Winter 2022 Book Releases to Add to Your TBR (Fiction)

With 2021 almost coming to a close (how?!), it’s time to look forward to new winter 2022 book releases! From beloved authors to popular series and debut novels, there’s a fresh crop of exciting fiction books to choose from.

I’ve included some of my most anticipated books, along with some I’ve heard amazing things about. So fire up your TBR list and let’s get to it!

Winter 2022 Book Releases to Add to Your TBR (Fiction)

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Fiction Books Coming in Winter: January 2022

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The High House by Jessie Greengrass

Genre: Dystopia/Literary Fiction

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“In this powerful, highly anticipated novel from an award-winning author, four people attempt to make a home in the midst of environmental disaster.”

Release date: January 4th, 2022

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The Maid by Nita Prose

Genre: Contemporary Mystery

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“A Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.”

Release date: January 4th, 2022

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Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

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“A blazingly original debut novel about a group of friends and their immigrant families from Queens, New York–a tenderly observed, fiercely poetic love letter to a modern generation of brown girls.”

Release date: January 4th, 2022

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The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman

Genre: YA Fantasy

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“Magic, a prized resource, is the only thing between peace and war. When magic runs out, four estranged royal siblings must find a new source before their country is swallowed by invading forces. The first in an Indian-inspired duology.”

Release date: January 4th, 2022

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Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“A twisty, whip-smart debut thriller, as electrifying as the #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train, about impending motherhood, unreliable friendship, and the high price of keeping secrets.”

Release date: January 4th, 2022

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Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Upstairs comes a deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set on an isolated Pacific island with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware.”

Release date: January 4th, 2022

Honor by Thrity Umrigar

Genre: Literary Fiction

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“In this riveting and immersive novel, bestselling author Thrity Umrigar tells the story of two couples and the sometimes dangerous and heartbreaking challenges of love across a cultural divide.”

Release date: January 4th, 2022

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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“A captivating debut about survival, found family, and the bond between a girl and a wolf that delivers a fresh twist on classic survival stories and frontier myths.”

Release date: January 11th, 2022

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To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

Genre: Historical Fiction

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“From the author of the classic A Little Life, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.”

Release date: January 11th, 2022

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A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“In a debut novel that has already been optioned for a limited series by actress Emma Stone and sold to a dozen countries around the world, Stacy Willingham has created an unforgettable character in a spellbinding thriller that will appeal equally to fans of Gillian Flynn and Karin Slaughter.”

Release date: January 11th, 2022

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The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery

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“Told in dual time periods, The Last House on the Street is a novel of shocking prejudice and violence, forbidden love, the search for justice, and the tangled vines of two families.”

Release date: January 11th, 2022

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Just Like the Other Girls by Claire Douglas

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Do Not Disturb, an electrifying tale of psychological suspense in which an unsuspecting young woman finds herself trapped in an increasingly sinister web of mystery and lies.”

Release date: January 11th, 2022

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Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“A compulsive, tenacious, and unexpectedly hopeful thriller set in a midwestern strip club, told by New York Times bestselling author Marie Rutkoski in the spirit of Gillian Flynn and Tana French.”

Release date: January 18th, 2022

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How High We Go in the Dark by Sequioa Nagamatsu

Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopia

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“Follow a cast of intricately linked characters over hundreds of years as humanity struggles to rebuild itself in the aftermath of a climate plague.”

Release date: January 18th, 2022

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Joan is Okay by Weike Wang

Genre: Contemporary/Literary Fiction

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“A witty, moving, piercingly insightful new novel about a marvelously complicated [ICU doctor in New York] who can’t be anyone but herself, from the award-winning author of Chemistry.”

Release date: January 18th, 2022

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Road of Bones by Christopher Golden

Genre: Horror/Supernatural Thriller

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“A stunning supernatural thriller set in Siberia, where a film crew is covering an elusive ghost story about the Kolyma Highway, a road built on top of the bones of prisoners of Stalin’s gulag.”

Release date: January 25th, 2022

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Violeta by Isabel Allende

Genre: Historical Fiction/Magical Realism

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“This sweeping novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea tells the epic story of Violeta del Valle, a woman whose life spans one hundred years and bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century.”

Release date: January 25th, 2022

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Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka

Genre: Literary Fiction/Crime

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“In the tradition of Long Bright River and The Mars Room, a gripping and atmospheric work of literary suspense that deconstructs the story of a serial killer on death row, told primarily through the eyes of the women in his life.”

Release date: January 25th, 2022

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The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis

Genre: Historical Fiction

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“Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue, returns with a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City’s most impressive Gilded Age mansions.”

Release date: January 25th, 2022

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The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“A woman receives an unexpected visitor during a deadly snowstorm in this chilling thriller from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf.”

Release date: January 25th, 2022

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The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

Genre: Historical Fiction/Retelling

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“A provocative, immersive medieval novel starring one of literature’s most unforgettable characters in her own words–Chaucer’s bold and libidinous Wife of Bath.”

Release date: January 25th, 2022

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Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes

Genre: Horror/Science Fiction

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Titanic meets The Shining in S.A. Barnes’ Dead Silence, a SF horror novel in which a woman and her crew board a decades-lost luxury cruiser and find the wreckage of a nightmare that hasn’t yet ended.”

Release date: January 25th, 2022

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The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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“While passion and prose push them closer together in the Florida heat, (two writing partners) will learn that relationships, like writing, sometimes take a few rough drafts before they get it right.”

Release date: January 25th, 2022

February 2022 Fiction Books

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Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano (Finlay Donovan #2)

Genre: Contemporary Mystery/Thriller

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“From Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano, comes Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead—the hilarious and heart-pounding follow-up to Finlay Donovan is Killing It.”

Release date: February 1st, 2022

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Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Genre: General Fiction

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“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 of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake.”

Release date: February 1st, 2022

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These Deadly Games by Diana Urban

Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller

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“When Crystal Donavan gets a message on a mysterious app with a video of her little sister gagged and bound, she agrees to play the kidnapper’s game. As Crystal makes the impossible choices between her friends and her sister, she must uncover the truth and find a way to outplay the kidnapper… before it’s too late.”

Release date: February 1st, 2022

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Only a Monster by Vanessa Len

Genre: YA Fantasy

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“With the sweeping romance of Passenger and the dark fantasy edge of This Savage Song, this standout YA contemporary fantasy debut from Vanessa Len, is the first in a planned trilogy.”

Release date: February 1st, 2022

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Other People’s Clothes by Calla Henkel

Genre: Fiction/Thriller

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“A propulsive debut with a wicked sense of humor in which two American ex-pats obsessed with the Amanda Knox trial find themselves at the nexus of murder and celebrity in glittering 1990s Berlin.”

Release date: February 1st, 2022

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A Very Nice Girl by Imogen Crimp

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

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“A bitingly honest, darkly funny debut about ambition, sex, power, and love, A Very Nice Girl cracks open the timeless questions of what it is to be young, what it is to want to be wanted, and what it is to find your calling but lose your way to it.”

Release date: February 8th, 2022

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Mickey7 by Edward Ashton

Genre: Science Fiction

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The Martian meets Dark Matter in Edward Ashton’s high concept science fiction thriller, in which Mickey7, an “expendable,” refuses to let his replacement clone Mickey8 take his place.”

Release date: February 15th, 2022

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Chilean Poet by Alejandro Zambra

Genre: General Fiction

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“The internationally acclaimed author, heralded as one of the most important writers of his generation, returns with the most substantial work of his career: an emotionally captivating, very funny novel about fathers and sons, ambition and failure, and the many forms of family.”

Release date: February 15th, 2022

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Unmissing by Minka Kent

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“A return from the past knocks a family dangerously off-balance in a novel of spiraling suspense by Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent.”

Release date: February 15th, 2022

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One Night On The Island by Josie Silver

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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“From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December . . . When a double-booking at a remote one-room cabin accidentally throws two solace seekers together, it feels like a cruel twist of fate. But what if it’s fate of a different kind?”

Release date: February 15th, 2022

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Beneath the Stairs by Jennifer Fawcett

Genre: Horror/Thriller

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“In this spine-tingling, atmospheric debut for fans of Jennifer McMahon, Simone St. James, and Chris Bohjalian, a woman returns to her hometown after her childhood friend attempts suicide at a local haunted house—the same place where a traumatic incident shattered their lives twenty years ago.”

Release date: February 22nd, 2022

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The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“From the New York Times 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 hide…”

Release date: February 22nd, 2022

March 2022 Book Releases

The Night Shift by Alex Finlay

The Night Shift by Alex Finlay

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“Twisty, poignant, and redemptive, The Night Shift is a story about the legacy of trauma and how the broken can come out on the other side – set on New Year’s Eve in 1999 and present day’.

Release date: March 1st, 2022

Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin

Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin

Genre: Science Fiction

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“Dystopian debut about a tech company that deletes unwanted memories, the consequences for those forced to contend with what they tried to forget, and the dissenting doctor who seeks to protect her patients from further harm.”

Release date: March 1st, 2022

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Sundial by Catriona Ward

Genre: Horror

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Sundial is a new, twisty psychological horror novel from Catriona Ward, internationally bestselling author of The Last House on Needless Street. [A] mother and daughter embark on a dark, desert journey to the past in the hopes of redeeming their future.”

Release date: March 1st, 2022

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The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

Genre: Fantasy

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“A dark academic debut fantasy with an established cult following that reads like The Secret History meets The Umbrella Academy.”

Release date: March 1st, 2022

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The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

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“An indie musician reeling from tragedy reconnects with her estranged father on a week-long cruise in this tale of grief, fame, and love from bestselling author Jennifer E. Smith.”

Release date: March 1st, 2022

Gallant by Victoria Schwab

Genre: YA Fantasy/Horror

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“Victoria Schwab weaves a dark and original tale about the place where the world meets its shadow, and the young woman beckoned by both sides. The Secret Garden meets Crimson Peak in this stand-alone novel perfect for readers of Holly Black and Neil Gaiman.”

Release date: March 1st, 2022

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The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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When a woman reveals her infidelity to her husband at their marriage counseling session, it sets off a collision course. “Because the biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger.”

Release date: March 8th, 2022

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A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft

Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance

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“In A Far Wilder Magic, Allison Saft has written an achingly tender love story set against a deadly hunt in an atmospheric, rich fantasy world that will sweep you away.”

Release date: March 8th, 2022

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The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

Genre: Fantasy/Mystery

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“From the critically acclaimed author of The Book of M, a highly imaginative thriller about a young woman who discovers that a strange map in her deceased father’s belongings holds an incredible, deadly secret—one that will lead her on an extraordinary adventure and to the truth about her family’s dark history.”

Release date: March 15th, 2022

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The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

Genre: Science Fiction

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“In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm and human-free world.” They’re large, dangerous, and in trouble. A society called the Kaiju Preservation Society “has found its way to this alternate world. [But] others have, too–and their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.”

Release date: March 15th, 2022

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The Orchard by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

Genre: Historical Fiction

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“Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union–but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

Release date: March 15th, 2022

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The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“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 the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.”

Release date: March 15th, 2022

View my full list of new winter 2022 book releases here.

I hope this list of new fiction books coming in winter 2022 has helped you grow your TBR list! Stay healthy and keep reading, friends.

If you’re looking for more awesome books to read, check out my list of some of the best book releases of fall 2021!

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