Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the Second Half of 2022

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Tea and book sitting on a white, clean bedsheet on a bed as sunlight streams in from a nearby window. “Lordy, I don’t know!” was my first response to this week’s prompt.

It’s hard to imagine autumn and winter when summer has not yet reached its full strength here.

This makes me very glad that Jana does not grade our responses or expect everyone to give ten answers every single week.

Those of you who always have ten perfect answers to these sorts of seasonal prompts have my admiration.

I wish I could plan ahead that far.

I do hope to read all of these books once they’re available at the library, but some of their release dates feel so far away.

Let’s toss some answers out and see what sticks if or when we’re asked to comb through old lists of anticipated reads again.

Fairy Tale by Stephen King Book cover. Image on cover shows a spiral staircase in a stone pathway. The staircase is illuminated with red and yellow light and looks like an eye.

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Publication Date: September 6
Why I’m Interested: I used to read all of Stephen King’s stuff and wonder if I should give it a try again.
Lavender House by Lev A.C. Rosen Book cover. Image on cover shows the lavender silhoutte of a person’s head superimposed on a flowery piece of wallpaper.

Lavender House by Lev A.C. Rosen

Publication Date: October 18
Why I’m Interested: As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I’m quite interested in reading about people like me survived during eras when we couldn’t be open about our true selves.
The Rabbit’s Gift by Jessica Vitalis book cover. Image on cover shows a drawing of a brown rabbit that’s as big as a house. A regular-sized woman is standing next to it in a forest and holding a bouquet of flowers as she looks up and gazes upon it.
The Rabbit’s Gift by Jessica Vitalis
Publication Date: October 25
Why I’m Interested: I love rabbits and the fantasy genre. The thought of magical rabbits bringing babies to families is such a delightful idea that I can’t wait to find out more. Thank you to Sammie at The Bookwyrm’s Den for blogging about this book a few months ago.
We All Want Impossible Things  by Catherine Newman Book cover. Image on cover is a drawing of a daisy that’s been stuck into a metal soda bottle. There is also a straw in the bottle.
Publication Date: November 8
Why I’m Interested: I haven’t read any Women’s Fiction in ages. This sounds like a marvellous homage to friendship.
Butts: A Backstory by Heather Radke Book cover. Image on cover is a cartoon drawing of the backside of a peach.
Butts: A Backstory by Heather Radke
Publication Date: November 22
Why I’m Interested: It’s honestly kind of a silly premise for a nonfiction book, but that makes me like it even more. Why not celebrate silly things?

100 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the Second Half of 2022

  1. We All Want Impossible Things sounds promising. And who could resist the last title?!

    I took off on my own this week and shared a list of the best three titles to take along on a trip to Paris.

  2. Oh gosh, I’m really glad these aren’t graded, too. xD I can’t even imagine. Though, those people who you admire for having “ten perfect answers” probably pulled out their hair whittling their response down from about 25 – 30 perfect answers, which is an entirely different struggle altogether. xD

    You’re welcome for blogging about The Rabbit’s Gift. I hope you enjoy it. 😉 I definitely need to read Butts: A Backstory. Like you said, a bit of a silly premise, but don’t we all need that from time to time?

  3. I think I spend more time looking at the books coming out in the future than I do reading, so these lists are always easy to fill.

  4. I can’t decide on Fairy Tale. Im a huge scaredy cat and just the name Stephen King scares me away. I need to see some reviews first but the premise is intriguing.

  5. The cover and title of Butts made me laugh…we all need humor and silly books in our lives…it helps create a balance. I hope you enjoy all of these when you get a chance to read them.

    • May you enjoy it! Yeah, I have no idea how the author picked that topic, but I’m sure there’s interesting stuff to say about it.

  6. Ha! I totally agree about being grateful Jana doesn’t grade our responses or expect us to have a full 10 books on each list. I hope you enjoy each of these books. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  7. Stephen King was going to be an honourable mention on my list this week. I have to say though I’m intrigued by Butts: A Backstory haha!

  8. I have not heard of any of these books, but there are a few that look very intriguing: Butts, Lavender House and We All Want Impossible Things all call to me.

  9. I know exactly what you mean, Lydia. It’s always nice to look forward to something but let’s enjoy the here and now.

    I saw “The Rabbit’s Gift” on another list. Must look into that.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

    • You’re welcome. I hope you like “The Rabbit’s Gift,” and I’m glad you understand the joy of living in the present. 🙂

  10. This was a tough one, unless you’d been planning upcoming releases for a while. I only had a few on my radar this week. The Rabbit’s Gift looks like a good one!

  11. I always have fun making these type of annual lists, but since I’m pickier now about choices, it can be a little more limiting. Still… any kind of book list “research” (to find them) is still a good time. Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland – hope you enjoy all of these.

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