As always, this great tag was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s prompt is a freebie on love, and I wanted to talk about some of my most anticipated releases for 2022… and maybe get some recommendations in return! Then it turned out basically all my list was queer books, so I’ve made the list more niche. Queer books don’t get enough attention when it’s not Pride month and new releases always deserve more love. What books (queer or otherwise) are you looking forward to in 2022? Let me know in the comments!
1. Nona The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
YEP YOU HEARD IT WE’RE GETTING ANOTHER LOCKED TOMB BOOK BABYYYYYYYY!
I’m not sure I’m mentally ready to reread Gideon the Ninth and Harrow the Ninth (the definition of unreliable narrators) but I have until September to prepare myself. Seeing how long it took me to read them the first time round, I might have to start the reread soon to finish soon!
At time of writing, the cover came out THREE DAYS AGO and what do you think? I’m obsessed.
2. And They Lived by Steven Salvatore
Gay characters that don’t die! *Cue gasp of shock*
3. Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White
This looks TOO COOL! I haven’t seen it get nearly as much love as it deserves. Just read the blurb. Then hop on my bandwagon.
4. Epically Earnest by Molly Horan
Who couldn’t love a queer YA novel about found family inspired by Oscar Wilde? Sounds like a recipe for perfection.
5. I Kissed Shara Wheeler by CASEY MCQUISTON
I might as well give Casey McQuiston my card details because I’m buying every book they publish. And their first YA book! Undoubtedly one of my most anticipated reads of the year 🙂
Two McQuiston books in two years! We’re being spoiled. Check out my (garbled, fangirling) review of One Last Stop here!
6. The Lesbiana’s Guide To Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
The title alone has me cackling.
7. Bitter by Awaeke Emezi
I’m so excited for this prequel – Pet was one of the most immersive, unique books I read in 2020. You can check out my review of Pet here!
8. Youngblood by Sasha Laurens
Vampires? Boarding school? Lesbians? Don’t mind if I do…
9. She Gets The Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick
I’VE HAD THIS ON MY WTR LIST FOR NEARLY A YEAR. The vibes look immaculate.
10. Home Field Advantage by Dahlier Adler
This just looks too cute. I think it’s inspired by But I’m A Cheerleader which is one of my favourite films…
What books (queer or otherwise) are you looking forward to in 2022? Let me know in the comments!