Bookish (E)nvy – 5 Books Everyone Is Talking About That We Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

We have a FAT “To Be Read” list already, but we just can’t resist adding more to it. These are some of the newly published books that have been getting good reviews, but that we haven’t gotten to read yet.


Looking through the list of Goodreads Members’ Top 72 Hit Books of the Year (So Far), I added The Diamond Eye, Kate Quinn … because Quinn’s books have Quinn’s books have always been a phenomenal reading experience. When I read The Rose Code last year (and put it on 4 More (A)udiobook Recommendations for (A)udiobook (A)ppreciation Month), I vowed to read anything she writes as soon as it comes out.

A World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story.

The comments on Goodreads Most Popular Horror Books of 2022 (So Far) made me add Hidden Pictures, Jason Rekulak to my reading list. I haven’t read anything by this author before, but the summary seems intriguing.

Fresh out of rehab, Mallory Quinn takes a job in the affluent suburb of Spring Brook, New Jersey as a babysitter for five-year-old Teddy, a young boy with strange and disturbing secrets.

From Amazon Editors’ Best Books of 2022 So Far, their number one pick of 2022 so far is Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. I hadn’t heard of this book before, but reading a book featuring an octopus … something new to me – so why not!

A novel tracing a widow’s unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus.

~ KIM ~

Last year I noticed a lot of bookstagrammers raving about Emily Henry’s romcoms. I ended up buying People We Meet on Vacation but I still haven’t read it. This year everyone’s been raving about her new book- Book Lovers. I put it on hold at the library and it’s just come in!

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.

From B&N’s Best Books of the Year (So Far) 2022, I still hope to read Daughter of the Moon Goddess, Sue Lynn Tan. For fun, Book Lovers is on this list too- I think it’s a sign.

A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm.

What’s a book everyone is talking about that you want to read soon?


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