20 Most Anticipated Books of January 2022
We’re at the cusp of 2022, and like every year, this year brings with it infinitesimal hope, dreams and joy. With the silent prayer that this year be the harbinger of goodwill and transcendent joy to everyone, let’s welcome a whole new set of books into the world, and our lives. Here are 20 most anticipated books of January 2022.
20 Most Anticipated Books of January 2022:
- To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
- Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
- Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
- The Maid by Nita Prose
- Something to Hide by Elizabeth George
- The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
- Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
- Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
- Joan is Okay by Weike Wang
- African Town by Irene Latham and Charles Waters
- 30 Things I Love About Myself by Radhika Sanghani
- Shit Cassandra Saw by Gwen Kirby
- Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka
- How High We Go In The Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
- My Fine Fellow by Jennieke Cohen
- Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen
- Medusa by Jessie Burton
- Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker
- Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor
- Serendipity edited by Marissa Meyer
To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
Three different stories three different centuries but somehow the symphony is similar. NY, 1893 – a successor of a notable family resists betrothal to a deserving suitor, attracted towards to a music teacher. Manhattan, 1993 – Amidst AIDS epidemic – youthful Hawaiian man resides with his wealthier and older partner concealing his uneasy childhood and his father’s destiny. 2093 – the granddaughter of a scientist escapes to direct her own life and solve the enigma of her father’s abrupt disappearance.
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
The celebrated author of contemporary fiction comes out with his new book about a devastated young mother who seeks redemption.
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
Expectant mother Molly’s perfect life becomes chaotic when she becomes friends with an eccentric soon-to-be mom, and a promising thriller ensues.
The Maid by Nita Prose
In this thriller, a non-social hotel maid’s life goes into a disarray when she finds a customer dead in his bed.
Something to Hide by Elizabeth George
A detective is dead as her life support has been removed while she was in a coma but this truth was revealed only after autopsy. She was engaged with a case that has a lot to do with cultural associations and nothing with death or murder. She was partnered with Thomas Lynley. Now Lynley and her other mates have to catch the killer and cut through the undisclosed lives of people whose cooperation causes more damage than they can comprehend.
The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
In an immigrant life gone awry, Liu’s only hope is being a perfect parent. But one small mistake ends up with her in a dystopian institution which measures a woman’s worth by her motherly devotion.
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
In this, a wedding planner attempts to sort her social status, Puerto Rican roots and a difficult mother in the midst of Hurricane Maria.
Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
Two childhood Taiwanese American friends navigate life in this heartwarming story.
Joan is Okay by Weike Wang
Especially looking at the present situation, Joan is Okay is a highly significant read. The themes this book deals with are covered by a Chinese-American woman named Joan who works in the health sector. She often questions about her authentic roots, is it the hospital in NYC that she belongs to or the culture that her parents brought her up with. Joan is Okay touches some indelible matters like a woman working in a male-dominated workplace, a woman trying to find her roots, a woman working at a hospital during the trying times of the human population, especially when her father is dead and she has a mother to look after and most importantly the freedom of a woman that she has to seek herself.
African Town by Irene Latham and Charles Waters
This novel in verse chronicles the transportation of the last batch of Africans to America in 1860.
30 Things I Love About Myself by Radhika Sanghani
This book follows a disastrous British Indian woman’s odyssey to self-love.
Shit Cassandra Saw by Gwen Kirby
Spanning centuries and mythologies, this a collection of hilarious, heartwarming stories about women at breaking points.
Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka
A twisted serial killer awaits execution, as we see his story through the perspective of the women in his life. Suspenseful, empathetic and enigmatic, this book blends mystery with literature.
How High We Go In The Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
In this futuristic science fiction, humanity grapples with the aftermath of a climatic apocalypse. We view the story through the lens of a bereaving archeologist who arrives in the Arctic post his daughter’s untimely death.
My Fine Fellow by Jennieke Cohen
In 1830s England, a batch of elite women attend a culinary academy. Helena and Penelope, our protagonists, groom a Jewish Elijah to become a star chef here.
Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen
In this companion novel to Loveboat Taipei, Sophie and Xavier’s tumultuous love story threatens to send heartwarming ripples through reader’s hearts.
Medusa by Jessie Burton
Post the tremendous success of ‘The Confession’, Burton returns with a mythological fantasy – a feminist retelling of the Greek monster Medusa’s story.
Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker
This retelling of Romeo and Juliet has an added spin of time travel and science fiction to it.
Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor
Celebrated African sci-fi writer comes out with the third book in her urban fantasy series about Sunny and a world full of juju, spirits and Leopard people.
Serendipity edited by Marissa Meyer
This is an anthology of love, filled with longing and desire – which bestselling author of Cinder, Marissa Meyer edits.
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