Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Best 2022 Book Releases

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time to plan your 2022 reading list. There are so many amazing books coming out this year. This post features the adult books that caught my eye. I'll have another post for young adult and middle grade books later in the month. These books are all coming out between January and July 2022. Get ready to scroll. You're about to see a lot of books.

2022 Adult Book Releases

How High We Go In The Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Science Fiction

January 18, 2022

Beginning in 2030, a grieving archeologist arrives in the Arctic Circle to continue the work of his recently deceased daughter at the Batagaika crater, where researchers are studying long-buried secrets now revealed in melting permafrost, including the perfectly preserved remains of a girl who appears to have died of an ancient virus.

Once unleashed, the Arctic Plague will reshape life on Earth for generations to come, quickly traversing the globe, forcing humanity to devise a myriad of moving and inventive ways to embrace possibility in the face of tragedy. In a theme park designed for terminally ill children, a cynical employee falls in love with a mother desperate to hold on to her infected son. A heartbroken scientist searching for a cure finds a second chance at fatherhood when one of his test subjects—a pig—develops the capacity for human speech. A widowed painter and her teenaged granddaughter embark on a cosmic quest to locate a new home planet.

Why I'm excited to read it: The pandemic books have arrived. There are so many pandemic books! For obvious reasons, I'm not massively interested in reading about deadly diseases right now, but a few of the plague novels sound too good to pass up. This one got my attention because of the Arctic setting. Also, the plot sounds both relatable and bizarre.

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Violeta by Isabel Allende

Historical Fiction

January 25, 2022

Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family of five boisterous sons. From the start, her life will be marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth.

Through her father's prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known. Her family loses all and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. There, she will come of age, and her first suitor will come calling. . . .

She tells her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, times of both poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Her life will be shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics.

Why I'm excited to read it: *Sigh,* another plague novel. Isabel Allende has written tons of books and has tons of rabid fans. I want to read her work and see what the hype is about, but I have no idea where to start. I might as well start with the newest. (Unless someone has a better suggestion for me.)

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Notes On An Execution by Danya Kukafka

Literary Fiction

January 25, 2022

Ansel Packer is scheduled to die in twelve hours. He knows what he’s done, and now awaits execution, the same chilling fate he forced on those girls, years ago. But Ansel doesn’t want to die; he wants to be celebrated, understood. He hoped it wouldn’t end like this, not for him.

Through a kaleidoscope of women—a mother, a sister, a homicide detective—we learn the story of Ansel’s life. We meet his mother, Lavender, a seventeen-year-old girl pushed to desperation; Hazel, twin sister to Ansel’s wife, inseparable since birth, forced to watch helplessly as her sister’s relationship threatens to devour them all; and finally, Saffy, the homicide detective hot on his trail, who has devoted herself to bringing bad men to justice but struggles to see her own life clearly. As the clock ticks down, these three women sift through the choices that culminate in tragedy, exploring the rippling fissures that such destruction inevitably leaves in its wake.

Why I'm excited to read it: If you've been reading this blog for a really long time, then you might remember me mentioning my previous blog. About 10 years ago, I was a writer for a blog about the history and ethics of capital punishment. That blog doesn't exist anymore, but I'm still fascinated and horrified by the subject. I think Notes On An Execution will be a unique take on a familiar story. I like that it focuses on the people around the criminal instead of on the criminal himself. 

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How To Be Perfect: The Correct Answer To Every Moral Question by Michael Schur

Philosophy Nonfiction

January 25, 2022

Most people think of themselves as “good,” but it’s not always easy to determine what’s “good” or “bad”—especially in a world filled with complicated choices and pitfalls and booby traps and bad advice. Fortunately, many smart philosophers have been pondering this conundrum for millennia and they have guidance for us. With bright wit and deep insight, How to Be Perfect explains concepts like deontology, utilitarianism, existentialism, ubuntu, and more so we can sound cool at parties and become better people.

Schur starts off with easy ethical questions like “Should I punch my friend in the face for no reason?” (No.) and works his way up to the most complex moral issues we all face. Such as: Can I still enjoy great art if it was created by terrible people? How much money should I give to charity? Why bother being good at all when there are no consequences for being bad? And much more. By the time the book is done, we’ll know exactly how to act in every conceivable situation, so as to produce a verifiably maximal amount of moral good. We will be perfect, and all our friends will be jealous. OK, not quite. Instead, we’ll gain fresh, funny, inspiring wisdom on the toughest issues we face every day.

Why I'm excited to read it: This book is written by the creator of The Good Place, which I haven't seen, but I know has passionate fans. I'm a perfectionist, so of course I want to know how to be perfect. This book is made for me.

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Devotion by Hannah Kent

Historical Fiction

February 1, 2022

1836, Prussia. Hanne is nearly fifteen and the domestic world of womanhood is quickly closing in on her. A child of nature, she yearns instead for the rush of the river, the wind dancing around her. Hanne finds little comfort in the local girls and friendship doesn't come easily, until she meets Thea and she finds in her a kindred spirit and finally, acceptance.

Hanne's family are Old Lutherans, and in her small village hushed worship is done secretly: this is a community under threat. But when they are granted safe passage to Australia, the community rejoices: at last a place they can pray without fear, a permanent home. Freedom.

It's a promise of freedom that will have devastating consequences for Hanne and Thea, but, on that long and brutal journey, their bond proves too strong for even nature to break.

Why I'm excited to read it: I'll read anything Hannah Kent writes. Burial Rites is one of my all-time-favorite historical fiction books. The Good People is excellent too. I love the way Hannah Kent develops setting. The landscapes and folklore of places are a big part of the story.

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

Historical Fiction

February 1, 2022

In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. Aside from the famous author herself, only I know the truth of her disappearance.

I’m no Hercule Poirot.

I’m her husband’s mistress.

Agatha Christie’s world is one of glamorous society parties, country house weekends, and growing literary fame.

Nan O’Dea’s world is something very different. Her attempts to escape a tough London upbringing during the Great War led to a life in Ireland marred by a hidden tragedy.

After fighting her way back to England, she’s set her sights on Agatha. Because Agatha Christie has something Nan wants. And it’s not just her husband.

Despite their differences, the two women will become the most unlikely of allies. And during the mysterious eleven days that Agatha goes missing, they will unravel a dark secret that only Nan holds the key to . . .

Why I'm excited to read it: Is it just me, or are there a lot of books about Agatha Christie? She was a fascinating person, so I guess I understand the appeal. I swear I'll read a book about her someday. This one sounds promising. No one really knows what happened when she vanished for those 11 days, so it's fun to speculate.

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Sea Of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Literary Science Fiction

April 5, 2022

Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal, an experience that shocks him to his core.

Two centuries later a famous writer named Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour. She's traveling all over Earth, but her home is the second moon colony, a place of white stone, spired towers, and artificial beauty. Within the text of Olive's bestselling pandemic novel lies a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him.

When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts, a detective in the black-skied Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness, he uncovers a series of lives upended: The exiled son of an earl driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe.

Why I'm excited to read it: "Excited" is the wrong word. Let's go with "cautiously optimistic." I read Station Eleven and didn't love it as much as everybody else. I thought it was a bit boring, actually. Maybe because I'm not interested in actors or Shakespeare. I'm curious about this one because of the "anomaly" in the forest. It seems like it could create some chaos.

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Portrait Of A Thief by Grace D. Li

Mystery / Thriller

April 5, 2022

History is told by the conquerors. Across the Western world, museums display the spoils of war, of conquest, of colonialism: priceless pieces of art looted from other countries, kept even now.

Will Chen plans to steal them back.

A senior at Harvard, Will fits comfortably in his carefully curated roles: a perfect student, an art history major and sometimes artist, the eldest son that has always been his parents’ American Dream. But when a shadowy Chinese corporation reaches out with an impossible—and illegal—job offer, Will finds himself something else as well: the leader of a heist to steal back five priceless Chinese sculptures, looted from Beijing centuries ago.

His crew is every heist archetype one can imagine—or at least, the closest he can get. A conman: Irene Chen, Will’s sister and a public policy major at Duke, who can talk her way out of anything. A thief: Daniel Liang, a premed student with steady hands just as capable of lockpicking as suturing. A getaway driver: Lily Wu, an engineering student who races cars in her free time. A hacker: Alex Huang, an MIT dropout turned Silicon Valley software engineer. Each member of his crew has their own complicated relationship with China and the identity they’ve cultivated as Chinese Americans, but when Will asks, none of them can turn him down.

Because if they succeed? They earn fifty million dollars—and a chance to make history. But if they fail, it will mean not just the loss of everything they’ve dreamed for themselves but yet another thwarted attempt to take back what colonialism has stolen.

Why I'm excited to read it: Ever since I read Six of Crows, I've been searching for a character-driven heist novel. Have I finally found it? I guess we'll see. I love reading about morally gray characters, and this novel might be full of them.

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Four Treasures Of The Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang

Historical Fiction

April 5, 2022

Daiyu never wanted to be like the tragic heroine for whom she was named, revered for her beauty and cursed with heartbreak. But when she is kidnapped and smuggled across an ocean from China to America, Daiyu must relinquish the home and future she imagined for herself. Over the years that follow, she is forced to keep reinventing herself to survive. From a calligraphy school, to a San Francisco brothel, to a shop tucked into the Idaho mountains, we follow Daiyu on a desperate quest to outrun the tragedy that chases her. As anti-Chinese sentiment sweeps across the country in a wave of unimaginable violence, Daiyu must draw on each of the selves she has been—including the ones she most wants to leave behind—in order to finally claim her own name and story.

Why I'm excited to read it: It's set in the 1880s American west, which is a setting I can't pass up. Goodreads says this book is "Steeped in untold history and Chinese folklore." I know nothing about Chinese folklore, but I'm eager to learn.

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Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Historical Fiction

April 12. 2022

Montgomery, Alabama 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend has big plans to make a difference, especially in her African American community. At the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic, she intends to help women make their own choices for their lives and bodies.

But when her first week on the job takes her down a dusty country road to a worn down one-room cabin, she’s shocked to learn that her new patients are children—just 11 and 13 years old. Neither of the Williams sisters has even kissed a boy, but they are poor and Black and for those handling the family’s welfare benefits that’s reason enough to have the girls on birth control. As Civil grapples with her role, she takes India, Erica and their family into her heart. Until one day, she arrives at the door to learn the unthinkable has happened and nothing will ever be the same for any of them.

Decades later, with her daughter grown and a long career in her wake, Dr. Civil Townsend is ready to retire, to find her peace and to leave the past behind. But there are people and stories that refuse to be forgotten. That must not be forgotten.

Because history repeats what we don’t remember.

Why I'm excited to read it: It's inspired by true events! That's my favorite type of historical fiction. I get to learn about the real world, but fiction (usually) cuts out all the boring parts.

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The Fervor by Alma Katsu

Historical Horror

April 26, 2022

1944: As World War II rages on, the threat has come to the home front. In a remote corner of Idaho, Meiko Briggs and her daughter, Aiko, are desperate to return home. Following Meiko's husband's enlistment as an air force pilot in the Pacific months prior, Meiko and Aiko were taken from their home in Seattle and sent to one of the internment camps in the Midwest. It didn’t matter that Aiko was American-born: They were Japanese, and therefore considered a threat by the American government.

Mother and daughter attempt to hold on to elements of their old life in the camp when a mysterious disease begins to spread among those interned. What starts as a minor cold quickly becomes spontaneous fits of violence and aggression, even death. And when a disconcerting team of doctors arrive, nearly more threatening than the illness itself, Meiko and her daughter team up with a newspaper reporter and widowed missionary to investigate, and it becomes clear to them that something more sinister is afoot, a demon from the stories of Meiko’s childhood, hell-bent on infiltrating their already strange world.

Inspired by the Japanese yokai and the jorogumo spider demon, The Fervor explores a supernatural threat beyond what anyone saw coming; the danger of demonization, a mysterious contagion, and the search to stop its spread before it’s too late.

Why I'm excited to read it: Alma Katsu's The Hunger is one of my favorite horror novels. I love how she blends real events with monsters and mayhem and magic. I'll probably read anything she writes.

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The Children On The Hill by Jennifer McMahon

Mystery / Thriller / Horror

April 26, 2022

1978: At her renowned treatment center in picturesque Vermont, the brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Hildreth, is acclaimed for her compassionate work with the mentally ill. But when’s she home with her cherished grandchildren, Vi and Eric, she’s just Gran—teaching them how to take care of their pets, preparing them home-cooked meals, providing them with care and attention and love.

Then one day Gran brings home a child to stay with the family. Iris—silent, hollow-eyed, skittish, and feral—does not behave like a normal girl.

Still, Violet is thrilled to have a new playmate. She and Eric invite Iris to join their Monster Club, where they catalogue all kinds of monsters and dream up ways to defeat them. Before long, Iris begins to come out of her shell. She and Vi and Eric do everything together: ride their bicycles, go to the drive-in, meet at their clubhouse in secret to hunt monsters. Because, as Vi explains, monsters are everywhere.

2019: Lizzy Shelley, the host of the popular podcast Monsters Among Us, is traveling to Vermont, where a young girl has been abducted, and a monster sighting has the town in an uproar. She’s determined to hunt it down, because Lizzy knows better than anyone that monsters are real—and one of them is her very own sister.

Why I'm excited to read it: Someday I'll find a thriller that I love. There has to be one out there somewhere! This one caught my attention because of the monster sightings. Are they supernatural monsters or human monsters? I want to know.

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Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases by Paul Holes

True Crime Nonfiction

April 26, 2022

I order another bourbon, neat. This is the drink that will flip the switch. I don’t even know how I got here, to this place, to this point. Something is happening to me lately. I’m drinking too much. My sheets are soaking wet when I wake up from nightmares of decaying corpses. I order another drink and swig it, trying to forget about the latest case I can’t shake.

Crime-solving for me is more complex than the challenge of the hunt, or the process of piecing together a scientific puzzle. The thought of good people suffering drives me, for better or worse, to the point of obsession.

People always ask how I am able to detach from the horrors of my work. Part of it is an innate capacity to compartmentalize; the rest is experience and exposure, and I’ve had plenty of both. But I had always taken pride in the fact that I can keep my feelings locked up to get the job done. It’s only been recently that it feels like all that suppressed darkness is beginning to seep out.

When I look back at my long career, there is a lot I am proud of. I have caught some of the most notorious killers of the twenty-first century and brought justice and closure for their victims and families. I want to tell you about a lifetime solving these cold cases, from Laci Peterson to Jaycee Dugard to the Pittsburg homicides to, yes, my twenty-year-long hunt for the Golden State Killer.

But a deeper question eats at me as I ask myself, at what cost? I have sacrificed relationships, joy—even fatherhood—because the pursuit of evil always came first. Did I make the right choice? It’s something I grapple with every day. Yet as I stand in the spot where a young girl took her last breath, as I look into the eyes of her family, I know that, for me, there has never been a choice. “I don’t know if I can solve your case,” I whisper. “But I promise I will do my best.”

It is a promise I know I can keep.

Why I'm excited to read it: A few years ago, I read I'll Be Gone In The Dark and became interested in people who are obsessed with cold cases. Some people are really obsessed, like solving cold cases becomes their entire life. I want to hear the author's story. I bet he's had some unusual experiences.

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Little Souls by Sandra Dallas

Historical Fiction

April 26, 2022

Colorado, 1918. World War I is raging overseas, but it’s the home front battling for survival. With the Spanish Flu rampant, Denver’s schools are converted into hospitals, churches and funeral homes are closed, and horse-drawn wagons collect corpses left in the street. Sisters Helen and Lutie have moved to Denver from Iowa after their parents’ deaths. Helen, a nurse, and Lutie, a carefree advertising designer at a fashionable women’s store share a small, neat house, and each finds a local beau—for Helen a doctor, for Lutie a young student who soon enlists. They make a modest income from a rental apartment in the basement. When their tenant dies from the flu, the sisters are thrust into caring for the woman’s small daughter, Dorothy. Soon after, Lutie comes home from work and discovers a dead man on their kitchen floor and Helen standing above the body, an icepick in hand. She has no doubt Helen killed the man—Dorothy’s father—in self-defense, but she knows that will be hard to prove. They decide to leave the body in the street, hoping to disguise it as a flu victim.

Meanwhile Lutie also worries about her fiancé “over there.” As it happens, his wealthy mother harbors a secret of her own and helps the sisters as the danger deepens, from both the murder investigation and the outbreak.

Why I'm excited to read it: A historical fiction book that's set in Denver and isn't a cowboy romance or Centennial! Yay! I went to college in Denver and live on the Colorado plains now. I'd love to read about those areas, but they don't seem to be popular book settings (unless you're really into sexy cowboys). Anyway, Little Souls is giving me vibes of My Sister, The Serial Killer. Two sisters who get themselves into murderous trouble. I'm here for it.

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A Tidy Ending by Joanna Cannon


April 28, 2022

Linda has lived in a quiet neighborhood since fleeing the dark events of her childhood in Wales. Now she sits in her kitchen, wondering if this is all there is: pushing the vacuum around and cooking fish sticks for dinner, a far cry from the glamorous lifestyle she sees in the glossy magazines coming through the mail slot addressed to the previous occupant, Rebecca.

Linda’s husband Terry isn’t perfect—he picks his teeth, tracks dirt through the house, and spends most of his time in front of the TV. But that seems fairly standard—until he starts keeping odd hours at work, at around the same time young women in the town start to go missing.

If only Linda could track down and befriend Rebecca, maybe some of that enviable lifestyle would rub off on her and she wouldn’t have to worry about what Terry is up to. But the grass isn’t always greener and you can’t change who you really are. And some secrets can’t stay buried forever.

Why I'm excited to read it: A few years ago, I read Joanna Cannon's Three Things About Elsie, and I haven't stopped thinking about it. It stars a trio of elderly people who set out to solve a mystery, but they all have memory problems, so their plans don't go as planned. I could not put that book down. It's full of twists and devastating reveals. I'm hoping for more of the same with the author's newest novel.

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The Half-Life Of Ruby Fielding by Lydia Kang

Historical Mystery

May 1, 2022

Brooklyn, 1942. War rages overseas as brother and sister Will and Maggie Scripps contribute to the war effort stateside. Ambitious Will secretly scouts for the Manhattan Project while grief-stricken Maggie works at the Navy Yard, writing letters to her dead mother between shifts.

But the siblings’ quiet lives change when they discover a beautiful woman hiding under their back stairs. This stranger harbors an obsession with poisons, an affection for fine things, and a singular talent for killing small creatures. As she draws Will and Maggie deeper into her mysterious past, they both begin to suspect she’s quite dangerous―all while falling helplessly under her spell.

With whispers of spies in dark corners and the world’s first atomic bomb in the works, the visitor’s sudden presence in Maggie’s and Will’s lives raises questions about who she is and what she wants. Is this mysterious woman someone they can trust―or a threat to everything they hold dear?

Why I'm excited to read it: Well, that plot summary took an unexpected twist. I was prepared to say, "Yet another WWII novel" and keep scrolling, but then there was a beautiful poisonous woman under the stairs. Now I have to read it. I need to know her backstory.

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The Other Mother by Rachel M. Harper

Literary Fiction

May 3, 2022

Raised by a single mother in Miami, Florida, Jenry Castillo, newly arrived at Brown University on a music scholarship, finds himself searching for information about his late father Jasper Patterson, an internationally recognized principal ballet dancer who died tragically when Jenry was two. Jenry thinks his estranged grandfather, Winston Patterson, a professor of African American history at Brown and a titan in his field, might have the answers he seeks. Already more than a little intimidating, Winston explodes Jenry’s world with one question: Why is the young man so interested in his son Jasper? It was Winston’s daughter, Juliet, who was his mother’s lover. Juliet is the parent he should be looking for—his other mother.

Why I'm excited to read it: If you like literary fiction about messy families, you should read Rachel M. Harper's other book, This Side Of Providence. It has some of the most realistic child characters I've ever read. Bring on the complicated family secrets! This book sounds like it's packed with them.

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The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas

Historical Horror

May 10, 2022

In the overthrow of the Mexican government, Beatriz’s father is executed and her home destroyed. When handsome Don Rodolfo Solórzano proposes, Beatriz ignores the rumors surrounding his first wife’s sudden demise, choosing instead to seize the security his estate in the countryside provides. She will have her own home again, no matter the cost.

But Hacienda San Isidro is not the sanctuary she imagined.

When Rodolfo returns to work in the capital, visions and voices invade Beatriz’s sleep. The weight of invisible eyes follows her every move. Rodolfo’s sister, Juana, scoffs at Beatriz’s fears—but why does she refuse to enter the house at night? Why does the cook burn copal incense at the edge of the kitchen and mark its doorway with strange symbols? What really happened to the first Doña Solórzano?

Beatriz only knows two things for certain: Something is wrong with the hacienda. And no one there will help her.

Desperate for help, she clings to the young priest, Padre Andrés, as an ally. No ordinary priest, Andrés will have to rely on his skills as a witch to battle the malevolent presence haunting the hacienda.

Far from a refuge, San Isidro may be Beatriz’s doom.

Why I'm excited to read it: Early reviewers are comparing it to Mexican Gothic and Rebecca. I enjoyed both of those books. I hope this one is a bit faster paced, though.

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Which 2022 releases are you looking forward to reading?


  1. These are a lot new books to wrap my head around but I'll start first with the Hannah Kent and Emily St. John Mandel novels. Oh yeah! Like duh ha! Did you go to DU? I went to its publishing institute for a summer once at DU ... it was fun.

  2. Ooh you have some good ones here. Just added Notes on an Execution and Unmasked to my wish list. If you liked I'll Be Gone in the Dark, I recommend Chase Darkness With Me by Billy Jensen! I also really want to read The Fervor. I read and loved her book, The Deep, last year.

    Lauren @ www.shootingstarsmag.net

  3. I really like novels about people obsessed with solving cold cases so it would be interesting to read a memoir of someone like that.

  4. The Christie Affair sounds really interesting

  5. Yes to the oandemic books. Or plague books, like you said. How High We Go sounds amazing-and I'll be honest, the Arctic setting IS a big draw for me. The first paragraph of the blurb had me saying "mine. mine."

    The idea of a monster podcast has me quite intrigued as well.

  6. I like the sound of The Christie Affair. The fact that her brief disappearance is still such a mystery all these years later fascinates me.

  7. I have 5 of these on my TBR. I actually hope to read The Christie Affair this week (I have an ARC from NetGalley).

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  8. I just added 4 of this to my list that I was not aware of---thank you.

  9. You've got so many great books on your list that I somehow missed. A new book by Joanna Cannon (I loved her book Goats and Sheep). A new book by Sandra Dallas (one of my old favorites). And How to Be Perfect by the creator of The Good Place. Thanks!

  10. I've seen Portrait of a Thief around a lot lately! I'm definitely going to have to check that one out.

  11. Your first title and De Gramont's are very tempting!
    Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2022/01/04/top-ten-most-anticipated-books-releasing-in-the-first-half-of-2022/

  12. I want to read all the books! I included Portrait of a Thief and The Hacienda ony list too although so many of these belong there.

  13. Portrait of a Thief was on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/01/04/top-ten-tuesday-349/

  14. I am actually so behind on 2022 releases so I am glad that you compiled this post! I'll definitely be referencing it as I build out my reading list for this year. (Also, can we talk about how gorgeous the book covers are for your anticipated reads of this year?? 2022 seems to have great things in store :))

    claire @ clairefy

  15. The Christie Affair sounds very, very good!

  16. I'm going to have to add The Fervor to my tbr. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Lots of interesting reading. "Notes on an Execution" sounds intense and could be good. I'll wait to read your review (I have so many books on my TBR pile.

  18. I'm very curious about The Hacienda.

  19. How to Be Perfect sounds really interesting, and I love THE GOOD PLACE, so I'll definitely need to check it out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction