50+ Best 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 New 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, 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 upcoming book releases will have you covered.

The books are sorted by release dates and updated regularly, so you’ll easily discover the most up-to-date upcoming book releases. All you have to do is relax and find your next book.

If you’re looking for all the best books already out, take a look at

Best 2022 Book Releases

October 2022 Upcoming Book Releases

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Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Distopian Fiction

October 4, 2022

 In a dystopian society, a young boy sets out on a quest to find her mother, whose works have been banned because unpatriotic.

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Endless Summer by Elin Hilderbrand

Romance

October 4, 2022

Nine stories, some of which have never been published before, take readers on a journey through the lives of the beloved characters from Elin Hilderbrand’s popular novels set on Nantucket Island.

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Blackmail and Bibingka

Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala

Thriller

October 4, 2022

Lila Macapagal’s long-lost cousin Ronnie returns to Shady Palms and is immediately suspected of murder. Lila must put aside years of resentment and distrust to prove her cousin’s innocence.

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Nights of Plague by Orhan Pamuk

Historical Fiction

October 4, 2022

Set in the year 1900 on the fictional island of Mingheria, the novel follows the story of a plague that ravages the island and the efforts of the Ottoman sultan to stop it.

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Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan

Contemporary Fiction

October 4, 2022

When Lily is found dead, Olivia’s son Asher is the prime suspect. As the police investigation unfolds, Olivia starts to wonder if she really knows her son at all.

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Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle

Romance

October 4, 2022

A woman who accidentally conjures up the Holiday Spirit and learns the true meaning of Christmas.

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Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy

Romance

October 4, 2022

Genevieve West is trying to put her bad girl ways behind her. But when she returns home for her mother’s funeral, she’s forced to face her past – and the gorgeous ex-boyfriend she’s been trying to forget.

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Little Eve by Catriona Ward

Horror

October 11, 2022

The Adder is coming and the members of a clan on the Isle of Altnaharra are preparing for the end of the world. Young Eve is willing to do anything to be the one who inherits the Adder’s powers.

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One Last Gift by Emily Stone

Romance

October 11, 2022

A young woman finds herself at a crossroads in her life, and a final gift from her brother just might give her the chance to start over.

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When We Had Wings by Ariel Lawhon, Kristina McMorris, Susan Meissner

Historical Fiction

October 18, 2022

Three nurses forge a friendship during their paradise assignment in the Philippines. However, as the war between the U.S. military and Imperial Japanese Army rages on, the women are forced into captivity as the first female prisoners of the Second World War.

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The Family Game by Catherine Steadman

Thriller

October 18, 2022

When Harriet Reed, a novelist on the brink of literary stardom, becomes engaged to Edward Holbeck, the heir of a powerful family, she is drawn into their lavish world. Until she realizes that she may be part of a deadly game.

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Most Anticipated Books Coming in 2022

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Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Literary Fiction

October 18, 2022

Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, a boy named Copperhead has to find his own way in life, facing many challenges such as foster care, child labor, and poor schools.

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It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover

Contemporary Fiction

October 18, 2022

In this heart-wrenching long-awaited sequel to It Ends with Us, fan-favorite Atlas Corrigan tells his side of the events that led to the end of his marriage to Lily Bloom.

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The Favor by Nicci French

Thriller

October 18, 2022

A young woman agrees to do a small favor for her first love, but when things go horribly wrong, she finds herself caught up in a web of secrets and lies.

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Built to Last by Erin Hahn

Romance

October 18, 2022

A home renovation show will bring a former child star and her childhood sweetheart back together in a sparkling second chance romance.

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The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake

Sci Fi & Fantasy

October 25, 2022

The long-awaited sequel to Olivie Blake’s New York Times bestselling dark academic sensation The Atlas Six is finally here! Picking up where the first book left off, the novel follows the six magicians as they are forced to pick sides in a battle between two secret societies

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November 2022 Upcoming Book Releases

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The Prisoner by B.A. Paris

Thriller

November 1, 2022

Amelie wakes up in a pitch-black room, not knowing where she is or why she’s been taken. As she tries to piece together what’s happening, she begins to feel safer in her captors’ company than she ever did with her husband.

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The Banned Bookshop of  Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson

Women’s Fiction

November 1, 2022

Maggie Banks arrives in Bell River to take over her best friend’s struggling bookstore. But when she’s banned from selling anything written this century, she starts an underground book club to get around the rules.

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The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch

Romance

November 1, 2022

On New Year’s Eve at the end of 1999, two exes wake up together with no memory of how they got there – and wedding bands on their fingers. They have just one day to figure out what happened and whether they could have a future together.

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She’s Gone by David Bell

Young Adult Fiction

November 1, 2022

When 17-year-old Hunter Gifford wakes up in the hospital after a car accident, he can’t remember what happened. His girlfriend, Chloe Summers, is missing, and her blood is found in the car.

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The Resemblance by Lauren Nossett

Thriller

November 8, 2022

When a fraternity brother is struck and killed by a car, the only witness is the driver, who looks identical to the victim. As Detective Marlitt Kaplan investigates, she uncovers long-buried secrets and a web of corruption within the university’s Greek system.

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UPCOMING BOOK RELEASES 2022

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The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh

Thriller

November 8, 2022

On New Year’s Eve, the village is hosting a party for its wealthy new neighbors. But when one of the guests ends up dead, everyone becomes a suspect. 

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Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger

Thriller

November 8, 2022

When six friends rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway, they quickly realize they may not be alone. As a deadly storm brews, the friends begin to turn on each other, and it becomes clear that someone is determined to ruin their weekend.

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Have I Told You This Already?  by Lauren Graham

Memoir

November 15, 2022

With her signature sense of humor, Graham tells stories about her early days in Los Angeles, her first appearance on late-night TV, and the challenges of aging gracefully in Hollywood.

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Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan

Contemporary Fiction

November 15, 2022

From the moment Yasmen and Josiah meet, the connection between them is undeniable. They’re young and in love, and nothing can tear them apart…until life does.

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The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

Memoir

November 29, 2022

In this follow-up to her bestselling memoir, Becoming, Michelle Obama shares with her readers the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles.

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The Personal Assistant

The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle

Thriller

November 29, 2022

A mommy-blogger suddenly finds herself with a huge following online. When one of her posts goes viral in the worst possible way, she reaches out to her personal assistant for help. But she has gone missing, and the police are looking for answers.

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Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales

Young Adult Fiction

November 29, 2022

Two exes are forced to compete for each other’s affections on a reality dating show. But their plans go awry when they discover that their real happily ever after is nothing they could have scripted.

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December 2022 Upcoming Book Releases

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The Widow by Kaira Rouda

Thriller

December 1, 2022

A perfect couple’s life is turned upside down by infidelity and death. And a dogged reporter is determined to uncover the truth.

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Well Traveled

Well Traveled by Jen De Luca

Romance

December 6, 2022

Lulu Malone takes a break from her success-oriented life to follow her cousin Mitch to a Renaissance Faire. There she meets Dex MacLean, a carefree musician who is part of the entertainment.

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The Key to My Heart by Lia Louis

Romance

December 6, 2022

After the sudden death of her husband, Natalie finds herself lost. But when someone begins leaving the sheet music for her husband’s favorite songs, Natalie finds herself on an unexpected journey toward newfound love and happiness.

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The Sunshine Girls by Molly Fader

Historical Fiction

December 6, 2022

 Set against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s, the novel follows the lives of two young women from different backgrounds whose friendship is tested by tragedy and time.

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The Circus Train by Amita Parikh

Historical Fiction

December 6, 2022

Lena Papadopoulos doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of the circus. But things take an exciting turn when she meets Alexandre, an orphan with his secrets and a mysterious past.

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We Knew All Along by Mina Hardy

Thriller

December 6, 2022

A woman who turns the tables on her old crush when he tries to ruin her life. But when dark secrets start to emerge, she discovers he’s not the man he claims to be.

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The Wedding Ranch by Nancy Naigle

Romance

December 6, 2022

Two people get a second chance at love in this heartwarming story by author Nancy Naigle.

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The Witch of Tin Mountain by Paulette Kennedy

Gothic

December 6, 2022

Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Depression era, a young woman must confront an evil preacher to save her family and her home.

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A Mother Would Know

A Mother Would Know by Amber Garza

Thriller

December 13, 2022

When her son moves back home, Valerie begins to suspect he may be responsible for a string of murders in the neighborhood. 

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The Lost Witch

The Lost Witch by Paige Crutcher

Fantasy

December 27, 2022

A witch’s daughter is taken from her, and she will stop at nothing to get her back, even if it means traveling through time.

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One Last Secret by Adele Parks

Thriller

December 27, 2022

An escort finds herself in danger when she arrives at a chateau for a final job. Old secrets begin to surface, and it becomes apparent that one last secret could cost her her life.

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2023 Upcoming Book Releases

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The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

Thriller

January 3, 2023

When best friends Emily and Chess take a trip to Italy, they find themselves uncovering secrets from the past that lead to present-day betrayals. As they get closer to the truth, they realize that the villa may claim another victim before the summer is over.

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The Stranded by Sarah Daniels

Sci Fi & Fantasy

January 3, 2023

An adrenaline-filled adventure that blends The Hunger Games-level suspense and intrigue with Station Eleven’s post-apocalyptic world. Follow Esther and Nik as they fight for freedom in a world where violence and chaos reign while trying to navigate the treacherous politics of their own pasts.

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Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert

Romance

January 3, 2023

When a quirky content creator and a star football player are thrown together on an outdoor survival course, they must confront the messy past between them as well as the mud and dirt of the wilderness.

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The Blackhouse by Carole Johnstone

Thriller

January 3, 2023

Set on a remote Scottish island where secrets lie around every corner. The story follows Robert Reid and Maggie MacKay, whose lives become intertwined when they both seek to uncover the truth of what happened in the Blackhouse all those years ago.

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Just The Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica

Thriller

January 10, 2023

As Nina races to find out what happened to her missing husband, Lily and Christian must decide how far they are willing to go in order to keep their secret safe.

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The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes

Thriller

January 3, 2023

When a YouTube video surfaces of a young woman dying mysteriously in a diner in front of a man named Frank, Maya returns to her Berkshires hometown to uncover the truth about what happened to her friend Aubrey seven years ago.

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Off the Deep End by Lucinda Berry

Thriller

January 10, 2023

Reeling from the death of her son, Jules spirals into a violent and unstable mental state. As she tries to cope with her loss, Isaac Greer – the boy she saved – suddenly vanishes.

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The Rom-Com Agenda by Jayne Denker

Romance

January 10, 2023

As Lea moves on from her past life, Eli is determined to win back his ex-girlfriend. Forced by his friends to become a “romantic hero,” Eli undergo unintentionally drawn into the makeover scheme with Leah as his guide.

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The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre by Natasha Lester

Historical Fiction

January 10, 2023

A thrilling, sweeping tale of one woman’s journey through the dark secrets of World War II and into the dazzling world of Parisian glamour.

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All The Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

Thriller

January 10, 2023

A gripping psychological thriller that dives deep into the fractured mind of a mother desperate to find her missing child.

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The Mitford Affair by Marie Benedict

Literary Fiction

January 17, 2023

The story of Nancy Mitford, one of the influential six Mitford sisters, and her efforts to stop the Nazis from taking over Great Britain.

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A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan

Romance

January 17, 2023

Hailey and Wes are both endearing characters who are determined not to fall in love with each other, but as their friendship grows, they can’t deny the attraction between them.

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It’s One of Us by J.T. Ellison

Thriller

February 28, 2023

Olivia and Park Bender seem to have it all until the police inform them that Park’s son is the prime suspect in a murder investigation. As the Benders try to piece together what happened, they are forced to confront some hard truths about their marriage and their family.

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The Soulmate

The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth

Thriller

April 4, 2023

Gabe and Pippa seem to have it all – a beautiful home, a perfect marriage, and a deep love for each other. But when a body is found at the bottom of the cliffs near their home, everything they thought they knew is called into question.

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