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    25 Of The Most Anticipated Books Coming Out Next Year, According To Book Lovers

    We asked our books community to tell us which books they're most excited for next year, and all of these picks sound so good!

    We asked our book community on Instagram to tell us which book they are highly anticipating next year. With so many releases to look forward to, here are some of the ones they are the most excited for!

    1. The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

    William Morrow & Company

    "The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley."

    Submitted by @bananamuffinofficial

    Genre: Thriller

    What it's about: Honestly, if you binged Only Murders in the Building, then this book sounds like it may be right up your alley. Jess arrives in Paris in need of a fresh start. She's visiting her brother Ben, but when she shows up to Ben's very nice apartment, he's not there. The longer Ben is missing, the more Jess digs for information. But his neighbor's aren't exactly forthcoming ‚ÄĒ or friendly. And the longer he stays missing, the more questions Jess has.¬†

    Releases February 22. Preorder here.

    2. A Novel Obsession by Caitlin Barasch


    "Very much looking forward to A Novel Obsession by Caitlin Barasch!" 

    Submitted by @nick_barasch

    Genre: Fiction

    What it's about:¬†24-year-old¬†Naomi Ackerman is a bookseller living in New York with a dream of publishing her own book someday. After many flopped Tinder dates, she meets Caleb, who seems perfect for her. But when she uncovers that his ex-girlfriend isn't overseas, but also in New York, she gets curious ‚ÄĒ and even more curious when she discovers Rosemary works in the literary world. These two women fell for the same man, so Naomi believes they must have more in common. And when her¬†Instagram stalking transforms into a full-blown friendship under false pretenses, Naomi finds herself struck with inspiration for her novel, and that inspiration is Rosemary. But her lies and half-truths slowly begin to spin out of control, and Naomi must figure out what is most important.¬†

    Releases March 15. Preorder here.

    3. Book Lovers by Emily Henry

    Berkley Books

    "Book Lovers ūüôĆ"

    Submitted by: @y_bosomaa

    Genre: Contemporary romance

    What it's about: If you know Emily Henry, then you know she writes characters that (like herself) are also immersed in the world of books and writing. Book Lovers sounds like it's no different! Nora Stephens is a cutthroat literary agent whose life revolved around books. Charlie Lastra is a brooding editor. When Nora's sister insists on taking a trip to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, where she wills Nora to find herself as the heroine in her own story. Instead, Nora finds Charlie. They've met before, and it hasn't been pleasant. But in this new environment, maybe they'd be willing to lower their walls.  

    Releases May 3. Preorder here.

    4. House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas


    "House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas."

    Submitted by @astynmaskell

    Genre: Fantasy

    What it's about: This is the sequel in Maas's series, which follows Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar, who have saved Crescent City. The Asteri have left Bryce and Hunt alone, but the rebels slowly chip away at the Asteri's power. As the two get pulled into rebel plans, they realize that they must fight for what they believe in. 

    Releases February 15. Preorder here. 

    5. Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

    Berkley Books

    "Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon!"

    Submitted by: @estonereads

    Genre: Contemporary romance

    What it's about: Ari Abrams is a TV meteorologist, and her co-worker, Russell Barringer, is a sports reporter. Both work under the station's news director, whose ex-wife is legendary Seattle weatherwoman Torrance Hale. Working beneath exes who are constantly at each other's throats is not great, so Ari and Russell decide to team up to solve their bosses' relationship issues. But when their own meddling backfires, chemistry between the two begins to build. 

    Releases January 11. Preorder here.

    6. The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    Blue Box Press

    "The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout." 

    Submitted by: @katiefrazell

    Genre: Fantasy

    What it's about: There isn't much about this book online, but we do know it's the fourth book in the Blood and Ash series, which begins with From Blood and Ash. In this series opener, we follow a girl named Poppy, who lives life in a certain solitude as she waits for the day of her Ascension. But when a guard assigned to ensure her Ascension enters the picture, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. And if that wasn't complicated enough, a fallen kingdom is rising, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. 

    Releases March 15. Preorder here.

    7. Sisters of Night and Fog by Erika Robuck

    Berkeley Books

    "Sisters of Night and Fog by Erika Robuck." 

    Submitted by: @bookingitwithcarlyb

    Genre: Historical fiction

    What it's about: Set during¬†World War II,¬†Virginia d'Albert-Lake makes the decision to stay in occupied France with her husband.¬†Violette Szabo is dead set on fighting the Nazis. But as the two¬†navigate resistance, they are brought together at Ravensbr√ľck concentration camp.¬†

    Releases March 1. Preorder here.

    8. Disorientation by Elaine Chou

    Penguin Press

    "I can’t wait for Disorientation by Elaine Chou."

    Submitted by: @nailexecutive

    Genre: Fiction

    What it's about: Ingrid Yang is a 29-year-old Taiwanese American PhD student who just wants to be done with her dissertation on the late canonical poet Xiao-Wen Chou. But when she accidentally finds a curious note in Chou's archives, it leads to an explosive discovery. In the aftermath, Ingrid's reality is shifted, reevaluating her relationship to white men and white institutions ‚ÄĒ and herself. This debut novel has been praised as being both satirical and profound, but you'll have to wait a few more months until its release.¬†

    Releases March 22. Preorder here.

    9. Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn

    Margaret K. McElderry Books

    "Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn."

    Submitted by: @bukkie_cso

    Genre: YA fantasy

    What it's about: Bloodmarked is the second book in Deonn's Legendborn series, a Black Girl Magic meets Arthurian Legend YA fantasy. In this sequel, we follow Bree, who wanted clarity following her mother’s death, which led her to infiltrating the Legendborn Order, a secret society descended from King Arthur’s knights. And with an ancient war brewing, the stakes are even higher. 

    Releases July 26. Preorder here.

    10. The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

    Berkley Books

    "The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James. I have absolutely adored her last two books: The Sun Down Motel and The Broken Girls. I cannot wait to see what story she gives us next!"

    Submitted by: @read.between.the.spines

    Genre: Thriller

    What it's about: Shea Collins escaped an abduction as a child and now, as an adult, runs a true crime website. In 1977, Beth Greer was suspected of killing two men with the same gun, but was later acquitted. When Shea meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview, leading her to meet regularly at Beth's mansion. But within the home, odd things begin happening, and as Shea grows closer to Beth, she is sure that something isn't right...

    Releases March 15. Preorder here.

    11. Electric Idol by Katee Robert


    "Electric Idol by Katee Robert."

    Submitted by: @shahrzad.irajirad

    Genre: Romance/Erotica

    What it's about: Set in the ultra-modern city of Olympus, Psyche Dimitriou's heart is at stake, a result of Aphrodite's jealous rage. Her son is called upon as the one to give the killing blow, and Eros has no problem shedding blood. But upon meeting Psyche, he cannot fulfill his duties of ridding her, and instead he binds her to him. The closer they become, the more Psyche realizes that Eros will soon take her heart, just not in the way she once thought. 

    Releases January 18. Preorder here.

    12. Amari and the Great Game by B. B. Alston

    Balzer & Bray/Harperteen

    "Amari and the Great Game by B. B. Alston." 

    Submitted by: @lindsaylovesreading18

    Genre: Middle grade

    What it's about: This novel is the sequel to the New York Times bestseller Amari and the Night Brothers. Amari has saved her brother from the entire supernatural world, but there are a new slew of problems on Amari's plate. For instance, her new head minister's strict anti-magician agenda and her brother Quinton's curse. An opportunity is presented to her: lead the secretive League of Magicians. But when she declines, it allows room for a dangerous magician to step in, one with sinister plans for the League. 

    Releases April 5. Preorder here. 

    13. Rise of the Snake Goddess by Jenny Elder Moke


    "Rise of the Snake Goddess by Jenny Elder Moke. It's the second one in the series and the first one was ūüĒ•."

    Submitted by: @theschizophrenicwitch

    Genre: YA sci-fi/fantasy

    What it's about: In this sequel, set in the 1920s island of Crete, Sam Knox uncovers the ancient Snake Goddess’s golden girdle. But before she can return to her archaeology professor to receive credit for her find, it's stolen. Not only that, but the island is hit with earthquakes. Sam, Bennett, and Jo leave on a wild hunt to find the girdle. And hopefully before someone can use it to raise an ancient goddess from her slumber.

    Releases June 7. Preorder here. 

    14. A Brush With Love by Mazey Eddings

    St. Martin's Griffin

    "A Brush With Love by Mazey Eddings!"

    Submitted by: @queenbee_reads

    Genre: Romance

    What it's about: Harper is nervously anticipating placement into the top oral surgery residency program when she collides with Dan, a first-year dental student with a family legacy. When Dan finds herself falling for her, Harper insists the two need to remain friends. But as they grow closer, Harper fears that her true feelings may make her lose control. 

    Releases March 1. Preorder here.

    15. The Red Palace by June Hur

    Feiwel & Friends

    "The Red Palace by Jun Hur."

    Submitted by: @lilyreadsandotherthings

    Genre: YA historical/mystery 

    What it's about: Set in Joseon (Korea), 1758, 18-year-old Hyeon has earned a position as a palace nurse in the capital city, a hard feat for an illegitimate daughter. So she is determined to keep her head down and do what's expected. But when it's revealed that four women have been murdered in a single night, Hyeon enters the dangerous world of court politics when it's revealed that the prime suspect is Hyeon's closest friend. And Hyeon is determined to prove her innocence. 

    Releases January 25. Preorder here.

    16. A Perfect Equation by Elizabeth Everett

    Berkley Books

    "A Perfect Equation by Elizabeth Everett."

    Submitted by:

    Genre: Historical romance

    What it's about: A companion novel to A Lady's Formula for Love, this story follows Miss Letitia Fenley. As Letty prepares to compete for the prestigious Rosewood Prize for Mathematics, she's tasked with another responsibility: managing a secret haven for England's women scientists. But Letty doesn't want friendship or help, especially not from the attractive Lord Greycliff. Tasked with helping Letty safeguard Athena's Retreat, he's certain he can do his job, despite the brewing animosity between them. With the threat of this secret haven closing permanently, the two must make difficult choices. 

    Releases February 15. Preorder here.

    17. Gallant by Victoria Schwab

    Greenwillow Books

    "Gallant by Victoria Schwab." 

    Submitted by: @juliaarrudah

    Genre: Fantasy

    What it's about: From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author comes another dark, fantastical tale. Olivia Prior has grown up attending the Merilance School for Girls and has nothing left of her past except her mother's journal. But then something curious happens: A letter arrives, inviting Olivia to come home to Gallant. Only, no one there is expecting her. She's determined that Gallant is hiding secrets, and the supernatural help reveal what has unraveled generations of her family. Including information on her father. 

    Releases March 1. Preorder here.

    18. To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara


    "To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara!"

    Submitted by: @readwithkiks

    Genre: Historical fiction

    What it's about: From the author of A Little Life comes a new story set in an alternate version of 1893 America, New York. Now part of the Free States, where people can love whomever they chose, a young scion resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, instead drawn to a music teacher who doesn't come from a distinguished family. In 1993 Manhattan, we follow a young Hawaiian man living with a much older, wealthier partner while hiding his troubled background. And in 2093, governed by totalitarian rule, the granddaughter of a powerful scientist tries to solve the mystery of her husband's disappearance. What joins these three sections together transcends the characters' problems, running much deeper. 

    Releases January 11. Preorder here.

    19. I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

    St. Martin Griffin

    "I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston!"

    Submitted by: @isolatedpagess

    Genre: YA

    What it's about: This YA romantic comedy follows Chloe Green, whose moms moved her from SoCal to Alabama for high school at Willowgrove Christian Academy. She's set on winning valedictorian. The problem? Prom queen Shara Wheeler, who kisses Chloe a month before graduation and vanishes. But Shara has also kissed two others, and the three of them are receiving annoyingly cryptic notes she's left behind. Together they must untangle Shara’s clues in order to find her. 

    Releases May 3. Preorder here.

    20. Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

    Harper Voyager

    "Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan! It sounds like such a beautiful story, and I'm super excited to read it!"

    Submitted by: @svnshine.reads

    Genre: Fantasy

    What it's about: This debut fantasy is inspired by the legend of Chang'e, the Chinese moon goddess. Xingyin has grown up on the moon, unaware that she's being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing his elixir of immortality. But when Xingyin’s magic flares, she's forced to leave home. She disguises her identity as she enters the Celestial Kingdom, taking an opportunity to learn alongside the emperor's son. There she must master magic, despite growing feelings for the emperor's son. To save her mother, she must embark on a dangerous quest, one that leads her to understanding a looming threat. 

    Releases January 11. Preorder here.

    21. Open by Rachel Krantz


    "The memoir Open by Rachel Krantz." 

    Submitted by: @jasminsingerauthor

    Genre: Memoir

    What it's about: In this honest memoir, Rachel Krantz details her own experience with non-monogamy, discovering if a serious partnership with a man she'd met could coexist alongside the freedom to explore relationships with other people. Through her own journal entries, interviews, and experience within the polyamory community, Rachel chronicles her dive into non-monogamy. 

    Releases January 25. Preorder here.

    22. At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp


    "At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp."

    Submitted by: @m2booknook

    Genre: YA thriller

    What it's about: In this relevant and timely YA thriller, the teens at The Hope Juvenile Treatment Center have banded together to make a break from the facility. But when they do, they discover a spreading infectious disease on the outside. No one can leave their houses or travel without a permit. Which means Hope is their only haven. As supplies dwindle as the deadly plague rages on, this group must decide who they can trust in order to survive.  

    Releases January 25. Preorder here.

    23. Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez


    "Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez!"

    Submitted by: @christinabillhartz

    Genre: Romance

    What it's about: Alexis Montgomery's ultra-wealthy parents wish that she'd carry on the family legacy of becoming a world-renowned surgeon. But Alexis is fine with just being an ER doctor. When her world is flipped upside down due to a ridiculously hot carpenter, who happens to be 10 years younger than her, Alexis will learn to remember what's most important in life. 

    Releases April 19. Preorder here.

    24. Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey


    "Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey"

    Submitted by: @yazleen.alonso

    Genre: Romance

    What it's about: This is the companion novel to It Happened One Summer, which follows Piper's younger sister Hannah Bellinger. Fox Thornton has the reputation of a casual flirt. Hannah knows this, but doesn't mind his friendship. While in town for work, she crashes in Fox's spare bedroom. Hannah has it bad for a colleague, but the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead.

    Releases March 1. Preorder here.

    25. Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover


    "Reminders of Him by the amazing Colleen Hoover." 

    Submitted by: @lauraandlit

    Genre: Contemporary romance

    What it's about:¬†Kenna Rowan has been in prison for five years for a tragic mistake. In hopes of reuniting with her 4-year-old daughter, she returns to the town where it all went wrong. But everyone in her daughter's life is determined to keep Kenna away ‚ÄĒ except¬†Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna's daughter. The town cannot know how close they've become, and they especially can't know there are feelings involved. And as their romance grows, so does the risk.¬†

    Releases January 18. Preorder here.

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