31 Most Anticipated New November 2022 Book Releases by Genre

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The November 2022 book releases look so good and we cannot wait to read them. We have all the genres, sub-divided so that you can check them all out or skip to your favorites. This month has so many amazing thrillers that it will be hard to narrow it down.

The non-fiction book releases from November 2022 look amazing as well. Let us know which book you are looking forward to reading the most.

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Most Anticipated November 2022 Fiction Book Releases

Impossible Things

We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman

Genre: Fiction

Plot: For lovers of Meg Wolitzer, Maria Semple, and Jenny Offill comes this raucous, poignant celebration of life, love, and friendship at its imperfect and radiant best. This is the ultimate story of friendship as Edith and Ashley reminisce on 42 years of friendship. Edi is dying of ovarian cancer and Ash is struggling with her imperfection as a friend, wife, and parent.

Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson and 30 more November 2022 book releases

Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Frankie is 16 years old and trying to make it through high school. She is a loner until she meets Zeke. the sparks fly with these two teens and they make a poster that becomes unforgettable to everyone who sees it. Now the people in the town do not know who made the sign and panic follows. Twenty years after, Frankie receives a phone call from a reporter asking about the panic of 1996 and what she knows.


Aesthetica by Allie Rowbottom

Genre: Fiction

Plot: A former social media is about to undergo and radical surgery to reverse all her plastic surgeries in the hope of finding her true self. On the eve of her surgery, her past resurfaces and she must confront her past in order to move forward. This is a dark, coming-of-age story.

We are the Light: A Novel and 30 more November 2022 book releases

We Are the Light: A Novel by Deckle Edge

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Plot: This is a new book for the bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook about a widower in a small town who takes in a grieving teenager who has been ostracized by the community they live in. This is an inspirational book that celebrates the power of healing.

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November 2022 Historical Fiction Book Releases

The Lindbergh Nanny

The Lindbergh Nanny by Mariah Fredericks

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Mariah Fredericks’s The Lindbergh Nanny is a powerful, propulsive novel about America’s most notorious kidnapping through the eyes of the woman who found herself at the heart of this deadly crime.


Winterland: A Novel by Rae Meadows

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction starts in 1973 in the Soviet Union where eight-year-old Anya is chosen for her gymnastic skills. There is no greater honor than to represent your country. As Anya moves through the ranks, she learns that there is zero room for error.

Love Historical Fiction? We do too! That’s why we created the Ultimate List of Historical Fiction carefully divided by time period.

Most Anticipated November 2022 Fantasy/ Sci-fi Book Releases

The Cloisters and 30 more November 2022 book releases

The Cloisters by Katy Hays

Genre: Fantasy Dark Academia

Plot: Described as The Secret History meets Ninth House, this Fantasy Dark Academia looks like a must-read. When Ann is assigned to work with The Cloisters during her summer program she discovers a hidden deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future.

Wilder Women by Ruth Emmie Lange and 30 more November 2022 book releases

The Wilderwomen by Ruth Emmie Lang 

Genre: Magical Realism

Plot: Nora Wilder disappeared leaving her daughters to wonder where she went. Zadie, the oldest, should have seen it coming because she has psychic abilities. Finn cannot see into the future but she has a perfect memory. She cannot only see her own memories but the echoes that other people have left behind. When Finn wakes up alone in an aviary with no idea how she got there, she realizes she has followed her mother’s memory. Now the two sisters must try and find their mother but how far are they willing to go?

The Illuminaries and 30 more November 2022 book releases

The Luminaries by Susan Dennard

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: From Susan Dennard, the New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series, comes a haunting and high-octane contemporary fantasy, about the magic it takes to face your fears in a nightmare-filled forest, and the mettle required to face the secrets hiding in the dark corners of your own family.

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Most Anticipated Thrillers and Mysteries for November 2022

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A World of Curiosities (Chief Inspector Gamache #18) by Louise Penny

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Bestselling author, Louise Penny, is back with book number 18 in the chief inspector Gamache series. Facebook takes place in three pines. Gamache and Beauvoir are reminded of an old case that has hunted them for years. Now, they discover a bricked-up attic in the village of three pines that brings more questions than answers.

The Last pArty by Clare Mackintosh and 30 more November 2022 book releases

The Last Party: A Novel by Clare Mackintosh

Genre: Thriller

Plot: On New Year’s Eve Rhys Lloyd has a house full of neighbors from his wealthy neighborhood celebrating the new year. By midnight, he is dead and the next day, everyone in the tiny community is a suspect because they all have secrets to protect.


The Resemblance by Lauren Nossett

Genre: Thriller

Plot: When a fraternity brother at the University of Georgia is killed in a hit and run, all the witnesses agree that the driver looked identical to the dead man and that the driver was smiling.

Detective Marlitt Kaplan begins investigating and uncovers more than she bargained for with the Greek systems and its hedonistic ways and secrets. How far will they go to protect their own?

The Quarry Girls

Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey 

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Heather and Brenda have a secret. They saw something in the dark that they vowed never to talk about again, with anybody. Now, in the close-knit community in Minnesota, girls are going missing and nobody wants to investigate.

The Prisoner by BA Paris and 30 more November 2022 book releases

The Prisoner by B.A. Paris

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Amelie has built a life for herself after losing her parents as a child. Now, she is married to a billionaire named Ned Hawthorne. Soon after, she wakes up in a pitch-black room where she has been taken captive and she does not know who is holding her prisoner. The worst part? She feels safer here than she did with her husband.

The Family Game by Catherine Steadman

The Family Game by Catherine Steadman

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Harriet is a novelist who is engaged to Edward, the heir of a powerful family. Now, they have reappeared and seem to be welcoming but, Harriet cannot figure out what is real and what is a game. Harriet receives a confession to a heinous crime from Edward’s father but, is this a plan to test her loyalty?

Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger and 30 more November 2022 book releases

Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Three couples rent a luxury cabin in the woods complete with a hot tub and personal chef. But, a deadly storm is coming and things start to get a little weird when the rental host is too present and the personal chef reveals that the cabin has a very scary past. Who can you trust when someone is looking for revenge?

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Romance Book Releases for November 2022

The Rewind and 30 more November 2022 book releases

The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch

Genre: Romance

Plot: Frankie and Ezra were college sweethearts seeing each other for the first time since their breakup ten years ago. They are at the wedding of mutual friends and both have moved on. When they wake up the next morning with Ezra’s grandmother’s diamond on Frankie’s finger, they have to figure out what happened and if they got it wrong the first time around.

a very merry bromance

A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

Genre: Romance

Plot: In this next book in the Bromance Book Club series, the men come together to help country music star Colton find a second chance at love.

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Better Than Fiction by Alexa Martin

Genre: Romance

Plot: Drew Young did not anticipate inheriting her grandmother’s books store, especially since she is a firm believer that the movie is always better (gasp). When she meets a bestselling author at his book event, he creates a book bucket list for her. As they begin to spend more time together, Drew must make a choice that will determine her future.

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Never Rescue a Rogue by Virginia Heath

Genre: Romance

Plot: Virginia Heath’s Never Rescue a Rogue, the next book in the Merriwell Sisters series, is filled with whip-smart banter, swoony romance, hilarious mishaps, and twisty reveals that will make you gasp and laugh in delight

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November 2022: Best Non-Fiction Book Releases

The Light We Carry: Overcoming Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama and 30 more November 2022 book releases

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: former First-Lady and bestselling author Michelle Obama offers advice, wisdom, and strategies for staying hopeful in these uncertain times.

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Egypt’s Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth by Colleen and John Darnell

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: The authors combine years of research with wonderful writing to tell the story of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, rulers more than three thousand years ago. These revolutionary rulers transformed the world we live in by combining religion and politics in one.

Friends Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry

Genre: Memoir

Plot: Matthew Perry, the beloved star of the hit show Friends, takes us on his journey from a young tennis star in Canada to a lead actor in the wild popular show and his battle with addiction. Told in a way that only Matthew can- with humor and a message of hope.

Surrender: 40 Songs, One story and 30 more November 2022 book releases

Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story by Bono

Genre: Memoir

Plot: Bono—artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2—has written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he’s lived, the challenges he’s faced, and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him.

Best YA November 2022 Book Releases

Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell

Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell

Genre: YA Romance

Plot: This is renowned author, Rain Rowell’s first collection of short stories. These are nine wonderful love stories that are everything you could hope for from this New York Times bestselling author.

Cursed by Marissa Meyer

Cursed by Marissa Meyer

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: This is the sequel to Gilded, the retelling of Rumplestiltskin. Serilda and Gild attempt to beak the curses that are tethering their spirits to the haunted castle before the Endless moon. This is a YA fantasy with romance and adventure from bestselling author Marissa Meyer.

A Light in the Flame

A Light in the Flame by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: This is book two in the Flesh and Fire series. The only one who can save Sera now is the one she spent her life planning to kill.

Saint by Adrienne Young

Saint by Adrienne Young

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: if you love the world of fable, you will love this prequel from best-selling author Adrienne Young. Elias has learned to listen to the old tales and his devotion to myths and superstition has earned him the reputation of being the luckiest man to sell the narrows. Now, he must decide if he’s willing to risk everything for the love of a girl.

Belittled Women

Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet

Genre: YA Fiction

Plot: Sharp and subversive, this delightfully messy YA rom-com offers a sly wink to the classic Little Women, as teenage Jo Porter rebels against living in the shadow of her literary namesake

Bloodmarked, the follow up to Legendborn and 30 more November 2022 book releases

Bloodmarked (The Legendborn Cycle Book 2) by Tracy Deonn

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: This is the hugely anticipated follow-up to the award-winning book Legendborn. Bree wanted to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death. She infiltrated the Legendborn order, King Arthur’s secret Society descendants and in doing so, She discovered her power.

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The Do-Over by Lynn Painter

Genre: YA Romance

Plot: This book is Groundhog Day meets Valentine’s Day. Emilie is stuck in a time loop watching her boyfriend, Josh cheat on her day after day on Valentine’s Day. Every morning she wakes up and has to relive it again. The one thing she also can’t get away from is Nick. Why do they keep running into each other and is the universe trying to tell her something?

A thousand heartbeats

A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass

Genre: YA Romance

Plot: Kiera Cass, author of The Selection series is back with an epic stand-alone YA romance. This star-crossed lovers romance is sure to be another favorite in your lineup. If you love YA Romances, we have an amazing list of books to read.

What is your most anticipated November 2022 book release?

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