Campus Novels

2022 Academic & Campus Novels

If you like reading about school reunions, professors, university life, and academia, check these books out.

Last Updated on August 23, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle

2022 Campus Novels to Read

Look no further if you’re looking for an excellent read to help you get into the campus mood!  We’ve compiled a list of some of the best campus novels that will be released in 2022.  These novels are set in universities around the world and will transport you right onto campus.  So whether you’re a student or love reading about academia, these novels are sure to keep you entertained this fall.


The World Cannot Give Tara Isabella Burton

The World Cannot Give by Tara Isabella Burton

A novel about queer desire, religious zealotry, and the hunger for transcendence among the members of a cultic chapel choir at a Maine boarding school–and the ambitious, terrifyingly charismatic girl that rules over them.

Disorientation : A Novel Elaine Hsieh Chou

Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou

A Taiwanese American woman’s coming-of-consciousness ignites eye-opening revelations and chaos on a college campus in this outrageously hilarious and startlingly tender debut novel.

Welcome to the School by the Sea : A Novel Jenny Colgan

Welcome to the School by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

The first book of Jenny Colgan’s delightful new four-part series, set at a charming English boarding school on the sea.

It’s gloriously sunny in Cornwall as the school year starts at the little boarding school by the sea. Maggie, the newest teacher at Downey House, is determined to make her mark. She’s delighted by her new teaching job, but will it come at the expense of her relationship with her safe, dependable boyfriend Stan?

True Biz : A Novel Sara Novic

True Biz by Sara Novic

A novel that follows a year of seismic romantic, political, and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf.

Either/Or  Elif Batuman

Either/Or by Elif Batuman

From the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Idiot, the continuation of beloved protagonist Selin’s quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthood.

Sirens & Muses : A Novel Antonia Angress

Sirens & Muses by Antonia Angress

Four artists are drawn into a web of rivalry and desire at an elite art school and on the streets of New York.

Tell Us No Secrets : A Novel Siena Sterling

Tell Us No Secrets by Siena Sterling

This stunning debut thriller, set in a girls’ boarding school, will leave you breathless until the final page is turned.

Room and Board : A Novel Miriam Parker

Room and Board by Miriam Parker

A charming and redemptive novel about unexpected second chances, following a publicist who, after the sudden implosion of her career, takes a job as a dorm mom at a Sonoma boarding school that happens to be her alma mater.

Are You Sara? : A Novel S.C. Lalli

Are You Sara? by S.C. Lalli

Dynamic women with complicated lives take center stage in this twisty mystery about a rideshare mix-up which results in murder. A novel about ambition, wealth, and dangerous longing, the layers are peeled back on two young women desperate to break out of the expectations placed on them, with devastating results.

The Tatami Galaxy : A Novel Tomihiko Morimi

The Tatami Galaxy by Tomihiko Morimi

An unfulfilled college student hurtles through four parallel realities to explore the what-might’ve-been and the what-should-never-be in this Groundhog Day meets The Midnight Library-esque novel from one of Japan’s most popular authors.

What do you think of the 2022 campus novels on this list?

Have you read any of these books on our list?  What are some of your favorite academic or campus novels?  Let me know your thoughts, ideas, and book suggestions in the comments below!

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