The list of books expected soon in 2022 is growing day by day, so here are some of the highlights. All known publication dates apply to the UK only.
Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara it came out this month and includes an alternate version of New York, 1893, 1993, and 2093. So far I’ve only heard positive reviews, even from those who didn’t get along well with his second novel A Little Life. I hope this year’s Booker Prize will appear on several of the listings for Prriz, along with this one Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart will be released in April after the Scottish novel’s debut novel by Shuggie Bain won the 2020 award.
Love Marriage by Monica Ali will be released in February (and ‘Brick Lane’ is also a reminder that it’s been on my TBR list for a decade …). Haven by Emma Donoghue it will be released in August and is located in Ireland in 600 BC when three monks land on Skellig Michael Island.
Translated fiction, Herve le Tellierren Anomalia Translated from the French by Adriana Hunter is at the end of the month and follows the passengers of a convicted flight from Paris to New York. He won the prestigious Prix Goncourt and seems to have an interesting mix of science fiction and thriller.
The sixth book in the Cormoran Strike series The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith is expected in the fall. Elsewhere in crime fiction, Notes on an execution by Danya Kukafka it will be released in February and tells the story of a serial killer on the death row and the families of the victims.
In may The Secret Barrister’s Nothing But The Truth It is a memoir of the anonymous author of The Secret Barrister and Fake Law and will provide more stories from his career so far. Illegal Murder: Old Bailey’s Life and Death Stories it also came out in May and was written by an anonymous judge about six homicides and murder cases heard in London’s most famous court.
Continuing with the theme of crime, Patrick Radden Keefe’s Rogues is a collection of New Yorker journalist articles and will be out in June. I’m also really excited to read her previous book ‘Empire of Pain’, which won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction last year, and ‘Say Nothing’ about Northern Ireland Issues.
When the dust settles in the hands of Lucy Easthope It came out in March and is a reminder of his career as an expert in disaster recovery, from the 2004 tsunami to the Grenfell Tower fire to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because I enjoy reading Bible memoirs No one here reads Tolstoy by Mark Hodkinson Due in February is to be a sympathetic reader of the working class of the 1970s and 1980s.
In september And finally Henry Marsh The neurosurgeon and author of Do No Harm and Admissions will be seen reflecting on the diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer. Readers can still expect that An untitled book by Adam Kay This is Going to Hurt following the huge success of the NHS in defining his experiences as a junior medical doctor.
Although the Wellcome Book Prize continues to “pause” for now, some of the authors on its previous list have new books this year. In March, The Instant by Amy Liptrot The Outrun will continue his fond memory, recounting his time in Berlin. In june Lindsey Fitzharris’s The Facemaker It delves into the history of plastic surgeon Harold Gillies, who treated wounded soldiers in World War I.
Which 2022 book are you most excited to read?