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Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the Second Half of 2022

Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! This week’s theme is one I struggle with every time it pops up, but I gave it a go…


1. Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw–AUGUST
My awareness of this book is testament to how great TTT is–I would never have known the book existed if I hadn’t seen it on someone else’s TTT a few weeks back. Now I know, I need it!

2. Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid–AUGUST
Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of my autobuy authors, and I LOVE that she’s writing another character who cameoed in her previous books. Tennis is not my thing at all, but for TJR, I’ll give it a go!

3. The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes–AUGUST
I mean, I still haven’t read the first two in this series, but surely with the final book being released, someone will do a UK set that looks better than the previous UK covers, and I’ll finally be able to buy them instead of procrastinating ordering them from the US…

4. Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus–SEPTEMBER
I love that this murder mystery is releasing in September, just as things are beginning to get spooky. Perfect timing!

And one that should’ve been anticipated this year: 5. Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare–JANUARY 2023
Look, I said I struggled with these prompts–and this has been postponed out of this year, so it has to sort of count!


Are you good at tracking upcoming book releases?


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  1. I’m so torn about whether I want to read Long Live the Pumpkin Queen, but it’s so hard to resist a Nightmare Before Christmas book! Aww, who am I trying to kid? I’m definitely going to have to read that one, too! I’m also excited for The Final Gambit, too. Hope you get to read these all!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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      1. That is *genius*. I’ve created an ‘on the radar’ Goodreads shelf, but maybe I need to be more specific about on the radar and unreleased…


      2. It’s come from very many years of blogging and figuring out what works for me. I have lots of drafts where things get stored so that I can easily write posts when the time comes, but some people would find that cluttered.

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      3. I do have lots of drafts, but my only permanent one is full of emojis, to make it easier to write and include them from my laptop, haha! I suspect my issue is just not keeping track of the dates, rather than organising…


  2. I saw that Pumpkin Queen one. It looks interesting. I have preordered Carrie Soto Is Back – I haven’t read any of her other books, but need to start somewhere! I also love Cassandra Clare but am a bit behind in her books!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

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    1. I think it’ll be a great Halloween (or Christmas, I guess!) read. Daisy Jones and Evelyn Hugo are great Taylor Jenkins Reid books too, if you can’t wait for Carrie Soto 🙂 it’s easy to get behind with Cassie Clare as she’s done so many, haha! But at least being behind means you’re not waiting on cliffhangers for books that are being delayed…

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      1. Those are the ones on my radar. She has. I have also read some of the Shadowhunter spin offs too.

        This is very true. That can be a nightmare. I want the next ACOTAR book (I am assuming that there is one…)

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      2. I’m actually up to date with her stuff, and it’s been driving me *crazy* waiting for the latest! What spin off did you enjoy the most?

        I am… yet to read ACOTAR, and it’s been on my tbr for about six years. 😅 I hope you enjoy the latest, whenever it comes!

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      3. I like Magnus Bane so What Really Happened In Peru is up there.

        NNNOOOOO it defo needs moving up the list!

        She has had a baby so we shall see…


      4. Ah that was such an anticipated one! The whole Bane Chronicles were great, but I think Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy is my favourite anthology.

        Hahaha I do keep hearing that! But yikesss. That’s a shift in priority that’s slow anyone down!

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      5. Hopefully when we get our new storage solutions I will be able to organise my books. To be honest though they will probably be organised by size!!! I just use my Goodreads App on my phone…

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