5 new spring 2022 books I’m excited about

It’s April, it’s spring! Very much ready for al fresco reading days, although it’s not quite warm enough yet here (in London) but here’s hoping that’s coming soon. I’ve been looking forward to so many book releases in the next few months and here are 5 that caught my eye – all added to be my TBR (some read already) immediately.

5 new spring 2022 books I’m excited about

/ Theatre of Marvels by Lianne Dillsworth
Published: 14th April

Set in Victorian London, this is the story of Zillah, a mixed race woman who performs as an Amazonian warrior in a theatre show, and when one of the other acts goes missing, she helps find them. With themes of identity and courage at its core, this looks like a great read and is next on my TBR.

The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Published: 12th May

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is on my auto-author list, as in, I will read a new book from her every time. The Dance Tree is historical fiction, set in Strasbourg in 1518. I loved her previous historical fiction novel, The Mercies and was so excited to read this. I’m so pleased to report that The Dance Tree is equally as great. Plus it has a very personal resonance for the author, so feels so genuine when you’re reading.

/ Idol by Louise O’Neill
Published: 12th May

This is a fantastic, tightly written psychological thriller that explores our idea of perception and memory. Samantha is a self-styled ‘wellness guru’ on social media and uses her platform to sell a certain lifestyle and make lots of money. BUT when a person from her past accuses her of something, she starts to question her memories and if she’s built a reality on lies or not. Idol is such a great page-turner!

/ Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
Published: 12th May

The next two books I haven’t actually read yet but will be very soon – they sound so intriguing. Sometimes, the tagline is all you need to know you’re going to love the book, for Wrong Place Wrong Time, it’s this: Can you stop a murder after it’s already happened? I love this type of premise that puts a spin on a classic thriller – can’t wait to read it.

/ Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh
Published: 23rd June

I very much enjoyed my previous Ottessa Moshfegh reads, My Year of Rest and Relaxation and Death in Her Hands, I love her unconventional tone. Lapvona looks to take things event further in Ottessa Moshfegh’s storytelling as it’s described as a historical fiction / fantasy mix – I know it’s going to be unlike any other read, so that draws me to it.

Let me know if you like the sound of any of these!

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