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2021 was a great year for books, and 2022 is looking to be no different. Every year I say this, but one of my new year’s resolutions is to read more books so I will be keeping an eye out on 2022 releases. In 2022 I also want to branch out the types of books I’m reading and start some new genres too.
I have a really good feeling about 2022 – let’s bring on the books!
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
I was a big fan of Disney+’s Only Murders in the Building, and Lucy Foley’s The Paris Apartment has been likened to the series. The story follows Jess, who is visiting her Brother, Ben, at his apartment in Paris. However, when she arrives, he isn’t there. And the longer he stays missing, the more his neighbours are starting to look suspicious…
The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James
From the author of The Broken Girls and The Sun Down Motel, this thriller follows Shea Collins who runs a true crime website and escaped abduction as a child. When, by chance, she meets Beth Greer who was acquitted of double murder. She asks her for an interview and this leads to her meeting at Beth’s house. But the longer she stays there, the more something doesn’t feel quite right…
I’m going through a big thriller faze at the moment, so I‘m very excited for this release!
To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
From the author of A Little Life comes To Paradise, a story set in an alternative version of 1893 America, New York. America is part of the ‘Free States’ where people can love whoever they choose. To Paradise actually transcends across three different times, 1893, 1993, and 2093. There is something that connects all of these stories together, but you will just have to read the book to find out what!
We all know how heartbreaking A Little Life is, so I’m very excited to see what happens in To Paradise.
Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
There aren’t enough books about female friendship in her world, so in enters Fiona and Jane! The story of two Taiwanese American women told over the course of twenty years, Fiona and Jane is told in alternating voices as the friends drift in and out of each other’s lives.
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
Described as ‘the perfect thriller’ Greenwich Park is told from three different perspectives and centers around Helen, who is finally pregnant after years of tragedy, and Rachel, who seems a little too keen to know everything about Helen’s life.
I love when a thriller is full of twists, turns, and the unexpected so I’m expecting a lot from this one!
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Black Cake has already been picked up for Hulu series and it hasn’t even been released yet, so you know it is going to be good!
Black Cake is about two siblings who reunite when their mother passes away and confront their mother’s past together. But can the siblings fulfil their mother’s final request to ‘share the black cake when the time is right?’
Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis
The highly anticipated memoir from the award-winning actress Viola Davis is finally coming out next year! I’ve always loved Viola Davis as an actress, so I’m beyond excited to ‘get to know her’ as a person too.
Family of Liars by E. Lockhart
I absolutely loved We Were Liars when I read it as a teenager. Now, Lockhart is finally releasing a prequel!
Family of Liars is the story of the parents of the kids from We Were Liars and their youthful summer of secrets on the private island in Massachusetts.
City of Orange by David Yoon
City of Orange already has me hooked just from the synopsis as it sounds so intriguing. It also seems like it’s going to be very character driven, which are my favourite types of books!
City of Orange is about a man who cannot remember her name and wakes up in an apocalyptic landscape, injured and alone. He only has vague memories of his life before, but can’t figure out how the apocalypse started. After encountering another survivor, a young boy, he realises not everything is as he thought…
Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor
Beautiful Little Fools is a recrafting of the beloved The Great Gatsby and instead puts the women at the forefront of the story. I was immediately excited to see the stories of these women told from a female perspective and through a ‘2021 looking back at the 1920s’ lens.
Beautiful Little Fools tells the lives of Daisy, Jordan, and Caterine in the lead up to the summer of 1922 when Jay Gatsby is shot dead in his swimming pool. I’m looking forward to reading this story as it unfolds!
I can’t wait to share my thoughts on these books. Which one of these books are you looking most forward to?