#TopTenTuesday: Anticipated Releases in the First Half of 2022

So, we’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is: Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022.

I’m notoriously a last-minute kind of girl so it’s no surprise that I’m writing this post the day it’s going up. I also started off making this list with less than 10 books marked on my Goodreads 2022 releases list and by the time I finished “researching”, I’d ended up with 68 releases. 😂 *phew* there are so many great releases coming out this year I don’t even know what my bank account is gonna look like if I end up getting my hands on many of them! 👀 But I digress! I had a fun time narrowing the list down to 10 11 books and, as always, it’s a random mix of Adult and YA fantasies, romances and some literary/speculative fiction. The list goes in order of release month!


In a 1993 Manhattan besieged by the AIDS epidemic, a young Hawaiian man lives with his much older, wealthier partner, hiding his troubled childhood and the fate of his father. And in 2093, in a world riven by plagues and governed by totalitarian rule, a powerful scientist’s damaged granddaughter tries to navigate life without him—and solve the mystery of her husband’s disappearances.

These three sections are joined in an enthralling and ingenious symphony, as recurring notes and themes deepen and enrich one another… Read more…


Ari Abrams has always been fascinated by the weather, and she loves almost everything about her job as a TV meteorologist. Her boss, legendary Seattle weatherwoman Torrance Hale, is too distracted by her tempestuous relationship with her ex-husband, the station’s news director, to give Ari the mentorship she wants. Ari, who runs on sunshine and optimism, is at her wits’ end. The only person who seems to understand how she feels is sweet but reserved sports reporter Russell Barringer.

In the aftermath of a disastrous holiday party, Ari and Russell decide to team up to solve their bosses’ relationship issues. Read more…


He was the most beautiful man alive. And if I wasn’t careful, he was going to be my death.

In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there’s always a price to pay. Psyche knew she’d have to face Aphrodite’s ire eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake… or for Aphrodite’s gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the killing blow. Read more…


Edinburgh, 1817.
Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry.
Jack Currer is a resurrection man who’s just trying to survive in a city where it’s too easy to die.

When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist’s Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr. Beecham’s lectures for being the wrong gender, she realizes that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Read more…


Recently divorced and on the verge of bankruptcy, Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself on the popular reality competition show Chef’s Special. Too bad the first memorable move she makes is falling flat on her face, sending fish tacos flying—not quite the fresh start she was hoping for. Still, she’s focused on winning, until she meets someone she might want a future with more than she needs the prize money.

After announcing their pronouns on national television, London Parker has enough on their mind without worrying about the klutzy competitor stationed in front of them. Read more… 


To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight.

The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom—and the world. Read more…


Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. Read more…


What is the purpose of a map?
Nell Young’s whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is a legend in the field, and Nell’s personal hero. But she hasn’t seen or spoken to him ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map.

But when Dr. Young is found dead in his office at the New York Public Library, with the very same seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, Nell can’t resist investigating. Read more…


I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, “These are the hands that buried my mother.”

For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it’s her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her—the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu.
When Ning hears of a competition to find the kingdom’s greatest shennong-shi—masters of the ancient and magical art of tea-making—she travels to the imperial city to compete. Read more…


Growing up in a housing estate in Glasgow, Mungo and James are born under different stars–Mungo a Protestant and James a Catholic–and they should be sworn enemies if they’re to be seen as men at all. Yet against all odds, they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his prize racing birds. As they fall in love, they dream of finding somewhere they belong, while Mungo works hard to hide his true self from all those around him, especially from his big brother Hamish, a local gang leader with a brutal reputation to uphold. Read more…


Kadou, the shy prince of Arasht, finds himself at odds with one of the most powerful ambassadors at court—the body-father of the queen’s new child—in an altercation which results in his humiliation.

To prove his loyalty to the queen, his sister, Kadou takes responsibility for the investigation of a break-in at one of their guilds, with the help of his newly appointed bodyguard, the coldly handsome Evemer, who seems to tolerate him at best. Read more…

And that’s just a small selection of what I’m looking forward to! Sometimes I feel there are just too many to keep up with but I’m glad I have you all to help keep me updated! 😉 Are any of these on your list of anticipated releases? What’re you most anticipating?

73 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday: Anticipated Releases in the First Half of 2022

    • I’ve seen Gallant on so many anticipated releases’ lists! I can’t wait for it either 😍 Haha, totally agree. I’ve added like 60 new books to my 2022 releases list since this week’s TTT posts went up 😂 Woe is my bank account… Haha

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    • I haven’t read anything by Mafi yet so I’m looking forward to this one. It sounds *so* good! 😍 I’ve only read one of Anita Kelly’s romances but it was sooo sweet and heartwarming and its made me excited to check out her other work!


  1. Seriously, our bank accounts are going to be in so much trouble this year!! haha. I am so intrigued by Anatomy! I’ve seen that one around lately. I hope that you get your hands on these and you LOVE them!! <3<3

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    • SO MUCH TROUBLE, Leslie! I’m weeping but also too excited to add more gorgeous books to my shelves 😂 The cover for Anatomy is sooo stunning! I can’t wait to check it out. I hope we have amazing reading years! ❤️

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      • Right?! Why is that always a thought? This would look AMAZING on my shelf. Although, I only see mostly spines. HAHA!! I’ve definitely pre-ordered way more this year than I ever have. Probably not smart with buying a new house recently. haha


  2. That’s a very interesting list, Dini. I think I would like to read “Cartographers”. I didn’t find that many, so did a twist about beginnings, as you know.
    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

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    • A Magic Steeped in Poison is hands down one of my fave covers this year already! LOL I can’t wait to read it. Same with Electric Idol—more Katee Robert, please! 😍 I hope you enjoy all your reads!


  3. Weather Girl is on my tbr, so I would love to hear your thoughts on it. I’ve still never read a book by Schwab. 🤦‍♀️ Maybe in 2022! And several others on your list were new to me, so thanks for sharing them! I’ll be watching for your reviews. ❤

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    • Weather Girl is a super popular title and it’s appeared on so many TTTs this week! I’m looking forward to giving it a try 😍 I hope 2022 is the year of Schwab for you, lol! I hope you have an amazing reading year ahead, Dedra!

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  4. I was doing great at staying a week ahead of the blog…and then Christmas and now I, too, am scrambling! Maybe next week I’ll get ahead again.

    Weather Girls is on my list—looks fantastic!

    Hope you are having an amazing week. 🙂

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