The Hottest Upcoming Book Releases Worth the Read this Year

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UPCOMING BOOK RELEASES 2022

If you’re looking forward to the hottest upcoming new book releases this year, you’re in the right place.

Check out what books should be on your radar!

Must-Read Book Releases for Your Reading List

Every new year comes with a list of goals, challenges, expectations, and of course, great reads.

I know that sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all these new books out, but don’t worry, I’m here to help you find great stories and new favorite authors.

Whether you’re looking for thrillers, historical fiction novels, or swoon-worthy romances, these most anticipated books will have you covered.

All you have to do is relax and enjoy your next book.

I will update this list regularly, and you will find only the latest releases.

If you’re looking for books already out, do not miss to take a look at my most anticipated  2021 Book Releases

January 2022 Upcoming Books

Reckless Girls

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

Mystery and Thriller

January 4, 2022

When Lux and her boyfriend are hired to sail two women on an isolated Pacific island, it appears like a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. But then it begins to feel as though the island is forcing them on a perilous journey of discovery.

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Brown Girls

Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades

Contemporary Fiction

January 4, 2022

A brilliantly creative debut novel about a group of friends and their immigrant families from Queens, New York- a carefully observed, poetic love letter to a new generation of brown girls trying to reconcile their immigrant histories with the American society in which they grow up.

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Fiona and Jane

Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho

Contemporary Fiction

January 4, 2022

A humorous, loving, and irreverent memoir about two teenage Taiwanese American best friends, Fiona Lin and Jane Shenas, as they navigate friendship, sexuality, identity, and heartbreak over two decades.

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Salaam with Love

Salam with Love by Sara Sharaf Beg

Young Adult Fiction

January 4, 2022

This touching and amusing YA contemporary follows Dua as she spends Ramadan learning surprising things about family, faith, and first love.

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The Paris Bookseller

The Paris Bookseller by Kerry Maher

Historical Fiction

January 11, 2022

Paris 1919. The remarkable story of how Sylvia Beach, a bookish young American, overcomes all the obstacles to bring one of the most important books of the twentieth century to the world, and how her new bookstore Shakespeare and Company, will influence the path of literature itself.

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The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

Women’s Fiction

January 11, 2022

 In this dual timeline, two women, a generation apart, and their stories are connected by tragedy and an unsolved, decades-old mystery in the town of Round Hill, North Carolina.

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Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Romance

January 11, 2022

In this exhilarating romance from the author of The Ex Talk, a TV meteorologist and a sports reporter plan to reconcile their divorced employers, with unexpected results.

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Under a Sky of Memories by Soraya M. Lane

Historical Fiction

January 11, 2022

Sicily, 1943. Three American nurses are determined to do all they can for their country. Selected for a daring mission, they find themselves trapped, cut off from all communication with the squadron, and in terrifying and unimaginable danger.

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Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Women’s Fiction

January 18, 2022

After five years in jail for a horrible mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to her old town, seeking to reconcile with her four-year-old daughter. However, the bridges Kenna destroyed are hard to replace, and no matter how hard she tries to prove herself, everyone in her daughter’s life tries to keep her out.

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The Magnolia Palace

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis

Historical Fiction

January 25, 2022

Told in a dual timeline comes a new enthralling novel penned by Fiona Davis about the secrets, betrayal, and murder that take place within one of New York City’s most opulent Gilded Age estates.

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Violeta

Violeta by Isabel Allende

Historical Fiction

January 25, 2022

From beloved author Isabel Allende, it comes the epic story of Violeta Del Valle, a life shaped by some of history’s most significant events: the fight for women’s rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and finally, not one, but two pandemics.

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Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict

Historical Fiction

January 25, 2022

The story of the brilliant chemist Rosalind Franklin, who worked on DNA using Xrays and changed the world with her discovery, but whose contributions were hidden by the men working with her.

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Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner

Mystery & Thriller

January 25, 2022

Helen’s life starts changing as she attends her first prenatal class and becomes friends with Rachel, an unpredictable single mother-to-be who might destroy her perfect life.

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February 2022 Upcoming Books

Other People's Clothes

Other People’s Clothes by Calla Henkel

Mystery & Thriller

February 1, 2022

Zoe Beech flies to Berlin to avoid thinking about her recent loss, relying on the plans of fellow exchange student Hailey Mader, an aspiring art star. Jumping at the opportunity of a high-ceilinged prewar sublet by well-known thriller writer Beatrice Becks, they also enter on a spiral of events taking a turn for the worse.

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I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

Young Adult Fiction

February 1, 2022

Set against the repressive regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu in 1980s Romania, comes a novel about secrets and lies, courage and resistance, and the powerful forces that push us to betray those we love most in order to save them.

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The Christie Affair

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

Historical Fiction

February 1, 2022

An inexplicable 11-day absence in 1926 stunned the world. Bu Agatha Christie’s disappearance in those eleven mysterious days wasn’t the biggest mystery, it was what she discovered. And now, for the first time, it is told from the mistress’ viewpoint, Nan O’Dea’s.

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Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano

Mystery & Thriller

February 1, 2022

Be ready for the funny and heart-pounding sequel to Finlay Donovan is Killing It. With the deadline for her next book looming and an ex-husband to keep alive, Finlay is at the end of her rope. She can only pray there isn’t a noose at the end of it.

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Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy

Romance

February 1, 2022

Mackenzie “Mac” Cabot only wants to focus on expanding her internet company. Still, she is so used to pleasing others until her abilities are put to the test when she meets bad boy Cooper Hartley, and their friendship becomes the most genuine thing in her life very quickly.
 

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The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Romance

February 8, 2022 (available in paperback)

Catalina Martin is taking her new American boyfriend to her sister’s wedding in a small Spanish town. Aaron Blackford is tall, handsome but, most of all, a fake boyfriend.
 

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Goodbye Again by Maria Stewart

Women’s Fiction

February 8, 2022

In this novel filled with hope and second chances, Liddy needs to overcome her traumatic past in the wake of her daughter’s inexplicable suicide and her husband Jim’s unexpected leaving.

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Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala

Mystery & Thriller

February 8, 2022

Lila’s little town of Shady Palms has resurrected the Miss Teen Shady Palms Beauty Pageant, which she previously won—a fact that serves as a wedge between Lila and her cousin/rival Bernadette. However, when the pageant’s head judge is murdered and Bernadette is charged with the crime, the two must put aside their differences and solve the case.

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The Next Ship Home by Heather Webb

Historical Fiction

February 8, 2022

Ellis Island, 1902: Francesca and Alma form an unlikely friendship and band together to face the misdeeds of a system known to manipulate and abuse immigrants seeking new hope in America.

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Unmissing by Minka Kent

Mystery & Thriller

February 15, 2022

Merritt Coletto and her husband, Luca, have a perfect life until one night, Lydia, Luca’s first wife, presumed dead, knocks on their door and tells the tortuous story of her kidnapping.

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The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Mystery & Thriller

February 22, 2022

Broken and alone, Jess needs a new beginning, and even if not thrilled, her half brother accepts to host her in his Paris apartment. But when Jess arrives, he’s not there, and the longer Ben is away, the more Jess becomes curious about his whereabouts and the more questions she has.

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This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

Mystery & Thriller

February 22, 2022

Guests at Wisewood’s private island off the coast of Maine sign up for six-month stays. They’re not permitted to communicate with the outside world during this time so that they may discover their “maximized selves.” But after Kit Collins has checked into Wisehood for six months, her sister Natalie gets a frightening e-mail from a Wisewood account threatening to expose the secret she’s been keeping from Kit.

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One Night on the Island by Josie Silver

Romance

February 15, 2022

On her thirtieth birthday, Cleo Wilder is sent on a solo retreat to a remote Irish island in the name of re-energizing and adding a new perspective to her column. Mack Sullivan is also looking forward to some alone time away from Boston. Unfortunately, both have booked the same one-room hideaway for the exact dates because of a scheduling error.

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Fake by Erica Katz

Mystery & Thriller

February 22, 2022

Emma Caan is a fake. She’s a forger, and an artist specialized in nineteenth-century paintings commissioned by museums and ultra-wealthy collectors looking to preserve their assets. When oligarch art collector Leonard Sobetsky unexpectedly arrives with an invitation, Emma sees an opportunity. But every invitation comes with its own strings attached. As she gets pulled deeper into Leonard’s opulent world, she will discover what lies beneath the glitz and glamour.

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Upcoming Book Releases 2022

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