2022 is shaping up to be another great year in the literary world. Bookworms are chomping at the bit to get their hands (and eyes) on this year’s highly-anticipated releases from authors like Emily Henry, Colleen Hoover, Christina Lauren, and Julie Clark—many of which are sure to be among the best books of 2022. We know finding what book to read next can be a little overwhelming, and we wanted to help. Allow us to introduce the buzziest books of 2022—so far.
After digging through countless book descriptions and reader reviews, we cultivated a list of this year’s best and most-talked about new and upcoming releases. So all you have to do is hit buy — or download, if ebooks or audiobooks are more your thing!
From sexy romances to bone-chilling thrillers to storylines so rich in historical fiction you wish you could time travel to another era, there’s something on this list for every mama. Craving more book content and recommendations? Support BIPOC authors by shopping from this book list.
Ahead, see 2022’s most-talked about new and upcoming releases—then add them to your 2022 books list!
Best Books of 2022
A version of this post was published January 21, 2022. It has been updated.