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15 Best Fall Books of 2022 You Have to Read This Season

Add these books to your shelf, stat.

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As the heat begins to break, the trees change into their autumnal finest, and we're looking to swap our best beach reads for a new book to usher in the season. And have we got fabulous news for bedside tables everywhere: there's an embarrassment of riches in the realm of books coming out this fall, and you'll want to add them to the top of your TBR (To Be Read) pile. You'll see some familiar names on our list — check out new titles by George Saunders and Barbara Kingsolver!— as well as some amazing debut authors who we guarantee will quickly become new favorites.

Some of these fall reads come out in August, that in-between time when summer's shadow has lengthened, but it's not sweater weather just yet. Others hit shelves just in time to serve as stocking stuffers (our apologies if you can't even think that far ahead).

If the book you're just dying to read hasn't come out yet, smash that preorder button! Ordering books before they officially come out helps the author get noticed for reviews and award consideration, which also helps alert fellow bookworms to fabulous reads they may never have found otherwise. Whether you're in the mood for an amazing psychological thriller, a romance novel to keep you warm, a read that will make you laugh out loud or a historical book, our list of the best fall books for 2022 has a new favorite for everyone. And don't forget to add the GH Book Club picks to your cart, for some amazing feel-good reads.

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August 2022 Release Date
Stories from the Tenants Downstairs by Sidik Fofana
Scribner
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August 2022 Release Date
Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah
Riverhead Books
Now 21% off
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August 2022 Release Date
Mika in Real Life: A Novel by Emiko Jean
William Morrow
Now 33% off
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August 2022 Release Date
Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen
St. Martin's Press
Now 39% off
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September 2022 Release Date
The House in the Orchard by Elizabeth Brooks
Tin House
Now 18% off
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September 2022 Release Date
Real Bad Things by Kelly J. Ford
Thomas & Mercer
Now 25% off
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September 2022 Release Date
Bliss Montage: Stories by Ling Ma
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Now 13% off
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September 2022 Release Date
Best of Friends: A Novel
Riverhead Books
Now 10% off
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October 2022 Release Date
River Woman, River Demon by Jennifer Givhan
Blackstone Publishing
Now 10% off
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October 2022 Release Date
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Harper
Now 23% off
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October 2022 Release Date
Liberation Day: Stories by George Saunders
Random House
Now 11% off
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October 2022 Release Date
Sign Here by Claudia Lux
Berkley
Now 10% off
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November 2022 Release Date
Flight: A Novel
Mariner Books
Now 10% off
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November 2022 Release Date
Small Game by Blair Braverman
Ecco
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November 2022 Release Date
The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson
Sourcebooks Landmark
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