Recent TBR Additions: January 2022 Edition

New year, new (to me) books on my TBR! I haven’t share a recent TBR additions post since the fall, so I figured it was time to share some backlist books that I’ve recently added…and of course some upcoming 2022 releases I’m really looking forward to picking up in the spring!

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub – As I always forewarn in my annual anticipated releases posts, there are ALWAYS upcoming books I find out about after sharing those lists/get my mad at myself for not including in those posts, like Emma Straub’s 2022 release, This Time Tomorrow. I love Emma Straub’s adult fiction novels, and I love the premise of This Time Tomorrow – right before her 40th birthday, the main protagonist is transported back to her sixteen year old self in 1996. The books come out on May 31st.

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune – Another 2022 release that sounds right up my alley, I found out about Carley Fortune’s Every Summer After through author Hannah Orenstein’s Instagram story. This book sounds right up my alley, taking place over the course of six years and following the relationship between best friends Persephone and Sam during their summers in a lake town. The book comes out on May 10th. 

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult – Confession time: I haven’t read a book by Jodi Picoult. Jodi Picoult’s pandemic set book, Wish You Were Here, has been absolutely everywhere, and I finally decided to add it to my TBR after Bad on Paper Podcast announced that it was their book club pick for January. I’m hoping my library copy comes in before their book club episode, but there are so many holds for it right now.

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore – Blame it on my recent decision to read the Bridgerton series for adding another historical romance to my TBR! I’ve seen such rave reviews for Evie Dunmore’s A League of Extraordinary Women series, set in late 1800s England. 

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline  Susann – The new year always makes me want to set some ‘classic’ book reading goals, so this year I want to check out Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls – I read a recent review in Book Page and it made me want to check out this book about three women working in NYC and in the entertainment industry ASAP.  

Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Ever since I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists in college, I’ve mean meaning to check out more of her work (her Ted Talk is also one of my go-to lessons to share with students). Set during the pandemic, Notes on Grief includes Adichie’s relationship with her father and his unexpected death due to kidney failure.

What books have you recently added to your TBR? Have you read any of the books that I mentioned? Share in the comments! 

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