There are so many backlist books and new releases on my almost ridiculously long reading list. So, I’m narrowing it down to the 30 books I plan to tackle in 2022 and sharing the titles with you!
Sharing my flexible TBR on the blog in 2021 was really beneficial in staying on top of my reading goals. It was filled with series I hoped to conquer and standalone novels I was dying to pick up, along with recommendations from friends. Knowing how helpful it was then, I needed little convincing to write up a similar post for my 2022 hopefuls.
I’ve written down hyped titles that I’ve seen on bookstagram, added in the new releases by my favorite authors, and included titles that I didn’t get to in 2021. This makes me even more excited to begin tackling my reading list!
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The Must-Read Books On My 2022 TBR List
You can find each book below. Tap on the photo to read the synopsis and tap on the title to buy or preorder. Visit my StoryGraph account to read my reviews as they go live – and check out my bookstagram account for more aesthetic photos of books and coffee!
This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by V.E. Schwab – At this point, I’ve read just about everything else written by Schwab and consider her an auto-buy author. I’m excited to be going through her backlist to read this duology since it’s been recommended to me so many times!
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Another favorite author, TJR knows the way to my heart with her phenomenal writing. When I found out that this book was being adapted into a movie with two actors who I just adore, I knew I had to pick up the book. I can’t wait to give it a read!
Jade City (The Green Bone Saga #1) by Fonda Lee – The hype surrounding this series has been so real on bookstagram. I’m planning to do a buddy-read of this book and I’m looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about.
The Poppy War (The Poppy War) by R.F. Kuang – I’ve only heard phenomenal things about this series. I’m not typically one for adult fantasy, but more than one person has recommended it to me, so I’m gonna give it a go.
We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) by Hafsah Faizal – If you haven’t seen something about this book, you might have just never been on social media a day in your life because it has got to be the one I’ve heard about the most over the last year. That being said, I’m really thrilled to finally give it a go!
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – A magical library? Sign me up. This book has been on my TBR for several years now so it’s definitely up there on my list of priorities.
When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry – I had the privilege of attending more than one virtual event with Emily Henry over the summer. Each time she was asked about which book she was most proud of writing, she mentioned this one. It’s clearly underrated as far as her work goes, which just makes me more intrigued.
Call Down the Hawk (The Dreamer Trilogy #1) by Maggie Stiefvater – I finally got around to reading The Raven Cycle in 2021, so the most practical next move was to read this spin-off about Ronan! His character was so fascinating to me, so I’m excited to see how this plays out.
The Atlas Six (The Atlas #1) by Olivie Blake – My go-to buddy-read partner read this book and immediately recommended it to me. I trust her judgment since we have such similar taste in books and I also want to dive in since it’s apparently being adapted into a show.
Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1) by Janella Angeles – This was another title recommended by my buddy-read partner. It’s described as perfect for fans of Caraval and The Night Circus, which are two of my very favorites, so I just have this feeling I’m going to love it.
The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – This is definitely one of my most-anticipated reads of the year, since the plot sounds truly thrilling! I’m all for a twisty, puzzle-filled story and it’s exciting to see that it’s compared to Knives Out!
Gild (The Plated Prisoner #1) by Raven Kennedy – I’m a sucker for a good fae book and this one has been all over bookstagram. It sounds a little darker than what I’d typically go for, but I can’t say I’m not intrigued.
The Heart Principle (The Kiss Quotient #3) by Helen Hoang – I had hoped to read this in 2021, but it didn’t become available at my library until towards the end of the year, so I scooted it onto my 2022 TBR. I loved the other two books in the series and I can’t wait to be in my feels all over again with this one.
Defy the Night (Defy the Night #1) by Brigid Kemmerer – The Cursebreakers series was one that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and so many of my fellow readers mentioned that this one was even better, which just makes me even more excited to pick it up.
Well Matched (Well Met #3) by Jen DeLuca – Eek! This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2021 after absolutely loving the other two in the series. It makes me want to go to a ren faire and I just love all the characters so much.
Gilded (Gilded #1) by Marissa Meyer – In my opinion, Marissa Meyer is the queen of retellings. I’ve read and loved every SFF that she’s written (and in 2021, I did a reread of The Lunar Chronicles). This was another highly anticipated release for me and I’m looking forward to adding it to my “Meyer” shelf!
You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao – Wanting to read books that make me weep is probably not the healthiest thing in the world, but I really do love diving into a story filled with emotion. So many book bloggers have raved about this title and I just know it’s going to hit me in my feels.
The Kindred by Alechia Dow – I absolutely fell in love with Dow’s writing when I read The Sound of Stars. It’s so creative and filled with beautiful representation. I know that I’m going to love with this book just as much.
When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord – Lord’s books are so lighthearted and bring me an incredible amount of joy. I know if I’m ever feeling down, I can pick one up to brighten my day. This book combines my love for Broadway and Mamma Mia into one story, so naturally, I’m looking forward to reading it.
Gallant by V.E. Schwab – Schwab is auto-read for me at this point and even though I tend to stay away from anything remotely like horror, I’m positive I’ll love it (especially since I’ve read two other “spooky” books by her and enjoyed them)!
One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle – I’m beyond thrilled to have an e-ARC of this book! Serle has quickly become a favorite author over the last couple of years and I’m positive this will be another beautiful story. While I’m planning to read the ARC, I’m also thoroughly looking forward to buying the audiobook once it’s out since it’ll be narrated by Lauren Graham!
Four Aunties and a Wedding (Aunties #2) by Jesse Q Sutanto – Another book that I’m lucky to have as an e-ARC. Dial A for Aunties made it on my list of 21 favorites in 2021 and I was thrilled to see that there would be a sequel. I can’t wait to dive in.
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez – There’s not a single book by Abby Jimenez that I haven’t loved. I don’t doubt that this will be just as phenomenal as every other title I’ve picked up. She knows how to get me in the feels and make me laugh simultaneously.
Book Lovers by Emily Henry – THIS. BOOK. Y’all, I think she wrote it just for me. I’ve read the excerpt that’s been released and I have notifications turned on for Henry’s IG just to get any bit of information I can about the launch of her latest title. I’m positive it’ll end up on my favorites list in 2022.
Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman – When I read The Bookish Life of Nina Hill a couple of years back, I completely fell in love with Waxman’s writing. I saw so much of myself in Nina’s character. Since then, I’ve read more of her backlist and every book is just as fantastic. I know this will be just as great.
Wind Daughter (Echo North #2) by Joanna Ruth Meyer – When I tell you that I screamed after finding out that Echo North would have a sequel, I’m not lying. Meyer is my favorite author of all time and Echo North was the first book I read by her. I’m practically counting down the days until this book is in my hands.
For the Throne (The Wilderwood #2) by Hannah Whitten – For the Wolf gave me the biggest book hangover I’ve had in some time. I couldn’t think of anything else for weeks after reading it! I knew the second the sequel was announced that it was going on my priority TBR.
Bloodmarked (Legendborn #2) by Tracy Deonn – When I hosted #EspressoClubReads, Legendborn was a favorite! It has such a unique story and it was so well-written. It left us all on a cliffhanger, so clearly the sequel is something I’m looking forward to!
The Hookup Plan (The Boyfriend Project #3) by Farrah Rochon – This one makes me so happy because the previous title, The Dating Playbook, was part of my 2021 TBR list that I shared on the blog. It also wound up on my favorites list after giving it a read! So naturally, this next installation in the series is a must!
The Ballad of Never After (Once Upon a Broken Heart #2) by Stephanie Garber – Hands down, Once Upon a Broken Heart was my most anticipated read in 2021. That being said, even though the cover hasn’t been revealed yet, I had to add the sequel. I’m a massive fan of Caraval and this spin-off series is already stealing my heart!