Top 5 Tuesday: Anticipated Reads From Jul – Sep 2022


Top 5 Tuesday is a fun, weekly meme that asks you to pick 5 books that fit that week’s theme. It was created by Bionic Bookworm and is currently being hosted by Meeghan Reads. You should check out their wonderful blog for more details and the list of prompts!


Hello, reader!

We’ve made it to another Tuesday and that means it’s time for Top 5 Tuesday! This week’s topic is a tough one. Out of all the incredible books that will be releasing between now and the end of September, I have to choose my top five. Which is gonna be tough! I’m so excited for a lot of books that will be releasing soon, so whittling this down to my top five took some effort.

But the books have been chosen, so let me show you which ones made the cut!


#1. Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston

Starting off strong with one of my most anticipated reads of 2022! I absolutely adored Amari and the Night Brothers, this first book in this magical middle grade series. It’s such a beautiful book with strong characters and a lot of fun ideas going on. I’m eager to jump back into Amari’s world!

Expected Publication Date: Aug 30th, 2022


#2. Babel by R.F. Kuang

I’ve wanted to read this book ever since I saw the full title: Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution. Like, come on! That sounds absolutely intriguing! The fact that it’s written by R.F. Kuang, who wrote the incredible Poppy War series, makes me even more eager. Kuang + dark academia = I NEED IT!

Expected Publication Date: Aug 23rd, 2022


#3. A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers

YES! More Dex and Mosscap! I’ve been dying for this since I finished A Psalm for the Wild-Built, the first book in this series. Becky Chambers has a way of writing sci-fi that is just so damn cozy and I live for it. Her books never fail to put me in a good mood and I could use a bit of that these days. I’m excited to see what my favorite dynamic duo get up to in this book!

Expected Publication Date: Jul 12th, 2022


#4. The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri

First of all, can we all take a moment to just appreciate this cover? Because 😍😍😍 Second, after the events at the end of The Jasmine Throne, I need this book. I need to know where Malini and Priya go from where things ended! I’m hoping I enjoy this book as much as, if not more than, I did the first one. And I get the feeling it’s going to be very action-packed, which makes me excited!

Expected Publication Date: Aug 16th, 2022


#5. The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

Here’s another book with a beautiful cover! 2022 is the year of the beautiful, green books, apparently. I’m not mad about it. I’ve been excited about this book ever since the author, Aiden Thomas, teased it using a bunch of brightly colored feathers. To find out it’s about a bunch of semidioses competing in a series of challenges made me even more eager to pick it up.

Expected Publication Date: Sep 6th, 2022


What are your top five anticipated books that are releasing in July, August, or September? Do you have a hard time picking and choosing among your favorites like I do? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

8 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Anticipated Reads From Jul – Sep 2022

  1. Yeees! What a wonderful list, Kerri. I’m absolutely excited for Amari and cannot wait! I need Babel for all the reasons you expressed, and I’m willing to read anything else Aiden Thomas writes after how much I enjoyed Cemetery Boys. It also helps that The Sunbearer Trials happens to sound amazing. Hope you get to read all of these!

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