Happy Summer Solstice. In true Alabama fashion our first day of summer is a scorcher. We’re going through a heatwave, and I don’t think it will ever end. So, I plan to stay inside and read until the weather is under 95 degrees. So, let’s talk about a few of the books I’m excited to pick up. Here are a few of my summer 2022 anticipated reads.
The House Across the Lake
It’s not summer without a Riley Sager book. I’ve been reading his books every summer since The Last Time I Lied. I know there’s a lot of mixed opinions on his books but they’re entertaining. That’s really all I want out of a quick, summer thriller. And The House Across the Lake is set in a lake house, so it seems perfectly summery to me. Riley Sager does a good job of developing an atmosphere and I expect the same from this one.
Release Date: June 21, 2022
What Moves the Dead
Let me start by saying I hate this cover, but it is eye catching. And more importantly it’s a retelling based on The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe. If you know me, you’ll know that that’s a good enough reason to pick it up, but I’ve also heard a lot of good things about T. Kingfisher. So, I figure What Moves the Dead would be the perfect place to start reading her work.
Release Date: July 12, 2022
The First Binding
I’m going to be honest. I’m not completely sure what The First Binding is about, but I heard someone say that it had The Name of the Wind vibes. That was enough for me to want to give this one a read.
Release Date: August 16, 2022
Lastly, we have Babel. I know a ton of people are looking forward to this one and I am too. I’m a little hesitant because I didn’t love The Poppy War. But I’m interested enough in the synopsis that I want to give it a try. I’m still loving dark academia vibes and I think this will give me that.
Release Date: August 23, 2022
So those are my summer 2022 anticipated reads. What are you looking forward to?