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My Most Anticipated Releases for the 2nd Half of 2022

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl is hosting another week of Top Ten Tuesday. I enjoy participating each week for a couple reasons. I'm a compulsive list maker and love a good list. And, I love a connection with other readers as I wander their book blogs. This week's prompt is to share titles of some of my most anticipated releases. Here goes.

Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie

Genre: Women's Fiction

Publish date September 27, 2022; 320 pages

Synopsis: are people best friends because they're similar or because they're not? These best friends don't talk about their differences, even after the fateful night when everything changes. When they meet again years later and a troubling person from their past appears, they have to find out whether their friendship can survive.

Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publish date September 6, 2022; 352 pages

Synopsis: a young girl's family is on the verge of starvation and in order to save them, she has to cheat to join the Glory Race even though she hasn't had the training of elite class kids; ala Hunger Games it sounds like.

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Genre: Women's Fiction

Publish date October 2022; 352 pages

Synopsis: an old story made new, of the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice. It’s a story about the power—and limitations—of art to create change, the lessons and legacies we pass on to our children, and how any of us can survive a broken world with our hearts intact. (from GR)

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

Genre: HIstorical Fiction

Publish date September 6, 2022;

Synopsis: a woman set to marry into the Medici family in Italy dies suddenly right before the wedding and her younger sister is conscripted to fulfill the marriage and steps into political intrigue.

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Genre: Fantasy

Publish date September 6, 2022; 608 pages

Synopsis: 17 year old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes couldn't be higher - for that world or ours.

Flight by Lynn Steger Strong

Genre: Women's Fiction

Publish date November 11, 2022; 240 pages

Synopsis: the family matriarch dies and the grown children and their families return to the family home to figure out the inheritance; old resentments, family, ambition, art, desire.

The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglasias

Genre: Horror/Mystery

Publish date August 2, 2022, 320 pages

Synopsis: Mario became a hitman for a good reason, really—it was his only option to afford his young daughter’s ever-mounting medical expenses—but the payoff has been much smaller and the damage to his family much greater than he expected. Then he gets offered a job that will take him deep into the belly of a drug cartel. The job is risky, but if he survives, the score will pull his family out of poverty forever. (from Bazaar review)

A Familiar Stranger by A. R. Torre

Genre: Thriller

Publish date September 27, 2022, 290 pages

Synopsis: woman leading an ordinary life meets a man and starts an affair where she creates a new self; when they're discovered, her life spirals out of control, but she's not only one with a double life.

A World of Curiosities #18 by Louise Penny

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Publish date November 29, 2022, 400 pages

Synopsis: Unknown, but it doesn't matter; I'm on a mission to read the whole series and I'm on # 13 so should just about be ready in November for the newest release.

As I wandered online and checked 5-6 new release lists, there are lots of interesting books coming out this fall - we're all in for some good reading ahead!

I'm looking forward to seeing what's on everyone else's list. Leave me the title of ONE book you're really anticipating the end of this year.

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