Fall & Winter Preview: 30 Books to Have on Your Radar

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NetGalley members are always looking ahead to exciting new releases to add to their TBR piles. Here are 30 fall and winter books being published in 2022 that readers won’t want to miss—some are even already available for request on NetGalley! Take a look and take note of the books you want to read before this year is over.

The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev weaves a generational tale of three women in her latest. When Bindu Desai wins the lottery, it creates a domino effect that impacts her daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

Marple by Agatha Christie et al.

Agatha Christie fans, do not miss out on this collection of short stories featuring detective Jane Marple written by 12 beloved authors including Karen M. McManus, Ruth Ware, and Alyssa Cole.

The World We Make by N.K. Jemisin

The Great Cities duology comes to a close this fall with our heroes thrown back into the fray as they attempt to form an alliance with other living cities to save humanity.

How the Wallflower was Won by Eva Leigh

We’re huge Eva Leigh fans, which means this historical romance between a bookish wallflower and a rogue in need of a wife is at the top of our fall reading list and should be on yours too!

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera

One of the most-anticipated YA books of the year is Adam Silvera’s return to the Death-Cast universe. This prequel follows Valentino and Orion who learn they only have 24 hours to live.

The Winners by Fredrik Backman

The third and final Beartown novel hits shelves next month, reuniting readers with the citizens of a small hockey town. Clocking in at almost 700 pages, this is one you’ll want to clear your schedule for.

Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala

Lila Macapagal’s holiday cheer is ruined when her estranged cousin returns to town and is accused of murder. She doesn’t want to believe he’s guilty and sets out to uncover the truth.

You’re a Mean One, Matthew Prince by Timothy Janovsky

The magic of the holidays (and a charity gala in need of organization) brings together a spoiled Prince cut off from his old life and the local he’s helplessly attracted to in this new adult romance.

Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The wait is almost over, sci-fi readers! The third book in the Locked Tomb series hits shelves in September and follows Nona, who wakes up in a stranger’s body with no memory of how she got there.

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

In this YA debut, a high school senior moves from DC to Georgia to live with her grandmother. Avery starts to dig into her family’s history, only to uncover long-buried secrets about the town’s past.

Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen

Michelle Gallen transports readers to the summer of 1994 to follow Maeve and her friends as they work at a factory in Northern Ireland and cope with growing into adulthood during the Troubles.

Blue Like Me by Aaron Philip Clark

Aaron Philip Clark returns this fall with a thriller featuring his detective-turned-private investigator, Trevor “Finn” Finnegan, working undercover alongside a detective he doesn’t fully trust to find a killer.

Imitate the Dawn by M.A. Grant

Spooky season is almost here, making this the perfect time to dive into M.A. Grant’s paranormal romance series following a vampire and his bodyguard. The final book in the trilogy goes on sale in September, so start with book one today!

Poster Girl by Veronica Roth

Sonya, a poster girl for the toppled dystopian regime known as the Delegation, is offered freedom from prison in exchange for finding a missing girl. No matter how dangerous, it’s an opportunity she can’t refuse.

Strike the Zither by Joan He

Joan He kicks off a new YA fantasy series set in an alternate historical China where the realm is separated into three warring factors. Zephyr infiltrates an enemy’s camp, only to finally meet her match in a rival strategist.

Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions by Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi

This debut short story collection from Nigerian author Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi follows the lives of four women through interconnecting tales as they navigate their futures together and apart.

The Ingenue by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Pitched as My Dark Vanessa meets The Queen’s Gambit, this dark thriller has us intrigued! Former piano prodigy Saskia must face the traumas of her past after the death of her mother.

In It to Win It by Sharon C. Cooper

An eccentric billionaire forces exes, Morgan and Drake, to compete in an Iron Man-esque competition for the property he’s selling in this second chance romantic comedy.

House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson

Halloween is coming early thanks to Alexis Henderson’s latest—set in a world where nobles drink blood. Marion applies to be a bloodmaid, drawing her into danger unlike anything she’s ever known.

The Gathering Dark edited by Tori Bovalino

YA fans, prepare for thrills and chills with this anthology of folk horror featuring ten authors sharing short stories about spooky hauntings, dangers hiding in the dark, and deadly secrets.

The Storyteller’s Death by Ann Dávila Cardinal

If you’re looking to get lost in a family saga, make sure this book is on your TBR. Isla inherits the ability to see the stories told by her family’s storytellers it’s a joy until she stumbles across an unsolved murder.

The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh

When Rhys Lloyd’s New Year’s Eve party ends with his murder, everyone in the village of Mirror Lake becomes a suspect and Ffion Morgan isn’t sure which of her friends and neighbors she can trust.

Never Rescue a Rogue by Virginia Heath

Needing to know the truth of his parentage, ​​Giles Sinclair reluctantly asks his nemesis Diana Merriwell for help in uncovering his past. Barbs are shared and sparks fly as the two work together to find answers.

Even Though I Knew the End by C.L. Polk

C.L. Polk’s sapphic fantasy noir novella takes readers to the 1940s to follow private investigator Elena, who must catch a serial killer or succumb to her deal with the devil and be taken to Hell.

No Accident by Laura Bates

Stranded after a plane crash, seven teens thought survival on a deserted island would be their biggest challenge. Instead, it becomes evading the killer walking among them.

The Sunshine Girls by Molly Fader

Historical fiction readers, take a journey to 1967 to meet BettyKay and Kitty, nursing school roommates whose bond transforms into a decades-long friendship that leads to a dramatic crossroads.

It Rides a Pale Horse by Andy Marino

Tis the season for thrills and horror readers won’t want to miss out on this chilling tale of an artist who is given footage of his sister being abducted and mysterious instructions on how to save her.

Last of the Talons by Sophie Kim

The first book in Sophie Kim’s YA fantasy series finds Shin Lina taken to a strange realm where she must fight against the emperor if she hopes to save her sister from dangers back in her world.

River Woman, River Demon by Jennifer Givhan

Jennifer Givhan mixes magic and mystery in this novel about Eva Santos Moon, a glassblowing bruja who begins to question her own memories after her husband is arrested for murder.

Second Chance at Rancho Lindo by Sabrina Sol

Set in a small town in California, this western romance finds Gabe returning to his family’s ranch and coming face-to-face with their new horticulturist, Nora, the ex he can’t stay away from.

What are the books at the top of your fall and winter TBR?

Kelly Gallucci

Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of We Are Bookish, where she oversees the editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors and NetGalley members. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and watching way too many baking shows.

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