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Good books to read now

Is reading more on your to-do list for 2022? Red‘s literary editor, Sarra Manning, has you covered with her pick of the 10 best new books out this month.

September is traditionally a month when the literary big hitters publish new books in the run up to Christmas. (And apologies for mentioning the c-word so early.) This year is no exception with favorites like Kate Atkinson, Richard Osman and Maggie O’Farrell all returning with wonderful new books that take us from notorious 1920’s nightclubs to Renaissance Italy and a cozy retirement village

There are also two very different but very thought-provoking novels about friendship, thrillers, myth retelling and an engaging biography about Queen of Crime Agatha Christie from Queen of Our Hearts, Lucy Worsley. Check them out and get pre-order!

From novels and non-fiction to short story collections, here are the best new books of 2022 to add to your reading list now, including September’s top reads and the hero releases of the year so far…

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Best books 2022: September 2022 releases

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Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson

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Best of Friends: The new novel from the winner of the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction

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Mika In Real Life by Emiko Jean

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The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

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Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Best books 2022: September 2022 releases

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The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

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The Skeleton Key: Tense, unpredictable and utterly gripping

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Girl Friends by Holly Bourne

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Best books 2022: September 2022 releases

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Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

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Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley

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Best books 2022: August 2022 releases

RRP: £14.99
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The It Girl by Ruth Ware

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Best books 2022: August 2022 releases

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Cult Classic by Sloane Crosley

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Busy Being Free by Emma Forrest

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Diary Of A Void by Emi Yagi

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Best books 2022: August 2022 releases

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So Happy For You by Celia Laskey

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Best books 2022: August 2022 releases

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Love And Other Human Errors

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Best books 2022: August 2022 releases

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Without Warning And Only Sometimes by Kit de Waal

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Best books 2022: August 2022 releases

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The Change by Kirsten Miller

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Best books 2022: August 2022 releases

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Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

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Love on the Brain: From the bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis

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Best books 2022: July 2022 releases

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The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

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Best books 2022: July 2022 releases

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Joan by Katherine J Chen

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Best books 2022: July 2022 releases

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To Fill A Yellow House by Sussie Anie

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Best books 2022: July 2022 releases

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Square One by Nell Frizzell

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Best books 2022: July 2022 releases

RRP: £16.99
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The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays

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Best books 2022: July 2022 releases

RRP: £8.99
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Infamous by Lex Croucher

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Best books 2022: July 2022 releases

RRP: £16.99
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I’m Sorry You Feel That Way by Rebecca Walt

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Best books 2022: July 2022 releases

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House Of Fortune by Jessie Burton

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Best books 2022: July 2022 releases

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Honey And Spice by Bolu Babalola

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Best books 2022: July 2022 releases

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Why Did You Stay by Rebecca Humphries

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Best books 2022: June 2022 releases

RRP: £14.99
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The Whalebone Theater by Joanna Quinn

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Best books 2022: June 2022 releases

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Sun Damage by Sabine Durrant

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Best books 2022: June 2022 releases

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The Love Of My Life by Rosie Walsh

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Best books 2022: June 2022 releases

RRP: £12.99
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I Want To Die But I Want To Eat Tteokbokki by Baek Sehee and Anton Hur

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Best books 2022: June 2022 releases

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The Guilty Couple by CL Taylor

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These Impossible Things by Salma El-Wardany

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Best books 2022: June 2022 releases

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Quilt On Fire: The Messy Magic Of Midlife by Christie Watson

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Best books 2022: June 2022 releases

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This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

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Ghost Lover by Lisa Taddeo

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Best books 2022: June 2022 releases

RRP: £8.99
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Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic by Lauren Ho

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Best books 2022: May 2022 releases

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Idol by Louise O’Neill

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Best books 2022: May 2022 releases

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The House Of Marvelous Books by Fiona Vigo Marshall

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Best books 2022: May 2022 releases

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A Lady’s Guide To Fortune Hunting by Sophie Irwin

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Best books 2022: May 2022 releases

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

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Best books 2022: May 2022 releases

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People Person by Candice Carty-Williams

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Best books 2022: May 2022 releases

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That Green Eyed Girl by Julie Owen Moylan

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Best books 2022: May 2022 releases

RRP: £8.99
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Book Lovers by Emily Henry

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The Secret Lives Of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

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Best books 2022: May 2022 releases

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Blood Sugar by Sascha Rothchild

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Best books 2022: May 2022 releases

RRP: £14.99
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This Is Not A Pity Memoir by Abi Morgan

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Best books 2022: April 2022 releases

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One Day I Shall Astonish The World by Nina Stibbe

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Best books 2022: April 2022 releases

RRP: £8.99
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Twelve Days In May by Niamh Hargan

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Best books 2022: April 2022 releases

RRP: £14.99
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Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare

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Best books 2022: April 2022 releases

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Hope And Glory by Jendella Benson

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Best books 2022: April 2022 releases

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Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Gamus

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Best books 2022: April 2022 releases

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Holding Tight, Letting Go by Sarah Hughes

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It Ends At Midnight by Harriet Tyce

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Best books 2022: April 2022 releases

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Elektra by Jennifer Saint

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Best books 2022: April 2022 releases

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