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The 2022 Winter Reading Guide

The short, cold winter days beg for blankets, hot beverages, and lots of good books.

Last Updated on March 10, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle

The 2022 Winter Reading Guide

The second annual BiblioLifestyle Winter Reading Guide is finally here, and I’m super excited for it to be out in the reading world!  Especially because the short, cold winter days beg for blankets, hot beverages, and lots of good books.

About The Winter Reading Guide

The Winter Reading Guide has a total of thirty new releases organized across seven categories and six classic novels. There is also one extra category dedicated to the minimalist reader.  The Minimalist Reads List is for those readers who are only planning to pick up a few books this season.  Because we’re all about lifestyle here, you’ll also find some fun things to do at home this season, along with some winter-themed recipes. In addition, I’ve also included some tips to help you improve your reading life.


The 2022 Winter Reading Guide

More About The Winter Reading Guide

Thousands of books will be gracing bookshelves this winter, and I haven’t read them all. So what I have done is select my favorites from the books I have read.  I then organized them into categories. I’ve also included publication dates so you’ll know what comes out when (although these dates may change).  

Some of these titles have heavy themes, so if you need trigger warnings, please email me at hello[at]bibliolifestyle[dot]com, and I will do my best to advise you accordingly.  I also recommend using The StoryGraph for trigger warnings as well.

Above all, reading is a personal experience! So I’ve included summaries to help you decide if that book sounds right for you based on your taste, interests, and current reading mood. 

Please share this page on your favorite social media channels or directly with your favorite bookish friends if you like what I’ve put together in The Winter Reading Guide. Also, don’t forget to tag @bibliolifestyle and use the hashtag #bibliolifestyleWRG in your posts so we can see what you’re reading as well.

I hope you’ll find plenty of books you love in this guide, and I’m looking forward to hearing about your favorites!

Books from The 2022 Winter Reading Guide

Literary Fiction

2022 Winter Reading Guide - Literary Fiction

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

A dystopian novel about a young mother sent to a government school where mothers learn how to be good and prove their worth to earn their children back.

Hades, Argentina by Daniel Loedel

A refugee of Argentina’s Dirty War, returns to Buenos Aires, where he faces ghosts of his past and relives a series of horrifying events. A story of love, guilt, and loss.

None But the Righteous by Chantal James

After being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, a young man must reclaim himself from a spirit who, unbeknownst to him, watches over and guides him.

2022 Winter Reading Guide - Books of Literary Fiction

The Antarctica of Love by Sara Stridsberg, translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner

A Swedish sex worker who was brutally murdered spends her afterlife telling us the story of her life and murder while also looking in on the people she left behind.

Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

Former students accuse our narrator’s husband of sexual predation, and then she finds herself in a scandalous sexual obsession with a new young colleague.

Nobody’s Magic by Destiny O. Birdsong

A thoughtful portrait of three young African American women as they grapple with the attitudes toward their albinism within their families and communities.

Historical Fiction

2022 Winter Reading Guide - Historical Fiction

Beasts of a Little Land by Juhea Kim

Set against the backdrop of the Korean struggle for independence, we see how the lives of several people are intertwined and shaped by political and cultural changes.

Yonder by Jabari Asim

Set in the mid-19th century in the American South, a group of enslaved people love hard, dream of freedom, and believe in the power of words and storytelling.

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

A re-imagination of Agatha Christie’s 11-day disappearance with storylines for the mistress and the writer that intersects at the spa hotel, where two guests turn dead.

Family and Friendship

2022 Winter Reading Guide - Family and Friendship

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

A sister and brother grapple with family, personal ambition, and identity with the social and political landscape in Brooklyn and Puerto Rico as a backdrop.

Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

Chronicles a British Nigerian woman’s quest to find a date for her cousin’s wedding —a story about friendship, family, love, and self-acceptance.

Strangers I Know by Claudia Durastanti, translated by Elizabeth Harris

The daughter of two deaf parents examines her family’s lifelong communication issues as she explores her identity and the mysteries and myths of her life story.


2022 Winter Reading Guide - Nonfiction

George V by Jane Ridley

A detailed biography of King George V that also outlines the many challenges of his reign and how he reinvented the monarchy, allowing it to survive and thrive.

Lorraine Hansberry by Charles J. Shields

A revealing biography that documents a great American author and the personal and cultural forces that informed her life and tragically short career.

Sentence by Daniel Genis

Known as the “Apologetic Bandit” who committed robberies to fund his heroin habit, a journalist recounts his time in prison and the books that got him through.

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

2022 Winter Reading Guide - Science Fiction Fantasy

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Inspired by Chinese mythology, a young woman’s quest to free her mother forces her to choose between the people she loves and the world’s fate.

Engines of Empire by R. S. Ford

Hawkspurs keep the gears of Torwyn’s empire of industry turning, but treachery is afoot, and they must prove themselves worthy, or the empire will fall apart.

The Violence by Delilah S. Dawson

A mysterious epidemic that causes sudden acts of aggression sweeps the nation, and now three generations of abused women must navigate their new reality.

Mysteries and Thrillers

2022 Winter Reading Guide - Mysteries and Thrillers

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

A gothic suspense novel where six 20-somethings on a South Pacific Island with a dark history discover that there’s a killer in paradise.

When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham

When a young, ambitious police officer gets too close to her victim, their lives intertwine ominously, resulting in the endangerment of herself and her fiancée.

Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski

A young woman is found murdered. The woman with her is now missing, allegedly kidnapped, and the search begins for a killer targeting women.

2022 Winter Reading Guide - Best Mysteries and Thrillers

Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka

Deconstructs the story of a serial killer on death row who is plotting a last-minute escape while exploring the ripple effects, and giving voice to the women in his life.

Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier

Follows a destitute woman who lands in the middle of a wealthy couple’s twisted game, but she’s not about to go down without a fight.

This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

A psychological thriller that centers on two estranged sisters, one trapped in the clutches of a cult and the other in a web of her lies.


2022 Winter Reading Guide - Romance

The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews

An interracial, cross-class romance in Victorian London where a daring equestrienne determined to make her mark in society finds love and an unexpected ally.

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

A TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to get their bosses back together and the more they meddle, the more chemistry builds between them.

Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly

London, the first openly nonbinary contestant on a cooking show and their clumsy competitor Dahlia feel the heat inside and outside the kitchen.

2022 Winter Reading Guide - Best Romance

Getting His Game Back by Gia De Cadenet

A character-driven romance that explores the complexities of interracial dating and the impact of mental health on relationships while also serving great chemistry.

Not the Witch You Wed by April Asher

A magic-less witch, and a wolf shifter, agree to fake a relationship but feelings reappear as these exes hope to reform the Supernatural Community’s archaic laws.

One Night on the Island by Josie Silver

When Cleo and Mack book a remote one-room cabin on the same date, things get off to a rocky start, but as the days go by, they don’t mind each other’s company.

What books are you planning to read from The 2022 Winter Reading Guide?

Are you looking forward to reading any books from The 2022 Winter Reading Guide?  What books are you adding to your TBR?

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