining Language of Its Power
by Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza
Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza on the “maxim of extravagance.”
How an Unlucky Texas Fisherman Stumbled Upon an Environmental Catastrophe
by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Kirk Wallace Johnson on the dark side of America’s Gulf Coast.
Courtney E. Martin on the many ways of asking the school question.
Lee Cole on the homogenization of rural life in America.
How Einstein Arrived at His Theory of General Relativity
by Michael Dine
“He was struck that planets, stars, and other celestial objects all pull on each other.”
On the Hidden Pain of V.C. Andrews, the Woman Behind The Flowers in the Attic
by Andrew Niederman
In which Andrew Niederman considers the toll of chronic pain on the writing life.
The Blurry Boundaries of Sibling Intimacy: A Reading List
by Sara Freeman
Sara Freeman on Dorothy Baker, Ian McEwan, Daisy Johnson, and more.
Here are Haruki Murakami’s five favorite books.
by 141 Writers
You guys love Haruki Murakami.
A History of Demonology is a History of the World
by Ed Simon
In which Ed Simon offers a demonic poetics.
Just what it says on the tin!