March & April 2022 Anticipated Releases

New season, new books! I usually share my anticipated releases posts by season but since they are so many new books on my radar coming out this March, April, and May, I decided to just focus on March & April this time around – my May 2022 list is already teeming with books and I know I’ll be adding more over the next few weeks. This list features a mix of young adult, contemporary romance, & adult fiction releases – & yes some are already available to read! 

March 2022

Turning by Joy L. Smith  | RD: March 1

I’m actually currently finishing Turning by Joy L. Smith – this YA contemporary follows a Black ballerina, Genie, who has suffered from an accident that has left her paralyzed from the waist down. The book is very much on the mature side, as Genie deals with the aftermath of her accident, the loss of her dreams of becoming a professional dancer, her complicated relationship with her ex and her family, and the start of a new relationship with Kyle, a former gymnast recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Add it on Goodreads 

The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith | RD: March 1

I went on a mega Jennifer E. Smith kick a few years ago, gobbling up all of her YA contemporaries, and I’m so excited to read her first adult fiction release that has been getting rave reviews so far. An indie musician, Great James, agrees to go on a week-long Alaskan cruise with her estranged father just after losing her mother. Add it on Goodreads 

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle | RD: March 1

I have been craving another new Rebecca Serle book since reading In Five Years at the end of 2022. One Italian Summer is another read that has been getting fantastic early reviews, following a woman whose recently lost her mother and goes on the trip to the Amalfi Coast that the mother-daughter duo was supposed to go on..only to meet the 30 year old version of her mother there. I’m typically not the biggest audiobook reader, but I might just have to change my ways because I recently discovered through Instagram that Laura Graham narrates the audiobook! Add it on Goodreads 

If You Ask Me by Libby Hubscher | RD: May 8

I LOVED Libby Huscher’s Meet Me in Paradise last year, so I have high expectations for her latest release, If You Ask Me. The book follows a beloved relationship advice columnist whose husband unexpectedly cheats on her & leaves and the firefighter who enters her life when she burns her husband’s belongings via bonfire. Add it on Goodreads

The Suite Spot by Trish Doller | RD: March 8

Any reader, including myself, that read and loved Trish Doller’s debut, Float Plan, last year is going to want to pick up The Suite Spot. The Suite Spot is a companion novel to Float Plan, following Anna’s sister, Rachel, who on a whim, relocates her and her daughter to an island on Lake Erie for a management position & fresh start working for a brewery hotel. Add it on Goodreads 

In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer | RD: March 15

I recently listened to Bad on Paper Podcast’s episode with Kate Spencer, the host of Forever 35 & author of In a New York Minute, making me even more excited to pick up the book. I’ve heard that this one is a love letter to NYC, following a meet-cute-gone-viral on a subway. Add it on Goodreads 

 unlock your storybook heart by amanda lovelace | RD: March 15

 unlock your storybook heart is the final installment in amanda lovelace’s you are a your own fairytale series. The first book in the series, break your glass slipper, is one of my favorite poetry collections. Add it on Goodreads 

Four Aunties & a Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto | RD: March 29

I know that EVERYONE is highly anticipating this sequel to Dial A for Aunties, an absolutely hilarious comedy meets mystery meets thriller. Add it on Goodreads 

April 2022

She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott & Alyson Derrick | RD: April 5

I’ve really enjoyed Rachael Lippincott’s YA contemporaries over the past few years, and I’m so excited to read her co-written book with her wife, Alyson Derrick, She Gets the Girl. A college-set YA romance, complete opposites Alex and Molly work together to get their dream girls to fall for them…and end up falling for each other along the way. Add it on Goodreads 

Very Bad People by Kit Frick | April 5 

I was fortunate enough o have received & read an advance copy of Kit Frick’s Very Bad People, and I’m telling you now that this private boarding school set mystery is the YA thriller you’re going to need this spring. Add it on Goodreads 

Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman | RD: April 12 

Elissa Sussman’s Funny You Should Ask is another book I’ve been seeing more & more rave early reviews for. The book follows journalist Chani, who gets an exclusive interview with Gabe Parker, who has just been cast as the new James Bond, and the new piece goes viral. After a variety of setbacks and success, Chani & Gabe reunite ten years later when Chani is asked to write a follow-up piece on the actor. Add it on Goodreads 

The No-Show by Beth O’Leary | RD: April 12 

Beth O’Leary has become one of my go-to authors. The No-Show follows three women who realize that they have all been stood-up by the same guy on Valentine’s Day. Add it on Goodreads 

Brazen by Julia Haart | RD: April 12

Like many Netflix viewers this summer, I was addicted to the reality show, My Unorthodox Life. Every now & then I’m in the mood for an addicting celebrity memoir, which will be Julia Haart’s memoir, Brazen. Add it on Goodreads 

One of Us is Dead by Jeneva Rose | RD: April 26

I’ve been reaching for more thrillers this year, and I knew I wanted to read One of Us is Dead when it was pitched to me as Big Little Lies meets The Hunting Wives. Add it on Goodreads 

What books are you looking forward to this March & April? Have you read any of the books that I mentioned? Share in the comments! 

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