27 Much Anticipated Reads For 2022

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One of our favorite prompts on our 2022 Reading Challenge is a book “published in 2022.” There are so many incredible books on the horizon for next year and we can’t wait to dive in. Here are are twenty-seven much anticipated reads for 2022. These books are all scheduled to hit the bookstores in the first several months of the year, so keep an eye out!

The Maid by Nita Prose

Cozy Mystery | Literary Fiction
Available January 4, 2022

A charmingly eccentric hotel maid discovers a guest murdered in his bed. Solving the mystery will turn her once orderly world upside down in this utterly original debut.

Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies by Laura Thompson

Non-fiction
Available February 1, 2022

A fascinating look at the lives of heiresses throughout history and the often tragic truth beneath the gilded surface.

The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark

Mystery & Thrillers | Women’s Fiction
Available June 21, 2022

A twisted domestic thriller that dives deep into the psyches and motivations of two women and their unwavering quest to seek justice for the past and rewrite the future.

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano

Mystery
Available February 1, 2022

With her next book’s deadline looming and an ex-husband to keep alive, Finlay is quickly coming to the end of her rope. She can only hope there isn’t a noose at the end of it…

The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

Historical Fiction | Women’s Fiction
Available March 29, 2022

An unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet librarian who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story.

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Thrillers | Suspense
Available February 22, 2022

From the bestselling author of The Guest List comes a new locked room mystery, set in a Paris apartment building in which every resident has something to hide…

Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict

Historical Fiction
Available January 25, 2022

This powerful new novel shines a light on a woman who sacrificed her life to discover the nature of our very DNA, and whose contributions were hidden by the men around her.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Women’s Fiction | Contemporary Romance
Available May 3, 2022

A by the book literary agent must decide if happily ever after is worth changing her whole life for in this insightful, delightful new novel.

Gallant by V.E Schwab

YA Fiction | Dark Fantasy
Available March 1, 2022

Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.

Corrections in Ink by Keri Blakinger

Bios & Memoirs
Available June 7, 2022

An electric and unforgettable memoir about a young woman’s journey—from the ice rink, to addiction and a prison sentence, to the newsroom.

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

Mystery & Thrillers
Available May 10, 2022

An unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

General Fiction | Historical Fiction
Available February 1, 2022

A beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder—and a brilliant re-imagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the 20th century.

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

Paranormal Fiction | Suspense & Thriller | Women’s Fiction
Available March 15, 2022

A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel.

Book of Night by Holly Black

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Available May 3, 2022

Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of shadowy thieves and secret societies in the vein of Ninth House and The Night Circus.

The Bodyguard by Catherine Center

Women’s Fiction
Available July 19, 2022

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Center’s The Bodyguard is unabashedly romantic, laugh-out-loud funny, and the perfect summer read.

The Surgeon’s Daughter by Audrey Blake

Historical Fiction
Available May 10, 2022

Nora Beady, the only female student at a prestigious medical school in Bologna, is a rarity. But the stakes are high. Under constant scrutiny, Nora’s successes are taken for granted; her mistakes used as proof that women aren’t suited to the field.

Secrets of the Sprakkar by Eliza Reid

Non Fiction
Available February 1, 2022

The Canadian first lady of Iceland pens a book about why this tiny nation is leading the charge in gender equality, in the vein of The Moment of Lift.

Nine Lives by Peter Swanson

Thrillers & Suspense | Literary Fiction
Available March 15, 2022

From the author of Eight Perfect Murders, a story of nine strangers who receive a cryptic list with their names on it—and then begin to die in highly unusual circumstances.

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Literary Fiction | Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Available April 5, 2022

A novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later.

The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson

Women’s Fiction
Available May 3, 2022

The daughter of the beloved Troublesome book woman fights for her own independence with the help of the women who guide her and the books that set her free.

Finding Me by Viola Davis

Autobiography
Available April 5, 2022

Deeply personal, brutally honest, and riveting, Finding Me is a timeless and spellbinding memoir that will capture hearts and minds around the globe.

Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Mystery & Suspense | Romance
Available May 29, 2022

The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe—even the mafia—in this delightful and hilarious sequel to Dial A for Aunties.

The Circus Train by Amita Parikh

Historical Fiction | Coming of Age
Available March 22, 2022

At the World of Wonders, Europe’s most magnificent travelling circus, every moment is full of magic, and nothing is as it seems—especially for the people who put on the show.

Ordinary on Purpose by Mikala Albertson, MD

Non Fiction | Christianity
Available March 2022

Mikala invites you to lay down your own endless chase for perfection and embrace this beautiful, messy life exactly as it is with our perfect, loving God right by your side. 

Mickey7 by Edward Ashton

Science Fiction
Available February 15, 2022

The Martian meets Dark Matter in this high concept science fiction thriller, in which Mickey7, an “expendable,” refuses to let his replacement clone Mickey8 take his place.

Jameela Green Ruins Everything by Zarqa Nawaz

General Fiction
Available March 8, 2022

A hilarious satire about a disillusioned American Muslim woman who becomes embroiled in a plot to infiltrate an international terrorist organization.

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Contemporary Romance | Domestic Fiction
Available January 18, 2022

A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.

Which of these are you looking forward to reading?

23 thoughts on “27 Much Anticipated Reads for 2022”

  1. Thank you for this list! I hadn’t started looking ahead for a 2022 book, but now that I know there’s one about Rosalind Franklin coming out, I have pre-ordered and wait with baited breath!!

    1. I received an advance copy of it and I’m really enjoying it! I hadn’t heard of Rosalind Franklin before and I will definitely be doing more reading about her now!

  2. Dorothy Whittington

    The Maid, The Woman in the Library, Book of Night, The Book Woman’s Daughter, and The Circus Train!! So excited. I will need to incorporate them into my 52 challenge 🙂

  3. I have “The Christie Affair” and “The Book Woman’s Daughter” both on my reading shelf. I am also looking forward to “The Orphans of Mersea House” by Marty Wingate, “The Bloombury Girls” by Natalie Jenner, and “The Kew Garden Girls at War” by Posy Lovell. Plus all the other books on my shelf. I have 37 books on my shelf waiting to be read. Should be a good reading year in 2022 so many good book.

    1. Ooh, those all sound like my sorts of reads! I haven’t heard of the Mearsea House book or The Kew Garden Girls book yet, I’ll have to look those up!

  4. Shirley L McAllister

    They come out in 2022. I have them in NetGalley as ARCs to read. “The Orphans of Mersea House” comes out in August 2022 and “The Kew Garden Girls at War” comes out in April. There are so many good ones I couldn’t list all of them. Another good one coming up is “The School for German Brides” by Amy Runyan.

  5. There are several on this list I’m excited about: The Paris Apartment, Her Hidden Genius, The Christie Affair, The Book of Cold Cases, The Book Woman’s Daughter, and Finding Me. I had the good fortune of winning Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead in a Goodreads Giveaway and loved it! I think readers who enjoyed the first Finlay Donovan book, will also get a big kick out of this won. I know I did.

  6. Wow! My TBR just got about ten books longer! Viola Davis, my favorite Aunties, and Night Circus are definitely on there!

  7. Kimberly Colon-Moller

    Love the ideas for books published in 2022. Going to see how I can match these titles up with some of the prompts!!!

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