Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the Second Half of 2022

It’s Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is all about the top ten most anticipated new releases in the second half of 2022!

Well hello beautiful people! I don’t know about you, but I was busy yesterday avoiding the heat and reading. Today is going to be more of the same, as the high for the day is supposed to be 100 degrees. And it’s going to be 102 for the next 5 days. I’m going to be drinking so much water.

I’m looking forward to quite a few books in the latter half of this year. In fact, I’ve already pre-ordered all of these. Half of them are sequels. I’m going to have a hard time narrowing this list down to ten.

A Prayer for the Crown Shy by Becky Chambers-July 12th

This book is the follow-up to one of my favorite books from last year, A Psalm for the Wild Built. This story follows everyone’s favorite tea monk and robot duo as they journey amongst the human villages. The last book was amazing and I have no doubt that this one will be too.

Upgrade by Blake Crouch-July 19th

This book asks the question “what if we could hack the human genome to make mankind smarter, stronger, faster?”. After reading Recursion I am really looking forward to this stand-alone book.

Babel by R.F. Kuang-August 23rd

The story of a young man who enters Oxford to become a translator for the British Empire. I loved The Poppy War, and even though I haven’t finished that series yet, R.F. Kuang is an auto-buy author for me. I know, it makes no sense.

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood-August 23rd

This is the follow-up to the sensational Love Hypothesis. This sounds like an enemies to lovers tale, and I do have an ARC for it, but I also have it on pre-order, because I have a problem.

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas-September 6th

This story sounds fantastic, but I am cautiously optimistic. I loved Cemetary Boys but disliked Lost in the Never Woods. So I’m 50/50 on this book.

Desperation in Death by J.D. Robb-September 6th

This is going to be the 55th entry in the In Death series. I can’t believe the series has gone on this long! And there is already a book slated for release next year! This one sounds as gruesome as all the others, so as always, make sure you check trigger warnings before picking it up.

You Are Home by Catana Chetwynd-October 4th

I love Catana Comics on Instagram and have every book she has put out. She tells stories of her everyday life with her fiancee and it’s adorable and fills me with joy.

Bloodmarked by Tracey Deonn-November 8th

This is the much-anticipated sequel to Legendborne. I have been looking forward to this for a while and its release date has already been pushed back once.

The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson-November 15th

This is one of the Hubs most anticipated books of the year. It’s the 4th (and last) book in the Mistborn second era. I still haven’t finished Mistborn the first era. Sigh.

Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn-December 6th

And here is another enemies to lovers story on the list. This time it’s all about witches. I like the witch romance stories. They are fun to read.

What new releases are you anticipating?

7 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the Second Half of 2022

  1. I must get round to reading Psalm by Becky Chambers. It sounds so good and I loved her previous books. There are some great new releases on here. I definitely suffered with the heat this week in Kansas. I’m quite glad to be returning to an English Summer where it’s generally just warm😀


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