My Top 10 Most Anticipated Reads of 2022

So, it’s already halfway through the second month of 2022 and I’m doing this type of post. Whatevs.

I’ve been meaning to get to this post since, like, December, but life and other priorities got in the way. If the Instagram Reel I wanted to accompany this post is even linked, let alone filmed, I will be surprised. During the first couple weeks of February, I haven’t felt the best, and I’ve become more of a sluggard in the Author Duties department than I would like to.

What an intro.

Sorry for that random tangent. Let’s get to the main attraction: my top 10 most anticipated reads of 2022!

10) Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Have I Read it Yet?: No

Why do I want to read it?: Honestly, part of me doesn’t want to read it, because I’ve heard it’s terrible and nothing compared to To Kill a Mockingbird, but part of me has a relentless urge to read it for curiosity’s sake. So, I will appreciate your prayers before I dive into this one. Hopefully it won’t ruin To Kill a Mockingbird for me like Toy Story 4 ruined that film series. -_-

9) There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

Have I Read it Yet?: No

Why do I want to read it?: Okay, so Jenny B. Jones is my current favorite author, and I want to read ALL of her lovely books, but that’s not the main reason why I can’t wait to read There You’ll Find Me this year. There are actually two main reasons why, and they are: 1) This book was adapted into a movie last year, and I want to read it before watching the movie, and 2) The book is set in Ireland, and I’m all for that, y’all.

8) Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Have I Read it Yet?: No

Why do I want to read it?: I’ve enjoyed two other John Green books I’ve read (The Fault in Our Stars, and Paper Towns), despite having issues with vulgarity (especially in Paper Towns). When I learned that this book was about a character who struggles with anxiety, I instantly added it to my TBR, because I also struggle with anxiety.

7) A Queen is Knighted by R.J. Setser

Have I Read it Yet?: No

Why do I want to read it?: Though fantasy isn’t my favorite genre, I’m dying to read this book because it is co-written by my editor, Rayleigh Setser, and the premise sounds amazing!

6) Dearest Josephine by Caroline George

Have I Read it Yet?: Currently Reading at the time of writing this post.

Why do I want to read it?: I’ve heard amazing things about this book, and the blurb just sounds like this will be a book I’ll melt over and have all the feels for.

5) A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

Have I Read it Yet?: No

Why do I want to read it?: I read book one, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, last year and loved the characters (ESPECIALLY GREY, OH MY GRACIOUS), despite some mild content issues. I’m eager to learn what happens next!

4) Ignite (Ignite Duology, #1) by Jenna Terese

Have I Read it Yet?: No

Why do I want to read it?: I don’t read many superhero books, but I enjoy watching Marvel movies and TV shows with my husband, so this book easily caught my eye. Plus, Jenna is a fellow indie author, and I wanted to support her debut.

3) Under the Magnolias by T.I. Lowe

Have I Read it Yet?: Currently Reading at the time of writing this post.

Why do I want to read it?: I’m head-over-heels in love with stories from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s in the Southern US. Especially semi-gritty ones with redemptive messages, for some reason.

2) The Inheritance Games (Inheritance Games, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Have I Read it Yet?: Yes

Why did I want to read it?: I had heard to many wonderful things about this book, and that it was part thriller, part contemporary, part romance, and part puzzle, so automatically it was a “yes” from me upon first sight.

Rating: 4 Stars

Content: Mild language and violence

1) This is Not the Jess Show (This is Not the Jess Show, #1) by Anna Carey

Have I Read it Yet?: YES (and it was SO GOOD)

Why did I want to read it?: I read many reviews that said it was like a YA version of The Truman Show, and Y’ALL it did not disappoint!

Rating: 5 Stars

Content: Heavy Language

And Hereโ€™s the Reel that Actually Did Get Filmed and Linked!

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What are some of your most anticipated books of 2022? Drop your picks below!

Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.

-Allyson ๐Ÿ˜€

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