Difficult as it is to believe yet another year is come and gone (anyone else feel like they have whiplash?), what adds insult to injury is the fact that we know are talking about a new publication year. Not insulting in that we get new books, more an insult that the publication year we’re talking of is 2022. I mean, does time have zero respect for people? But since that’s more depressing than cheery, thank goodness we have cheeriness to discuss in our anticipated novels of 2022, part 1! That’s right, we’re here and ready to chat some of the books we’re excited about in 2022.
I’ll be honest, it’s also becoming harder and harder for me to find books to fill this list. Primarily I think this is because I’m done seeing a book, reading its synopsis and thinking “I cannot wait to read that.” No, I go deeper and try to learn if I’ll like it or not. It’s no longer “ok” just to add a book to a list because surface level it looks fun. Resulting from this, the list is short. But also, as more publication dates announce, I’ll probably find one or two more.HERE ARE SEVEN (HOPEFULLY) GOOD ANTICIPATED NOVELS OF 2022: PART 1 #READERS #READING #BOOKLIST #BOOKSOF2022 #FEELING22 #FEELIN22 #TOPTENTUESDAY Click To Tweet
Same rules apply to this year as prior years. This is a kind of one part of “four” in that I publish this in correlation with a video and later the same combination for the releases coming June/July – December. Ideally, I also share different books in the videos and the written posts. Not sure if that will be the case this year (because I’m cracking down even more on the books I’m anticipating), but I’m going to give it my best shot. Let’s do this.
The video is coming this week if you’re interested in seeing that, it’ll go live at my current channel.
ANTICIAPTED NOVELS OF 2022: PART 1
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Listed by release date, then author
1: ALL THE RIGHT REASONS, BETHANY MANGLE (FEBRUARY)
I thought this book looked really cute and its publicist kindly emailed my about it, so as I do have a copy, it’ll be my first (because it has to be, but also I’m excited!) read of the year. Follows a girl who’s uncomplimentary rant of her father (who recently divorced her mother) snags the attention of producers for a new reality TV show. Amazon | Goodreads
2: THE SUMMER WE FORGOT, CAROLINE GEORGE (MARCH)
This one sounds super interesting. It’s described as a thriller and despite the fact that I haven’t read Dearest Josephine (George’s 2021 novel), I’m still super curious about this one. It sounds atmospheric and makes me curious to know what the story is about a group of friends who cannot remember in the aftermath of a body discovery where they attend summer camp. I mean, come on, that sounds good. Amazon | Goodreads
3: THE MATCHBREAKER SUMMER, ANNIE RAINS (APRIL)
Coming from Underlined, this is TOTALLY something I’d pre-order. Plus, though I haven’t heard of this author before, I’ve loved everything else I read in these Underlined paperback collection of fiction. Amazon | Goodreads
4: WHAT MATTERS MOST, COURTNEY WALSH (APRIL)
5: WHEN THE DAY COMES, GABRIELLE MEYER (MAY)
Not the most avid fan of time slip or duel time stories, but if they’re good, I’m here for them. Plus, this one sounds especially unique in that it’s the same lead character who is living duel times and she much choose between her two lives. Amazon | Goodreads
6: HOW TO BE THE BEST THIRD WHEEL, LORIDEE DE VILLA (MAY)
One of those YA novels that actually sounds more unique and cute, this one is set to follow a girl who, when returning from her family vacation discovers all three of her friends have found relationships in her absence. Feeling left out and being endlessly annoyed by her frenemy James to tutor him, Lara must learn how to navigate new high school challenges. Amazon | Goodreads
7: TURN TO ME, BECKY WADE (MAY)
It’s Becky Wade, so naturally I’m more excited than I can express about this one. We have to love a good Becky Wade book, and I’m curious to see what this third (and I think final?) new book in Wade’s current series which follows a group of friends connected by their shared experience being trapped in a mine together. Amazon | Goodreads
Let’s hear about YOUR top picks! Which books of 2022 are you most anticipating? Is your list normal or do you feel pickier than usual? Have you read about any of these or are you excited about any of these? Which ones can you not WAIT to read? Comment all of the comments. I’m always glad (even though it may take me a while) to chat with you.
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