I spoke about the authors who I discovered in 2021 in a previous post, so I thought I would mix it up this week and share some of the authors I hope to discover in 2022.
Are you tired of me talking about how excited I am to read Ruta Sepetys? It just needs to happen already. I have this feeling that when I read Salt to the Sea, I am going to fall down the rabbit hole of reading all of her books. I have a signed edition of The Fountain of Silence, which I would love to get to soon, and I Must Betray You comes out in February and sounds amazing!
I recently heard Ashley from The Bookish Realm speak about Violeta by Isabel Allende and I just loved the way she spoke about it and I have a feeling it will be something I love. It is the author’s 2022 release and it actually comes out today! I added A Long Petal of the Sea to my TBR when it first came out and remember being intrigued by it. She also has an extensive backlist that I can explore!
T. Kingfisher is an author who I saw everywhere in 2021. I have really been getting into horror, so both The Hollow Places and The Twisted Ones are calling out to me. Nettle & Bone is her 2022 release and it seems to getting some buzz already. I am fascinatedby the fact that her novels are horror fantasy, which is not a genre I have really explored.
I will be reading A Witch in Time for my 12 Challenge, and I just have this feeling that I am going to love it. Constance Sayers has only one other published novel, The Ladies of the Secret Circus, which I am also curious about. It seems as though Sayers’ novels are written for me- the synopses for both of them have so many of my buzzwords.
I meant to read In My Dreams I Hold a Knife last fall. It seemed as though everyone was reading and loving it at the time! I really want to get to it this year and then also try both of Ashley Winstead’s 2022 releases. Fool Me Once is actually a romance and The Last Housewife is another thriller. I always love when authors explore different genres!
Nnedi Okorafor is an author who I have been meaning to read from for years now! All of her premises appeal to me and I am always here for a shorter SciFi. I am thinking that I will start with Noor because I do have the audiobook, though the third book the Akata Witch series comes out in October, so it would be great to read the first two before then. Honestly, I just want to read it all!
Look how amazing these covers look together! The Bone Houses has been on my TBR for years and something about it has always called to me. It is a Ya horror fantasy and I think there are zombies? I am so ready for it! I want to finally read it before The Drowned Woods comes out in August. I know that Emily Lloyd-Jones has a few other books as well!
Louise Erdrich is an author whose work I just know I am going to adore! I own a copy of The Night Watchman and The Plague of Doves, so I want to read those first, Though her newest release, The Sentence, really appeals to me. Erdrich is another author who I can see myself falling down a rabbit hole with and wanting to read a lot of her backlist.
The covers for Ariadne and Elektra are beyond gorgeous! I have actually preordered a copy of Elektra, which comes out in April. I really should read Ariadne before that! I am so in the mood for some Greek mythology.
A Lesson in Vengeance was one of my most anticipated books of 2021 but I just never got to it! I heard mixed things, but I have been seeing more and more positive reviews lately! I have also heard that her Feverwake series is incredible.