Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022

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A large, airy library filled with two stories worth of books. There is an orange chair next to a window in the corner. My responses to these seasonal TBR posts are generally short and sweet.

I’m a mood reader who relies heavily on my local library for new books, so it’s hard to predict exactly what I’ll be reading next week, much less several months from now.

So much depends on what genres I’m currently most interested in (other than my usual speculative fiction stories) as well as which fascinating new nonfiction books the Toronto Public Library decides to buy.

If there are book blogs about nonfiction books out there, I haven’t found them yet. Thank goodness for librarians who do so much research into this topic for the rest of us. I’ve discovered so many wonderful authors and topics thanks to their hard work.

With all of that that being said, here are some books I’ll be keeping an eye out for this winter and spring.

May they be wonderful.



To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara book cover. Image on cover is a drawing of a young black man looking off into the distance.

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

Publication Date: January 11

Why I’m Interested: All three storylines are set in the same city but in different centuries. I’m looking forward to seeing if any of the later characters are aware of the earlier ones and what remnants of the past might still be around in their eras.


Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel Book cover. Image on cover shows a large full moon rising over a meadow at night.

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Publication Date: April 5

Why I’m Interested: Literary fiction is so rarely blended together with science fiction that I’m super curious to see how they combine here.



Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater book cover. image on cover shows Meridia from Brave with her curly red hair tumbling down her shoulders.

Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

Publication Date: May 3

Why I’m Interested: I loved Brave. Isn’t it cool that there is a sequel coming out to it in book form?


What are you all looking forward to reading for the first half of this year? Do you know of any book blogs about nonfiction books?

94 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022

  1. The new Mandel has me curious, especially with Station eleven having been adapted for hBO.

    One blogger who focuses a lot on non- fiction (mostly history) is All the Book Blog Names Are Taken. Not sure if you’re familiar with her blog or if history is your thing…

    • I do like history a lot! I’ll have to look her blog up. Thanks for the tip!

      Have you seen Station Eleven the tv show yet? I’m super curious about it but don’t know if I should read the book first?!

      • I have not! I went back and forth about reading the book and never ended up getting to it, but I’m super curious. I’ve heard it was set in the Great Lakes region (I’m in Michigan) so that had me curious too…

        • I didn’t realize it was set there. I grew up in Ohio, and we sometimes vacationed up in Michigan to see the lake stuff there. How neat.

  2. Bravely looks cool… although I’m always a little hesitant about book adaptations of movies. Still, Brave is awesome, and Maggie Stiefvater is so talented, this could be a good one! I do want to read Sea of Tranquility as well (I imagine there will be quite a line for this one at the library.) Enjoy!

  3. I’m *SO* excited for all of these! Bravely looks awesome and I’m very keen to read something else by Yanagihara. I have a feeling it’ll be one heckuva emotional rollercoaster (probably lol)! I hope you enjoy these reads and whichever ones you discover as your mood dictates.

  4. I hope they are enjoyable readers. I’m familiar with the names of these authors. I made the mistake to try Station Eleven in audio, that didn’t work well for me, I DNFed it, but then never tried it again in print, but

  5. Sea of Tranquility looks good–I wasn’t as into The Glass Hotel as I was Station Eleven, but I’d be up to try SoT. I’m mostly interested in Bravely because it’s written by Maggie Stiefvater–I also thought it was a retelling, so a sequel is much more interesting.

  6. I’m also such a mood reader that it’s usually an exercise in futility to predict what I want to read…but I also try to stay on top of the new releases so I do find value in the exercise.

    Hope you are having an awesome week!


    • I hear you there!

      But at least knowing about new releases might alert you to books you know you’ll want to read? (I’m assuming?)

      I am having a good week and hope you are, too.

  7. Ooo, cool! I didn’t know there was going to be a Brave sequel of sorts. I’ll have to look into that one because the Disney story is good. Also, I haven’t read any of Maggie’s books, but I know SO many love her, so if this one sounds good to me it’d be also a new-to-me author experience. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week, Lydia!

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