Exciting New Book Releases | Start of 2022

We’re already a month into the year but here we go –

Firmament by Simon Clark

Release date: 27. January 2022

Why I want to read it: The first book by Simon Clark, which is exciting. His explanations of climate change are always great and easy to follow, and I should probably get to reading this soon as motivation before my atmospherical physics and climate change exam this semester :))

This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

Release date: 1. February 2022

Why I want to read it: I usually like Tahereh Mafi’s writing and would love a Persian mythology inspired fantasy story from her. So I hope this isn’t just another generic ya fantasy series, despite the title and cover.

Other People’s Clothes by Calla Henkel

Release date: 1. February 2022

Why I want to read it: It’s an unusual pick for me, but I want the promised thriller showcasing the “dangerous intensity of female friendships”, murder and morally gray characters.

Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

Release date: 8. March 2022

Why I want to read it: I don’t have the best track-record with getting as much into McLemore’s books as I would want to, but both the book’s premises, the magical realism and the writing of them are usually amazing. And I can’t keep away from the promises of “two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake in this book either.

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

Release date: 5. April 2022

Why I want to read it: a heist novel! Featuring a heist I even deem very acceptable; stealing back pieces of art and people’s belongings displayed in Western museums stolen under war and colonialism. More specifically a group of Chinese American college students (one lesbian, one queer) are stealing back Chinese sculptures and pondering the ethics of it.

Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel

Release date: 26. April 2022

Why I want to read it: The protagonist Kaikeyi “transforms herself from an overlooked princess into a warrior, diplomat, and most favored queen, determined to carve a better world for herself and the women around her”, which sounds like a powerful and interesting story. It’s a Ramayana retelling with an asexual protagonist. I’ve seen some reviews disagreeing to such a prominent villain being retold as anything else, but as someone unfamiliar to Hindu stories that’s hard to assess.

Anticipated Queer Book Releases 2020 | #PrideLibrary20

I’m joining in on some of the #pridelibrary20 prompts, hosted by The Library Looter, Michelle Likes Things and Anniek’s Library throughout June. Here’s a link to a summary of my posts from last year.

I feel that more often than not I learn about the existence of queer books after they’ve come out rather than before, because it’s been so much more up to the different readers to share the good books around, rather than good marketing promoting them before they are released. Mostly my strategy for new queer releases is finding authors I like and then lie and wait, scouting for new ones.

There were a lot of queer books released in May that I looked forward to reading, but not that many for the rest of the year, so hopefully I will find some new books reading through similiar posts.

June Releases

The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson: 2nd of June

  • Not quite sure what happens here, but the son of a democrat and son of a republican apparently fall in love, and it’s being compared to the other gay president/royal book ‘Red, White and Royal Blue’ that I truly loved.

Loveless by Alice Oseman: 9th of June

  • Asexual and aromantic main character coming out. Set at university, featuring lots of platonic love! I truly love Oseman’s writing in general, based on her other books (excluding Solitaire tbh).

Further Into the Future

Fence: Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan and C. S. Pacat – 29th of september

  • There’s a comic series by C. S. Pacat called Fence that I thought had so much potential, but really truly sucked in quality and plotline and anything but the aesthetics. I really like Sarah Rees Brennan as an author and hope she’ll fix it.
  • Some of the guys on the team are gay, I don’t remember how many.

Exciting New Book Releases Autumn 2019

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Release date: 1. October

Why I want to read it: I’ve barely peeked at reviews, not wanting to be spoiled, but my excitement kind of faded with the mixed reactions I’ve seen. But it’s Leigh Bardugo and while I disliked the Grisha trilogy and loved the Six of Crows, I’m willing to give it a try. I do generally like darker themes in books..?

The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust #2) by Philip Pullman

Release date: 3. October


Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Release date: 5. November


The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer

Release date: 5. November

Why I want to read it: I grew up loving the Artemis Fowl series and when I heard of this I was so damn excited. Along with the new tv adaption I’m really hoping to not be absolutely let down.

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

Release date: 5. November

Why I want to read it: I liked, but didn’t love, The Wicked Deep by the same author, but still I really liked the tone and writing of it and willing to give this a try too.

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Release date: 19. November

Why I want to read it: It’s the third book of The Folk of the Air and while I disliked the second book, I’ve got too much invested. Also Holly Black is one of my fav authors. I’m just really nervous where this is going and I don’t like Jude not being ambitious and as cunning as she has shown herself to be, without reason. Aaaahhh.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Release date: 5. December

Why I want to read it: The first book was a good fantasy, I’m waiting to see if this sequel can live up to it.

Exciting New Book Releases Summer 2019

I wrote an exciting new releases list for May to July so it’s time for a new one from July to September. There just had to be some overlap as some release dates were pushed back, we’re just going to ignore that detail.

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Release date: 9. July

Why I want to read it: a queer horror YA where people die of from a mysterious infection?! And Savannah Brown recommended it?! How could I not be intrigued.

Heartstopper vol. 2 by Alice Oseman

Release date: 11. July

Why I want to read it: I already have through the free web comic! I just also want to hold the precious thing in my arms and hug it tight.

Jade War by Fonda Lee (Green Bone Saga #2)

Release date: 23. July

Why I want to read it: I liked the first book Jade City

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Release date: 30. July

Why I want to read it: the gorgeous cover helped, but mostly because it’s a YA novel with “mulan” mentioned in the synopsis and good ratings!

How To Be Remy Cameron

Release date: 10. September

Why I want to read it: I really liked Julian Winter’s “Running with lions” and how he portrayed gay & bi guys and a friendgroup bonding, I think that guy is talented enough that this book will be just as good.

Exciting Book Releases 2018 pt. 2

Sorted by date, here’s my anticipated book releases 2018 part two. Here’s part one.


The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

Release date: 4. september

Why I want to read this: I already did and it was a great story about a seventh grade girl’s daily life and the struggles she goes through as she’s taking care of her siblings, trying to survive school and making tough choices for her family.


Impostors (Uglies #5) By Scott Westerfeld

Release date: 11. September

Why I want to read it: The uglies series is getting more books! I was so surprised when I found out, and excited to see where it’s going.


An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Release date: 25. September

Why I want to read it: It’s a Hank Green book! I’M SO EXCITED


The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Release date: 2. October

Why I want to read it: I liked the first book, The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue. And look at that cover, it’s strangely stunning!


Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin Manuel-Miranda and Jonny Sun

Release date: 23. October

Why I want to read it: Hamilton’s Lin Manuel Miranda is gathering his daily twitter messages in a book, having the twitter sunshine that is Jomny Sun illustrate it and it seems like such a weird thing that I absolutely need to have.


Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Release date: 6. November

Why I want to read it: It’s Brandon Sanderson, he’s the best.


Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Release date: 6. November

Why I want to read it: I’ve read and liked the author’s other series The Naturals and The Fixer. From what I’ve gathered it’s about a auto mechanic who is pulled into another prettier world by her grandma who wants her to attent a debutant ball. It’s not what I normally would read, but I have faith in Lynn Barnes.

Exciting Book Releases 2018

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

We’re already two and a half months into 2018, so this first book I have already read. And would absoloutly recommend! Holly Black did not disappoint.

Why: fairies, morally grey characters, bloodbath, game of thrones – vibes. Kickass female main character who has survived a lot already (nothing like being kidnapped as a child).

Publication date: January 2nd


Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Why I’m excited: it’s the fourth book of the shatter me series, and I absoloutly fell in love with it the first time I read it. I’m ready to reunite with Juliette – it’s been FOUR years – not to mention Warner. He’s my very problematic fav. The synopsis speaks of tragedy and hints at a darker Juliette, and I’m so ready for it. Please don’t break my heart, or the entire world with those powers.

Publication date: March 6th


Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

Why I’m excited: It’s the 5th book of the Alpha and Omega series, which is in the same universe as the Mercy Thomson series. Werewolves all the way. I have to say I’m a bit worried about this one, just finished Silence Fallen (mercy thomson) and it was a let down. Still have my hopes up for this book, and Anna & Charles being safe (yeah, right).

Publication date: March 6th


Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Why I’m excited: Conspiracy? Black zombie hunters during the American civil war? I’m ready to get my hands on this.

Publication date: April 3rd

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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Why I’m excited: The author behind the masterpiece that is “The Hate U Give” is publishing a new book! This time it’s about a girl who’s an aspiring rapper, before her mom loses her job and they are facing the possibility of homelessness. Angie Thomas has already proven her capabilities to me and the rest of the world, second books are difficult, but I wish all the best for this book.

Publication date: May 1st

Angie Thomas on the come up