10 Popular Book Releases In 2022

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Dozens of new books enter the shelves of your local bookstore every year, many being well-awarded either written by notable authors or even authors you’ve never heard of. Reading is about discovering uncovering stories, adding another dimension to your views, and finding a way to relax and escape everyday life. Authors have a unique way of conveying their own emotions through writing, and there are many newly released titles set to resonate with readers like never before.

Here are some of the most highly anticipated books coming out this year, covering a variety of genres and writing styles.

1.‘The Perfect Escape’ by Leah Konen

Prepare yourself for Leah Konens newest thriller, ‘The Perfect Escape’. The book is about a group of girlfriends who go away for a weekend only for it to go completely wrong. As they get stranded and one of the friends goes missing… the search for their missing friend reveals how little they know about her. As coincidences and secrets begin to pile up, they realise that someone doesn’t want them to make it out alive. If you’re into a thrilling mystery novel, this read is for you!

Released: January 4, 2022

2.‘Weather Girl’ by Rachel Lynn Sloan

In the aftermath of a disastrous holiday party, Ari a TV meteorologist and Russell a sports journalist decide to team up to solve their bosses’ relationship issues. By spending all this time together and creating a unique connection, will they catch feelings for each other along the way? If you’re a hopeless romantic like many of us at Carry A Book, this story will get you hooked and keep you wanting to know what happens next.

Released: January 11, 2022

3.‘(Dis) Connected: How to Stay Human in an Online World’ by Emma Gannon

This pop culture read uncovers the ability to create community and genuine connections online, offering tangible tips and advice for those who are looking to find themselves again. With a year of lockdowns, virtual meetings, and limited physical contact, society is more dependent on the internet than ever before – but have we lost touch with our humanity and the feelings of fellowship? If you’re interested in learning more about navigating the online world this year, this book is for you.

Released January 13, 2022

4.‘Reminders of Him’ By Colleen Hoover

New York Times’ best-selling author, Colleen Hoover’, delivers a new book highlighting a troubled young mother looking for redemption in the wake of a heartbreak.After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. She must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a more hopeful future. This book will take you on a journey of redemption and romance that will put you on the edge of your seat.

Released January 18, 2022.

5.‘One Italian Summer’ by Rebecca Serle

Following the release of her ‘New York Times’ bestselling book called ‘In Five Years’, Rebecca Serle returns with ‘One Italian Summer’. The town of Positano was the place where her parents met, and the location of their two-week holiday. As Rebecca’s mother sadly passes away, she’s left to embark on the journey solo. Rebecca feels her lost mother’s spiritual presence along every part of her journey, taking her down a path of self-discovery. Get ready to get lost is a tale about a girl finding herself in the midst of unfortunate events!

Available March 1, 2022

6.‘The Lying Club’ by Annie Ward

At an elite private school nestled in the Colorado mountains, two bodies are carried out of the school early one morning, with a twisted web of lies in the wake of tragedy. Pulling together three very different women into the spotlight with secrets and jealousy, the town becomes a place where people will stop at nothing to get what they want. What is the big secret large enough to kill for? This book is both shocking and scandalous, so be sure to give this one a read when it’s released this year.

Available March 3, 2022.

7.Sea of Tranquillity by Emily St.John Mandel

The award-winning, best-selling author of ‘Station Eleven’ and ‘The Glass Hotel’ returns for yet another binge worthy tale. The book follows society from the early 19th century to three centuries later where things have changes significantly. Taking the perspective of three individuals, an 18-year-old, a writer and a detective all find themselves in situations questioning their existence within the universe. This is a book of time travel and metaphysics that precisely captures the reality of our current moment.

Available April 5, 2022.

8.‘The Summer Place’ by Jennifer Weiner

An exciting new book is coming this year by the fabulous Jennifer Weiner! This book follows Veronica, a family-orientated woman who hopes to use the family holiday house for future generations. Her family comes together every summer to relax, catch up and enjoy the holidays, however as the house is put on the market for sale, things between the family get messy. Get invested into this easy-going drama book full of family and deep dark secrets.

Available May 10, 2022

9.‘The Counselors’ by Jessica Goodman

From bestselling author Jessica Goodman comes a new mystery about three best friends, one summer camp, and secrets so dark that lead to a body being found in a lake. The book centres around Goldie Easton at Camp Alpine Lake, who has a dark secret beyond comprehension. The truth starts to unravel when they discover a dead camper in the lake one night. With danger and betrayals deeper than anyone could have imagined, readers will get lost in the drama and thrilling storyline of ‘The Counselors’.

Available May 31, 2022

10.‘Mika in Real Life’ by Emiko Jean

Emiko Jean, author of the New York Times bestselling young adult book ‘Tokyo Ever After’, brings a new heart-warming read about motherhood, daughterhood, and love. When Mika receives a call from her daughter that she put up for adoption 16 years ago, she does everything she can to make her life look better than it actually is. When one lie quickly escalates into something bigger, will she tell the truth or risk her new relationship with her daughter to continue this illusion? Who is the real Mika?

Available August 9, 2022

With the turn of the new year, there is no better time than the present to start reading a new book. Getting lost in a binge-worthy storyline is the perfect way to relax after a hard day’s work. Discovering new reads gives you an opportunity to connect with similar book lovers and add another dimension to your inner creativity. Keep an eye out for some of these books that are yet to be released and give them a read with other book lovers on Carry A Book.