32 Most Anticipated New April 2022 Book Releases by Genre

32 New April 2022 book releases by genre

April is shaping up to be an amazing month for reading. This list of April 2022 book releases by genre has more than 30 books and we want to read them all.

From historical fiction and fantasy to non-fiction and romances, this list has all the most anticipated books for April 2022. If you want to see our picks as well as get suggestions for the 2022 reading challenge, be sure to sign up for the magazine.

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April 2022 Book Releases- Romances

The Sign for Home and and more April 2022 book releases by genre

The Sign for Home by Blair Fell

Genre: Romance

Plot: Arlo embarks on a journey to find the girl that he thought was lost to him forever. The fact that he is DeafBlind is just a small detail standing in his way. He convinces his small group of friends to set off on a journey with him and experience life’s joy along the way.

To Marry and to Meddle by Martha Waters and more April 2022 book releases by genre

To Marry and to Meddle: A Novel (The Regency Vows #3) by Martha Waters

Genre: Romance

Plot: Lady Emily Turner has been a debutante for far longer than she should have been but, she has no prospects because of her fathers large debts. When she decides to marry Lord Julian as a marriage of convenience, their feelings for each other become rather inconvenient.

The no Show

The No Show by Beth O’Leary

Genre: Rom-com

Plot: Three women who seem to have nothing in common are all stood up by the same man. And, not on any day, Valentine’s Day. Where was he? Will they forgive him? Will they discover the truth or have their hearts broken?

Reputation and and more April 2022 book releases by genre

Reputation by Lex Croucher

Genre: Romance

Plot: The perfect blend of Bridgerton and Jane Austen with this Regency-era romantic comedy.Georgiana Ellers is spending the summer with her aunt. Normally bookish and sheltered, Georgina meets Frances who introduces her to regency aristocracy who are anything but proper.

Part of your World by Abby Jimenez and 31 more April 2022 Book Releases by Genre

Part of your World by Abby Jimenez

Genre: Romance

Plot: Alexis was supposed to just have a fling with the cute carpenter ten years younger than her. When it starts to become more, she has to decide if she can turn her back on her family to carry on the legacy of her ultra-rich family or follow her heart and bring Daniel into her world.

flirting with fate

Flirting with Fate by J. C Cervantes

Genre: YA Romance

Plot: This is a story of fate, family and finding love where you least expect it. Ava arrived to her beloved Nana’s deathbed too late to receive her mythical blessing.

But that doesn’t mean that Nana didn’t give the blessing, it just landed on the wrong wrong person. Ava is determined to retrieve her blessing from the boy it landed on.

April 2022 Book Releases: Mystery / Thriller

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth and more April 2022 book releases by genre

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Stephen is about to get married again. The fact that his first wife is still alive and in a care facility for dementia is not an issue for him. The fact that Heather is the same age (and younger) than his two daughters does not bother him either. The two daughters are determined to unleash the family secrets and keep Heather away from their dad.

Ill be You by Janelle Brown

I’ll be You by Janelle Brown

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Plot: Two identical sisters who are former child actors have grown apart. Elli is married and a perfect homemaker who is married to a real estate later. Sam has been addicted to booze and pills. When Sam disappears, Elli is forced to confront their secrets.

Sense and Second-Degree Murder and more April 2022 book releases by genre.

Sense and Second-Degree Murder by Tirzah Prince

Genre: YA Mystery

Plot: This is a fun Jane Austen re-telling of sense and sensibility with a little bit of murder added to the mix. The Dashwood sisters try and combine their talents to solve their fathers murder.

April 2022 Fiction Book Releases

The lifeguards

The Lifeguards: A Novel by Amanda Eyre Ward

Genre: Fiction

Plot: The bonds between three picture-perfect—but viciously protective—mothers and their close-knit sons are tested during one unforgettable summer in a gripping novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters.

LEssons on Chemistry

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Genre: Fiction

Plot:A delight for readers of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, this blockbuster debut set in 1960s California features the singular voice of Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes a detour when she becomes the star of a beloved TV cooking show

A Family affair by Robyn Carr and more April 2022 book releases by genre

A Family Affair by Robyn Carr

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Anna was determined to give her children the kind of stable life she never had growing up. Now that her three children have moved out, she is ready to focus on herself when her husband dies unexpectedly.

At the funeral, there is a woman there that she does not know. Anna starts to uncover secrets and she will need her family to help her hold her life together.

Young Mungo

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

Genre: LGBTQ Fiction

Plot: 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.

The Secrets of Summer House and more April 2022 book releases.

The Secrets of Summer House by Rachel Burton

Genre: Fiction

Plot: In 1976 Alice and Tristan have an amazing whirlwind romance. When Tristan is killed in a car accident after Alice gives birth to a baby girl, Alice brings the baby to Tristan’s family home and abandons her there.

2018: Olivia has always believed both her parents died in a car accident. When she finds letters from her mother, her whole world is turned around.

The Candy House and more April 2022 book releases

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: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-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad—an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the quest for authenticity and meaning in a world where memories and identities are no longer private.”

The Patron Saint of Second Chances

The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon

Genre: Humorous Fiction

Plot: When a small town in Italy must come up with 70,00 Euros to fix the water to the village, Signor Speranza comes up with a plan. In order to boost tourism to the town of 212, he stars a rumor that a movie star will be filming his next project nearby.

Marrying the KEtchups

Marrying the Ketchups: A Novel by Jennifer Close

Genre: Family Fiction

Plot: This book is about Chicago restaurant and three generations of family. When steadfast Grampa Bud dies suddenly, the Cubs win the World Series and Trump is elected president all within a few short months, their world is turned upside- down.

Nobody gets out alive and more April 2022 book releases

Nobody Gets Out Alive by Leigh Newman

Genre: Short Stories

Plot: A collection of short stories about women struggling to survive Alaska’s wilderness, animals and daily life.

April 2022 Fantasy and Sci-fi Book Releases

In a Garden Burning Gold

In a Garden Burning Gold: A Novel by Rory Power

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: This is a brand new book from the New York Times best selling author. Twins are born with magic and they have spent their nearly immortal lives protecting their kingdom. Now, they must try to save their family from the other nations that would see their reign come to an end.

Go Hex Yourself and more April 2022 book releases

Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Plot: When Reggies applies for a job at her favorite card game, she realizes that she is actually applying to be a familiar to a real witch. Her new job has many perks; however, her employer’s nephew is a maddening warlock. She hates him but is forced to work with him to break a deadly curse.

Sea of Tranqulity

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandell

Genre: Sci-fi

Plot: This is a novel of time travel that takes places on Vancouver Island in 1912 to a moon colony 500 years in the future. From the best selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass House.

Hotel Magnifique and more April 2022 book releases

Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: For fans of Caraval and The Night Circus, this decadent and darkly enchanting YA fantasy, set against the backdrop of a Belle Époque-inspired hotel, follows seventeen-year-old Jani as she uncovers the deeply disturbing secrets of the legendary Hotel Magnifique

Blood to Poison by Mary Watson and more April 2022 book releases by genre.

Blood to Poison by Mary Watson

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: This YA Fantasy is a story about discovering magic in the mist of rage and love. Savannah was born into a curse passed down through all the women in the bloodline. Hella’s girls are all cursed to die young. Savannah now must save herself.

April 2022 Memoir/ Non-Fiction Book Releases

Hello, Molly and more April 2022 book releases

Hello, Molly: A Memoir by Molly Shannon

Genre: Memoir

Plot: A candid, heartbreaking and humorous memoir of Molly Shannon in all her hilarious glory.

Finding Me by Viola Davis and more April 2022 book releases by genre.

Finding Me by Viola Davis 

Genre: Memoir

Plot: Viola Davis’s life story told in her own words. It is a moving and personal memoir that will be sure to capture your heart

Easy Beauty and more April 2022 book releases

Easy beauty a memoir by Chloe Cooper Jones

Genre: Memoir

Plot: “From Chloé Cooper Jones—Pulitzer Prize finalist, philosophy professor, Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant recipient—a groundbreaking memoir about disability, motherhood, and a journey to far-flung places in search of a new way of seeing and being seen.”

Find Your Calm and more April 2022 book releases

Find Your Calm: A Workbook to Manage Anxiety by Jaime Zuckerman, Psy. D

Genre: Non-fiction

Plot: A workbook filled with exercised to help you work though anxiety. This interactive workbook will help you on a path to a happier and calmer daily life. Stress and worry can build up over time and have an effect on your quality of life. This book is a simple toolkit to help you reduce anxiety over time.

Dr. Zuckerman wrote a list of the best books for anxiety here, if you are looking for more in this category.

April 2022 Historical Fiction Book Releases

Portrait of a Thief and more April 2022 book releases

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: “Named A Most Aniticipated Book of 2022 by *PopSugar *Paste* *Crimereads* Goodreads* Bookbub*Boston.com and more!

Ocean’s Eleven meets The Farewell in Portrait of a Thief, a lush, lyrical heist novel inspired by the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums, about diaspora, the colonization of art, and the complexity of the Chinese American identity.”

The Mayor Bookshop and more April 2022 book releases

The Mayfair Bookshop by Elizabeth Knight

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: One of Hasty Booklist’s Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels!

USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight brings together a brilliant dual-narrative story about Nancy Mitford—one of 1930s London’s hottest socialites, authors, and a member of the scandalous Mitford Sisters—and a modern American desperate for change, connected through time by a little London bookshop.”

The School for German Brides and more April 2022 book releases

The School For German Brides by Aimie K Runyan

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Hanna is a young German woman in 1939. When she is matched to marry an SS officer, she is sent to live at a “bride school” to be a proper German wife. When Hanna discovers a young Jewish woman hiding near the school and pregnant, she knows that she has to help.

Sister Stardust and more April 2022 book releases

Sister Stardust by Jane Green

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: “In her first novel inspired by a true story, Jane Green re-imagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this transporting story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging ’60s”

The Good Left Undone and more April 2022 book releases

The Good Left Undone: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: “From Adriana Trigiani, “a master of visual and palpable detail” (The Washington Post), comes a lush, immersive novel about three generations of Tuscan artisans with one remarkable secret. Epic in scope and resplendent with the glorious themes of identity and belonging, The Good Left Undone unfolds in breathtaking turns.”

What April 2022 book releases are you most looking forward to reading?

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