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The Top Books to Read in 2022

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The explosion of BookTok in 2021 saw reading hit mainstream media in a new way, opening the doors for hundreds of new readers and majorly influencing trends and sales in book shops across the country. The success of BookTok is not likely to disappear anytime soon, leaving us to ask what will be the BookTok ‘Must Reads’ of 2022?

Many authors whose books received BookTok hype in recent months have exciting new releases scheduled for 2022, which are bound to receive lots of media discussions.

House of Sky and Breath: Exclusive Edition - Crescent City 2 (Hardback)
Credit: Bloomsbury Publishing

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

The second instalment of the Cresent City series is highly anticipated by many fans, following the widespread success of the first book. The author has a strong fan base following her too previous series “A Court of Thornes and Roses” and “Throne of Glass”. The Cresent City series follows Bryce, half-fae half-human, in an action-packed fantasy romance.

Release Date: 15/02/2022

Book Lovers (Paperback)
Credit: Penguin Publisher

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Following the success of Henry’s “Beach Read” and “You and Me on Vacation”, the anticipated “Book Lovers” promises to be the hottest read of the summer. Set in a peaceful small town in North Carolina, literary agent Nora can’t seem to escape her rival, literary editor, Charlie, leading to a classic enemies-to-lovers love story.

Release date: 05/05/2022

Reminders of Him: A Novel (Paperback)
Credit: Amazon Publishing

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Arguably the biggest author on BookTok, Hoover’s extensive backlog has built up a strong group of readers enticed by her emotional and heartbreaking writing. Reminders of Him is expected to tug on the heartstrings of readers, following Kenna, a young mother returning to prison after a five-year stint in prison and reuniting with her four-year-old daughter.

Release Date: 18/01/2022

The Paris Apartment (Hardback)
Credit: HarperCollins Publishers

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

The author of “The Hunting Party” and “The Guest List” is back to keep us guessing in classic whodunnit mysteries that will keep you up at night. Set in an old apartment block in the outskirts of Paris, this psychological thriller is set to be the mystery of the year.

Release Date: 03/03/2022

Violeta (Hardback)
Credit: Isabel Allende

Violeta by Isabel Allende

The legendary author leads us through one hundred years of history, a woman’s journey through the Spanish Flu and the Great Depression written in a letter to her loved one. One to get the tissues out for, Violeta promises to be an unforgettable and highly emotional novel.

Release Date: 25/01/2022

To Paradise (Hardback)
Credit: Pan Macmillan

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

Yanagihara’s “A Little Life” took BookTok by Storm in 2021, quickly becoming one of the most read and discussed books of the year. “To Paradise” follows three centuries and three versions of the ‘American Experiment’, set in 1893 New York, 1993 Manhatten and 2093. This speculative and historical volume is set to tug on the heartstrings of readers, discussing relationships and desires in the way Yanagihara does best.

Release Date: 11/01/2022

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