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What is it about a new book release that gets my heart pumping?
I may have a to-read list as tall as a mountain and a bookshelf already overflowing with books, but I still simply can’t resist upcoming book releases.
Instead of fighting my desire to read all the new books out, I’m embracing my penchant for finding the next great book.
If you love new book releases as much as I do, enjoy this list of all the upcoming book releases that have caught my eye. This upcoming book releases list is constantly updating, so be sure to come back and check again soon.
Every month, I update this list, removing books already published and adding upcoming book releases that catch my eye. Don’t worry, if you are looking for books published earlier this year, I’ve still got you covered.
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May 2022 Upcoming Book Releases
Book of Night by Holly Black
A low-level con artist gets dragged into the magical underground market for shadow trading in this new modern dark fantasy series.
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
On a sisters’ trip to North Carolina, cutthroat literary agent Nora Stephens keeps running into a brooding editor from back in the city.
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
After thousands of women in 1950s America turn into dragons and fly away, a girl must unravel the mystery which has become taboo to speak of.
The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson
When her mother, the famed blue-skinned Troublesome Creek pack librarian, is imprisoned, Honey Lovett takes up her library route.
The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner
Family secrets come out when a woman has one last family vacation with her adult children at her summer house on Cape Cod before selling it.
Family of Liars by E. Lockhart
Prequel to We Were Liars telling the story of their parents’ youthful summer of secrets and sorrow on the family’s private island off Massachusetts.
The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews
A woman stars on a home renovation reality show and finds love and a mystery involving a missing mother.
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
On the eve of winning valedictorian, Chloe finds herself chasing down her rival, Shara Wheeler, and learns there is much more to her small Alabama town, and Shara, than she thought.
This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice wakes up as her 16-year-old self and sees it as an opportunity to connect with her father and correct past mistakes.
City of Orange by David Yoon
A man with amnesia wakes up in a post-apocalyptic world and struggles to survive as his memories return, but not all correctly.
Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone
A woman awakes in Lisbon to find her new husband missing and must scramble to discover why he wanted her to accompany him on his business trip.
Sparring Partners by John Grisham
A collection of novellas that includes stories about Jake Brigance, a death row inmate with a final request, and two brothers fighting over their inherited law firm.
Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean
Sequel to Tokyo Ever After. Princess Izumi must win the Imperial council’s approval for her parents’ engagement while dealing with her own romantic troubles.
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June 2022 Upcoming Book Releases
James Patterson by James Patterson
The memoir of bestselling author James Patterson describes his life and ponders how he became one of the most famous modern storytellers.
It All Comes Down to This by Therese Anne Fowler
Three sisters must come to terms with their own lives when a stranger appears threatening their inheritance from their dying mother.
Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley
After an incident, the regular commuters on a train begin to talk to each other and discover that talking to strangers can change how you see the world.
The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill
In the ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library, four strangers sitting at the same table are trapped together when a murder occurs in the room.
How to Raise an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
By teaching children the reality of racism and the myth of race, we can raise the next generation of antiracist thinkers.
The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
The shenanigans at the recently renovated Hotel Nantucket as manager Lizbet Keaton refuses to let even a ghost hurt the hotel’s reputation.
Rough Draft by Katy Tur
A news anchor recounts a lifetime of chasing news, the ups and downs of her family legacy, and the responsibilities of journalists.
Flying Solo by Linda Holmes
After her canceled wedding, a woman gets caught up in her late great-aunt’s family secrets and must discover what it means to make a life for yourself.
Horse by Geraldine Brooks
A scientist and an art historian uncover the story an enslaved groom leads a thoroughbred horse to a series of stunning victories in 1850.
The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager
A recently widowed actress retreats to her family’s lake house to escape the press and is suspicious when the wife across the lake disappears.
The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark
When the con artist who upended her life returns, Kat Roberts is determined to expose her secrets, only to find matters much more complicated than she realized.
On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi
A Ghanaian-American doctor questions if her life is what she wants or what her parents have chosen for her.
Rogues by Patrick Radden Keefe
Twelve acclaimed articles that showcase fascinating stories of criminals and rascals and those who stand up to them.
How Are You, Really? by Jenna Kutcher
The host of the popular Goal Digger podcast teaches that instead of trying to have it all, you should be striving for a work/life balance that lets you actually enjoy your life.
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July 2022 Upcoming Book Releases
Acts of Violet by Margarita Montimore
A decade after the magician Violet Volk disappeared during a performance, her sister seeks for answers when a podcaster starts to investigate.
Reputation by Sarah Vaughan
A politician lobbying to tighten laws against online bullying must do everything to protect her reputation after a dead body is found in her home.
The It Girl by Ruth Ware
A decade after her best friend’s murder, a woman learns that the recently deceased convicted killer may have been innocent, and the murderer is likely still out there.
Upgrade by Blake Crouch
A man undergoes an experimental genetic transformation and now must use his new abilities to stop it from happening to anyone else.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Three decades in the friendship of Sam and Sadie, who build a blockbuster video game in college which leads to money, fame, and betrayal.
Why Didn’t You Tell Me? by Carmen Rita Wong
The memoir of a woman whose identity is shaken when she learns her immigrant mother’s secret history after her mother’s death.
The Bodyguard by Katherine Center
Because of a middle-aged stalker, a famous actor has his bodyguard pretend to be his girlfriend when visiting his sick mother.
The Retreat by Sarah Pearse
Sequel to The Sanatorium. Detective Elin Warner investigates a string of deaths at an eco-wellness retreat on an island with a haunted past.
The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda
Even after a decade in her small North Carolina mountain town, Abigail Lovett feels like an outsider as the town closes ranks when a man comes looking for his missing brother.
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August 2022 Upcoming Book Releases
Alias Emma by Ava Glass
A newly minted secret agent has 12 hours to deliver the son of a Russian dissident across London without being spotted after Russian assassins hack the city’s security cameras.
Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak
In 1791, a biracial heiress flees the Haitian Revolution and arrives in Paris, only to befriend Robespierre and his mistress as the Reign of Terror approaches.
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford
An experimental treatment allows a woman to connect with the past generations of the women in her family as a stranger searches for her in each time period.
The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid
When Anders awakes to find his skin as darkened, a phenomenon happening across the land, his transformation leads to feelings of loss and newfound love.
Listening Well by Heather Morris
A memoir from the bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz describing her inspiring journey as a writer listening to others’ true stories.
The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell
When her husband is murdered, his wife discounts the police theories and knows the real killer is his ex-wife and will let nothing stop her from proving it.
Stay Awake by Megan Goldin
A woman wakes up in a New York City that is nothing like she remembers, with her hands covered in blood and the message “Stay Awake.”
Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean
When the daughter she gave up for adoption reaches out, Mika tells a white lie to make her life seem more put together than it is, a lie that keeps snowballing.
All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers
A big-city journalist returns to her small hometown and becomes obsessed with solving the decades-old murder of her childhood neighbor when another girl disappears.
Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter
While protecting a judge getting death threats, a US Marshal investigates the cold case of a popular girl killed on prom night in 1982.
Haven by Emma Donoghue
In seventh-century Ireland, three men leave the world behind to settle on an island their leader has seen in a dream.
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Six years after retiring with every record imaginable, tennis star Carrie Soto decides to come back for one more epic season to defend her title.
Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith
The sixth entry in the Cormoran Strike series has the private investigator and his partner Robin involved in another twisted case.
Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
An intern at a true-crime show investigates the unsolved murder of one of her high school teachers with the help of her ex-best friend.
Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney
While celebrating Nana’s 80th birthday on a remote island, the members of the Darker family begin dying one by one.
September 2022 Upcoming Book Releases
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
In Renaissance Italy, Lucrezia de Medici unexpectedly marries her late sister’s fiance and ponders the nature of her new husband as she sits for a marriage portrait.
The Two Lives of Sara by Catherine Adel West
A pregnant Black woman tries to escape her past by settling in 1960s Memphis where she falls in love with a schoolteacher and tries to end segregation.
Fairy Tale by Stephen King
A teenage boy discovers the entrance to a parallel world where good and evil are at war and it’s up to him and his dog to save both worlds.
The Butcher and The Wren by Alaina Urquhart
In the Louisiana bayou, forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller gets drawn into a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a brutal serial killer.
Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
When the pandemic hits, Lucy Barton leaves her life in New York City to live in isolation with her ex-husband in Maine.
Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks
A small-town farmer falls in love with an aspiring musician and their lives are changed when they meet a woman fleeing an abusive husband.
Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong
In 1931 Shanghai, the ageless spy Rosalind Chang must go undercover posing as the wife of another spy to investigate a series of murders.
Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
A small superstitious town is rocked when a suspected killer returns to bury his mother and confront his high school sweetheart.
The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik
In book three of the series, instead of enjoying her post-school life, El must return to the Scholomance to uncover the true nature of the enclaves.
More Upcoming Book Releases 2022
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
In a dystopian America, a boy searches out the works of his missing mother, a dissident whose poetry has been banned for being unpatriotic
The Winners by Fredrick Backman
In the long-awaited final book in the Beartown series, a small-town hockey town must grapple with what happened two years ago and decide what makes a family and a community.
The First To Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Prequel to TikTok sensation They Both Die at the End. The lives of two strangers are changed forever when one of them learns his date of death and the other does not.
All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox
Two country singers who can’t stand each other are forced to fake a relationship to compete in a reality singing competition.
Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
A divorced woman starting over after an abusive relationship is shocked when her teen son is accused of the murder of a classmate.
Before I Do by Sophie Cousens
On the night before her wedding, the “guy who got away” shows up and Audrey must decide whether to continue with her wedding.
It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover
Sequel to the bestseller It Ends with Us telling Atlas’s side of the story.
The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy
After a 16-year hiatus, Cormac McCarthy returns with the first book in a two-part series. A diver investigates a crashed jet while haunted by his past.
The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake
The five new members of the Alexandrian society must decide where their loyalties lie when they learn their leader’s plans.
The Prisoner by B. A. Paris
After marrying a billionaire with a lavish lifestyle, a woman wakes up a prisoner in a pitch-black room and begins to feel safer than she was with her husband.
We Are the Light by Matthew Quick
A widower takes in a grieving teenager and his act of kindness magically revives their small town.
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger
A weekend getaway turns into a nightmare when three couples rent a remote cabin in the woods.
Now is Not The Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson
Two lonely teenagers become friends and create a poster that they secretly place all over their small town, creating a panic.
The Wilderwomen by Ruth Emmie Lang
Two sisters, one who can see the future and the other who can access other’s memories, search for their mother who vanished one day.
Stella Maris by Cormac McCarthy
After a 16-year hiatus, Cormac McCarthy returns with the second book in a two-part series. A doctoral candidate in mathematics is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
A Quiet Life by Ethan Joella
The lives of a man grieving his wife’s death, a mother waiting for news of her daughter’s disappearance and a vet-in-training intersect in surprising ways.
The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton
As climate change wrecks the country, a girl born during a hurricane grows and adapts to an ever-changing world.
The Last Invitation by Darby Kane
Two women investigate a powerful foundation of vigilante women who kill men who behave badly toward women.
What upcoming book releases are you most excited to read?