Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! It's the new year, so this week we're talking about upcoming new releases we're excited for! Like I do literally every time this topic comes up, I'm going to whine about how I read well over 80% backlist so am not entirely hip to the universe of new releases, but here are ten I'm interested in that come out before July 2022. 

Olga Dies Dreaming (January 4): This book, about two siblings of Puerto Rican descent who are dealing with their mother's disappearance during the childhoods and sudden reappearance during their adulthoods, feels like the kind of character-driven family drama that usually really works for me. 

The High House (January 4): Found families and environmental dystopia, this seems intriguing!

Very Cold People (February 8): I do enjoy stories about the rot behind upper-class communities.

Cherish Farrah (February 8): This one is also meant to be rooted in class tensions, but also racial ones as two Black teenagers in a mostly-white community become closer but things are not as they seem. 

Ocean State (March 8): This book, apparently, does one of my favorite things...tells you the what (a murder!) and the who immediately, and then tells you all the why. This can go very wrong, but when it goes right, it's fantastic!

Home Or Away (March 29): Turning to books that will probably be able to keep my attention while dealing with a newborn, this is a book about two women who are both Olympic hockey hopefuls who grew apart when only one of them went and the coach's impropriety that tore them apart but may bring them back together as adults.

I'll Be You (April 26): Twin sisters, former child stars, who have grown apart before one of them disappears at a mysterious spa...this sounds like the kind of thing that will be entertaining during maternity leave!

Remarkably Bright Creatures (May 3): I find octopuses incredibly interesting, and though this book seems more sentimental than my usual fare, maybe my cynical heart will be less so once the baby is here?

The World Cannot Give (May 4): Dark academia, I will give you a chance to disappoint me yet again!

Cult Classic (June 7): This is being billed as a kind of mix of rom-com and thriller, about a young woman who starts encountering all of her exes one night out of nowhere. I'm definitely intrigued by that kind of combination!


  1. Great list! Olga Dies Dreaming sounds really interesting.

  2. I just saw VERY COLD PEOPLE on someone else's list and now I HAVE to add it to my TBR pile. It sounds excellent. I hope we both enjoy it.

    Happy TTT!