15 Women’s Fiction Books Coming This Spring 2022

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While some people prefer memoirs and biographies, others enjoy reading fictional tales ranging from love stories to suspenseful mysteries. Female authors are writing in a variety of fiction genres, and many famous novelists have highly anticipated titles this year. Adding these books to your reading list or pre-ordering copies is just one way to support women during Women’s History Month and throughout the year.

We’ve rounded up 15 fiction books slated for release this spring, all written by female authors. The books are all highly anticipated according to Goodreads, which was determined based on the number of times a book was added to members’ shelves to read. We’ve listed them in order of release date, starting this month and ending in June.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.18 stars out of 236 ratings
  • Release date: March 15

A young woman finds a strange card in her deceased father’s belongings. The map contains a secret that leads her on an adventure and learns the truth about her family’s dark history.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.35 stars out of 1,375 ratings
  • Release date: March 15

In this book, author Melissa Fu guides readers through the history of modern China told through the fictional story of one family. It draws on his father’s real-life experiences and deals with immigration, identity and the quest to find a home.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.12 stars out of 672 ratings
  • Release date: March 15

Located in Claire Lake, Oregon, a true crime blogger interviews a woman acquitted of two unsolved murders. While they meet regularly at the woman’s house, the blogger begins to feel uneasy and wonders if there are other dangers waiting for her.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.43 stars out of 191 ratings
  • Release date: March 29

“The Diamond Eye” is based on a true story – it details the experiences of a mother who becomes a soldier after Hitler invades Ukraine and Russia. She eventually travels to Washington, DC, and finds a friend in First Lady Elenor Roosevelt as an enemy returns from her past.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.46 stars out of 540 ratings
  • Release date: April 5

Readers are taken through time as the characters find themselves in different locations, from Vancouver Island in 1912 to the moon 500 years later. But they all have the same brief and puzzling experience, through which the author questions what it means in relation to the nature of time.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 3.9 stars out of 310 ratings
  • Release date: April 5

In “The Candy House”, character Bix Button’s “Possess Your Unconscious” technology allows people to access all the memories they’ve had and share memories in order to access those of others. As the paths of several characters cross over several decades, readers learn about the consequences of technology.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 3.86 stars out of 394 ratings
  • Release date: April 5

This book is inspired by the true story of Chinese art that is disappearing from Western museums. The main character, Will Chen, plans to steal the coins, which gives readers insight into topics such as the diaspora, the colonization of art, and the complexity of Chinese-American identity.

‘Memphis’ by Tara M. Stringfellow

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.35 stars out of 248 ratings
  • Release date: April 5

Joan, a 10-year-old girl, leaves her home with her mother and sister because of her father’s violence. The women head to Joan’s mother’s ancestral home in Memphis, and over the next few years Joan is forced to deal with more instances of violence within her family and finds solace in creating art.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.55 stars out of 1,316 ratings
  • Release date: May 3

Literary agent Nora Stephens is spending a month in Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, with her sister. During the holidays, she continually runs into an editor she has met before and has to decide if she is going to change her life for him.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.44 stars out of 127 ratings
  • Release date: May 3

During the Mexican War of Independence, Beatriz’s father was executed and his house was destroyed. Afterwards, she marries and moves into her new husband’s country estate, which she soon discovers may be haunted.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.43 stars out of 150 ratings
  • Release date: May 17

Author Emma Straub — who is co-owner of Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, New York — tells the story of Alice, who travels back in time to 1996 on the eve of her 40th birthday. As she relives her 16th birthday, Alice reunites with the 40-year-old version of her father.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.20 stars out of 295 ratings
  • Release date: May 31

“Yerba Buena” is author Nina LaCour’s first adult novel. It chronicles the life of Sara Foster after she ran away from home at age 16. Years later, she takes a job arranging flowers at a restaurant where she begins having an affair with the married owner and must decide whether to reveal her past.

‘Woman of Light’ by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.37 stars out of 62 ratings
  • Release date: June 7

After her brother is driven out of town by a violent white mob, Luz “Little Light” Lopez must fend for herself in 1930s Denver. She has visions that transport her to her native homeland and learning about history. of her family, she strives to prevent them from disappearing.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 3.99 stars out of 229 ratings
  • Release date: June 7

After a woman is heard screaming at the Boston Public Library, security guards order everyone inside the reading room to stay there until they identify the threat. This book tells the story of four strangers sitting at the same table waiting to leave, one of whom might be a murderer.

  • Good reads: Average rating of 4.23 stars out of 22 ratings
  • Release date: June 7

“More Than You’ll Ever Know” is told through alternate timelines: one in 1985 and one in 2017. It’s the story of a woman caught living a double life after a husband murders the other, and decades later, a real detective writer who wants to tell his story.

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