2022 brings with it SO MANY amazing new books that I’m excited about. It was hard to narrow it down to five but these were the upcoming book releases that, ultimately, leapt out at me, so wanted to share them here.
I’ll keep this post about January – March releases and then do a spring edition closer to the time. Enjoy!
5 2022 books I’m excited about
/ The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
Published: 20th January
In 1926, Agatha Christie actually disappeared for 11 days, and no one knows where she went. The Christie Affair is a fictionalised account of what could have happened, told to us by Agatha’s husband’s mistress… Quite the intriguing premise, yes? I loved this book, such an engaging idea and the story had more layers than I was expecting – making it even more enjoyable.
/ Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Published: 3rd February
Told through a variety of character POVs, this is the story of siblings Byron and Benny and their true family history that’s revealed to them when their mother dies. She leaves a voice recording, telling them who she really is and what she’s really done. Woven with themes of family and identity, Black Cake is a rich, emotive read, I really liked it.
/ The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews
Published: 17th February
Adding some historical fiction into the mix, set in 1643, The Leviathan promises to give us superstition, buried secrets, heaps of atmosphere and a little witchcraft. I am getting The Essex Serpent vibes from it – which is only a good thing.
/ The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
Published: 3rd March
Lucy Foley knows how to write a good murder mystery, so I have high hopes for The Paris Apartment. This time the action moves to a… yes, Paris apartment that only you – the reader – and the killer hold the key to. Can’t wait to dive into this!
/ The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
Published: 3rd March
I do enjoy novels that explore motherhood in all its forms and The School for Good Mothers looks at the ideals and pressures that are put on mothers, taking things to a seemingly dystopian extreme. Frida is government ordered to go through training to look after her baby – she made a small mistake that could end up costing her her daughter. Terrifying!
Let me know if you’ll be adding any of these to your TBR!