Must-Read New Books for Fall 2022
As your kids dive into the new school year, you may want to get in on some of that back-to-school spirit too. With that in mind, here is a list of fall’s must-read new books to add to your reading list—just for fun, no essays or tests involved, we promise. There are some new releases by big names like Taylor Jenkins Reid and Celeste Ng that you know will deliver. And the novels on our list span the genres, including thrillers, family dramas, and enchanting historical novels, so there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.
6 New Books for Your Fall 2022 Reading List
CARRIE SOTO IS BACK: A NOVEL by TAYLOR JENKINS REID
Everything Taylor Jenkins Reid touches turns to gold, so you know this one will be good. From the author of bestsellers Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (two of which are soon-to-be television dramas) comes a new novel about a legendary retired athlete who decides to make a comeback. It is a powerful inside glimpse into the world of tennis and the vulnerability of a woman considered by the world to be past her prime.
UTOPIA by HEIDI SOPINKA
This novel is set in the 1970s L.A. art world and tells the story of three characters: Paz, an ambitious grad student and aspiring artist; Romy, a rare successful female artist in a man’s world who suddenly dies; and Billy, her husband, who is left alone to care for their newborn. Paz becomes obsessed with the late Romy and steps into her shoes, marrying Billy and virtually taking over her life. What follows is a strange and riveting story of art, feminism, love, and betrayal. This is hailed as one of the must-reads of the season and its author as one of Canada’s brightest literary voices.
OUR MISSING HEARTS by CELESTE NG
You’ll have to wait till October for this one, but be sure to add it to your pre-orders so you get it right away when it hits bookshops. From the author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You, is a suspenseful novel that explores the themes of motherhood and the power of art. It tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who lives with his father, who goes on a journey to find his mother, a Chinese American poet who left the family years ago, and whose work has been suppressed due to their society’s quest for preserving “American culture” and ridding itself of all Asian influence.
PLEASE JOIN US by CATHERINE MCKENZIE
In this thriller, a 39-year-old lawyer, whose life and career are falling apart, is invited to join an exclusive, anonymous, women’s networking group. She ignores her husband’s concern that it might be a cult, and after attending an invigorating retreat where she meets a group of successful high-profile women, her career takes off again. But soon, the favours she must do in exchange take on a more ominous character, and before she knows it, she’s coerced into covering up a crime.
THE FORTUNES OF JADED WOMEN: A NOVEL by CAROLYN HUYNH
This novel is both entertaining and thought-provoking. It tells the story of Mai Nguyen, a miserable, divorced woman who is estranged from her sisters. That’s the thing about this family—for generations, they have all been unlucky in love, devoid of happiness, and their family line is made up only of women, all because a formidable Vietnamese witch placed a curse on them that they would never birth sons and that they would never find love. But then Mai’s trusted psychic delivers a prophesy that their family will witness a marriage, a funeral, and the birth of a son.
THE WHITE HARE by JANE JOHNSON
And lastly, here is another book to add to your pre-order list. Out in October, The White Hare, by novelist, historian, and publisher Jane Johnson, is a story about a mother, her adult daughter, and her young granddaughter, who settle into a mysterious, neglected house in a valley steeped in folklore and legend. Set in the fifties, it explores themes of motherhood,
home, and buried secrets.