The Hottest Upcoming Book Releases Worth the Read this Year

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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

November 2021 Book Releases

Her Perfect Family

Her Perfect Family by Teresa Driscoll

Mystery and Thriller

November 1, 2021

Rachel and Ed Hartley are looking forward to one of their family’s happiest days: their daughter’s graduation. But when Gemma stumbles and falls on stage during the ceremony, a beautiful moment becomes a nightmare: Gemma has been shot, and she’s battling for her life.

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The London House by Katherine Reay

Historical Fiction

November 2, 2021

When she discovers a dark family secret and to defend her family’s image, Caroline Payne travels through the history of Britain’s World War II intelligence network and the glamorous 1930s Paris.

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The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

Contemporary Fiction

November 2, 2021

Born and raised in London, 16-year-old Ada Kazantzakis knows nothing of her parents’ past. Now a Ficus carica in her backyard is the only connection to an island she has never visited and the only connection to her family’s troubled history and her complex identity.

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Will by Will Smith & Mark Manson

Memoir

November 9, 2021

Will Smith’s journey from a West Philadelphia kid to one of the era’s biggest rap stars, and then to one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, is an epic one—but it’s only half the story. 

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The Singles Table by Sara Desai

Romance

November 16, 2021

In this hilarious romantic comedy, a free-spirited lawyer, Zara Patel, is desperate to find the right match for the grumpy bachelor at her cousin’s wedding.

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Love, Lists & Fancy Ships by Sarah Grunder Ruiz

Romance

November 23, 2021

Jo Walker has been trying to finish a bucket list of thirty things she wants to do before her thirtieth birthday. Jo has practically everything she’s ever desired, but as she tries to do thing number five, “kiss a stranger,” and meets Alex Hayes, all bets are off.

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You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen McManus

Young Adult Fiction

November 30, 2021

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal decide to avoid their problems by ditching them; then, they come across another Carlton High student who is also skipping school—and follow him to the scene of his own murder. Their day goes from boring to deadly in the blink of an eye. And it’s only going to get worse.

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Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

Contemporary Fiction

November 30, 2021

Diana is perfectly on track with her plans. She also knows that her boyfriend, Finn, is about to propose on their romantic trip, but when she finds herself alone at Galapagos, she begins questioning her relationships, her decisions, and herself, and wonders if she, too, will have changed into someone altogether different by the time she returns home.

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Killer Content by Kiley Roache

Young Adult Fiction

November 30, 2021

Knives Out meets One of Us is Lying! in this suspenseful thriller where a group of notorious TikTokers starts turning on each other after one of them is discovered dead at their beachfront Malibu estate.

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Winter Weddings by Debbie Macomber

Women’s Fiction

November 30, 2021

When the world is covered in snow, there’s nothing better than a romance that ends in wedding, especially if penned by author Debbie Macomber.

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December 2021 Book Releases

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Boy Underground by Catherine Ryan Hide

Women’s Fiction

December 7, 2021

In an emotional and inspirational novel set during WWII, a teenage boy discovers his voice, the bravery of his convictions, and lifelong friendships.

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The Sunshine Club

The Sunshine Club by Carolyn Brown

Women’s Fiction

December 7, 2021

Gussie, Ina Mae, and Blanche have been great friends for almost sixty years,  from their modest beginnings as girls starting the Sunshine Club to becoming the matchmaking queens of Newton, Texas. And when Blanche dies, Gussie and Ina Mae decide that the best way to honor their friend is to find a match for her niece, Sissy.

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The Ballerinas

The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Women’s Fiction

December 7, 2021

Delphine left her special soloist place at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg thirteen years ago, hiding a secret that could have upended the lives of her best friends, Lindsay and Margaux. Now, at 36 years, she returns to her home to realize that things have changed and some secrets can’t be hidden forever.

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Without a Hitch

Without a Hitch by Mary Hollis Huddleston & Asher Fogle Paul

Women’s Fiction

December 7, 2021

Inspired by real events in the authors’ life, this novel is Lottie’s funny adventure about taking ownership, overcoming anxieties, and while preparing her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, enjoying a happy ending that wasn’t what she had imagined.

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Without a Doubt by Nora Roberts

Mystery & Thriller

December 28, 2021

After her husband’s death, Maggie seeks refuge in a little town, where she starts enjoying the company of her landscaper, Cliff. But when human bones are discovered on Maggie’s land, he becomes the police’s prime suspect, and in order to find if the guy she’s grown to love is capable of murder, Maggie puts her own life in a killer’s crosshair.

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The Spanish Daughter

The Spanish Daughter by Lorena Hughes

Own Voices

December 28, 2021

Set against the lush backdrop of early twentieth-century Ecuador and inspired by the real-life history of the coastal town known as the birthplace of cacao, this novel tells the story of a resourceful young chocolatier who must impersonate a man to claim her birthright.

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My Darling Husband by Kimberly Belle

Mystery and Thriller

December 28, 2021

Bestselling author Kimberly Belle returns with her most heart-pounding thriller to date, as a masked home invader reveals the cracks in a marriage.

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The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan

Mystery and Thriller

December 28, 2021

A college senior’s podcast delves into an unsolved campus murder of a sorority girl three years earlier, as individual callers explode every fact previously thought to be true.

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The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle by Nora Roberts

Women’s Fiction

December 28, 2021

Discover the magical legacy of the Donovan family in these two reader-favorite tales by author Nora Roberts following Morgana and Sebastian Donovan, both with a magic gift!

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Evenings by the Fire

Evening by the Fire by Debbie Macomber

Women’s Fiction

December 28, 2021

Enjoy the vibes of the holiday season with two classic romance novels about discovering love and making it work.

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2022 Upcoming Book Releases

January 2022 Book Releases

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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Most Anticipated Books Coming in 2022

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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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 Isabelle 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 Book Releases

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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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Goodbye 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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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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