Book lovers rejoice--there's a gorgeous variety of new books about books to dive into. Writers and readers love exploring the psyche and motivation of art and the craft, and these novels all deliver. From a growing obsession with a potential literary muse, to a literary scavenger hunt through the English countryside, to the dark revelation of a mysterious manuscript, there's a book in this list for every type of reader.
Love & Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean 6/14/2022 from Delacorte Press/PRH
In this contemporary romance debut, American Britt Hansen embarks on a competitive scavenger hunt in England at the locations of classic novels. There, she meets bookish Brit Luke Johnson, who joins her hunt. Britt must defeat her wily competitors while realizing there are some unexpected twists along her cobblestone-path journey.
A Novel Obsession by Caitlin Barasch 3/15/2022 from Dutton/PRH
A twisty adult contemporary debut about Naomi, a mid-twenties bookseller desperate to write a novel without a story to tell. Naomi is intrigued and terrified when she learns about her new boyfriend's ex-girlfriend, Rosemary. Naomi infiltrates Rosemary's life under the guise of friendship to quell her curiosity and soon winds up writing her novel about Rosemary--without Rosemary's knowledge. https://www.22debuts.com/caitlin-barasch.html
The Gentleman's Book of Vices by Jess Everlee 11/29/2022 from Carina Adores
In this historical romance debut, Charlie Price is a man dedicated to vice--especially his explicit novel collection. His impending marriage to a woman he can't love looms, and before it, he needs to meet his favorite author: Miles Montague. As a scorching love affair blooms, Charlie and Miles grapple with their pasts and futures together and apart.
A History of Fear by Luke Dumas 12/6/2022 from Atria/Simon & Schuster
A literary suspense debut about Greyson Hale, an infamous Scottish murderer known as the Devil's Advocate. When Hale is found dead in his prison cell, his manuscript is uncovered, one that can hopefully reveal the truth about who Hale was and what his intentions--if any--were. The manuscript tells the tale of Hale's ghostwriting career as he lives in fear that the Devil is after him, in a propulsive exploration of the darkness of the human psyche. https://www.22debuts.com/luke-dumas.html
Being Mary Bennet by JC Peterson 3/15/2022 from 3/15/2022
In this YA debut, Marnie Barnes decides to reinvent herself after realizing she falls closer to Pride and Prejudice's Mary Bennet than Lizzie. Marnie's new friends, life, and love guide her to discover that becoming someone new doesn't have to mean totally rewriting your own story. https://www.22debuts.com/jc-peterson.html
Goth Girl, Queen of the Universe by Lindsay S. Zrull 7/19/2022 from Flux/North Star
In this YA debut, Jess is a teenager used to the foster system who unexpectedly gets a message from a woman claiming to be her biological mother. Jess wants to reunite with her in NYC, and decides to join her friend Oscar's cosplay group on their trip to a convention in the city. Soon she discovers that she likes cosplay, the friends she's making, and that Oscar is sweeter than he seemed. As the convention draws near, Jess has to decide between her possible biological family and the chosen family she found. https://www.22debuts.com/lindsay-s-zrull.html
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