Wondering what to read now? Here are all the hot new September 2022 book releases for you. I’ll let you know what I’ve read, what I can’t wait to read, and what’s getting all the attention this month.
In case you’re new to Booklist Queen, every month I cover all the hottest new book releases. I try to read as many new book releases as I can to give you an honest perspective on what to read and what to skip.
However, I realize that my to-read list might not exactly match yours. That’s why I’ve also included some of the most popular September 2022 book releases from your favorite authors.
Enough from me. Let’s get on to the September 2022 book releases so you can fill up your to-read list.
Top September 2022 Book Releases
Coming off her hit bestseller, Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell returns with another gorgeous historical fiction novel set in Renaissance Italy. When her sister dies on the eve of her wedding, Lucrezia de Medici unexpectedly marries her late sister’s fiance. As Lucrezia sits for a marriage portrait, she ponders her new husband’s nature – whether he is a kind sophisticate or a ruthless politician.
Seventeen-year-old Charlie is used to being on his own until he befriends Howard, an old recluse, and his beloved dog Radar, who live in a large house on the hill. After Howard dies, he leaves Charlie a note about a magical portal to a parallel world where good and evil are at war. Now, it’s up to Charlie and Radar to save both worlds.
Catherine Adel West
Pregnant and running from her past, Sara King flees Chicago to settle in 1960s Memphis. At her boardinghouse, Sara falls into conversations about politics, education, and segregation with Jonah, a local schoolteacher. As Sara and Jonah fall in love and fight to help end segregation, secrets from the past threaten to ruin their life together.
After tragedy ruins his dream of becoming a musician, Colby Mills settles into the life of a small-town farmer. When he spontaneously takes a gig at a bar in Florida, Colby falls in love with Morgan, an ambitious up-and-coming singer. As Colby and Morgan fall head over heels, their lives are changed when they meet a woman fleeing an abusive husband.
In a spinoff of her bestseller These Violent Delights, Chloe Gong returns to 1930s Shanghai with a tale of dueling spies. After an experiment makes her ageless and immortal, Rosalind Chang becomes a spy for her country hoping to redeem her traitorous past. When the Japanese are suspected of a series of murders, Rosalind must go undercover posing as the wife of another spy to investigate a series of murders.
In London of the Roaring Twenties, the nightlife in Soho has become a haven for those recovering from the Great War. With ruthless ambition, Nellie Coker has built an empire amid Soho’s gaiety, desperate to secure advantages for her six children. But success breeds enemies, and the dark underworld of London threatens to ruin everything Nellie has built.
The Most Anticipated September 2022 Book Releases
Elizabeth Strout returns with the third book in her Lucy Barton series. When the pandemic hits, Lucy Barton leaves her life in New York City to live in isolation with her ex-husband in Maine. Alone in isolation, Lucy and William must come to terms with their complex past to find hope for a brighter future.
In the conclusion of Novik’s spellbinding dark academia trilogy, El and Orion must deal with the aftermath of their grand graduation breakout. Though they escaped the Scholomance, a brewing enclave war threatens the lives of everyone they saved. Thus, El must return to the Scholomance to uncover the true nature of the enclaves. If you haven’t read A Deadly Education yet, I strongly recommend you try this fun series.
Emery Blackwood’s life was shattered at her high school graduation when her boyfriend August was accused of murdering her best friend Lily. Still living in their small superstitious island town, strange things begin to happen just as August returns. In town to bury his mother’s ashes, August must confront his high school sweetheart and a town that doesn’t want him back.
In a sequel to last year’s witchy hit, The Ex Hex, Gwyn Jones is perfectly happy to have her cousin Vivienne back in Graves Grove, Georgia. They’ve established a new coven and Gwyn loves working in her family shop until Wells Penhallow moves back to town and sets up a competing shop across the street. When a new coven comes to town and Gwyn’s powers begin to fade, Gwyn and Wells must fight to save the town, while fighting their chemistry, as well.
This debut novel from the cohost of the true-crime podcast Morbid gives a dual-perspective thriller told from the viewpoints of a serial killer and the medical examiner hot on his trail. In the Louisiana bayou, forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller gets drawn into a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a brutal serial killer with a taste for medical experimentation.
Popular September Upcoming Releases
What September 2022 book releases are you most excited to read?