The Amazing List of April 2022 Book Releases

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APRIL 2022 BOOKS

What new releases are coming out in 2022? Take a look at all the most anticipated April 2022 Book Releases!

This Month's Most Recommended

Starting a new month is always exciting, especially when we get to arrange our reading schedule as well!

With great upcoming books, be ready to wander from romance book releases to the next New York Times Best Selling authors to a coming of age story or a most anticipated historical fiction novel that will keep you glued to your seat.

Being quite an eclectic reader, I bet you’ll find a feel-good read on this list, and I’m so excited to spread the word about all of these new book releases.

If you’re new to Comet Readings, thanks for being here! Every month I’ll share the hottest upcoming releases to put on your radar.

I know that sometimes choosing between new releases is overwhelming. I’ve tried my best to read and include a variety of genres, famous and debut authors to make your reading experience the best and as diverse as possible.

Happy Reading!

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Best 2022 Upcoming Releases

Best April 2022 Book Releases

Sister Stardust

Sister Stardust

by Jane Green

Women’s Fiction
On Sale: April 5, 2022

Claire moves to London in search of adventure and stumbles upon Talitha Getty, an icon of the swinging ’60s. Talitha’s life seems perfect from a distance, but Claire quickly learns that there is much more to her than meets the eye. As their friendship grows, Claire realizes that the realities of Talitha’s precarious existence set off a chain of dangerous events that could alter her life forever.

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The Children on the Hill

The Children on the Hill

by Jennifer McMahon

Mystery & Thriller
On Sale: April 26, 2022

Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the story follows Gran, a psychiatrist who adopts a child, Iris, who begins to exhibit strange and unnerving behavior. The family soon discovers that Iris is not what she seems and that she may be connected to a series of disturbing events in the town. On the present day, Lizzy Shelley, a podcast host who is investigating a monster sighting in the town. The novel is a suspenseful page-turner that will keep readers hooked until the very end.

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The No-Show

by Beth O’Leary

Romance
On Sale: April 12, 2022

An utterly extraordinary tearjerker of a book, this is O’Leary’s most ambitious novel yet. Three women – Siobhan, Miranda, and Jane – all waiting for their respective dates, who never show up. Through their individual stories, the novel explores the different ways in which we search for love and how it can sometimes be difficult to find. With Beth O’Leary’s trademark humor and warmth, The No-Show is a delightful novel about modern love.

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Insomnia

Insomnia

by Sarah Pinborough

Mystery & Thriller
On Sale: April 12, 2022

As her fortieth birthday approaches, Emma stops sleeping. Her mother stopped sleeping just before her own fortieth birthday. She went mad and did the unthinkable because of it. As Emma’s insomnia worsens, she starts to experience terrifying hallucinations. Is it the demons of her past that are coming back to haunt her? Or is something more sinister waiting in the darkness?

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The Shadow House

The Shadow House

 by Anna Downes

Mystery & Thriller
On Sale: April 5, 2022

A novel about a mother’s desperate journey to protect her children at any cost. When Alex, a single mother-of-two, moves to the rural community of Pine Ridge in an effort to escape her troubled past, she quickly realizes that she may have disturbed barely hidden secrets in her new home. As she tries to uncover the truth, she finds herself in danger as dark forces close in on her and her children. The Shadow House is a heart-pounding thriller that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

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APRIL 2022 BOOKS
Bittersweet

Bittersweet

 by Susan Cain

Nonfiction
On Sale: April 5, 2022

Bittersweet by Susan Cain explores the idea of bittersweetness, a state of mind characterized by a mix of sorrow and longing, as well as an awareness of the passing of time. The book delves into why we experience these emotions and how they can be harnessed to create creativity, connection, and transcendence. With research, storytelling, and memoir, Cain shows how embracing bittersweetness can help us cope with personal and collective pain. Bittersweet is a timely and important book that has the potential to bring us together in deep and unexpected ways.

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Top Thrillers April 2022

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The Younger Wife

 by Sally Hepworth

On Sale: April 5, 2022

Sally Hepworth’s latest novel is a domestic suspense story about the tangled vines of family secrets. Heart surgeon Stephen Aston is getting married again, but his daughters Tully and Rachel are determined to get to the truth about their family’s secrets – and who their father really is. With their mother in a precarious position, the sisters want to know about Heather, Stephen’s new wife and younger than both of them. As they all close in on the truth, dangerous secrets are revealed that could have explosive consequences. The Younger Wife is a smart, suspenseful story about family dynamics and the power of secrets. It will keep you glued to the pages until the very end.

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I'll Be You

I’ll Be You

by Janelle Brown

Mystery & Thriller
On Sale: April 26, 2022

The novel tells the story of Sam and Elli, two siblings who were once very close but have since grown apart. When their father calls out of the blue with news that Elli’s life has fallen apart, Sam sets out to find her sister and figure out what has happened. Along the way, she discovers that their bond is more complicated than she ever knew. I’ll Be You is a gripping tale of family, secrets, and betrayal that will keep readers hooked until the very end.

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An Honest Lie

An Honest Lie

 by Tarryn Fisher

On Sale: April 26, 2022

In this seething, gut-punch of a thriller, Rainy is forced to revisit her dark past in order to save her friend Braithe. Living at the top of Tiger Mountain, Rainy is able to hide from the disturbing past she wants to forget. But when Braithe doesn’t return to the hotel room after a night in Vegas, Rainy gets a text message from her phone saying that someone has her – and Rainy knows why.

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Top Historical Fiction April 2022

Shadows of Berlin

Shadows of Berlin

by David R. Gillham

On Sale: April 19, 2022

A captivating novel about a young woman’s journey to survival and redemption. Rachel Perlman is a Holocaust survivor who has fled to New York City in search of a new life. But the ghosts of her past haunt her, and she must come to terms with the choices she made to survive the war. With help from her Uncle Fritz, Rachel begins to piece together her history and finally comes to terms with her past.

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The Good Left Undone

The Good Left Undone

 by Adriana Trigiani

On Sale: April 26, 2022

A sweeping historical novel that spans two centuries and tells the story of a family’s secrets, heartbreak, and redemption. The novel begins in present-day Italy, where Matelda Cabrelli, the family’s matriarch, is facing the end of her life. Matelda is determined to share a long-held secret with her family about her own mother’s great love story: with her childhood friend, Silvio, and with dashing Scottish sea captain John Lawrie McVicars, the father Matelda never knew. The story then moves back in time to World War II Italy, where Domenica Cabrelli thrives in the coastal town of Viareggio until her beloved home becomes unsafe. 

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The School For German Brides

The School for German Brides

by Aimie K. Runyan

On Sale: April 26, 2022

Two women during World War II. One is a young German woman who is sent to a school to learn how to be a proper wife for an SS officer. The other is a Jewish woman who is hiding from the Nazis. As the events unfold, the two women must help each other to survive. The School for German Brides is a story of courage, hope, and friendship in the face of adversity. It is an inspiring tale of two women who are able to overcome incredible odds.

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Little Souls

 by Sandra Dallas

On Sale: April 26, 2022

Set in the time of the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, the story follows the lives of two sisters, Helen and Lutie, who move to Denver from Iowa after their parents’ deaths. As the flu ravages the city, the sisters find themselves thrust into caring for a small child, Dorothy, whose mother has died from the disease. When it becomes clear that Helen killed Dorothy’s father in self-defense, the sisters must go to great lengths to keep the truth hidden. Little Souls is a heart-wrenching, uplifting story of love, loss, and hope against one of America’s deadliest epidemics. With its timely themes, this novel will resonate with readers long after the last page is turned.

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Most anticipated April 2022 New Books

Easy Beauty book cover

Easy Beauty

by Chloé Cooper Jones

Memoir
On Sale: April 5, 2022

A powerful memoir that recounts her experiences as a person with a disability. The book discusses the various challenges that she has faced in her life, including the pain she endures on a daily basis, as well as the judgments and pity she has often received from others because of her appearance. Easy Beauty also chronicles Jones’ journey as a mother and her exploration of different parts of the world. Throughout the memoir, Jones reflects on the notions of beauty and desirability and interrogates her own complicity in upholding the societal standards that have often been harmful to people with disabilities. 

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The Wrong Victim

The Wrong Victim

by Allison Brennan

Mystery & Thriller
On Sale: April 26, 2022

Nine people board a charter sightseeing boat to take a tour of the San Juan Islands; twenty minutes later, the boat explodes. Now it’s up to the FBI Mobile Response Team to find out who committed this targeted act of domestic terrorism and why, before they strike again. Forensic profilers know there are two types of domestic terrorists: those who use violence to instill fear for political purposes but stop at murder because it detracts from the cause, and those who crave attention and are willing to maim and murder for their own agenda.

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Reese's Book Club Pick April 2022

Reese’s Book Club is a book club founded by Reese Witherspoon. The club reads one book a month and then discusses it online. All the books are chosen with a wide range of readers in mind. Reese’s Book Club is a great way to get recommendations for books to read and to connect with other readers. Here you’ll find the updated list and know about my favorite picks.

True Biz book cover

True Biz

by Sara Nović

Literary Fiction
On Sale: April 5, 2022

An absorbing and assured debut that offers a rare and powerful glimpse into the Deaf community. It is a celebration of human connection that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world. Intertwining the perspectives of three very different teens, the novel explores the challenges and joys of growing up Deaf in a hearing world. True Biz is ultimately a story about friendship, identity, and belonging–and how we find our place in the world, even when it feels like we don’t quite fit in.

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Read With Jenna Book Club Pick April 2022

The Read with Jenna Book club is a great way for fans of Jenna Bush Hager to connect with each other and discuss their favorite books. It’s also a great way to discover new authors and learn more about the reading experience. If you’re looking for a way to get more out of your reading, be sure to check out the Read with Jenna Book Club. You won’t regret it!

Memphis

Memphis

by Tara M. Stringfellow

Literary Fiction
On Sale: April 5, 2022

Memphis is a powerful debut that explores the lasting effects of violence, racism, and love within a family over multiple generations. Told from the perspective of several different narrators, each with their own unique voice, Memphis weaves a complex and intimate portrait of a family struggling to grapple with their past while also trying to move forward.

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BOOK RELEASES APRIL 2022

Book of the Month April 2022

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The Good Left...

by Adriana Trigiani

Kaikeyi

by Vaishnavi Patel

Bittersweet

by Susan Cain

Like A Sister

by Kellye Garrett

True Biz

by Sara Nović

These are the best new books of April 2022. Let me know if you find something interesting or have already read and enjoyed any of these new releases.

Happy Reading!

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