Highly Anticipated Book Releases 2022/Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022

I’m excited about a lot of books that are releasing during the first half of this year, far more than 10 to be honest and I was going to post a separate post including all my highly anticipated forthcoming reads.  But, as today’s TTT is the same topic I’m going to combine the two ideas.  Which in effect means I’m posting more than ten books (for which apologies but I figure one post combined is the way to go with this) – and it’s all bookish loveliness after all.  This list is the next six month’s worth of books that my little grabby hands are twitching to get hold of – this is not a definitive list of all the books due for release during the first half of this year, nor do I have copies of all these books at the moment (although I remain, as ever, optimistic).  So, hold onto your hats?


  1. The Maid by Nita Prose
  2. Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins


  1. This Charming Man by CK McDonnell
  2. The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan
  3. Last Exit by Max Gladstone
  4. Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham
  5. Good Neighbors by Stephanie Burgis


  1. Seven Deaths of an Empire by GR Matthews
  2. Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough
  3. Sundial by Catriona Ward
  4. Gallant by VE Schwab
  5. The Bone Orchard by Sara A Mueller
  6. The City of Dusk by Tara Sim
  7. Traitor in the Ice by KJ Maitland
  8. The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley


  1. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel
  2. The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne
  3. The Girl and the Moon by Mark Lawrence
  4. The Fervor by Alma Katsu
  5. The Priest of Crowns by Peter McLean
  6. Stringers by Chris Panatier
  7. Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse
  8. Elektra by Jennifer Saint


  1. Book of Night by Holly Black
  2. The Night They Vanished by Vanessa Savage
  3. The Origin of Storms Elizabeth Bear
  4. The Pharmacist by Rachelle Atalla
  5. The Hourglass Throne by KD Edwards (cover not available)


  1. In the Shadow of Lightning by Brian McClellan
  2. The Seawomen by Chloe Timms
  3. Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald
  4. Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert
  5. Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs
  6. The Grief of Stones by Katherine Addison
  7. Games for Dead Girls by Jen Williams
  8. The Swell by Allie Reynolds

19 Responses to “Highly Anticipated Book Releases 2022/Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. confessionsofayareader

    I liked Reckless Girls and hope you do, too.

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I was lucky enough to get an ARC for Age of Ash: as a huge Daniel Abraham fan I enjoyed his new work immensely. And as far as epic fantasy goes, I can hardly wait for Gwynne’s Hunger of the Gods! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, Gwynne has very quickly become a favourite author of mine so I can’t wait for Hunger of the Gods.
      Lynn 😀

  3. readinginthewildwood

    I think Fevered Star is probably my most anticipated of the year. I can’t wait!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I’m looking forward to that and I’m also really hopeful that Rebecca Roanhorse might continue with her Trail of Lightning (Sixth world) books.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    This is a fabulous list! We have so many in common. A couple are new to me though, like The Seawomen, which sounds amazing😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      This is the benefit of us making our lists – there are lots of cross overs but there are also more books that may have slipped through the net – and we don’t want that now do we.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Trang

    I’m so excited for Gallant! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I loved her last book – La Rue – so can’t wait to see what this one is like.
      Lynn 😀

  6. evelynreads1

    I’m really excited for Gallant, The City of Dusk and Fevered Star!

  7. aquavenatus

    We have a lot of the same books on our lists!

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Uh, so pretty much everything on here I need to read, lol!

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