The most highly anticipated books of 2022

The most highly anticipated books of 2022

Zoe Harris, staff writer

This year has a promise for notable book releases. Whether from well-known and loved authors or debut works that will shake up the industry, there is much to look forward to. These are the top 5 most anticipated books of 2022. 

  1. “To Paradise” by Hanya Yanagihara 

The author of this upcoming book also wrote “A Little Life,” which became a critically acclaimed bestseller. “To Paradise” will be a historical fiction novel set in a New York of Yanagihara’s choosing, where characters have freedom to live how they want. This book was released on January 11th, 2022. 

  1. “You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays” by Zora Neale Hurston

This posthumous collection of essays by Zora Neale Hurston will show the evolution of her style as an author and pay homage to her lesser-known ideas. It was released January 18th, 2022. 

  1. “Reminders of Him” by Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover has had multiple novels which have risen to the top of the New York Times best seller list. She is a very popular author and her new release is being awaited. This story is a contemporary romance that will evoke many powerful emotions. This story was released on January 18th, 2022. 

  1. “How High We Go In The Dark” by Sequoia Nagamatsu

According to Insider Magazine, “”How High We Go In The Dark” is a unique science fiction novel about a pandemic unleashed as the permafrost melts and archeologists uncover secrets long frozen in the Arctic Circle. This story follows a series of loosely connected characters as the world dramatically changes across continents and centuries.” This story collection will be loved by many, and it was released on January 18th, 2022. 

  1. “Manifesto: On Never Giving Up” by Bernardine Evaristo

“Manifesto” is a vibrant and inspirational account of Evaristo’s life and career. It is a touching memoir, and a “ unique reminder to us all to persist in doing work we believe in…” according to Barnes and Noble. This book was released on January 18th, 2022.