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  • Writer's pictureAnnika Pillai

my most anticipated books of 2022

Last week, I did a list of my best books of 2021, and I thought that since the new year is about to begin, I’d give you a list of my most anticipated books of 2022.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

I am actually not sure why an Emily Henry book is number one of my list of my most anticipated reads this coming year, since I was so disappointed by People We Meet on Vacation, but I am holding out really high hopes for new release. I really did enjoy Beach Read, and I’m hoping that this release will remind me of why I loved Emily Henry so much. The story follows Nora and Charlie––Nora is a literary agent, and when she is on vacation at Sunshine Falls she accidentally runs into her rival, Charlie a brooding editor––and things kick off from there.

Whilst People We Meet on Vacation was not my perfect read, Emily Henry’s ability to develop character’s and their story arc is so incredibly realistic, and her exploration of themes such as grief, acceptance, and growing up is so poignant and authentic and wonderful to read about.

I’ve seen a lot of people say that this is her best work yet so, I’m curious to see how I will feel about this release.

Release Date: May 3, 2022

Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

This is another traditionally published romance that I am actually really excited to read. This is the second book in a series––the first being It Happened One Summer. I have not actually read that book yet, but since this book comes out in March, I am hoping that I can read it before the release date.

Hook, Line and Sinker follows Fox and Hannah––Fox is a major playboy and flirt; he is not known for being a relationship kind of guy, and Hannah is determined to stay his friend. She does not want to be another notch on his bedpost.

I usually really love friends-to-lovers books, so I am beyond excited about this release. I know that the first book in this series was a lot of people’s favorite books of 2021, so I am hoping that this one is just as good.

Release Date: March 1, 2022

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

The third––and final––contemporary romance on this list is Delilah Green Doesn’t Care, by Ashley Herring Blake. This book is a sapphic romance that follows Delilah and Claire; Delilah’s estranged step-sister Astrid forces her into being her wedding photographer––her initial plan is to breeze in and out, when she runs into Claire Sutherland, a single mother, and one of Astrid’s friends. Due to the wedding, they are forced into close proximity, and things take off from there.

I have a heard a lot––and I mean, a lot––of buzz about this book, so I am really excited to read it. This book also comes out on February 22, so it will not be a long wait until the release date, either.

Release Date: February 22, 2022

Misfits Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie

The last two books on my list, are actually indie romances, and the first one is Misfits Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie. This is the eleventh book in the Like Us series, which is a spin-off of the Addicted/Calloway Sister series. This is probably my most anticipated book out of the entire Like Us series, and I am beyond excited that the book is finally coming out this year.

We still don’t have a synopsis, but the book basically follows Luna, the daughter of Loren Hale, and Donnelly, her younger brother’s bodyguard. We’ve had hints of their relationship in the previous books, leading up to the this one, and I really hope this one doesn’t disappoint. I might do a separate post on this series, or book, closer to the release date.

Release Date: June 28, 2022

Twisted Lies by Ana Huang

This is the final book in the Twisted series by Ana Huang. I’m not going to lie and say that this is the romance book I’m most excited for, since I haven’t particularly loved any of the books in the series––though I have yet to read the third book, Twisted Hate, in the series is the only one that I have actually enjoyed. Still, I can say that with each book that comes out, Ana Huang’s storytelling skills, and writing ability has significantly improved, and I am very curious as to what exactly she is going to do with the final installment of this series.

Twisted Lies follows Christian––whom we are introduced too in Twisted Games––and Stella, who is best friends with the previous three heroines. Since the synopsis has not come out yet, we don’t really know much more than that.

Neither of the books in this series have been my perfect romance, and I’m curious to see if this book finally will be.

Release Date: June 30, 2022

Even though these are my most anticipated books of 2022, I do tend to be pretty picky with my books, and there is no guarantee that I will give these all five stars. I think that at the end of the year, I’ll do a recap of if these lived up to my expectations of them or not.

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