31 New January 2022 Book Releases by Genre

31 New January 2022 Book Releases
31 New January 2022 Book Releases by Genre 33

We have 31 great new January 2022 book releases. The books are organized by genre so, you can go ahead and scroll to your favorites. We have thriller, romances, historical fiction, literary fiction and more.

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Thriller Book Releases for January 2022

Thriller Book Releases for January 2022

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

Genre: Gothic Thriller

Plot: Six Twenty-somethings on a journey to a beautiful and desolate island. When one goes missing and another is dead, the rest of the group wonders what other dark secrets are hidden away.

The Girl Who Knew Too much

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Tiffany Brooks

Genre: YA Thriller

Plot: Riley is dropped onto a deserted island with 19 other teens in search for a millions dollar treasure rumored to be on the island. Six people have dies in the past, who will be number 7?

A Flicker in the dark

A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Chloe is a psychologist who is preparing for her wedding when girls from her town start to go missing. Chloe starts to see parallels to twenty years ago when six girls went missing and her father has confessed to the crimes.


Anthem by Noah Hawley

Genre: Literary Thriller

Plot: A band of unlikely heroes set out to find a man known as The Wizard to save an innocent woman who is being held captive. The journey is a look at America as it is now.

All I want

All I Want by Darcey Bell

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Emma and Ben decide to leave their one bedroom apartment in NYC and move to large, Victorian, fixer-upper in upstate New York. With a baby on the way it seems like the perfect choice until their disintegrating marriage and dark history of the house takes its toll.

January 2022 New Release Thriller Books

One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Frankie Elkin, a missing person expert is sent to look for a young man who disappeared without a trace. Soon, her own survival is threatened.

Good Rich People and other January 2022 Book Releases

Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier

Genre: Thriller

Plot: A wealthy couple invites self-made success stories to live in their guesthouse so they can ruin in their lives in a sick and twisted game. Demi decides to take over someones life as a last stitch survival effort and winds up at the guest house. She will not go down without a fight.

Greenwhich park

Greenwich park by Katherine Faulkner

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Helen and her handsome architect husband live in the idyllic Greennwich Park. With a baby on the way it all seems perfect until Helen befriends Rachel and Rachel threatens to expose old secrets.

Mystery Book Releases for January 2022

The Maid by Nita Prose and more new Mysteries for January 2022

The Maid by Nita Prose

Genre: Detective Mystery

Plot: Molly Gray is a hotel maid who struggles with social skills. When he discovers a guest murdered in his bed, she becomes the suspect and her life is turned upside-down as she searches for the killer.

The Last house om the street

The Last house on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

Genre: Mystery/ Fiction

Plot: Two women, a generation apart, find themselves unexpectedly bound together from the tragedy of an unsolved, mystery.

The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher and more Historical Fiction

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczy

Genre: Mystery

Plot: “Anxious People meets the delights of bookish fiction in a stunning debut following a librarian whose quiet life is turned upside down when a priceless manuscript goes missing. Soon she has to ask: what holds more secrets in the library―the ancient books shelved in the stacks, or the people who preserve them?”

Historical Fiction Book Releases for January 2022

Beautiful little fools

Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor

Genre: Classic Retelling

Plot: This classic re-telling of The Great Gatsby is told from a Women’s perspective.

The Paris Bookseller and other January 2022 Book Releases

The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: A young American Woman names Sylvia Beach opens Shakespeare and Company in Paris in 1919. When James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is banned, Beach publishes it under the Shakespeare and Company name at a steep cost. Will it ruin her?

our kind of people

Our Kind of People by Carol Wallace

Genre: Historical fiction

Plot: Set in the Gilded age of NYC, this books is about one family’s journey from riches to ruin as one mother tires to launch her daughters into society.

The Magnolia Palace and other January 2022 Book Releases

Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: A story about murder, secrets and betrayal in one of NYC’s Gilded age mansions. Lillian, a former model, takes a job at Frick mansion as a personal secretary. Fifty years later, a model Named Veronica stumbles upon information that may solve a decades-old murder.

Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict and more amazing Historical Fiction new book releases for January 2022

Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: “Marie Benedict’s powerful new novel shines a light on a woman who sacrificed her life to discover the nature of our very DNA, a woman whose world-changing contributions were hidden by the men around her but whose relentless drive advanced our understanding of humankind.”

Violeta and other January 2022 Book Releases

Violetta by Isabel Allende

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This sweeping historical fiction tells the story of the life of Violeta, a woman whose life spans 100 years and told in the form of a letter to a loved one.

Fiction Book Releases for January 2022

The School for Good Mothers

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

Genre: Dystopian Fiction

Plot: Frida Liu is struggling with her family and marriage. The one thing she has is her daughter. When Frida makes one mistake, she is sent to a government reform program where she has to prove her devotion as a mother.

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover and more great fiction new releases for January 2022

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: After serving five years in prison, Kenna returns home hoping to reunite with her daughter. But after years of burning bridges, Kenna is having a hard time building a future and healing.

The Good Son and other January 2022 Book Releases

The Good Son by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Thea’s son has just been released from prison after murdering his girlfriend. Now, he is released into a society in which he is the symbol for white privilege but, is there more going on? Thea suspects she has never truly known her son.

Olga Dies Dreaming

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González 

Genre: Family Drama

Plot: This is a family drama in which a status-driven wedding planner must juggle her social ambitions, absent mother and her Puerto Rican roots. Set in NYC in the wake of Hurricane Maria, this book looks at what it means to weather a storm.

Literary Fiction Book Releases for January 2022

No Land to Light on and other January 2022 Book Releases

No Land to Light on by Yara Zgheib

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: A young Syrian couple living in Boston are torn apart when Hadi needs to fly to Jordan the night before his visa Hearing. When he doesn’t get off the plane to come home, Sama tries desperately to find a way back to the man she loves.

To PAradise

To Paradise by Hanya Yangihara

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: Spanning three centuries, this is a story set in 1893, 1993 and 2093 that examines love, family and the promise of a Utopia.

January 2022 Romance Book Releases

Weather Girl and other January 2022 Book Releases

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Genre: Romance

Plot: A TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to reunite their divorced bosses with unforecasted results in this electrifying romance. From the Author of the Ex Talk.

bad luck bridesmaid

Bad Luck Bridesmaid by Alison Rose Greenberg

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Plot: Zoey has been a bridesmaid three times and each time, the wedding never happened. When her best friend gets engaged and informs Zoey that she will be bridesmaid, Zoey begins to wonder how to secure her own happiness.

Anatomy of a Love Story and other January 2022 Book Releases

Anatomy: A Love story by Dana Schwartz

Genre: YA Historical Fiction/ Romance

Plot: Hazel wants to be a surgeon but is kicked out of lectures for being the wrong gender. Jack is a man who digs up bodies for a living. The two of them must work together to uncover secrets buried deep in Edinburgh society.

how to love your neighbor

How to Love your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan

Genre: Romance

Plot: Enemies-to-lovers meets HGTV in this frothy, effervescent romantic comedy from Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules for Faking It.

The Roughest Draft and other January 2022 Book Releases

The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley

Genre: Romance

Plot: Katrina and Nathan were literary cowriting stars until they ended the partnership on bad terms and have not spoken since. Now, they have been forced to partner for one last book to fulfill their contract. Stuck together while writing a romance isn’t easy when you are not talking to each other.

New Fantasy Book Releases for January 2022

Daughter of the Momn Godess

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: A fantasy inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e , in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm and sets her on a dangerous path—where choices come with deadly consequences, and she risks losing more than her heart.

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves and other January 2022 Book Releases

Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: Sena must flea with her prize fighting wolf, Iska. In order to flee her frozen planet, she must win the sled race that killed her mother.

A Letter to Three Witches and other January 2022 Book Releases

A Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass

Genre: Magical Realism

Plot: Gwen’s family has been forbidden from doing witchcraft for a century because of an errant spell. Now, Gewn’s sister has cast a spell and cousin Trudy is so stressed, she accidentally enchants her cupcakes. Can the family take control of their powers? Can Gwen determine if her feelings for Jeremy are real or a result of the cupcakes?

What are your favorites? Which January 2022 book release are you looking forward to reading the most?

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  1. Fantastic reading inspiration here. Nita Prose’ The Maid is probably my top pick of the January new releases but I am very intrigued by Sequoia Nagamatsu’s debut How High We Go in the Dark also. Happy new reading year Jackie and Kirsten!