february 2022 books new release most anticipated upcoming titles to read coming soon

Notable upcoming books to be published in February 2022, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month:

The Paris Apartment
Lucy Foley

What It's About: From the New York Times 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…

Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances...

Publication Date: February 22, 2022
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The Christie Affair
Nina de Gramont

What It's About: Why would the world's most famous mystery writer disappear for eleven days? What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman's marriage? How deeply can a person crave revenge?

In 1925, Miss Nan O’Dea infiltrated the wealthy, rarefied world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie...

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
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Lockdown on London Lane
Beth Reekles

What It's About: One of:

BuzzFeed's Recommended Reads in February
USA Today's February Rom-Coms to Read
PopSugar's Novels for a Romantic Escape
The Mary Sue's Books to Help Process the COVID Pandemic
BookPage's 2022 preview: Most anticipated romance
Book Riot's 11 Most Anticipated New Adult Romances for Spring 22

"Reekles’s capable plotting toggles between apartments and keeps readers wondering what’s next...

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
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House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2)
Sarah J. Maas

What It's About: Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar are trying to get back to normal―they may have saved Crescent City, but with so much upheaval in their lives lately, they mostly want a chance to relax. Slow down. Figure out what the future holds.

The Asteri have kept their word so far, leaving Bryce and Hunt alone...

Publication Date: February 15, 2022
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Black Cake
Charmaine Wilkerson

What It's About: In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother's death and her hidden past—a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake.

We can't choose what we inherit...

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
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The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post
Allison Pataki

What It's About: Mrs. Post, the President and First Lady are here to see you. . . .

So begins another average evening for Marjorie Merriweather Post. Presidents have come and gone, but she has hosted them all. Growing up in the modest farmlands of Battle Creek, Michigan, Marjorie was inspired by a few simple rules: always think for yourself, never take success for granted, and work hard—even when deemed American royalty, even while covered in imperial diamonds...

Publication Date: February 15, 2022
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Good Girl Complex
Elle Kennedy

What It's About: She does everything right. So what could go wrong?

Mackenzie "Mac" Cabot is a people pleaser. Her demanding parents. Her prep school friends. Her long-time boyfriend. It's exhausting, really, always following the rules. Unlike most twenty-year-olds, all she really wants to do is focus on growing her internet business, but first she must get a college degree at her parents' insistence...

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
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Court (Crave #4)
Tracy Wolff

What It's About: No one survived the last battle unscathed. Flint is angry at the world, Jaxon is turning into something I don’t recognize, and Hudson has put up a wall I’m not sure I’ll ever break through.

Now war is coming, and we’re not ready. We’re going to need an army to have any hope of winning...

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
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Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead
Elle Cosimano

What It's About: Finlay Donovan is―once again―struggling to finish her next novel and keep her head above water as a single mother of two. On the bright side, she has her live-in nanny and confidant Vero to rely on, and the only dead body she's dealt with lately is that of her daughter's pet goldfish.

On the not-so-bright side, someone out there wants her ex-husband, Steven, out of the picture...

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
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I Must Betray You
Ruta Sepetys

What It's About: Romania, 1989. Communist regimes are crumbling across Europe. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu dreams of becoming a writer, but Romanians aren’t free to dream; they are bound by rules and force.

Amidst the tyrannical dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu in a country governed by isolation and fear, Cristian is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer...

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
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Count Your Lucky Stars
Alexandria Bellefleur

What It's About: Following Written in the Stars and Hang the Moon, national bestselling author Alexandria Bellefleur pens another steamy queer rom-com about former best friends who might be each other's second chance at love…

Margot Cooper doesn’t do relationships. She tried and it blew up in her face, so she’ll stick with casual hookups, thank you very much...

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
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This Woven Kingdom
Tahereh Mafi

What It's About: Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people—bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s first in an epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology.

To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight...

Publication Date: February 1, 2022
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may 2022 books new release most anticipated upcoming titles to read coming soon

Notable upcoming books to be published in May 2022, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month:

Book Lovers
Emily Henry

What It's About: One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming....

Nora Stephens' life is books - she’s read them all - and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby...

Publication Date: May 3, 2022
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Book of Night
Holly Black

What It's About: Holly Black makes her adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of shadowy thieves and secret societies.

In Charlie Hall’s world, shadows can be altered, for entertainment and cosmetic preferences—but also to increase power and influence. You can alter someone’s feelings—and memories—but manipulating shadows has a cost, with the potential to take hours or days from your life...

Publication Date: May 3, 2022
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The Summer Place
Jennifer Weiner

What It's About: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of That Summer comes another heartfelt and unputdownable novel of family, secrets, and the ties that bind.

When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion...

Publication Date: May 10, 2022
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Family of Liars: The Prequel to We Were Liars
E. Lockhart

What It's About: The thrilling prequel to the TikTok phenomenon and #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Liars takes readers back to the story of another summer, another generation, and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come.

A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts.
A hungry ocean, churning with secrets and sorrow...

Publication Date: May 3, 2022
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This Time Tomorrow
Emma Straub

What It's About: What if you could take a vacation to your past?

With her celebrated humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestseller Emma Straub offers her own twist on traditional time travel tropes, and a different kind of love story.

On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice's life isn't terrible...

Publication Date: May 17, 2022
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The Latecomer
Jean Hanff Korelitz

What It's About: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Plot, Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Latecomer is a layered and immersive literary novel about three siblings, desperate to escape one another, and the upending of their family by the late arrival of a fourth.

The Latecomer follows the story of the wealthy, New York City-based Oppenheimer family, from the first meeting of parents Salo and Johanna, under tragic circumstances, to their triplets born during the early days of IVF...

Publication Date: May 31, 2022
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Something Wilder
Christina Lauren

What It's About: Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession…or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah...

Publication Date: May 17, 2022
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I Kissed Shara Wheeler
Casey McQuiston

What It's About: From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a debut YA romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need...

Chloe Green is so close to winning. After her moms moved her from SoCal to Alabama for high school, she’s spent the past four years dodging gossipy classmates and a puritanical administration at Willowgrove Christian Academy...

Publication Date: May 3, 2022
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The Book Woman's Daughter (The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek #2)
Kim Michele Richardson

What It's About: An Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Bestselling historical fiction author Kim Michele Richardson is back with the perfect book club read following Honey Mary Angeline Lovett, the daughter of the beloved Troublesome book woman, who must fight for her own independence with the help of the women who guide her and the books that set her free...

Publication Date: May 3, 2022
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By the Book (Meant to Be #2)
Jasmine Guillory

What It's About: A tale as old as time—for a new generation…

Isabelle is completely lost. When she first began her career in publishing right out of college, she did not expect to be twenty-five, living at home, still an editorial assistant, and the only Black employee at her publishing house. Overworked and underpaid, constantly torn between speaking up or stifling herself, Izzy thinks there must be more to this publishing life...

Publication Date: May 3, 2022
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Love Marriage
Monica Ali

What It's About: Set in London now, Love Marriage marks the magnificent return of Monica Ali, the Booker Prize shortlisted, “splendid, daring, brilliant, refreshing” novelist (The New Republic) “with an inborn generosity that cannot be learned” (The New York Times Book Review).

Yasmin Ghorami is twenty-six, in training to be a doctor (like her Indian-born father), and engaged to the charismatic, upper-class Joe Sangster, whose formidable mother, Harriet, is a famous feminist...

Publication Date: February 3, 2022
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Under One Roof
Ali Hazelwood

What It's About: From the New York Times best-selling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new steamy, STEMinist novella….

A scientist should never cohabitate with her annoyingly hot nemesis – it leads to combustion.

Mara, Sadie, and Hannah are friends first, scientists always. Though their fields of study might take them to different corners of the world, they can all agree on this universal truth: when it comes to love and science, opposites attract and rivals make you burn…...

Publication Date: February 8, 2022
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 June 2022 books new release most anticipated upcoming titles to read coming soon

Notable upcoming books to be published in June 2022, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month:

For the Throne (Wilderwood #2)
Hannah F. Whitten

What It's About: The First Daughter is for the Throne
The Second Daughter is for the Wolf...

Red and the Wolf have finally contained the threat of the Old Kings but at a steep cost. Red's beloved sister Neve, the First Daughter is lost in the Shadowlands, an inverted kingdom where the vicious gods of legend have been trapped for centuries and the Old Kings have slowly been gaining control...

Publication Date: June 7, 2022
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Can't Look Away
Carola Lovering

What It's About: From the author of Tell Me Lies and Too Good to Be True comes Carola Lovering's Can't Look Away, a sexy suspense novel about the kind of addictive, obsessive love that keeps you coming back––no matter how hard you try to look away.

In 2013, twenty-three-year old Molly Diamond is a barista, dreaming of becoming a writer...

Publication Date: June 14, 2022
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The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
Jamie Ford

What It's About: The New York Times bestselling author of the “mesmerizing and evocative” (Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations.

Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living...

Publication Date: August 2, 2022
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A Mirror Mended (Fractured Fables #2)
Alix E. Harrow

What It's About: A Mirror Mended is the next installment in USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's Fractured Fables series.

Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty, is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues...

Publication Date: June 14, 2022
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Geraldine Brooks

What It's About: A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history

Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South...

Publication Date: June 14, 2022
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It All Comes Down to This
Therese Anne Fowler

What It's About: A warm, keenly perceptive novel of sisterhood, heartbreak, home, and what it takes to remake a life at its halfway point, for fans of Ann Patchett and Emma Straub.

Meet the Geller sisters: Beck, Claire, and Sophie, a trio of strong-minded women whose pragmatic, widowed mother, Marti, will be dying soon...

Publication Date: June 7, 2022
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A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons
Kate Khavari

What It's About: Saffron Everleigh is in a race against time to free her wrongly accused professor before he goes behind bars forever. Perfect for fans of Deanna Raybourn and Anna Lee Huber, Kate Khavari’s debut historical mystery is a fast-paced, fearless adventure.

London, 1923. Newly minted research assistant Saffron Everleigh attends a dinner party for the University College of London...

Publication Date: June 7, 2022
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