Did I Read My Most Anticipated 2022 Releases?

I always love looking at how I did when it came to new releases I was looking forward to and to examine whether I’ve read the book, if it’s still on my TBR, or if I’m even still interested in a title.  For 2022, I posted new release posts each month instead of a most anticipated list for the year, so we’re going to be looking at those! There are MANY more books than if I would’ve made one post at the beginning of the year, so suffice to say, I did not get to a lot of these.  This also makes sense after looking at my 2022 reading stats.  There were also some months I skipped because of house hunting, moving, not having our computer set up for a while, vacation, moving again, and not having our computer set up… again. But I am excited to be able to reuse and update my graphics for another post.  Here’s how I fared and how I’m feeling now.

January Book Releases – SKIPPED

February Book Releases

From Hollywood With Love: The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Romantic Comedy – Still very interested in reading!

Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy – Likely going to skip based on so many of the bad reviews I’ve seen from friends.

YES – Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano – On my 12 to read in 2023 TBR and just finished it yesterday! I basically devoured this one in a day and a half and it’s my first 5 star read of 2023!

YES – The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman – Loved this one! It made my top 10 of 2022 list!

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas – *Hides behind hands* Haven’t gotten to this one, definitely want to, but also just haven’t been reading or enjoying as much fantasy for the past couple of months.

The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki – Still on my TBR!

Our American Friend by Anna Pitoniak – Almost picked up a physical copy during the B&N hardcover sale but ultimately decided to wait until I can read it from the library first. Still interested!

True Story: What Reality Says About Us by Danielle J. Lindmann – Still interested! Hoping to listen to this one on audiobook.

This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel – Totally forgot this book existed so probably best to move on.

YES – The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley – Read and did not like this one at all.  A very quick read, but annoying characters.

Fake by Erika Katz – Another one I almost picked up at B&N but again, waiting until I can read it from the library first!

The Paradox Hotel by Rob Hart – Still immensely interested in this one! I was eyeing it on my shelf the other day in fact.

March Book Releases

YES – Gallant by V.E. Schwab – Really enjoyed this one, as I always do when it comes to Victoria’s books. Not a favorite of hers, but a good time while I read it!

Hunt of Shadows by Elise Kova – Still haven’t read the first book, but I do want to get around to this series!

YES – The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake – Loved this book so hard! It also made my best books of 2022 list.

YES – Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey – Also really enjoyed this one! I liked the first book better, but an enjoyable read!

YES – The Night Shift by Alex Finlay – And loved this thriller! Alex Finlay is so good!

Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin – Also forgot about this book, but my interest might be peaked again.  We’ll see!

The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout – I decided that I’m done with this series / world.

A Novel Obsession by Caitlin Barasch – Still very interested and my library finally has a copy!

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James – Still very interested and hoping to read it this year!

Sadie on a Plate by Amanda Elliot – Still very interested! This food-centric romance sounds adorable.

The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller – Just unhauled this book- I decided I wasn’t feeling it.

A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin – Curious about this one, but not jumping to push it up my TBR.

April Book Releases

In A Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power – Unhauled- I heard pretty mediocre things about this book.

Fool Me Once by Ashley Winstead – Haven’t read this yet, but definitely planning on it.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus – On my 12 to read in 2023 and cannot wait to do so!

The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport – … I don’t think I’m going to get to this one- I’m just not a huge sci-fi reader unless there’s a thriller and/or biological aspect and I’m trying to be more realistic about that.

Witchlings by Claribel Ortega – Looks very cute, but probably won’t get to it.

Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor – Also heard mediocre reviews and took this one off my TBR.

Queen’s Hope by E.K. Johnston – Still have to read this one!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Official Collector’s Edition Book – I honestly can’t remember if I bought this or not…

YES – Still Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton – Currently reading, not enjoying it as much as I hoped to.

The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman – Still very interested!

YES – Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez – One of my best books of 2022. Loved this one!

Elektra by Jennifer Saint – On my bookshelf, still interested, but unread at the moment.

May Book Releases

YES – Book Lovers by Emily Henry – Another best book of 2022 and my favorite Emily Henry romance yet!

YES – Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood – So cute! My favorite of the three novellas.

The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall – Still very interested!

Brotherhood by Mike Chen – Also still very interested!

YES – Every Summer After by Carley Fortune – Devoured this one on the beach on vacation and loved every minute of it!

YES – The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah – So disappointed with this one. It’s an adult book but read so YA to me that I ultimately just didn’t enjoy it.

My Summer Darlings by May Cobb – Still very interested!

Twin Crowns by Katherine Webber and Catherine Doyle – YA fantasy has not been my jam… *removes from TBR*

Hide by Kiersten White – This one got terrible reviews and I unhauled my copy.

YES – Rivals by Katharine McGee – Another favorite of the year!

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean – Still have to read the first book, but excited to do so!

YES – The Counselors by Jessica Goodman – This one was fun and I had fun while reading it.

June Book Releases

My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey – I’m surprised I haven’t gotten to this one yet, but still excited to give it a go!

YES – Stuck with You by Ali Hazelwood – Another cute novella that I enjoyed!

For the Throne by Hannah Whitten – Still haven’t read book one, but still on my radar.

Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert – Still haven’t read book one but planning to eventually.

Counterfeit by Kirsten Chen – On my 12 to read in 2023 and even more special because I picked up a copy at an indie bookstore in Maine.

The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hildebrand – Got this one during the B&N hardcover sale and can’t wait to read it!

The Beach Trap by Ali Brady – Still extremely interested!

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager – I’ve heard very mixed reviews and I didn’t love Riley’s last book but still planning to read this one from the library.

YES – The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston – Omg yes! All time favorite romance right here and on my best books of 2022 list.

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke – Still interested!

For the Love of the Bard by Jessica Martin – Still interested and got a physical copy in November!

July Book Releases

YES – Below Zero by Ali Hazelwood – Cute, but my least favorite of the the 3 novellas.

Dream On by Angie Hockman – Still very interested despite the out there premise.

The Charmed List by Julie Abe – On the fence, I’m just not vibing with YA these days.

The It Girl by Ruth Ware – Still super interested!

Upgrade by Blake Crouch – Still super interested x2!

YES – The Twisted Bonds by Lexi Ryan – A disappointment, but not the worst book or ending to a duology.

The Dawn of Yangchen by F.C. Yee – Still interested! Waiting for the sequel to come out so I can binge read them.

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda – Still very interested!

The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne – Heard this book was oddly religious and decided to unahul it.

Violet of Thorns by Gina Chen – Got a copy as part of my FairyLoot subscription and still interested but not dying to read it.

August Book Releases – SKIPPED


September Book Releases – SKIPPED


October Book Releases – SKIPPED

November Book Releases

Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry – Still curious despite hearing that it’s misogynistic.

The Prisoner by B.A. Paris – Still interested!

The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch – Still mildly interested.

A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams – Still very interested!

YES – Anon Pls. by Deuxmoi and Jessica Goodman – Adored this one!

Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger – Still very interested! I have it on hold at the library.

Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade – Still very interested (but still haven’t read books 1 or 2).

Two Wrongs Make a Right by Chloe Liese – Still very interested!

Five Survive by Holly Jackson – Still very interested x2!

The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle – Still very interested x3!

December Book Releases

Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca – Can’t wait to read this one and I have a physical copy!

Your Table is Ready by Michael Cecchi-Azzolina – Hoping to listen to this one on audio soon.

Valentine’s Hate by Sidney Halston – Hoping to read this one around Valentine’s day!

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One Response to “Did I Read My Most Anticipated 2022 Releases?”

  1. Oh man, I FEEL YOU on the War of Two Queens. I loved the first two books in the series and the third just felt SO un-edited that I haven’t continued on. They just seem so rushed and repetitive now? I’m disappointed because I genuinely loved the first two but I feel like JLA can be really hit or miss!

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