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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 🙂