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The Summer 2022 Book season is steadily approaching and with it some of the most anticipated titles of the year. Readers are always excited about upcoming books from sequels from our favourite authors to new titles from debut authors. Every season has a plethora of books coming out so it can be hard to keep up. Here are some of the top upcoming books in the summer of 2022.
Book Recommendations – The Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2022
Book of Night
by Holly Black
#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black’s adult debut novel takes readers to a modern dark fantasy world of shadowy thieves and secret societies. With an intriguing magic system where shadows are used to alter, manipulate and potentially — have a life of their own. The main protagonist gets caught up in a maelstrom of struggles and hurdles.
Genres: Adult Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery
Release date: 3 May 2022
by Emily Henry
Emily Henry is known for crafting beautifully heartfelt chemistry between her characters. This is her latest romance novel about a literary agent who goes on vacation with her little sister and ends up running into a well-known editor…someone she knows a little too well.
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: 3 May 2022
A Show for Two
by Tashie Bhuiyan
Based on a real-life situation, Tom Holland, the actor of Spiderman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, before he debuted as Spiderman was sent undercover to an American high school. This was to learn how a typical American high school student would behave as he is from Britain. Tashie Bhuiyan, the author of this novel was one of the other students that attended the school. She met Tom Holland and made this book. Based on this experience, Tashie Bhuiyan wrote a heartwarming romance that is sure to be worth a read.
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Young Adult
Release date: 10 May 2022.
The Woman in the Library
by Sulari Gentill
Sulari Gentill’s ‘The Woman in the Library’ examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all. Where four strangers, who’d happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck―it just happens that one is a murderer.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Release date: 7 June 2022.
A Year To The Day
by Robin Benway
Robin Benway is back with another hard-hitting contemporary book, readers will experience a story of love, loss, and sisterhood told in a reverse chronological. As stories come together, worlds fall apart. The only constant is the enormous weight of love for the victim and their drive to find the truth.
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Release Date: 21 June 2022
The House Across the Lake
by Riley Sager
From one of the best thriller authors, Riley Sager comes a story where eerie, darker truths are uncovered that turns a tale of voyeurism and suspicion into a story of guilt, obsession and how looks can be very deceiving. With his trademark blend of sharp characters, psychological suspense and gasp-worthy twists, this is sure to shock readers.
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Release Date: 21 June 2022
by Blake Crouch
Prepare yourself for Blake Crouch’s newest thriller, ‘Upgrade’ about an ordinary man that undergoes a startling transformation—and fears that all of humanity may be next—in a potentially mind-bending Sci-Fi thriller.
Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery Thriller
Release date: 12 July 2022
How to sell a haunted house
by Grady Hendrix
New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix takes on the haunted house in a hilarious and terrifying new novel that explores the way your past—and your family—can haunt you like nothing else.
Genres: Thriller, Horror, Comedy
Release date: 12 July 2022.
The Last to Vanish
by Megan Miranda
New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda returns with a gripping and propulsive thriller about the disappearance of a journalist who is investigating a string of vanishings in the resort town.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Release date: 23 August 2022.
Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution
by R. F. Kuang
If you enjoyed ‘The Poppy War‘, get ready for R. F. Kuang’s newest adult Fantasy, ‘Babel’ about student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of translation as a tool of empire. A mix of fantasy, dark academia and historical fantasy that dives into the harms and history of academia. With a diverse cast and eclectic genres, this one is sure to be appealing to a wide audience.
Genres: Adult Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Release date: 23 August 2022
Love on the Brain
by Ali Hazelwood
A new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on her neuroengineering project with the last person she’d want to work with—her nemesis.
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Drama, Contemporary
Release Date: 23 August 2022
There are a lot of books that are missing on the list so feel free to let others know about the highly-anticipated books that you are excited about in the comments.
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