Whether you’re in the mood for a gritty thriller, light-hearted romantic comedy, or thoughtful literary fiction, there are fiction books for you in 2022.
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Fiction books to get through 2022
After two years of living through a global pandemic, we’re all craving a bit of relaxation. And what better way to relax than with a good book? Fiction books help us escape no matter where we’re curled up reading: a comfy chair, the beach, or on the train or bus on a busy morning commute. Even if you have a weakness for classic novelsthere’s a particular joy in anticipating a new release from your favorite author, or even a first author whose book presentation has piqued your interest.
That’s why we’ve narrowed down a list of some of the best fiction books out (or soon to be released) in 2022. These titles span multiple genres and are handpicked based on recommendations from Reader’s Digest editors. Along with new novels from past award-winning authors, we’ve also added a few first novels that have generated positive buzz from advanced readers.
With all of romance novels, mystery books, fantasy books, beach readings and feminist books in the future best books of all time (or at least the best books of 2022!), there’s sure to be one you’ll want to open soon.
Through the merchant
1. The maid by Nita Prose
Release date: January 4, 2022
Nita Prose first novel has the perfect Index– as at the beginning: A large hotel. A motley cast of characters rich in personality. And, of course, murder. The protagonist of the story is a maid named Molly Gray who quickly becomes a suspect in the case. Molly sees things a little differently. She notices details that others might miss, but she also has trouble following social rules that others find natural. Lovers of intimate intrigues, closed-room mysteries, women’s books and Agatha Christie fiction will fall in love with Jhe Maid.