Top Ten Tuesday

My Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2022

My Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2022

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Also, happy New Year everyone!

With a new year comes the fun anticipation of all the new bookish releases there are to look forward to. And it looks like 2022 is again jam-packed with great releases. Here are the 12 I’m most looking forward to (for the first half of 2022):

New Releases

The Long-Forgotten Winter King by Annette Marie

Release date: 14 January 2022

It’s no secret how much I love anything Annette Marie writes, but seriously I am beyond excited for the next installment in the Guild Codex: Unveiled series because I NEED more Zak and Saber.

Electric Idol by Katee Robert

Release date: 18 January 2022

Part two in this Dark Olympus dark romance series is an Eros/Psyche retelling and I am so here for it!

Running Wild by K.A. Tucker

Release date: 25 January 2022

I fell in love with The Simple Wild and Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker in 2021 and while this next release will focus on veterinarian Marie instead of Callah and Jonah, I’m still so excited to return to Alaska and see how everyone’s doing.

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

Release date: 15 February 2022

Another anticipated sequel! House of Earth and Breath was easily one of my favorite 2020 reads and I’m so excited for the sequel (though I’m thinking a re-read may be needed first, because my memory is awful)

The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release date: 15 March 2022

I adore the world of From Blood and Ash and I’m so excited for the fourth book in the series (though again, my memory is awful so maybe I should do a re-read of some kind before picking this one up)

The No-Show by Beth O’Leary

Release date: 12 April 2022

Beth O’Leary has become an auto-buy author for me and though it seems like this one will be quite different from her previous “rom-coms with depth” like The Flatshare or The Switch, I’m sure it will be utterly brilliant. I already can’t wait to find out what’s going on with this Joseph Carter guy.

The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann

Release date: 12 April 2022

An adult fiction book by Claire Kann. With ace rep. And fake dating. I AM SO IN!

Book of Night by Holly Black

Release date: 3 May 2022

A dark adult fantasy book by Holly Black featuring shadow magic? YES, PLEASE!

Never Been Kissed by Timothy Janovsky

Release date: 3 May 2022

This just sounds like such a fun, feel-good summer read and I am already so excited to read it!

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Release date: 3 May 2022

So you’re saying that the next Emily Henry book (the author of Beach Read and People We Meet On Vacation, both of which were amazing reads) is a bookish story about a romance between a literary agent and an editor? WHY IS MAY 2022 SO FAR AWAY??

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

Release date: 3 May 2022

I’m here for Casey McQuiston’s books and I’m hoping I Kissed Shara Wheeler will be another feel-good queer rom-com with amazing found family vibes.

Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

Release date: 17 May 2022

I will always be excited for any new Christina Lauren release as they always end up on my yearly favorites lists, so I have high hopes for this second-chance romance.

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Tell Me:
What books are you anticipating in the first half of 2022?
Any we have in common?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Despite thinking her books sound really good, I’ve never read one of Beth’s novels. Someday I will though – and hopefully I like them. Curious to see there’s another one coming from her. Hope you enjoy ALL OF THESE! Happy 2022 and reading, Lindsey.

    1. I hope you’ll love Beth O’Leary’s books if you decide to try them! I’d highly recommend The Flatshare, it’s my fave by her 🙂 Happy 2022, Rissi!

  2. Great list! I hope you get the chance to read them all before the year is up, especially the Holly Black book as that’s intriguing.

    My TTT:

    1. Thanks, I hope so too! 🙂

  3. I’m still hoping to love another Beth O’Leary book as much as The Flatshare, but I have an audible credit marked for The No-Show still.

    1. Oh, The Flatshare is definitely my favorite Beth O’Leary too! The No-Show sounds completely different, but I’m still eager to try it 🙂

  4. The Romantic Agenda has popped up on a few different lists this week. I hope you like it!

    My post:

    1. I’m glad it’s so widely anticipated 🙂

  5. Such a great list! I had Electric Idol on my TTT as well and I’m so excited for more Katee Robert 😍 I’m also super keen for The No-Show, Book Lovers, and Something Wilder! I hope you enjoy all of these!

    1. I’m definitely super excited about Electric Idol, thankfully it’s almost here 🙂

  6. Stephanie - Bookfever says:

    I’m reading Electric Idol right now and it’s so good. I love both Eros and Psyche!

    1. Ahhh I’m so glad to hear you’re loving Electric Idol! I’m so excited to read Eros and Psyche’s story!

  7. Great list! The Romantic Agenda and Book Lovers made my list this week, too. I need to try Christina Lauren’s books!

    1. So excited for The Romantic Agenda and Book Lovers! I do love Christina Lauren, hope you’ll enjoy their books too if you decide to check them out.

  8. The No-Show, Book Lovers, and the next Crescent City all made my list. Looking forward to Christina Lauren’s new one as well.

    1. Hope all those reads will live up to our expectations 🙂

  9. Oooh I almost forgot House of Sky and Breath was so coming so soon! I really enjoyed the first one, so I’m excited for this sequel. 🙂 Book of Night also sounds amazing! I’m curious to see Holly Black with adult fantasy.

    1. Haha I know, the wait for HoSaB felt like forever and now it’s almost here!
      I’m so curious about Book of Night too!

  10. Yasss to Running Wild!

    1. Yes, I want to revisit Alaska so much!

  11. Lauren Becker says:

    I also want to read Never Been Kissed, Book Lovers, and I Kissed Shara Wheeler. I need to check out Neon Gods – I hear good things. Hope the second book is great.

    Lauren @

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy Neon Gods if you decide to give it a try!

  12. Running Wild is on my list, too. I can’t wait to return to Trapper’s Crossing. 🙂

    1. Me too, I miss that place so much already!

  13. So many pretty covers here. I’m very curious about Book of the Night.

    1. Me too, I’ve only read the Cruel Prince trilogy by Holly Black before, but I’m curious about her adult fiction.

  14. I love all those Annette Marie covers. And Holly Black- can’t WAIt for that! 🙂

    1. I’m indeed so pumped for the Holly Black book! And I do love all Annette Marie covers 🙂

  15. Of Pens and Swords says:

    I’m definitely looking forward to Book of Night and I Kiss Shara Wheeler! The Romantic Agenda is definitely getting added to my TBR as well.

    Here’s my TTT:

    1. They all just sound so good, so much to look forward to 🙂

  16. I’m looking forward to The No-Show and Book Lovers. It’s going to be a good book spring!

    My list is here:

    Happy TTT!

    1. It is looking like an amazing bookish first half already! 🙂

  17. Great list. Hopefully their all be good.

    1. Thanks, let’s hope so 🙂

  18. masterspj says:

    I think The No-Show and Book Lovers are very popular choices this week. I have them both on my TBR.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. Hope we’ll both enjoy those reads!

  19. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    I can’t wait for the War of two Queens!

    1. Me neither, I’m so excited for it!

  20. Great list. Several of these authors are on my TBR list. Maybe this year, LOL.

    1. Haha, I know the feeling, so many books, so little time 😀

  21. Emily Henry’s books sound so fun! I really need to give them a go one of these days. I hope you enjoy hers and all these others.

    Happy TTT!


    1. I did love all the Emily Henry books I’ve read so far, so hope you’ll enjoy them too when you pick them up!

  22. Running Wild made my list, too! I can’t get back to Alaska with Tucker soon enough. Nice list!

    1. Me too, I’m so excited to get back there! 🙂

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