MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022

With a new year comes publication of thousands of new books. Here are a few titles at the top of my list!

Mostly mysteries and thrillers, from both familiar and new-to-me authors, but also a smattering of contemporary fiction, historical fiction, romance, science fiction, and short story collections.

My most anticipated releases of the year, and are thus five star predictions, are The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley, The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager, and The It Girl by Ruth Ware.

January

Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho – January 4
Let’s Get Physical by Danielle Friedman – January 4
Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – January 4
The Maid by Nita Prose – January 4
A Flicker in the Dark by Stacey Willingham – January 11
Devil House by John Darnielle – January 25
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner – January 25

February

Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson – February 1
The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale by Haley McGee – February 1
Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow – February 8
Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors – February 8
The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman – February 8
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley – February 22

March

The Night Shift by Alex Finlay – March 1
The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan – March 3
Nine Lives by Peter Swanson – March 15
The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James – March 15
The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd – March 15
When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo – March 15

April

Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow – April 5
Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li – April 5

May

Book Lovers by Emily Henry – May 3
My Summer Darlings by May Cobb – May 17
The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain – May 24

June

A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons by Kate Khavari – June 7

July

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager – July 7
The It Girl by Ruth Ware – July 12
Upgrade by Blake Crouch – July 19
The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda – July 26

August

Dirt Creek by Hayley Scrivenor – August 2
The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead – August 16
Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney – August 30


Book Bub article – The Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2022
Goodreads article – Goodreads Members’ Most Anticipated Books of 2022
Goodreads article – Hot and Fresh: 60 Highly Anticipated Debut Novels
Goodreads article – Readers’ Most Anticipated Mysteries of 2022
Oprah Daily article – The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2022
Parade article – Ready for the New Year? 30 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2022
Penguin Random House article – Our Most Anticipated Books of 2022
Penguin Random House article – Our Most Anticipated Fiction of 2022
TIME article – The 21 Most Anticipated Books of 2022

Until next time, Meryn


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