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New Year : New Books

The excitement of waiting for a new book to be released is something that every book nerd is feeling when a new year starts.

Book lovers everywhere know that when the new year starts, it means the countdown to new book releases of all genres. Here is a list of just some of the 2022 books coming out this year.

“A Flicker in the Dark” by Stacy Willingham

This is Willingham’s debut book in the thriller/suspense genre. “A Flicker in the Dark” is about Chloe Davis whose father confessed to the disappearance of six teen girls when Chloe was only 12. Now 20 years later when teen girls start to go missing again, she starts to see parallels from the past.

Release date : January 11

“Reminders of Him” by Colleen Hoover

From the author of “Verity” and “It Ends With Us,” Hoover has yet another piece that will surely make readers emotional. “Reminders of Him” follows Kenna Rowan who after serving 5 years in prison, is trying to reconnect with her daughter, and the only person who hasn’t shut her out and the last link to her daughter is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner. 

Release date : January 18


“The Paris Apartment” by Lucy Foley 

Jess needs a fresh start and asks her half-brother Ben if she can stay with him for a bit. When Jess arrives at Ben’s apartment, he is nowhere to be found. Jess takes it into her own hands to figure out what happened to Ben by looking into his life and the neighbors around him.

Release date : February 22

“The Book of Cold Cases” by Simone St. James 

From the author of “The Sun Down Motel,” St. James has yet another spooky tale to tell. In 1977, Beth Greer was acquitted of the murder of two men. In 2017, Shea who runs a true crime website, gets in touch with Beth who agrees for an interview, but Shea feels that something is not right in the Greer house. 

Release date : March 15

“Insomnia” by Sarah Pinborough 

From the author of “Behind Her Eyes,” comes another thriller. Emma Averell is living the best life with a great job, kids and a husband. But childhood trauma is now making it so that she can’t sleep and she is showing similar signs her mother showed before the incident. Is this in her blood or is she really losing her mind?

Release date : April 12

“Take My Hand” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez 

From the author of “Wench,” this book takes place in Montgomery, Alabama in 1973. Newly graduated from nursing school, Civil wants to make a difference in her community. Her first day will change her life forever, even decades later. 

Release date : April 12

“Book Lovers” by Emily Henry 

From the author of “Beach Read” and “People We Meet on Vacation” is another romance with a plot twist. Nora, a lover of books, needs a getaway in the country but keeps running into Charlie, a book editor from the city whom she has met many times before and it has never ended well. How will their stories come together?

Release date : May 3

“Something Wilder” by Christina Lauren 

From the author of “The Soulmate Equation” and “The Unhoneymooners,” Lauren brings readers a laugh-out-loud novel with adventure and love. When Lily finds herself on a trip that goes wrong, she and Leo, who has been in love with her, have to work together and put differences aside to navigate the red rock canyons of Utah together. 

Release date : May 17

“Reputation” by Lex Croucher 

In this “Bridgertion” meets “Gossip Girl” novel, Georgina Ellers spends the summer with her aunt and uncle after being abandoned by her parents. She meets Frances who brings her into her improper friend group showing Georgina the world of drunken debauchery. She then meets Thomas Hawksley and sparks begin to fly but not without some drama.

Release date : July 18