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Most Anticipated 2022 Releases (Part I)

After perusing everyone else’s posts, I’ve decided to make my own anticipated releases list. Looking at upcoming books is getting me hyped to read (although I will be starting school up again next semester — so I’m not sure how much I’ll truly get done), so I’d like to share in the hopes of getting others hyped in turn. I’ll just be going through books being released in Jan-Jun and will hopefully put another post out in June (please remind me!).

Joan Is Okay by Weike Wang. January 22nd; adult fiction.
I read Chemistry by Wang earlier this year after having it on my TBR for ages, and really enjoyed it! That’s most of what draws me to this book — along with the fact that it’s about a woman having a hard time which, uh, seems to be in my wheelhouse.

Open: An uncensored memoir of love, liberation, and non-monogamy by Rachel Krantz. January 25th, adult non-fiction.
I’m polyamorous and am always looking for non-monogamous books. This one looks really good and already has some great reviews. I’m preordering it now!

Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes. January 25th, adult horror.
Ghost ships in space? Yes please!

Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour. February 8th, adult fiction.
I haven’t read anything by LaCour yet, but have a lot on my TBR. This is about messy queer women and I’m totally here for it.

Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi. February 15th, YA fiction.
Emezi is an incredible writer. I really liked Pet and I’m looking forward to its prequel as well!

Sundial by Catriona Ward. March 1st, adult horror.
I haven’t read The Last House of Needless Street yet, but it’s gotten excellent reviews. This seems like a spooky read where you’re not sure which narrator to trust.

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James. March 15th, adult thriller.
I haven’t read anything by St. James yet, but this follows a (fictional) true crime blogger and sounds really unique!

Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou. March 22nd, adult fiction.
This sounds like chaos and messy women and academia and I’m looking forward to it.

Wicked and Wild Things by Francesca May. March 29th, adult fantasy.
Queer women and magic! Two of my favorite things.

In a Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power. April 5th, adult(?) fantasy.
I liked Wilder Girls and loved Burn Our Bodies Down, so Rory Power might be turning into an instabuy author for me.

Violets by Kyung-Sook Shin, transl. Anton Hur. April 14th, adult fiction.
This sounds like queer trauma and messy women and I’m very much looking forward to it.

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. April 5th, adult fiction.
I finally read Station Eleven and really enjoyed it, so I’d like to pick up her other works as well!

The Odyssey by Lara Williams. April 26th, adult ficion.
I don’t know much about the original Odyssey (if this is even a retelling?), but Supper Club was very good and I’ll definitely read more by Williams.

The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon. April 26th, adult horror.
I loved The Winter People and liked some other books by McMahon (The Night Sister & The Invited) so I’ll probably end up reading all of her books.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston. May 3rd, YA romance.
I haven’t read One Last Stop yet but I loved Red, White, and Royal Blue. This time we get a sapphic YA romance!

Book Lovers by Emily Henry. May 3rd, adult romance.
I adored Beach Read and have a copy of People We Meet on Vacation to read.

Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire. May 3rd, adult fantasy.
I still need to decide whether I want to reread Middlegame before this comes out but I cannot WAIT to read it.

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi. May 24th, adult fiction.
Two books in one year? What can’t they do??

Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler. June 7th, YA romance.
Girl who plays football dates cheerleader. Need I say more??? I also LOVED Cool for the Summer, so Adler has already proved she can win me over with YA romance.

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill. June 7th, adult thriller.
The Boston Public Library? I’m in. (I’m not kidding, that’s all it took to hook me.)

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager. June 28th, adult thriller.
This is the book on this list that I’m the least sure about. I’m reading it because I like Vermont settings and I’m hoping it will flip the trope of drunk-unreliable-female-narrator, but we’ll see. I’ll probably evaluate as I see reviews come out.


Okay, so that’s all for the first half of 2022! Let me know if I missed anything vital, and please link to your own lists so I can see what you’re looking forward to. 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Most Anticipated 2022 Releases (Part I)”

  1. Okay, I have heard of any of these books! I really want to start reading more adult fiction so I’m super excited about this post! Dead Silence sounds soooo good as does Sundial. I added so many of these on my goodreads TBR! 😀 I’m super excited! I hope you love them!

    Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages

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