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One of my goals for 2022 is to read more. I think between the pandemic and the cluster that was the past few years, I’m ready to just immerse myself in some good books and escape for awhile. Below I’m sharing 22 books to read in 2022. A mix of thrillers, romance, new releases and old.
22 Books to Read in 2022
Winter in Paradise – Elin Hildebrand is one of my top favorite authors. Instead of her usual Nantucket based story, this one takes place around New Year’s in St. John’s. The perfect escape from snowy weather.
The Maid – This one was just released! 25 year old Molly works as a maid. She struggles in social situations and is a bit quirky. One day she finds a wealthy man dead in his bed. The story is described as a cozy, heartwarming read.
Ugly Love – a girl meets an airplane pilot, he’s looking to have fun, no strings attached. There’s two rules to their arrangement – don’t ask about the past and don’t expect a future. And then things get ugly.
Joan is Okay – to be released on January 18th. About a Chinese American ICU doctor in New York City faced with a worldly health crisis. Kinda similar to our pandemic situation right now.
The Last House on the Street – available January 11th. A woman and her husband are in the process of building their dream home when he dies tragically in an accident. One day an older woman shows up and tells the grieving widow she shouldn’t move in. A thriller that weaves in history and social injustice.
The Golden Couple – what seems like a perfect couple is shaken by an affair. They head to a well renowned marriage counselor who doesn’t play by the rules and there’s many suspenseful twists.
Life Flight – An EMS helicoptor who thrives on high stress situations is carrying a critical patient when she is forced to land on a mountain due to a raging storm with a serial killer on the lose. If you’re the high adrenaline type, this sounds right up your alley!
The Midwife’s Secret – 2 missing girls and a midwife who is accused of their disappearances and the death of a mother in childbirth.
People We Meet On Vacation – friends turned lovers go on a vacation together for a second chance romance. This book was a 2021 GoodReads Choice Winner.
Long Bright River – two sisters raised in Philadelphia during an opioid crisis. One turns to the streets looking for her next fix, the other becomes a police officer in the same neighborhood until one of the sisters disappears during a string of murders.
Reminders of Him – coming Jan 18th. Another Colleen Hoover read. A woman is released from prison and is trying to reunite with her four year old daughter. A local bar owner proves to be the link between connecting her with their daughter. In true CoHo form, this sounds like a super emotional, gripping romance.
Greenwich Park – this one is coming January 25th. The reviews say it’s a story about impending motherhood, friendship and secrets.
Local Woman Missing – This was voted “Best Book of the Month” for thrillers by Amazon. A woman and her daughter go missing and eventually the case goes cold. Years later, the daughter resurfaces and everyone wants to know what happened.
East Coast Girls – this one has mixed reviews but the storyline sounds really good to me. A story of 4 best friends who vacation in Montauk until a tragedy occurs. Years later they decide to reconnect for one more vacation together.
The Drowning Kind – If you’re looking for a spooky, supernatural book this is it. A woman finds her sister has drowned in a pool. It goes deeper to reveal that the pool apparently has a history of a dark past.
The First Wife – the reviews say this is perfect if you liked “Big Little Lies” and “The Couple Next Door”. A woman goes to spend some time at the beach with her friend. One night, she is woken up by the sound of a scream.
The Islanders – this would be a great summer read as it takes place in Block Island, one of my favorite places. Three women who are on Block Island meet and their lives become intertwined.
7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – I have been wanting to read this one for awhile! The reviews say it’s full of Old Hollywood glamour as Evelyn Hugo tells her story of love, overcoming adversity and sexism.
Wish You Were Here – one of the latest books from Jodi Picoult and very present day as it’s about a woman who just about has it all and then a pandemic hits.
The Love Hypothesis – A contemporary romance. A PhD student who doesn’t believe in romantic relationships until the subject of her eye is a young hot professor.
The Book of Cold Cases – Expected March 15th. If you’re a lover of true crime this is for you! The main character works at a doctor’s office during the day however her tragic past has spurred her passion as a true crime blogger. She begins to interview a woman who is acquitted of murder, meeting at her mansion regularly when she feels she may be getting manipulated.
The Lying Club – Expected March 22nd. They say this will be your new obsession if you loved “Big Little Lies” and “Little Fires Everywhere”. Takes place in an elite private school in Colorado, with tension between moms and daughters, the haves and have nots.