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Top 10 Books to Read This Spring

Updated: Jun 8

Looking to fill up your spring 2022 TBR? Or are you simply trying to pick your next read?

Your search stops here! We’ve rounded up our ten most anticipated books this spring to help you discover your next favourite:

· The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

· The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

· Book of Night by Holly Black

· Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

· The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

· Book Lovers by Emily Henry

· This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

· Counterfeit by Kristin Chen

· Search by Michelle Huneven

· We Do What We Do In The Dark by Michelle Hart

In the following sections, we’ll explore the synopses of each. You’ll soon discover why these made it onto our spring 2022 book recommendations list!

The bottom side of one of the books to read this spring with three daisies in the book as a bookmark.

The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth | Thriller

Published: 5 April 2022

We’re starting with one for the thriller fans and it’s safe to say this one of our spring 2022 book recommendations will be a page turner. After all, Sally Hepworth is undoubtably the newest domestic suspense star.

Your role here is to play detective, determining the narrators’ reliabilities and concluding who you believe is guilty.

The Younger Wife follows Tully and Rachel after their father announces he’s divorcing their dementia-bound mother and marrying a woman younger than them. Was their parents´ marriage as idyllic as they thought? What will they uncover about Heather, the aforementioned younger wife?

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The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen | Thriller

Published: 8 March 2022

Second on our most anticipated books this spring list is another thriller. This one follows a unique therapist, Avery Chambers, who guarantees she can fix any issue in 10 sessions with her decidedly different methods. Despite being stripped of her license, Marissa Bishop is willing to visit Avery to save her marriage to Matthew after cheating on him.

The Booklist Queen mentions there are lots of twists and turns that throw you off and keep your guessing. We can’t wait to dive into this spring 2022 book recommendation!

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Book of Night by Holly Black | Adult Fantasy

Published: 3 May 2022

If you’re an avid reader, Holly Black needs no introduction. So, it’s only natural that her debut adult fantasy novel has made our books to read this spring list.

The pages take you on a whirlwind adventure through a world of shadow magic. Shadows can be altered for power or beauty — but there’s always a price. What is that price, we hear you ask? It takes hours, sometimes days, off your life.

The story follows a bartender, Charlie Hall, who side hustles as a con-artist. But when her past demands to come back, Charlie is pulled into the underground market of shadow trading.

It’s a modern dark fantasy that you seriously don’t want to miss!

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Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li | Crime Fiction

Published: 5 April 2022

Who doesn’t love a heist? This one of our spring 2022 book recommendations follows Will Chen, a perfect Harvard student. But when an unnamed Chinese benefactor offers him $50 million to steal five Chinese sculptures, Will finds himself smack-bang in the middle of a heist. To succeed means making history. To fail means ruining his life forever.

You’ve probably seen the book to read this spring everywhere by now. But if you’re like us and are yet to pick it up, we’d definitely suggest it. We’re looking forward to diving into its pages.

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The Candy House by Jennifer Egan | Psychological Fiction

Published: 5 April 2022

Egan’s latest provocative novel considers the consequences of Bix Bouton’s, a tech visionary’s, new technology. In 2010, Bix goes on a mission to sate his curiosity and provide for his family by creating a download that can access every user’s memory. But, as we’re sure you can imagine, everything doesn’t go to plan.

The novel masterfully explores the pros and cons in a digitally enhanced world.

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Book Lovers by Emily Henry | Romance

Published: 3 May 2022

If you’re looking for a decidedly lighter book to read this spring, Book Lovers is the one for you.

Brought to us by the author of bestsellers Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation, it’s a summer rivals to lovers romance that we know we won’t be able to put down. And yes, the two MCs work in the publishing industry. Honestly, what more could you want from a spring 2022 book recommendation?

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This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub | Fiction

To be published: 17 May 2022

Emma Straub, a New York Times bestselling author, is delighting us with a novel that puts a spin on the love and time travel trope. And yes, it’s one of our most anticipated books this spring (and perhaps this year).

It begins with Alice waking up in her 16-year-old body and discovering a much younger version of her father. He’s ailing in the present, and she hasn’t been able to see this side of him in years. While she sets about reliving her past, laid-to-rest memories change and swim to the surface. Will she want to change anything now that she has the chance?

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Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen | Contemporary

To be published: 7 June 2022

If you thought you couldn’t be more intrigued by our books to read this spring, think again. Counterfeit’s synopsis is enough to blow your socks off!

The novel follows two women who start a counterfeit handbag scheme and turn it into a worldwide enterprise. But it wasn’t just the premise that has us already hooked; it’s the tagline which you can read on The Every Girl blog right here.

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Search by Michelle Huneven | Literary Fiction

Published: 26 April 2022

We haven’t seen many people talk (or write) about this novel, but we’re excited about it, so we figured we’d pop it on our spring 2022 book recommendations list.

Search is about a bestselling food writer who joins a committee from the Unitarian Universalist congregation as they wish to find a spiritual leader. The Southern Californian writer is under a lot of stress from the publisher, so she agrees to document the search as a memoir — recipes included.

Michelle Huneven masterfully blends the yearning for the spiritual with earthly pleasures in this literary work of art.

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We Do What We Do in the Dark by Michelle Hart | Literary Fiction

Published: 3 May 2022

Inside these pages, you’ll find a sensual story of the connection between a married college professor and Mallory. Their affair appears to be a two-way street — and oh-so-erotic. But Michelle Hart lets us behind the curtain of both women’s intentions to discover and analyse what each party hides beneath their desires.

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