Top Ten Tuesday – My Most Anticipated Books Releasing the in the Second Half of 2022


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2022.  This is always an easy topic just because, of course, there are always so many books that I’m excited to get my hands on.  I have ARCs for a few but will be waiting to read most of them when they’re actually out in the world.  I fully expect several of these to make my best of 2022 list. 🙂

My Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2022


1. LOVE ON THE BRAIN by Ali Hazelwood  –  “From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive results.”

2.  CARRIE SOTO IS BACK by Taylor Jenkins Reid – “In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime—from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising.”

3.  THE AMERICAN ROOMMATE EXPERIMENT by Elena Armas – “From the author of the Goodreads Choice Award winner The Spanish Love Deception, the eagerly anticipated follow-up featuring Rosie Graham and Lucas Martín, who are forced to share a New York apartment.”

4.  A VERY MERRY BROMANCE by Lyssa Kay Adams – “‘Tis the season for a Bromance Book Club matchmaking mission! This time, they’re pulling out the mistletoe for everyone’s favorite country music star, Colton, and his second chance at love.”

5. DAISY DARKER by Alice Feeney – “The New York Times bestselling Queen of Twists returns…with a family reunion that leads to murder.”

6. DO YOU TAKE THIS MAN by Denise Williams – “After butting heads, an event planner and a wedding officiant begin an enemies with benefits arrangement as wedding bells chime around them in the newest rom-com from acclaimed author Denise Williams.”

7.  IT STARTS WITH US by Colleen Hoover – “Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas’ side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the “glorious and touching” (USA TODAY) #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us.”

8.  ONE LAST GIFT by Emily Stone – “When a young woman finds herself lost and at a crossroads, one last gift from her brother just might give her another chance at life and at love in this epic holiday romance from the author of Always, in December.”

9. THE VERY SECRET SOCIETY OF IRREGULAR WITCHES by Sangu Mandanna – “A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family–and a new love–changes the course of her life.”

10. THE FAMILY REMAINS by Lisa Jewell – “From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell comes an intricate and affecting novel about twisted marriages, fractured families, and deadly obsessions in this standalone sequel to The Family Upstairs.”

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Question:  Are you planning to read any of these?

54 replies
  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I’m interested in looking for the American Roommate Experiment. Thanks for your list!

    I took off on my own this week and shared a list of the best three titles to take along on a trip to Paris.

  2. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches and Daisy Darker were two titles I could not resist, and couldn’t be more opposite 😀 I’ve already added them both to my Audible Wish list!

  3. Angela
    Angela says:

    I’m so excited for a new TJR book! And I’m always up for a Bromance book and the fact that it’s a holiday book makes it even more fun!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m really excited for the Bromance book. In my head I see those guys being even more hilarious around the holidays, haha.

  4. Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis says:

    Looks like a great list. I am not ready for Christmas books yet, I don’t even feel like I have had a summer yet (mainly because I have not been in any water yet!). Enjoy these when you get a chance to read them.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I wouldn’t normally be ready for Christmas books this early, but that Bromance series is a favorite of mine. 🙂

  5. Dini @ dinipandareads
    Dini @ dinipandareads says:

    Love on the Brain and Carrie Soto are on so many lists today and I’m also super excited to read them. This is such a great list! I hope you enjoy all of these books 🙂

  6. Sharon
    Sharon says:

    I cannot wait for A Very Merry Bromance, Daisy Darker, and The Family Remains. Impatiently waiting LOL

  7. Ellie
    Ellie says:

    I want to read The Secret Society of Irregular Witches. I’d like to think I’d be an irregular witch myself.

  8. Greg
    Greg says:

    “a family reunion that leads to murder” Yup, need that one. 🙂 Daisy Darker sounds great. And so does the new Lisa Jewell. I’m a little behind on her last few releases…

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m very excited for the new Lisa Jewell. I had no idea she was doing a sequel for The Family Upstairs so I can’t wait to see where she goes with it.

  9. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I am lucky to have the Hazelwood, Stone, and Adams books. Very excited about them, AND I was able to put pre-release holds for the TJR and Mandanna books. Denise Williams is a must though I don’t have the book or access at this point.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I hope you’re able to get access to Denise Williams’ book soon. That’s definitely one that I’m most excited about. I just love her characters so much.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’ve only read Rock Paper Scissors from her but I loved that one so I definitely want to read more of her books.

  10. Carla
    Carla says:

    What a great list, Suzanne. I have several of these books on my shelf and hope we both enjoy them. I didn’t know there was a new Bromance BookClub coming out, so thanks very much for the heads up. Enjoy all your upcoming books.

  11. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Anne - Books of My Heart says:

    The Hazelwood, Adams and Feeney are on my shelf. August 23 is jam packed for me. I love the UF books coming up by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Faith Hunter, and mysteries by Robert Dugoni, Wiliam Kent Krueger, Andrea Penrose, Richard Osman.

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