I’m hoping my life in 2022 doesn’t have too many roadblocks (COVID-19 aside) and I am able to get back on track with my reading, my writing, and my gaming. This list contains numerous books that are scheduled to be released in 2022. Yes, my reading list is longer than the time available to read them, but do you blame me for being ambitious?
These are some of the many speculative fiction books I hope to read in 2022! These dates are based on what publishers have announced and are subject to change.
A Chorus of Dragons, #5: The Discord of Gods by Jenn Lyons–> April 26th
Between Earth and Sky, #2: Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse –> April 19th
Middlegame, #2: Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire –> May 3rd
Molly Southbourne, #3: The Legacy of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson –> May 17th
Book of Night by Holly Black –> May 3rd
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel –> April 5th
Burning Kingdoms, #2: The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri –> August 16th
Deathless, #2: The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna –> April 5th
The Nsibidi Scripts, #3: Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor –> January 18th
Fractured Fables, #2: A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow –> June 14th
The Talents Trilogy, #1: Ordinary Monsters by J.M. Miro –> June 7th
Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R.F. Kuang –> August 23rd
The River of Silver: Tales from the Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty –> Audiobook: March 1st; Print Book: October 13th
The Vagrant Gods, #1: The Bladed Faith by David Dalglish –> April 5th
Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson –> March 29th
The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi –> March 15th
Wildseed Witch (#1) by Marti Dumas –> May 10th
The First Binding by R.R. Virdi –> August 16th
Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel –> April 26th
The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah –> May 17th
Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi –> January 25th
Where I Can’t Follow by Ashley Blooms –> February 15th
The Dark Gods, #1: The City of Dusk by Tara Sim –> March 22nd
The Hacienda by Isabel Canas –> May 10th
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill –> May 3rd
The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix –> November 1st
Silk Fire by Zabe Ellor –> July 5th
The Fervor by Alma Katsu –> April 26th
The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean –> August 9th
Rise of the Mages by Scott Drakeford –> February 8th
Saga (Single Issue #55) by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (illustrator) –> January 26th
Magic of the Lost, #2: The Faithless by C.L. Clark –> TBD
Spear by Nicola Griffith –> April 19th
Saint Death, #1: Saint Death’s Daughter by C.S.E. Cooney –> April 12th
The Drowning Empire, #3: The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart –> September 2022
Kithamar, #1: Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham –> February 15th
Gallant by V.E. Schwab –> March 1st
Moon Fall, #1: The Starless Crown by James Rollins –> January 4th
The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd –> March 15th
The Final Architecture, #2: Eyes of the Void by Adrian Tchaikovsky –> May 3rd
The City Inside by Samit Basu –> June 22nd
Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli –> March 1st
The Last Finestra, #1: This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede –> June 28th
The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne –> July 26th
Wayward Children, #7: Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire –> January 4th
Bloodsworn Saga, #2: The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne –> April
The Dark Star Trilogy, #2: Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James –> February 15th
The Burning, #3: The Lord of Demons by Evan Winter –> TBD
The Locked Tomb, #3: Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir –> September 13th
Covenant of Steel, #2: The Martyr by Anthony Ryan –> TBD
Book of the Ice, #3: The Girl and the Moon by Mark Lawrence –> April 28th
The Up-and-Under, #3: Into the Windwracked Wilds by A. Deborah Baker –> October 25th
Argyrosi, #1: In a Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power –> April 5th
Wilderwood, #2: For the Throne by Hannah F. Whitten –> June 9th
Empire of the Wolf, #1: The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan –> February 24th
The Graven, #2: Azura Ghost by Essa Hansen –> February 1st
This list goes alongside all of the other books I have yet to read, including the books I did NOT get to read which were released in 2021, and the rest of the books in my TBR pile. It’s come to the point where I cannot complain that I have nothing to read. We are all very lucky to experience an era where we can choose which books from this umbrella genre we get to read instead of choosing from a mere handful.
Which books coming out in 2022 are you excited for?
10 thoughts on “Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2022”
Great list! Discord of the Gods is going to be CRAZY. And I can’t wait for The Oleander Sword!
So many of these are on my list too. It’s going to be a great year for SFF books😁
So many of these are on my list as well but have added a few more now.great list
I’m also really looking forward to so many of these. Great list, it’s lovely to see all these future releases lined up together like this – although it does make me incredibly greedy to have them all (when I can’t possibly read them ALL). Le sigh.
Whooooo, what a list! Wildseed Witch, Babel, When Women Were Dragons, and The Book Eaters are also on my TBR – and Seasonal Fears is perhaps my most anticipated read of 2022. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you, too!
Man that’s a lot of hot books on this list! I want to read so many of these! 2022 is going to be awesome 😀
I have some of these on my TBR already, but as usual you’ve forced me to add more books to my TBR!
That’s what we do!