The Brand New List of May 2022 Book Releases

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MAY 2022 BOOK RELEASES

What new releases are coming out in 2022? Take a look at all the most anticipated May 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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If you’re looking for all the upcoming books, take a look at

Best 2022 Upcoming Releases

Best May 2022 Book Releases

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Book Lovers

by Emily Henry

Romance
On Sale: May 3, 2022

With a love for books and a passion for writing, Book Lovers by Emily Henry is an insightful and delightful novel that explores the intricacies of relationships, romance, and self-discovery. Told from the perspectives of two rival literary agents who are unexpectedly thrown together in a small town in North Carolina, this clever and captivating story will keep you on the edge of your seat as Nora and Charlie navigate their way through unexpected twists and turns, all while trying to uncover the true meaning of love and happiness.

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Yerba Buena

by Nina LaCour

Literary Fiction
On Sale: May 31, 2022

Nina LaCour’s debut adult novel is a beautifully written and emotionally resonant story about two women on a star-crossed journey toward each other. Emilie Dubois and Sara Foster meet at the restaurant Yerba Buena one morning, and their connection is immediate. But the damage both women carry, and the choices they have made, pull them apart again and again. As their lives intersect and intertwine, they must decide if their love is more powerful than their pasts.

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The Hacienda

by Isabel Cañas

Gothic & Horror
On Sale: May 3, 2022

A gothic suspense novel set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence. The story follows Beatriz, a young woman who is pulled into the dark clutches of a sinister haunting at a remote hacienda. With the help of a young priest, she must fight off the evil forces that threaten to consume her. Filled with mystery and intrigue, The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas is a spellbinding tale of supernatural suspense and romance perfect for fans of Mexican Gothic and Rebecca.

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The Summer Place

by Jennifer Weiner

Women’s Fiction
On Sale: May 10, 2022

The New York Times bestselling author of That Summer returns with a heartwarming story about the power of family and love in the face of adversity. The Danhauser family is gathering for a wedding that takes place against the backdrop of the pandemic. As the story unfolds, they must deal with the challenges of the virus and their own personal dramas.

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler

by Casey McQuiston

Young Adult Fiction
On Sale: May 3, 2022

A funny and heartfelt debut YA novel tells the story of Chloe Green, a high school student who moves to Alabama after her mother remarries. Chloe is determined to win valedictorian at her new school against her nemesis, Shara Wheeler. But when Shara suddenly kisses Chloe and disappears, Chloe begins to suspect there’s more to her new home than she realized. With the help of unlikely allies, Chloe sets out to find Shara and figure out what’s going on.

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By The Book

 by Jasmine Guillory

Romance
On Sale: May 3, 2022

Overworked and underpaid, Izzy is tired of being one of the only Black employees at her company. When she overhears her boss complaining about a high-profile author who has failed to deliver his manuscript, she sees an opportunity to get the promotion she deserves. When she decides to go to the author’s Santa Barbara mansion and give him a pep talk, she finds that Beau Towers is not some lightweight writing a tell-all memoir. Still, they have more in common than both expected. By the Book is a heartwarming story of two lost souls finding their way back to themselves―and to each other.

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Darling Girl

 by Liz Michalski

Fantasy
On Sale: May 3, 2022

A magical, darkly-tinged reimagining of J. M. Barrie’s classic tale of Peter Pan. In this gripping novel, Holly Darling must risk everything to save her daughter from the notorious child-stealer, Peter Pan – even if it means confronting the darkness at the heart of her own past. With fast-paced action and a richly imagined fantasy world, Darling Girl is a stirring exploration of the power of love, family, and hope in the face of tragedy and loss.

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MAY 2022 BOOKS
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Family of Liars

 by E. Lockhart

Young Adult
On Sale: March 15, 2022

A windswept island off the coast of Massachusetts holds many secrets. In Family of Liars, E. Lockhart takes readers back to the story of another summer on this island, where a fiery heiress and an irresistible boy meet under dangerous circumstances. As secrets emerge and old wounds are reopened, the Sinclair family must grapple with the terrible truths that have haunted them for generations.

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The Italian Job

The Italian Job

 by Kathryn Freeman

Romance
On Sale: May 6, 2022

A romance set against the backdrop of a stunning Italian castle. When Anna’s life falls apart, she stumbles upon an advertisement for the perfect job: managing a castle on Lake Como. The only catch is that she has to pose as a couple with her surly neighbor Jake Tucker. As they get to know each other better, the line between pretend and reality starts to blur. Can these two opposites find common ground and a happily ever after?

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Top Thrillers May 2022

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Breathless

by Amy McCulloch

On Sale: May 3, 2022

 When journalist Cecily Wong heads to Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world, to interview a famous mountaineer, she quickly realizes that there’s more at stake than her career. After one climber dies under suspicious circumstances, Cecily finds herself stranded on a treacherous mountain with a killer who seems determined to take her life as well. As she fights for her survival against impossible odds, Cecily must also face the demons of her past and come to terms with her own climbing failures if she hopes to outwit this cunning opponent and make it off the mountain alive.

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My Wife Is Missing

My Wife is Missing

 by D.J. Palmer

On Sale: May 10, 2022

The story follows Michael Hart, whose wife and two children disappear from their hotel room during a family vacation. As Michael begins to search for them, he discovers that his wife may have left willingly – but with secrets about his past that could put the whole family in danger. My Wife Is Missing is a fast-paced, suspenseful novel that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

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The Favor

by Nora Murphy

On Sale: May 31, 2022

A heartbreaking tale of two women struggling to cope with toxic, abusive relationships. Told from the perspective of Leah and McKenna, The Favor explores the complex dynamics of power and control that underpin abusive relationships, showing how these toxic relationships can destroy both mental and physical health. 

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Top Historical Fiction May 2022

Bloomsbury Girls

Bloomsbury Girls

 by Natalie Jenner

On Sale: May 17, 2022

Bloomsbury Girls is a heartwarming story of post-war London, a century-old bookstore that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world. Vivien Lowry, Grace Perkins, and Evie Stone are all working to plot out a future that is richer and more rewarding than anything society will allow. Bloomsbury Girls is a story of friendship, love, and determination set against the backdrop of a changing world.

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Our Last Days in Barcelona

Our Last Days in Barcelona

by Chanel Cleeton

On Sale: May 24, 2022

A stunning exploration of the bonds between sisters, mothers, and daughters, and the secrets we choose to keep from the ones we love the most. Told in alternating timelines—from the perspectives of Isabel Perez in 1964 and her mother, Alicia Perez in 1936.

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The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle

The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle

 by Jennifer Ryan

On Sale: May 31, 2022

A charming, feel-good story that will leave readers feeling uplifted, based on true events about three women  from a small village who are part of a local sewing circle. When they meet Cressida Westcott, a famous fashion designer, they ask for her help in mending wedding dresses. Cressida agrees to help and ends up teaching the women much more than just sewing skills. As they find themselves mending wedding dresses for brides across the country and dedicate themselves to helping others celebrate love, they might even manage to find it for themselves.

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Most anticipated May 2022 New Books

Neruda-on-the-Park

Neruda On The Park

by Cleyvis Natera

Literary Fiction
On Sale: May 24, 2022

A story about family, friendship, and ambition. The story takes place in Nothar Park, a predominantly Dominican part of New York City. The book follows the lives of Eusebia, Luz, and Vladimir as they navigate their way through love, life, and construction. Neruda on the Park is a beautifully written novel that will leave you wanting more

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Something Wilder

Something Wilder

 by Christina Lauren

Romance
On Sale: May 17, 2022

Lily Wilder is the daughter of a notorious treasure hunter and uses her father’s maps to lead tourists on fake treasure hunts. Leo Grady is the man she once loved and he’s back in her life with a group of friends ready to hit the trails. When the trip goes wrong, the group wonders if maybe the legend of the hidden treasure wasn’t a gimmick after all. Lily and Leo must work together to try and find the treasure while also confront their history. Something Wilder is a romance novel that will leave you laughing and feeling warm and fuzzy inside.

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This Time Tomorrow

 by Emma Straub

Women’s Fiction
On Sale: May 17, 2022

Alice’s life isn’t terrible, but she can’t help feeling like something is missing. On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice gets the chance to relive her 16th birthday. She finds herself back in 1996, with her father being the 40-something version of himself. This gives her a new perspective on her own life and his, and she starts to question if there’s anything she would change if she could.

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Reese's Book Club Pick May 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.

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The Dictionary of Lost Words

by Pip Williams

Historical Fiction
On Sale: April 6, 2021

This compelling historical fiction tells the story of Esme, a young girl who grows up in the Oxford English Dictionary Scriptorium. Esme is fascinated by words and their meanings, and she begins to collect words that are rejected or disregarded by lexicographers. As she grows older, Esme realizes that many terms relating to women’s experiences are not being recorded, and she sets out to create a dictionary of lost words. This novel tells the story of Esme’s journey to collect these words and how she learns about the people whose lives and experiences are connected to them.

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Read With Jenna Book Club Pick May 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!

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Remarkably Bright Creatures

by Shelby Van Pelt

Literary Fiction
On Sale: May 3, 2022

 A charming, witty exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope. Told through the eyes of a widowed woman who forms an unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus living at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, this novel follows Tova as she uncovers the truth surrounding her son’s mysterious disappearance over thirty years ago. With Marcellus’s help, Tova finally has a chance to find the closure she needs and move on with her life.

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Book of the Month May 2022

Book of the Month is perfect if you’re looking for a subscription that will keep you entertained and engaged. They carefully select books from well-known authors and new releases to send to their subscribers. You’re guaranteed to find a great book each month.

So if you’re looking for a great way to get new books each month, Book of the Month is a great option. Try it out today!

Breathless

by Amy McCulloch

Yerba Buena

by Nina LaCour

The Hacienda

by Isabel Cañas

Take My...

by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Part of Your...

by Abby Jimenez

Darling Girl

by Liz Michalski

These are the best new books of May 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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