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Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Anticipated Books Releasing In 2022

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Which 2022 releases are you most looking forward to reading?

For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I want to list my Top 10 for the whole year as I recently did a post about every new release I’m anticipating in the first half of it.

Some of these books I wish I had like yesterday but also I don’t think I’m emotionally ready for yet because the previous book was devastatingly good – so many feels! Others are by new-to-me authors I’m excited to try.

My Top 10 Most Anticipated 2022 Releases are (in A-Z order):

1. Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston (February 1)

Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston cover

2. Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (November 8)

Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn cover

3. A Brush with Love by Mazey Eddings (March 1)

4. This Cursed Crown by Alexandra Overy (December 6)

This Cursed Crown by Alexandra Overy cover

5. Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan (January 11)

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan cover

6. Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros (March 15)

Falling Short by Ernesto Cisnero cover

7. The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh (February 22)

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh cover

8. The Heretic Royal by G.A. Aiken (October 25)

The Heretic Royal by G.A. Aiken cover

9. Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez (April 19)

Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez cover


10. Remarkable Ruby by Terri Libenson (May 3)

*No cover on Goodreads yet but you can see it on the author’s Instagram*

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December 2021 New Book Releases

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December 2021 New Book Releases

December 7

The Righteous by Reneé Ahidieh

Innate Magic by Shannon Fay

December 28

Starlight by Olivia Wildenstein

Duke Gone Rogue by Christy Carlyle

It Happened One Midnight by Saranna DeWylde

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#PubDayTuesday: “Under the Whispering Door” & More New Releases

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“Under the Whispering Door is thought-provoking with loads of questions from several characters dead or alive…depressing and sad…a home filled with the most delightful people you will ever meet…I was crying by the end – pleasantly surprised, incredibly moved, and oh-so happy. Klune has once again crafted an outstanding and memorable novel. 5 stars!”

Full Review

More New Releases

Maya and the Return of the Godlings by Rena Barron (read more)
Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed (read more)
When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting (read more)

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#PubDayTuesday: “All Night Long with a Cowboy” by Caitlin Crews

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“How Harriet and Jensen come to be together made this book a 5-star read for me. The growth of their relationship and as individuals was enthralling. The story wrapped up nicely with a big beautiful bow. Loved it!” (read full review)


ABOUT: If you play with fire…

One of the most notorious cowboys in Cold River, Jensen Kittredge always has willing women with sweet smiles vying for a place in his bed. So when the prissy high school librarian sidles up to him in the most disreputable bar in town with a scowl on her face, he has no idea what to make of it. Much less the attraction he feels toward the bespectacled creature who wants something from him… but not that. Yet.

Someone gets burned…

Harriett Barnett doesn’t care for dens of iniquity— or the insolent cowboy she certainly shouldn’t find attractive. But one of her students needs her help, and if she needs to corral the infamous Jensen to save him, she will. Trouble is, the town’s favorite Kittredge brother is a lot more than she bargained for. Harriett’s happy little life is orderly and neat, just how she likes it—until Jensen blows it all apart with his particular brand of addictive passion. Can a modern-day schoolmarm really tame the wildest cowboy in town? Or is Harriet headed for a terrible fall?

As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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#PubDayTuesday: “Thanks A Lot, Universe” & More New Releases

“Chad Lucas has crafted a successful debut. Thanks A Lot, Universe was a fantastic read…as enjoyable as it is emotional, providing beneficial and relevant lessons and experiences for this age group and beyond.”

Full Review

The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga (read more)
Unsettled by Reem Faruqi (read more)
A Song for the Road by Kathleen M. Basi (read more)

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As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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IT’S SUPER TUESDAY!!!: May 4th New Book Releases


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Happy Super Tuesday, Bookworms!

It’s a great day as more fantastic reads have been published. Today’s list of releases is packed with some powerhouse and very anticipated reads.

Happy #PubDayTuesday to the following titles and authors:

Better Than The Movies by Lynn Painter

Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller

The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee

I Affirm Me: The ABCs of Inspiration for Black Kids by Nyasha Williams; Illustrated by Sofya Glushko

Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

The Secret Bridesmaid by Kati Birchall

Snow White with the Red Hair (volume 13)

Sunkissed by Kasie West

Truly Tyler by Terri Libenson

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy by Emmanuel Acho

May the 4th be with all our bookish hearts 💕😄💕

As Always, Happy Reading!!!
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#SuperTuesday: “Gilded Serpent”, “A Cowboy Kind of Love” & More New Releases

Happy Super Tuesday, Bookworms!

Super Tuesdays (as I like to call them) are thrilling days for me because a ton of awesome new books are being released all at once! *bookish swoon* It only happens a few times a year, which makes them extra extra special.

Happy #PubDayTuesday to the following titles and authors:

Gilded Serpent was devastatingly good! Jensen has wowed me once again with her intense and complex storytelling skills that made me feel all the feels and then some. This book will not go as you think it will….Tense, sad and depressing but incredibly captivating with wonderful moments of brevity sprinkled within. You could not have asked for a better book or outcome before the conclusion.”

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“…I loved Jace in the last book, so I was looking forward to reading this book…A Cowboy Kind of Love was a quick, enjoyable read.”

Full Review

Fairytales from Verania by TJ Klune (read more)
The Seat Filler by Sariah Wilson (read more)
Witching Moon by K. E. Bonner (read more)
The Squire by Duncan M. Hamilton (read more)
The Hate Project by Kris Ripper (read more)
The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin (read more)

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As Always, Happy Reading!!!

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#PubDayTuesday: “These Feathered Flames” & More New Releases

These Feathered Flames is a queer, #OwnVoices retelling of a Russian folktale, “The Firebird”…I did not expect the bit of romance to happen in such a bleak place! And all the huge revelations were mind-blowing! Those scenes were intense, pivotal changes to the plot that really spiced things up.The climax was amazing and the fallout left me with tons of questions (in a good way!)…I think it will only get better as the series progresses.”

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What’s Not to Love by Emily Wibberly & Austin Siegemund-Broka
Nightingale by Deva Fagan


March New Book Releases

Happy Wednesday, Bookworms!

I hope you all have been safe and well!

I’m excited to share with you another list of upcoming releases for the month of March that you may be interested in. This list is a wonderful mix of middle grade, young adult, fantasy, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and fantasy romance. A little something for everyone.

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March 1
Wings of Fury by Emily R. King


March 2
Float Plan by Trish Doller (arc review)

The Warrior King by Abigail Owen

Snow White with the Red Hair (Volume 12)

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron


March 9
Strong, Silent Cowboy by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick (arc review)

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Starfish by Lisa Fipps


March 15
Set to Music by Negeen Papehn


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March 16
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs


March 23
Lost In the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas


March 30
The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody

Sweethand by N.G. Pelter


Are any of these books on your tbr? What March releases are you most excited for? I’d love to hear your thoughts – comment below! 😊

As Always, Happy Reading!!!
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February New Book Releases

Happy Monday, Bookworms!

What February release are you most looking forward to?

It’s a new month meaning there’s more great book releases to be published. One release I’m looking forward to is One Jar of Magic by Corey Ann Haydu. It sounds like an exhilarating middle grade read that is sure to tug at the heart strings:

Magic is like a dream. Delightful. Terrifying. Unreal.

Rose Alice Anders is Little Luck. Lucky to be born into the Anders family. Lucky to be just as special and magical as the most revered man in town—her father. The whole town has been waiting for Rose to turn twelve, when she can join them in their annual capturing of magic on New Year’s Day and become the person she was born to be.

But when that special day finally comes, Rose barely captures one tiny jar of magic. Now Rose’s dad won’t talk to her anymore and her friendships have gotten all twisted and wrong. So when Rose hears whispers that there are people who aren’t meant for magic at all, she begins to wonder if that’s who she belongs with.

Maybe if she’s away from all the magic, away from her dad telling her who she’s meant to be, who she has to be, Rose can begin to piece together what’s truly real in a world full of magic.

Here’s the full list of February releases to be on the lookout for:

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February 1
Heart of Gold by Donna Grant


February 2
Love Is A Revolution by Renée Watson
Of Wicked Blood by Olivia Wildenstein & Katie Hayoz (ARC) (review)
Yona of the Dawn (Vol. 28)
Bubbles by Ben Clanton


February 9
One Jar of Magic by Corey Ann Haydu
The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa (ARC) (review)


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February 16
Bloodsworn by Scott Reintgen (ARC) (review)
Cathedral of Bones by A.J. Steiger


February 23
Love at First by Kate Clayborn
A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth


February 24
A Sword of Ice by Aleera Anaya Ceres

As Always, Happy Reading!!!
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