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Most anticipated reads of 2022

Hello lovely Internet friends! Happy it's officially a new year!

This year I thought it would be fun to give you a preview of books that I'm most excited to read this year - either new releases that I've been eagerly anticipating, or backlist books that have been highly recommended to me that I'm finally getting around to picking up and am very excited about finally reading.

So, here you go, broken down by genre - the books I can't wait to read this year! Ask me in December if I've actually done that.


  • The Only Good Indians, by Stephen Graham Jones (already published)

  • The First Day of Spring, by Nancy Tucker (out in February)

  • Au service secret de Marie-Antoinette: Les fourberies d'escarpin, by Frédéric Lenormand (out in April)

  • Winter Counts, by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (out in May)

  • Thursday Murder Club Book 3, by Richard Osman (out in September)

  • Finishing the Montalbano mysteries


  • Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead, by Elle Cosimano (out in February)

  • The Bride Bet, by Tessa Dare (out in February)

  • To Marry and to Meddle, by Martha Waters (out in March)

  • Hook, Line and Sinker, by Tessa Bailey (out in March)

  • The League of Gentlewoman Witches, by India Holton (out in April)

  • Book Lovers, by Emily Henry (out in May)

  • The No-Show, by Beth O'Leary (out in May)

  • You Made A Fool Of Death With Your Beauty, by Akwaeke Emezi (out in May)

  • The Gentleman's Gambit, by Evie Dunmore (out in September)

  • Up To No Good, by Rosie Donan (out in October)

  • Well Traveled, by Jen DeLuca (out in October)

  • Love on the Brain, by Ali Hazelwood

Historical Fiction:

  • Miss Austen, by Gill Hornby

  • A Terrible Kindness, by Jo Browning Wade (out in January)

  • Cecily, by Annie Graithwaite (out in March)

  • The Rebel Nun, by Marj Charlier (out in March)

  • Still Life, by Sarah Winman (out in March)

Literary/contemporary fiction:

  • Abundance, by Jakob Guanzon (out in January)

  • The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois (out in January)

  • Careering, by Daisy Buchanan (out in March)

  • Behold the Dreamers, by Imbulo Mbue (out in March)

  • A Calling for Charlie Barnes, by Joshua Ferris (out in March)

  • Sea of Tranquility, by Emily St John Mandel (out in April)

  • Cult Classic, by Sloane Crosley (out in August)

  • Intimité, by Alice Ferney

  • Beartown, by Frederik Backman


  • The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity, by David Graeber and David Wingrow (out in paperback in June)

  • The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation's Neglect of a Deadly Disease, by Daisy Hernández (out in July)

  • Reinventer l'amour, by Mona Chollet


  • The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

So there you have it, folks! Books that I'm looking forward to reading over the next twelve months. Will I actually do that? Probably not. I remain myself, after all.

Happy reading,

Amélie xx

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I’m Amélie, I love books and reading, and I also love talking about them.

I’m incredibly lucky to be bilingual, so I read books in both French and English, and will talk about both of those on here – although I will do more in English, since I know that’s probably what the majority of the people who ever find this blog will be interested in!

I also like history, traveling, Shakespeare, coffee, cheese, musicals, Italian Baroque art, the ballet, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You, flowers, makeup, high heels, and baking. Yes, I’m a walking cliché. I am aware.

Please do tweet at me with any suggestions/book recommendations/thoughts.

In case you’re curious – yes, Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book of all time.

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