The Most Anticipated Books of 2022

“What are the Most Anticipated 2022 Books?” We looked at 468 of the top Most Anticipated 2022 books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 43 books, all appearing on 4 or more “Best Most Anticipated 2022” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 400+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 43 Best Most Anticipated 2022 Books



43.) Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives written byMary Laura Philpott

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Books & Books
  • Lit Hub
  • Off The Shelf

From the bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink and “writer of singular spark and delight” (Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling au… RELEASE DATE: April 12



42.) Devil House written byJohn Darnielle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus
  • Lit Hub
  • Lit Hub 2
  • Tor

From John Darnielle, bestselling author and the singer-songwriter of the Mountain Goats, comes an epic, gripping novel about murder, truth, and the da… RELEASE DATE: January 25



41.) Either/Or written byElif Batuman

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Books & Books
  • Oprah Daily
  • Time

From the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Idiot, the continuation of beloved protagonist Selin’s quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroa… RELEASE DATE: May 24



40.) I Kissed Shara Wheeler written byCasey McQuiston

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ask
  • Book List Queen
  • Bustle
  • Goodreads

… RELEASE DATE: May 3



39.) In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing written byElena Ferrante

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Bustle
  • Oprah Daily
  • Time

… RELEASE DATE: March 15



38.) Pure Colour written bySheila Heti

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Bustle
  • Oprah Daily
  • Vulture

Pure Colour is a galaxy of a novel: explosive, celestially bright, huge, and streaked with beauty. It is a contemporary bible, an atlas of feeling, an… RELEASE DATE: February 15



37.) Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks written byPatrick Radden Keefe

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books & Books
  • EW
  • Goodreads
  • Lit Hub

From the prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of SAY NOTHING and EMPIRE OF PAIN, twelve enthralling stories of skulduggery and intrigue by… RELEASE DATE: June 28



36.) Siren Queen written byNghi Vo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Lit Hub 2
  • Polygon
  • Tor

… RELEASE DATE: May 10



35.) Thank You, Mr. Nixon written byGish Jen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Esquire
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily

The acclaimed, award-winning author of The Resisters takes measure of the fifty years since the opening of China and its unexpected effects on the liv… RELEASE DATE: January 25



34.) The Book of Cold Cases written bySimone St. James

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Bustle
  • Goodreads
  • The Bibliofile

A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from… RELEASE DATE: March 15



33.) The Last White Man written byMohsin Hamid

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Books & Books
  • EW
  • Vulture

“Gorgeously crafted, morally authoritative, The Last White Man concludes on a note of hope, a door jarred open just enough to let transcendence pour t… RELEASE DATE: August 2



32.) The Maid written byNita Prose

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Buzzfeed
  • Goodreads
  • The Bibliofile

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK – NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE – “A twist-and-turn whodunit, set in a five-star hotel, from the perspective of t… RELEASE DATE: January 4



31.) The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer written byJanelle Monáe

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Bustle
  • Polygon
  • Tor

In The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, singer-songwriter, actor, fashion icon, activist, and worldwide superstar Janelle Monáe … RELEASE DATE: April 19



30.) The Nineties written byChuck Klosterman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books & Books
  • Goodreads
  • Kirkus
  • Vulture

From bestselling author of But What if We’re Wrong, a wise and funny reckoning with the decade that gave us slacker/grunge irony about the sin of tryi… RELEASE DATE: February 8



29.) The Swimmers written byJulie Otsuka

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Books & Books
  • Bustle
  • Lit Hub

From the best-selling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic and When the Emperor Was Divine comes a novel about what happens to a group of … RELEASE DATE: February 22



28.) You Don’t Know Us Negroes written byZora Neale Hurston

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Vulture

… RELEASE DATE: January 18



27.) All My Rage written bySabaa Tahir

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Bustle
  • Buzzfeed
  • EW
  • Goodreads

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary YA novel about family and for… RELEASE DATE: March 1



26.) Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation written byMaud Newton

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • Goodreads
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Time

An acclaimed writer goes searching for the truth about her wildly unconventional Southern family–and finds that our obsession with ancestors opens up… RELEASE DATE: March 29



25.) Black Cake written byCharmaine Wilkerson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ask
  • Bustle
  • Goodreads
  • Parade
  • Vulture

In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past–a journey o… RELEASE DATE: February 1



24.) Finding Me written byViola Davis

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ask
  • Bustle
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Parade

Finding Me is Viola Davis’ story, in her own words, and spans her incredible, inspiring life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present da… RELEASE DATE: April 26



23.) Fiona and Jane written byJean Chen Ho

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ask
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Parade
  • Time

“A knockout of a book.” –Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer and The Committed “Fiona and Jane is the book I did not … RELEASE DATE: January 4



22.) Goliath written byTochi Onyebuchi

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Lit Hub 2
  • Polygon
  • Tor
  • Vulture

“Onyebuchi sets fire to the boundary between fiction and reality, and brings a crumbling city and an all too plausible future to vibrant life. Rivetin… RELEASE DATE: January 25



21.) One Italian Summer written byRebecca Serle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Goodreads
  • Off The Shelf
  • Parade
  • The Bibliofile

bestselling author of the “heartwarming, heartbreaking, and hard to put down” (Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author) modern classic In Fi… RELEASE DATE: March 1



20.) Vladimir written byJulia May Jonas

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Esquire
  • Lit Hub
  • Off The Shelf
  • Oprah Daily

A provocative, razor-sharp, and timely debut novel about a beloved English professor facing a slew of accusations against her professor husband by for… RELEASE DATE: February 1



19.) Gallant written byV.E. Schwab

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ask
  • Bustle
  • Goodreads
  • Off The Shelf
  • Polygon
  • The Bibliofile

Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets i… RELEASE DATE: March 1



18.) How High We Go in the Dark written bySequoia Nagamatsu

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books & Books
  • Bustle
  • Esquire
  • Goodreads
  • Lit Hub
  • Polygon

Haunting and luminous, How High We Go in the Dark orchestrates its multitude of memorable voices into beautiful and lucid science fiction. An astonish… RELEASE DATE: January 18



17.) Olga Dies Dreaming written byXochitl Gonzalez

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Esquire
  • Kirkus
  • Lit Hub
  • Parade
  • Time

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2022 by Bustle, TIME, HipLatina, Parade, The Rumpus, Angela Lashbrook, Hey Alma, and more. Atmospheric, int… RELEASE DATE: January 4



16.) South to America written byImani Perry

Lists It Appears On:

  • Esquire
  • Goodreads
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Time
  • Vulture

“An elegant meditation on the complexities of the American South–and thus of America–by an esteemed daughter of the South and one of the great intel… RELEASE DATE: January 25



15.) The Books of Jacob written byOlga Tokarczuk

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Books & Books
  • EW
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Vulture

The Nobel Prize-winner’s richest, most sweeping and ambitious novel yet follows the comet-like rise and fall of a mysterious, messianic religious lead… RELEASE DATE: February 1



14.) The Paris Apartment written byLucy Foley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ask
  • Ask
  • Ask
  • Ask
  • Ask
  • Ask

From bestselling author of The Guest List comes a new locked room mystery, set in a Paris apartment building in which every resident has something to … RELEASE DATE: February 22



13.) The School for Good Mothers written byJessamine Chan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • EW
  • Goodreads
  • Lit Hub
  • Off The Shelf
  • Oprah Daily

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick In this taut and explosive debut novel, one lapse in judgement lands a young mother in a government reform… RELEASE DATE: January 4



12.) This Time Tomorrow written byEmma Straub

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Bustle
  • EW
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Parade

What if you could take a vacation to your past? With her celebrated humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestseller Emma Straub offers he… RELEASE DATE: May 17



11.) Trust written byHernan Diaz

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Books & Books
  • Goodreads
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Vulture

From an award-winning chronicler of our nation’s history and its legends comes his much-anticipated book about wealth and talent, trust and intimacy, … RELEASE DATE: May 3



10.) Violeta written byIsabel Allende

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Books & Books
  • Bustle
  • Goodreads
  • Oprah Daily
  • The Bibliofile

This sweeping novel from bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea tells the epic story of Violeta Del Valle, a woman whose life spans one hundred… RELEASE DATE: January 25



9.) Book Lovers written byEmily Henry

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ask
  • Book List Queen
  • Books & Books
  • Bustle
  • Goodreads
  • Parade
  • The Bibliofile

An insightful, delightful new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation. One summer. Two rivals… RELEASE DATE: May 3



8.) Book of Night written byHolly Black

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Books & Books
  • Goodreads
  • Lit Hub 2
  • Off The Shelf
  • Polygon
  • Tor

#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of shadowy thieves and secre… RELEASE DATE: May 3



7.) Time Is a Mother written byOcean Vuong

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ask
  • Books & Books
  • Bustle
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Time
  • Vulture

The highly anticipated collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong How else do we return to ourselves but to fold The page so it poi… RELEASE DATE: April 5



6.) You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty written byAkwaeke Emezi

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book List Queen
  • Books & Books
  • Bustle
  • Lit Hub
  • Off The Shelf
  • Parade
  • Vulture

A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and “one of our greatest living writers” (Shondaland) reimagines the love story in … RELEASE DATE: May 24



5.) Young Mungo written byDouglas Stuart

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books & Books
  • EW
  • Goodreads
  • Kirkus
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Time

A story of queer love and working-class families, Young Mungo is the brilliant second novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain Dougl… RELEASE DATE: April 5



4.) The Candy House written byJennifer Egan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • EW
  • Goodreads
  • Kirkus
  • Lit Hub
  • Off The Shelf
  • Oprah Daily
  • Parade
  • Time
  • Vulture

From one of the most celebrated writers of our time, a literary figure with cult status, a “sibling novel” to her Pulitzer Prize- and NBCC Award-winni… RELEASE DATE: April 5



3.) Moon Witch, Spider King written byMarlon James

Lists It Appears On:

  • AV Club
  • Books & Books
  • Bustle
  • Esquire
  • EW
  • Kirkus
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Polygon
  • Time
  • Tor
  • Vulture

From Marlon James, author of the bestselling National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the second book in the Dark Star trilogy, his Afric… RELEASE DATE: February 15



2.) To Paradise written byHanya Yanagihara

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ask
  • AV Club
  • Book List Queen
  • Books & Books
  • Bustle
  • Esquire
  • EW
  • Goodreads
  • Kirkus
  • Lit Hub
  • Oprah Daily
  • Time
  • Vulture

From the author of the classic A Little Life–a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment… RELEASE DATE: January 11



1.) Sea of Tranquility written byEmily St. John Mandel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ask
  • Book List Queen
  • Books & Books
  • Bustle
  • EW
  • Goodreads
  • Lit Hub 2
  • Oprah Daily
  • Parade
  • Polygon
  • The Bibliofile
  • Time
  • Tor
  • Vulture

The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader… RELEASE DATE: April 19




The 400+ Additional Best Most Anticipated 2022 Books



# Book Author Release Date Lists
44 Admissions Kendra James January 18 Bustle
Lit Hub
Parade
45 Anthem Noah Hawley January 18
Book List Queen
Esquire
Oprah Daily
46 Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution R.F. Kuang Aug 23 Lit Hub 2
Polygon
The Bibliofile
47 Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative Melissa Febos March 15 Books & Books
Bustle
Lit Hub
48 Burning Questions Margaret Atwood March 1
Evening Standard
Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
49 Checkout 19 Claire Louise Bennett March 1 Bustle
Lit Hub
Vulture
50 Chilean Poet Alejandro Zambra March 1 Books & Books
Lit Hub
Vulture
51 Daughter of the Moon Goddess Sue Lynn Tan January 11 Ask
Goodreads
Tor
52 Glory NoViolet Bulawayo March 8 Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
Vulture
53 Groundskeeping Lee Cole March 1 Esquire
Lit Hub
Vulture
54 House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) Sarah J. Maas February 15 Ask
Book List Queen
The Bibliofile
55 I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home Jami Attenberg January 11 Books & Books
Evening Standard
Lit Hub
56 Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age Dennis Duncan February 15 Books & Books
Goodreads
Lit Hub
57 Lapvona Ottessa Moshfegh June 21 AV Club
Lit Hub
Vulture
58 Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life Delia Ephron April 12 Bustle
Parade
Time
59 Lost & Found Kathryn Schulz January 11 Books & Books
Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
60 Manifesto: On Never Giving Up Bernardine Evaristo January 18 Kirkus
Lit Hub
Time
61 Reminders of Him Colleen Hoover January 18 Ask
Goodreads
The Bibliofile
62 The Diamond Eye Kate Quinn March 29
Book List Queen
Off The Shelf
The Bibliofile
63 The Employees: A Workplace Novel of the 22nd Century Olga Ravn February 1 Books & Books
Esquire
Lit Hub
64 The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness Meghan O’Rourke March 1 Kirkus
Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
65 The Kaiju Preservation Society John Scalzi March 15 Goodreads
Lit Hub 2
Polygon
66 Tracy Flick Can’t Win Tom Perrotta June 7 EW
Lit Hub
Time
67 Yerba Buena Nina LaCour February 8
Book List Queen
Bustle
Vulture
68 A Prayer for the Crown-Shy Becky Chambers July 12 Bustle
Polygon
69 Age of Ash Daniel Abraham February 15 Lit Hub 2
Polygon
70 All The Lovers In The Night Mieko Kawakami AV Club
Oprah Daily
71 Bitter Akwaeke Emezi February. 15 Kirkus
Polygon
72 Bittersweet Susan Cain April 5
Book List Queen
Oprah Daily
73 Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head Warsan Shire March 1 Bustle
Lit Hub
74 Booth Karen Joy Fowler March 8 EW
Kirkus
75 Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama Bob Odenkirk AV Club
EW
76 Constructing a Nervous System Margo Jefferson April 12 Lit Hub
Vulture
77 Cover Story Susan Rigetti EW
Parade
78 Easy Beauty Chloé Cooper Jones April 5 Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
79 Family of Liars E. Lockhart May 3
Book List Queen
The Bibliofile
80 Fevered Star Rebecca Roanhorse April 19 Bustle
Polygon
81 Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor Kim Kelly April 26 Bustle
Lit Hub
82 Four Treasures of the Sky Jenny Tinghui Zhang April 5
Book List Queen
Lit Hub
83 French Braid Anne Tyler March 22
Book List Queen
Oprah Daily
84 Greenwich Park Katherine Faulkner January 4
Book List Queen
Off The Shelf
85 Husband Material Alexis Hall August 2 Buzzfeed
Goodreads
86 In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss Amy Bloom
Evening Standard
Oprah Daily
87 Kaikeyi Vaishnavi Patel April 26
Book List Queen
Tor
88 Lessons in Chemistry Bonnie Garmus Parade
The Bibliofile
89 Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up Selma Blair May 10 Bustle
Parade
90 Memphis Tara M. Stringfellow April 5 Goodreads
Oprah Daily
91 Mouth to Mouth Antoine Wilson January 11 Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
92 Nightcrawling Leila Mottley May 24 Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
93 Nona the Ninth Tamsyn Muir September 13 Bustle
Polygon
94 Notes on an Execution Danya Kukafka Esquire
Oprah Daily
95 One Step Too Far Lisa Gardner January 18
Book List Queen
Parade
96 Our Crooked Hearts Melissa Albert June 28 Bustle
Tor
97 Paradais Fernanda Melchor March 1 AV Club
Vulture
98 Portrait of a Thief Grace D. Li April 5 Goodreads
Paste
99 Rainbow Rainbow Lydia Conklin May 31 Lit Hub
Time
100 Run Towards The Danger Sarah Polley AV Club
EW
101 Secret Identity Alex Segura March 15 Goodreads
Paste
102 Sofi and the Bone Song Adrienne Tooley April 19 Buzzfeed
Tor
103 Tell Me an Ending Jo Harkin March 1 Goodreads
Off The Shelf
104 Ten Steps to Nanette Hannah Gadsby
Evening Standard
EW
105 The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird Jack Emerson Davis March 1 Books & Books
Goodreads
106 The Beholden Cassandra Rose Clarke January 18 Lit Hub 2
Tor
107 The Christie Affair Nina de Gramont February 1 Goodreads
The Bibliofile
108 The Family Chao Lan Samantha Chang February 1 Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
109 The Family Remains Lisa Jewell August 9
Book List Queen
The Bibliofile
110 The Fell Sarah Moss March 1 Books & Books
Lit Hub
111 The Fervor Alma Katsu April 26
Book List Queen
Bustle
112 The Golden Couple Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen March 8
Book List Queen
The Bibliofile
113 The It Girl Ruth Ware July 12
Book List Queen
The Bibliofile
114 The Man Who Could Move Clouds Ingrid Rojas Contreras July 12 Bustle
EW
115 The Power of Regret Daniel H. Pink February 1
Book List Queen
Goodreads
116 The Resting Place Camilla Sten March 29
Book List Queen
Bustle
117 The Trouble with Happiness: And Other Stories Tove Ditlevsen tr. Michael Favala Goldman April 19 Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
118 The Twilight World Werner Herzog June 14 AV Club
Lit Hub
119 The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories Yu Chen and Regina Kanyu Wang March 8 Lit Hub 2
Tor
120 The Women Could Fly Megan Giddings August 9 Lit Hub
Lit Hub 2
121 True Biz Sara Nović April 5 Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
122 True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us Danielle J. Lindemann February 15 Lit Hub
Vulture
123 Vagabonds! Eloghosa Osunde March 15 Lit Hub
Vulture
124 Very Cold People Sarah Manguso February 8 Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
125 Wahala Nikki May Jan. 11 Bustle
Oprah Daily
126 We Do What We Do in the Dark Michelle Hart May 3 Lit Hub
Oprah Daily
127 Weather Girl Rachel Lynn Solomon Parade
Paste
128 What It Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party Michael Kazin March 1 Kirkus
Vulture
129 When I’m Gone, Look for Me in the East Quan Barry Feb. 22 Bustle
Time
130 Woman, Eating Claire Kohda April 12 Lit Hub
Tor
131 A Brief History of Equality Thomas Piketty April 19 Lit Hub
132 A Dream Life Claire Messud January 15 Lit Hub
133 A Far Wilder Magic Alison Saft March 8 Tor
134 A Flicker in the Dark Stacy Willingham January 11
Book List Queen
135 A Line Above the Sky Helen Mort
Evening Standard
136 A Show for Two Tashie Bhuiyan Buzzfeed
137 A Taste for Poison Neil Bradbury February 1
Book List Queen
138 A Taste of Gold and Iron Alexandra Rowland June 21 Tor
139 A Visible Man Edward Enninful
Evening Standard
140 Acts of Violet Margarita Montimore July 5
Book List Queen
141 Afterlives Abdulrazak Gurnah August 23 Lit Hub
142 AIN’T BURNED ALL THE BRIGHT Jason Reynolds Jan. 11 Kirkus
143 Akata Woman Nnedi Okorafor Jan. 18 Polygon
144 All Day Is a Long Time David Sanchez Books & Books
145 All the Secrets of the World Steve Almond April 19 Lit Hub
146 American Royalty Tracey Livesay Buzzfeed
147 An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and… Patrisse Cullors Books & Books
148 An Accidental Icon Norman Scott
Evening Standard
149 An Honest Lie Tarryn Fisher April 26
Book List Queen
150 Anonymous Sex Hillary Jordan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan EW
151 Aurelia, Aurélia Kathryn Davis March 1 Lit Hub
152 Avalon Nell Zink Books & Books
153 Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World Sasha Fletcher February 8 Lit Hub
154 BEAUTY WOKE NoNieqa Ramos February. 15 Kirkus
155 Beneath the Stairs Jennifer Fawcett February 22 Off The Shelf
156 Bi: The Hidden Culture, History, and Science of Bisexuality Julia Shaw June 28 Ask
157 Bibliolepsy Gina Apostol Books & Books
158 Big Girl Mecca Jamilah Sullivan July 12 Vulture
159 Blaine for the Win Robbie Couch Paste
160 Blind Spot Paula Hawkins April 14 Ask
161 Blood Like Fate Liselle Sambury Aug. 9 Bustle
162 Blood Scion Deborah Falaye Buzzfeed
163 Bluebird Genevieve Graham April 5 Off The Shelf
164 Box 88 Charles Cumming Parade
165 Breathe and Count Back from Ten Natalia Sylvester Paste
166 Carolina Built Kianna Alexander February 22 Off The Shelf
167 Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom Carl Bernstein January 11 Lit Hub
168 Circus of Wonders Elizabeth Macneal February 1 Off The Shelf
169 City of Orange David Yoon May 24
Book List Queen
170 City on Fire Don Winslow Parade
171 Cleopatra and Frankenstein Coco Mellors February 8 Lit Hub
172 COACH K Ian O’Connor February. 22 Kirkus
173 Cold Enough for Snow Jessica Au February 1 Vulture
174 Companion Piece Ali Smith May 3 Lit Hub
175 Craft Class: The Writing Workshop in American Culture Christopher Kempf March 15 Lit Hub
176 Critical Revolutionaries: Five Critics Who Changed the Way We Read Terry Eagleton May 31 Lit Hub
177 Crying in the Bathroom Erika Sánchez July 12 Lit Hub
178 Dead Collections Isaac Fellman February 22 Tor
179 Defenestrate Renée Branum January 25 Lit Hub
180 Delilah Green Doesn’t Care Ashley Herring Blake February 22 Goodreads
181 Diary of a Void Emi Yagi August 9 Lit Hub
182 Disorientation Elaine Hsieh Chou Mar. 22 Bustle
183 Elektra Jennifer Saint May 3 Bustle
184 Elizabeth Finch Julian Barnes August 16 Vulture
185 Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays Barry Lopez May 24 Lit Hub
186 Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking Leonard Mlodinow January 11 Lit Hub
187 Eyes of the Void Adrian Tchaikovsky May 3 Polygon
188 EYES THAT SPEAK TO THE STARS Joanna Ho Jan. 25 Kirkus
189 Faith, Hope and Carnage Nick Cave and Sean O’Hagan
Evening Standard
190 Fear of Black Consciousness Lewis R. Gordon January 11 Lit Hub
191 Fen, Bog, & Swamp Annie Proulx June 14 Lit Hub
192 Fencing with the King Diana Abu-Jaber Books & Books
193 Finlay Donovan Knocks ’Em Dead Elle Cosimano Feb. 1 Bustle
194 Fire Becomes Her Rosiee Thor February 1 Tor
195 Fire Season: Selected Essays, 1984-2021 Gary Indiana April 12 Lit Hub
196 For the Throne (Wilderwood #2) Hannah F. Whitten The Bibliofile
197 Forbidden City Vanessa Hua April 19 Vulture
198 Four Aunties and a Wedding Jesse Q. Sutanto Mar. 29 Bustle
199 Fuccboi Sean Thor Conroe January 25 Vulture
200 Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals Laurie Zaleski February 22 Goodreads
201 Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker Oprah Daily
202 Girl in Ice Erica Ferencik Off The Shelf
203 Girls Can Kiss Now Jill Gutowitz Mar. 8 Bustle
204 Good Girl Complex Elle Kennedy Buzzfeed
205 Good Pop Bad Pop Jarvis Cocker
Evening Standard
206 Gwendy’s Final Task Stephen King February 15 Ask
207 Harlem Shadows Claude McKay January 11 Vulture
208 Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey Florence Williams Books & Books
209 Heartbroke: Stories Chelsea Bieker April 5 Lit Hub
210 Hell Followed With Us Andrew Joseph White Buzzfeed
211 Hello, Molly! A Memoir Oprah Daily
212 Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be Marissa Moss May 10 Lit Hub
213 Her Hidden Genius Marie Benedict January 25
Book List Queen
214 Her Majesty’s Royal Coven Juno Dawson Parade
215 Holding Her Breath Eimear Ryan May 17 Lit Hub
216 Homicide and Halo-Halo Mia P. Manansala Feb. 8 Bustle
217 Honey and Spice: A Novel Bolu Babalola June 21 Lit Hub
218 Hooked AC Wise July 12 Polygon
219 Horse Geraldine Brooks Parade
220 How Civil Wars Start Barbara F. Walter Esquire
221 How Maya Got Fierce Sona Charaipotra Paste
222 How to Read Now Elaine Castillo July 26 Vulture
223 How to Take Over the World Ryan North Esquire
224 HOW WE CAN WIN Kimberly Jones Jan. 18 Kirkus
225 Hurricane Girl Marcy Dermansky June 14 Lit Hub
226 I BEGIN WITH SPRING Julie Dunlap February. 1 Kirkus
227 I Fear My Pain Interests You Stephanie LaCava October 25 Vulture
228 I Must Betray You Ruta Sepetys February 1
Book List Queen
229 I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys Miranda Seymour
Evening Standard
230 I Was Better Last Night Harvey Fierstein March 1 Lit Hub
231 I, Mona Lisa Natasha Solomons Buzzfeed
232 In Praise of Good Bookstores Jeff Deutsch April 5 Lit Hub
233 In Sensorium: Notes for My People Tanaïs February 22 Lit Hub
234 Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong Louisa Lim April 19 Lit Hub
235 Insomnia Sarah Pinborough April 12
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236 IRONHEAD, OR, ONCE A YOUNG LADY Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem February. 15 Kirkus
237 It All Comes Down to This Therese Anne Fowler June 7
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238 It Sounds Like This Anna Meriano Aug. 2 Bustle
239 It Will End Like This Kyra Leigh Paste
240 Joan is Okay Weike Wang January 18 Lit Hub
241 Juniper & Thorn Ava Reid June 7 Tor
242 KISS & TELL Adib Khorram March 22 Kirkus
243 Known Monsters of the 21st Century Kim Fu Lesser February 1 Lit Hub
244 LAKELORE Anna-Marie McLemore March 8 Kirkus
245 Last Resort Andrew Lipstein January 18 Lit Hub
246 LESSER KNOWN MONSTERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY Kim Fu February. 1 Kirkus
247 LET’S DO EVERYTHING AND NOTHING Julia Kuo March 1 Kirkus
248 Let’s Not Do That Again Grant Ginder EW
249 Letters to Gwen John Celia Paul April 25 Vulture
250 Liarmouth John Waters May 3 Lit Hub
251 Life Between the Tides Adam Nicolson Books & Books
252 Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs Juli Berwald Books & Books
253 Listening Well Heather Morris August 2
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254 Lorraine Hansberry: The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun Charles J. Shields January 18 Lit Hub
255 Love Maayan Eitan March 8 Lit Hub
256 Love Marriage: A Novel Oprah Daily
257 Managing Expectations Minnie Driver
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258 Manhunt Gretchen Felker-Martin February 22 Tor
259 Manywhere Morgan Thomas January 25 Lit Hub
260 Matthew Perry’s memoir
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261 Maybe It’s Me: On Being the Wrong Kind Of Woman Eileen Pollack January 25 Lit Hub
262 Memory’s Legion James S. A. Corey March 15 Polygon
263 Message Not Found Dante Medema Paste
264 MESSY ROOTS Laura Gao March 8 Kirkus
265 Mickey7 Edward Ashton February 15
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266 Monarch Candice Wuehle March 22 Lit Hub
267 MURDER AMONG FRIENDS Candace Fleming March 29 Kirkus
268 My Government Means to Kill Me Rasheed Newson Aug. 23 Bustle
269 Nettle & Bone T. Kingfisher April 26 Polygon
270 New Animal Ella Baxter February 15 Lit Hub
271 Night of the Living Rez Morgan Talty Paste
272 Nightshift Kiare Ladner February 8 Lit Hub
273 No Land to Light On Yara Zgheib January 4
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274 Nobody Gets Out Alive: Stories Oprah Daily
275 NONE BUT THE RIGHTEOUS Chantal James Jan. 11 Kirkus
276 None of the Above: Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary Travis Alabanza
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277 Nothing More to Tell Karen M. McManus August 30
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278 Nowhere for Very Long Brianna Madia April 5
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279 Ocean State Stewart O’Nan March 8 Lit Hub
280 OMAR RISING Aisha Saeed February. 1 Kirkus
281 One Night on the Island Josie Silver February 15
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282 Ordinary Monsters J.M. Mrio June 7 Tor
283 Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments T.L. Huchu Mar. 8 Bustle
284 Our Wives Under the Sea Julia Armfield Books & Books
285 Overdue: Reckoning with the Public Library Amanda Oliver March 22 Lit Hub
286 Patricia Wants to Cuddle Samantha Allen June 28 Lit Hub
287 Perpetual West Oprah Daily
288 PINK Virginia Zimmerman Jan. 4 Kirkus
289 Planes Peter C. Baker May 31 Lit Hub
290 Plans for Sentences Renee Gladman May 3 Lit Hub
291 Portrait of an Unknown Lady María Gainza tr. Thomas Bunstead March 22 Lit Hub
292 POWWOW DAY Traci Sorell February. 8 Kirkus
293 Prince Harry’s memoir
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294 Private Notebooks Ludwig Wittgenstein tr. Marjorie Perloff April 5 Lit Hub
295 Putting the Rabbit in the Hat Brian Cox January 18 Lit Hub
296 Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis Beth Macy August 16 Lit Hub
297 Raising Raffi Keith Gessen June 7 Lit Hub
298 Ramón and Julieta Alana Quintana Albertson Buzzfeed
299 Recitatif: A Story Toni Morrison February 1 Lit Hub
300 Reckless Girls Rachel Hawkins January 4
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301 Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space Feb. 15 Bustle
302 Redwood and Wildfire Andrea Hairston February 1 Tor
303 Refuse to Be Done Matt Bell March 8 Lit Hub
304 Reptile Memoirs Silje Ulstein Books & Books
305 Reputation Sarah Vaughan July 5
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306 Right Where I Left You Julian Winters Buzzfeed
307 Ripe Negesti Kaudo March 2 Lit Hub
308 Rogue Street: Three Novellas Shuang Xuetao tr. Jeremy Tiang April 19 Lit Hub
309 Run and Hide Pankaj Mishra March 1 Vulture
310 Run Rose Run Dolly Parton and James Patterson March 7
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311 Sari, Not Sari Sonya Singh April 5 Off The Shelf
312 SEARCH Michelle Huneven April 26 Kirkus
313 Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix Anna-Marie McLemore Sep. 6 Bustle
314 Serious Face: Essays Jon Mooallem May 17 Lit Hub
315 Seven Steeples Sara Baume April 26 Lit Hub
316 She Gets The Girl Rachael Lippincott Buzzfeed
317 Shine Bright: A Personal History of Black Women in Pop Oprah Daily
318 Sister Stardust Jane Green Parade
319 So This Is Ever After F.T. Lukens Buzzfeed
320 Some of My Best Friends Tajja Isen April 19 Lit Hub
321 Something to Do With Paying Attention David Foster Wallace April 5 Vulture
322 Something to Hide Elizabeth George Parade
323 Song for Almeyda and Song for Anninho Gayl Jones April 5 Lit Hub
324 Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club Roselle Lim Paste
325 Speaking Bones Ken Liu June 21 Polygon
326 Spear Cuts Through Water Simon Jimenez May 3 Lit Hub 2
327 Star Wars: The Fallen Star Claudia Gray Jan. 4 Polygon
328 Stay Awake Megan Goldin August 9
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329 Strike the Zither Joan He Nov. 8 Bustle
330 Such Big Dreams Reema Patel April 26
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331 Sweat: A History of Exercise Bill Hayes January 18 Lit Hub
332 Tenants Vicky Spratt
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333 The Alienist at Armageddon (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler #3) Caleb Carr The Bibliofile
334 The Atlas Six Olivie Blake March 1 Tor
335 The BBC: A People’s History David Hendy
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336 The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found Oprah Daily
337 The Believer: Encounters with the Beginning, the End, and our Place in the Middle Sarah Krasnostein March 1 Lit Hub
338 The Bodyguard Katherine Center July 19
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339 The Bone Orchard Sara A. Mueller March 22 Tor
340 The Book Woman’s Daughter Kim Michele Richardson May 3
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341 The Cartographers Peng Shepherd March 15 Lit Hub 2
342 The Children on the Hill Jennifer McMahon April 26
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343 The Circus Infinite Khan Wong March 8 Lit Hub 2
344 The City Inside Samit Basu June 7 Polygon
345 THE COLOR OF THE SKY IS THE SHAPE OF THE HEART Chesil April 5 Kirkus
346 The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays CJ Hauser July 12 Time
347 The Cure for Sleep Tanya Shadrick
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348 The Daughter of Doctor Moreau Silvia Moreno-García July 19 Ask
349 The Diaries of Alan Rickman
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350 The Diaries of Franz Kafka Franz Kafka tr. Ross Benjamin September 13 Lit Hub
351 The Dragon’s Promise Sep. 13 Bustle
352 The End of the World House Adrienne Celt Apr. 19 Bustle
353 The English Understand Wool Helen DeWitt July 5 Lit Hub
354 The Faces Tove Ditlevsen AV Club
355 The Final Case David Guterson January 11
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356 The Furrows Namwali Serpell September 27 Lit Hub
357 THE GAPS Leanne Hall February. 8 Kirkus
358 The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea Axie Oh February 22 Goodreads
359 The Good Son Jacquelyn Mitchard January 18
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360 The Hacienda Isabel Cañas May 10 Goodreads
361 The Heights Louise Candlish March 1 Off The Shelf
362 The Honeys Ryan LaSala May 3 Tor
363 The Hotel Nantucket Elin Hilderbrand June 14
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364 The House Across the Lake Riley Sager June 21
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365 The Hurting Kind Ada Limón May 10 Lit Hub
366 The Immortal King Rao Vauhini Vara May 3 Vulture
367 The Instant Amy Liptrot
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368 The Last Dance of the Debutante Julia Kelly January 24 Off The Shelf
369 The Last House on the Street Diane Chamberlain January 11
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370 The Last to Vanish Megan Miranda July 26
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371 The Latecomer: A Novel Oprah Daily
372 The Latinist Mark Prins Books & Books
373 The Leaving Jumi Bello July 12 Vulture
374 The Lies I Tell Julie Clark June 21
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375 The Lifeguards Amanda Eyre Ward April 5
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376 The Lightning Rod Brad Meltzer Parade
377 The Lonely Hunter: Why the Search for Love Is Broken Aimée Lutkin February 8 Ask
378 The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation Kris Manjapra April 19 Lit Hub
379 The Lost Dreamer Lizz Huerta March 1 Tor
380 The Love of My Life Rosie Walsh Parade
381 The Magnolia Palace Fiona Davis January 25
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382 The Method Isaac Butler February 1 Vulture
383 The Naked Don’t Fear the Water Matthieu Aikins February 15 Vulture
384 The New Black West: Photographs from America’s Only Touring Black Rodeo Gabriela Hasbun April 26 Lit Hub
385 The Next Thing You Know Jessica Strawser March 22
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386 The Novelist Jordan Castro June 14 Lit Hub
387 THE OGRESS AND THE ORPHANS Kelly Barnhill March 8 Kirkus
388 The Oleander Sword Tasha Suri Aug. 16 Polygon
389 The Ones We Burn Rebecca Mix Paste
390 The Palace Papers Tina Brown
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391 The Premonitions Bureau Sam Knight
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392 THE RACE OF THE CENTURY Neal Bascomb March 1 Kirkus
393 The Recovery Agent Janet Evanovich March 22 Ask
394 The Red Arrow William Brewer May 17 Lit Hub
395 The Retreat Sarah Pearse July 19
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396 The Return of Faraz Ali Aamina Ahmad Apr. 5 Bustle
397 The Roughest Draft Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka Jan. 25 Bustle
398 The Selfless Act of Breathing JJ Bola February 15 Off The Shelf
399 The Shame Machine: Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation Cathy O’Neil
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400 The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley Mercedes Lackey Jan. 11 Polygon
401 The Spear Cuts Through Water Simon Jimenez May 3 Tor
402 The Splendid City Karen Heuler July 12 Lit Hub 2
403 The Starless Crown James Rollins January 4 Tor
404 The Stars Are Not Yet Bells Hannah Lillith Assadi January 11 Lit Hub
405 The Summer Place Jennifer Weiner May 3
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406 The Sunbearer Trials Aiden Thomas Sep. 6 Bustle
407 The Trayvon Generation Elizabeth Alexander April 5 Time
408 The Uncollected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick Elizabeth Hardwick April 19 Vulture
409 The Unwritten Book: An Investigation Samantha Hunt April 5 Lit Hub
410 The Urge: Our History of Addiction Carl Erik Fisher January 25 Lit Hub
411 The Verifiers Jane Pek February 22 Lit Hub
412 The Violin Conspiracy Brendan Slocumb February 1 Goodreads
413 The Wedding Veil Kristy Woodson Harvey March 29 Off The Shelf
414 The Wise Women Gina Sorell Parade
415 The Woman in the Library Sulari Gentill June 7 Off The Shelf
416 The World Cannot Give Tara Isabella Burton March 8 Lit Hub
417 The Year of the Horses: A Memoir Courtney Maum May 3 Lit Hub
418 The Younger Wife Sally Hepworth April 5
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419 THE ZEN OF THERAPY Mark Epstein Jan. 11 Kirkus
420 Then the War: and Selected Poems, 2007-2020 Carl Phillips February 1 Lit Hub
421 THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS Jessie Singer February. 8 Kirkus
422 There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important… Carlo Rovelli Books & Books
423 Things They Lost Okwiri Oduor April 12 Vulture
424 This Body I Wore: A Memoir Diana Goetsch May 24 Lit Hub
425 This Is Not a Pity Memoir Abi Morgan
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426 This Might Hurt Stephanie Wrobel Parade
427 This Woven Kingdom Tahereh Mafi Buzzfeed
428 Thrust Lidia Yuknavitch June 28 Lit Hub
429 Thursday Murder Club Book 3 (Thursday Murder Club #3) Richard Osman The Bibliofile
430 TÍA FORTUNA’S NEW HOME Ruth Behar Jan. 25 Kirkus
431 Time Zone J Julie Doucet April 19 Vulture
432 Tokyo Dreaming Emiko Jean May 31
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433 Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Gabrielle Zevin July 12
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434 Translating Myself and Others Jhumpa Lahiri May 17 Vulture
435 Trust the Plan Will Sommer Esquire
436 Ulysses: An Illustrated Edition James Joyce and Eduardo Arroyo Books & Books
437 Untitled Marple Collection Agatha Christie September 13 Lit Hub
438 Untitled Paul Newman memoir (TBA) Time
439 Untitled Prince Harry memoir (TBA) Time
440 Vinegar Hill: Poems Colm Tóibín March 22 Lit Hub
441 WATERGATE Garrett M. Graff February. 15 Kirkus
442 We Deserve Monuments Jas Hammonds July 12 Ask
443 We Should All Be Feminists: A Guided Journal Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie March 1 Ask
444 We Uyghurs Have No Say: An Imprisoned Writer Speaks Ilham Tohti March 15 Vulture
445 What Moves the Dead T. Kingfisher July 12 Bustle
446 What My Bones Know Stephanie Foo February 22
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447 When I Sing, Mountains Dance Irene Solà Books & Books
448 When the Dust Settles Lucy Easthope
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449 When We Lost Our Heads Heather O’Neill February 1 Lit Hub
450 When We Were Birds Ayanna Lloyd Banwo Books & Books
451 When Women Were Dragons Kelly Barnhill Books & Books
452 When You Get the Chance Emma Lord Jan. 4 Bustle
453 Where I Can’t Follow Ashley Blooms February 15 Tor
454 Where the Drowned Girls Go Seanan McGuire Jan. 4 Bustle
455 White Lies A. J. Baime February 8
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456 WHOLE EARTH John Markoff March 22 Kirkus
457 Wicked Beauty Katee Robert Buzzfeed
458 Wifedom: The Visionary Writer, the Invisible Wife Anna Funder
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459 Wild and Wicked Things Francesca May March 29 Tor
460 WILD BEINGS Dorien Brouwers April 19 Kirkus
461 Wise Up: Irreverent Enlightenment from a Mother Who’s Been Through It Oprah Daily
462 Without Warning and Only Sometimes Kit de Waal
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463 Woman of Light Kali Fajardo-Anstine June 7 Lit Hub
464 Yinka, Where is Your Husband? Lizzie Damilola Blackburn Parade
465 Yonder Jabari Asim The Bibliofile
466 You Have a Friend in 10A Maggie Shipstead May 17 Lit Hub
467 You Truly Assumed Laila Sabreen Buzzfeed
468 You, Me, and Our Heartstrings Melissa See Buzzfeed


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