With the excitement of New Year comes the anticipation of debut authors and new books. Well, no more anticipation – here is a list of the 21 most anticipated books in the first half of 2022.

Fiona and Jane – Jean Chen Ho (January 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - Fiona and Jane – Jean Chen Ho
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – Fiona and Jane – Jean Chen Ho

Two best friends Fiona and Jane explore the bars of LA through their teen years surviving through family scars and unfulfilling romantic meets. Their intimate friendship will somehow weaken due to distance their connection as they grow up but the consistent reminder of what they have lost will always be there.

The Maid – Nita Prose (January 2022)

The Maid – Nita Prose
The Maid – Nita Prose

Since gran died a few months ago 25-year-old Molly is trying to find a direction through the hurdles of life on her own. She is devoured for her job as a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel. Her obsessive nature towards cleaning and perfection makes her fit for the job. But the mysterious murder of Charles Black altered her life as she became the prime suspect due to her strange demeanor. But she with the help of her never-known-before friends finds out the true story behind his murder.

Olga Dies Dreaming – Xochitl Gonzalez (January 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - Olga Dies Dreaming
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – Olga Dies Dreaming

2017 – Olga and her brother Pedro are popular names in their hometown in NY. Pedro is a congressman depicting their Latinx in Brooklyn and Olga is a wedding planner for powerbrokers of Manhattan. Their mother Blanca has come back in their lives after abandoning them for a militant political cause 27 years ago to live with their grandma.

Shit Cassandra Saw – Gwen E. Kirby (January 2022)

Shit Cassandra Saw
Shit Cassandra Saw

Cassandra always knew everything but she was never believed. This collection of stories is funny, bold, and smart. These stories rewrite womanhood with characters like virgins, whores, and witches having complex, brave and contradictory heroines.

Lost and Found – Kathryn Schulz (January 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - Lost and Found
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – Lost and Found

18 months before the writer’s father died she met the woman she would get married to. In this book part guidebook and partly memoir she explores the brilliant relationships and portrayed the loss and discovery that happens in our life.

Mouth to Mouth – Antoine Wilson (January 2022)

Mouth to Mouth
Mouth to Mouth

Two former classmates reunite at JFK airport lounge and Jeff Cook, one of the classmates shares a story that he has never shared before. Jeff becomes obsessed with Francis, the man he saved from drowning but he does not seem to recognize Jeff. So, how the world of these two men will collide?

To Paradise – Hanya Yanagihara (January 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - To Paradise
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – To Paradise

1893, America – NY is a place where everyone may love and live however they want or so it seems. The delicate youthful scion of a prominent family opposes betrothal to a suitor, attracted to a charismatic music teacher of no means.
1993 – Manhattan is plagued by the AIDS epidemic. A young Hawaiian man resides with his rich and much older partner, concealing his disturbing childhood and the destiny of his father.
2093 – A planet ruled by totalitarianism and driven by plagues. An influential scientist’s scarred granddaughter is trying to unravel the ambiguity of her husband’s disappearances.

The Perfect Escape – Leah Konen (January 2022)

The Perfect Escape
The Perfect Escape

Three new friends Margaret, Sam, and Diana are excited to go out of the city for a girl’s weekend. They united on the link of their messy divorces and every step together is like keeping their past behind them. On that trip, they find out how little they know about themselves with the arrival of the hurts and betrayals of the past.

Reclaim the Stars – Zoraida Cordova (February 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - Reclaim the Stars
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – Reclaim the Stars

This book is a collection of eminent YA writers which includes princesses warring in space, the too-close ruin of climate change, mermaids off the coast of the Caribbean, and haunting ghost tales of Argentina.

House of Sky and Breath – Sarah J. Maas (February 2022)

House of Sky and Breath
House of Sky and Breath

After huge success of first novel in Crescent City. Sarah J. Maas is coming back with 2nd instalment in the series and the book is named “House of Sky and Breath”. Like always I am curious, are you?

Black Cake – Charmaine Wilkerson (February 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - Black Cake
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – Black Cake

The mysterious and sudden death of Eleanor Bennett leaves a perplexing inheritance for Byron and Benny, her two children. They will fulfill Eleanor’s last wish after solving the mytery and disclosing the secrets of her life. Will this mystery bring the children together or leave them lost?

What the Fireflies Knew – Kai Harris (February 2022)

What the Fireflies Knew
What the Fireflies Knew

Kenyatta Bernice and her teen sister Nia are sent by their overwhelmed mum to stay with their grandfather in Lansing, after the death of their father due to overdose. Kenyatta is trying to find her place in this world between these known people who seem like nothing but strangers.

The Paris Apartment – Lucy Foley (February 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - The Paris Apartment
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – The Paris Apartment

Jess is alone, broke and she is looking for a fresh start. Be, her half brother was not excited about her coming to stay with him but he did not deny it. But when she shows up to an unaffordable apartment, Ben was missing. Jess came to Paris to find a fresh start but now the future of her lost brother is in question.

The Love of My Life – Rosie Walsh (February 2022)

The Love of My Life
The Love of My Life

Emma who never thought she would never fall in love met an obituary writer Leo and seven years later they have a happy family with their daughter Ruby. But soon Leo finds out Emma is not the woman he thinks she is, is it even her real name? But now Emma has to be the one to tell him first and everything about her.

One Italian Summer – Rebecca Serle (March 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - One Italian Summer
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – One Italian Summer

It is a heartbreaking and heartwarming story of mother and daughter Carol and Katy. Carol’s death will leave Katy devastated but Carol will appear, physically but it is not Katy’s mom. What will Katy do with this new woman who looks just like her mother?

Run Towards the Danger – Sarah Polley (March 2022)

Run Towards the Danger
Run Towards the Danger

Sarah Polley portrays her life exploring the memory of her past and her present. This helps the reader to see a life worth living and provides a jolt of energy that is required to gather the kindness and guts to live this life.

Left on Tenth – Delia Ephron (April 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - Left on Tenth
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – Left on Tenth

Delia Ephron captivates the readers with the rollercoaster of laughter and tears, presenting the lows of suicide, and the glee of a second chance in love. With her new love Peter after losing her husband and sister both to cancer, she has found new hope and with the support of her girlfriends by her side, she has overcome the trauma of the past.

Finding Me – Viola Davis (April 2022)

Finding Me
Finding Me

Finding Me is the book about Viola Davis’ incredible life, from her coming-of-age to her present-day situation – a spell-bounding memoir of a brutally honest, timeless, and profoundly personal story of the author.

Rhythm of War Part II – Brandon Sanderson (April 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - Rhythm of War Part II
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – Rhythm of War Part II

Next instalment in the book series of Stormlight Archive ( Rhythm of War Part II ) is releasing this year most probably in April. Brandon sanderson is a well known fantasy fiction writer and his Stormlight archive novels are like always most awaited novels for readers.

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty – Akwaeke Emezi (May 2022)

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty
You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

The story of Feyi Adekola who lost the love of her life five years ago but now she is trying dating things all over again. Will she be able to move on from the trauma of the past? Is she ready to be with someone else and especially be someone else again?

Rainbow Rainbow – Lydia Conklin (May 2022)

Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 - Rainbow Rainbow
Most Anticipated Books in the First Half of 2022 – Rainbow Rainbow

A very colorful collection of stories covering the oppressed and tragic sexualities, queer, non-conforming, trans, lesbian, and more who struggle to find happiness and love in this world where more often they end up in a tragic note.

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