Hello! And happy 2022 🎊
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.
Hey there! I know it’s been a long hot minute (even though I said I was coming back months ago 😅). But I’m back – again!
Let’s start with a super quick life update!
So back in September I announced that I was starting a booktube channel and that I was coming back to blogging.
Unfortunately around that same time I was hit by a pretty severe chronic illness relapse. I’ve had moderate Ulcerative Colitis since I was 17 and I’ve been in remission for nearly a decade. But in the last year or so I’ve had more and more relapses and in 2021 I officially stopped responding to my medication.
So that meant I spent the last quarter of the year in and out of the doctor, trying new therapies, and being on a scary amount of immunosuppressants (made scarier by the simultaneous pandemic resurgence…)
Which meant I honestly didn’t have the mental capacity for much else. I was on leave from work and just taking each day as it came. Some days I felt totally normal and others I couldn’t get out of bed. It’s been a rollercoaster but I’m finally coming out the other side.
I’m on a biologic that seems to be working and hopefully soon I’ll be weaning off the cocktail of steroids.
And all that to say – I think I’m finally at a place mentally to return again 🖤
What That Means
Schedule! I love schedules but I’m still not sure what is going to work moving forward. Not only with my health but balancing this, videos, Instagram, my full time job, my family, adulting, etc.
So in January we’re going to try 5 days of content across my 2 platforms.
On Youtube I’ll post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
And Here I’ll post Tuesday and Thursday.
Will that stay the same after January? Who the heck knows 😅 But I’m committing to it for the next month!
Now onto the content you actually came here for!
10 Of My Most Anticipated Reads for 2022
1. Gallant by V.E. Schwab
Release Date: March 1, 2022
Possibly my most anticipated release of the whole year! This is a YA fantasy that’s a mix between The Secret Garden and Crimson Peak. It follows a girl at boarding school who returns to her mysterious childhood home and starts unraveling dark secrets.
“Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.”
2. STEM Romance Novella Trilogy by Ali Hazelwood
Release Date: May, June, & July 2022
A 3 part novella series following a 3 female scientist leads. These are all coming to audio FIRST and will later be released in print.
This first book follows Mara, an environmental engineer, who falls in love with her lawyer roommate and nemesis. Stuck With You follows Sadie, a civil engineer, who gets stuck in an elevator with her ex. And Below Zero follows Hannah, a NASA aerospace engineer, who is injured in the arctic and rescued by her long time rival.
3. Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly
Release Date: January 18, 2022
An adult rom-com following a recently divorced heroine who enters a cooking show competition to take back her life. But ends up falling for (literally) the first openly non-binary competitor.
4. Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
Release Date: August 2, 2022
Adrienne Young’s first adult novel!
“A rural island community steeped in the mystical superstitions of its founders and haunted by an unsolved murder is upended by the return of the suspected killer in this deeply atmospheric novel.”
5. Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Release Date: May 3, 2022
Emily Henry sums this up as a Hallmark movie if the heroine chose the rich executive rather than the small town farmer and doesn’t have a change of heart.
6. A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Ernshaw
Release Date: November 29, 2022
A YA fantasy romance about a teenage astronomer who carries the knowledge of the stars and may be the only person who can cure the sickness taking over.
“If magic lives anywhere, it’s in the stars…“
7. Extasia by Claire Legrand
Release Date: February 22, 2022
“[A] new, bone-chilling YA horror novel about a girl who joins a coven to root out a vicious evil that’s stalking her village.”
8. The Dead Romantics by Ashely Poston
Release Date: July 5, 2022
Another adult debut!
This is romance following a woman and romance author, who returns home after the death of her father. She is desperate to leave until she finds a handsome and confused ghost standing in the doorway of her family’s funeral home.
“Ghost meets The Bold Type in this sparkling adult debut about a disillusioned millennial ghostwriter who, quite literally, has some ghosts of her own”
9. The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James
Release Date: March 15, 2022
Told in dual timelines, as is typical with Simone St James novels, this adult thriller uncovers the story of the Lady Killer Murders.
“A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold cases.. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?”
10. House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: February 15, 2022
The sequel to House of Earth and Blood!
If you want even more anticipated releases, check out my Most Anticipated video over on Youtube!
AND I created a graphic with a whole ton of anticipated releases and ones you can use for your own lists! I have a whole Google Drive with 2022 templates you can use on Instagram, Blogs, where you like!
What are some of your most anticipated releases of the year?? Do we have any in common?
4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Of My Most Anticipated 2022 Releases! (+ Life Update)”
Take care fo yourself!
I cannto wait for Gallant!
I’m glad that you are finally coming out on the other side! I have a few of these on my list too! I’m so excited for House of Sky and Breath!
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I hadn’t heard about Adrienne Young’s new book! That was exciting! I have several of these on my list as well 🙂
Great post, glad you are finally starting to feel a little better. I’m also really excited for Extasia 💜