Hey Y’all! Can you believe that when we say “See you next year”, we will mean in a few days?! It’s crazy how time has both flown but also moved quickly! As exciting as it is to see a new year, it’s also hella surreal…I’m still processing this!

Me, thinking about how fast & slow the year went.

With this new year, there are a CRAZY amount of new books dropping and instead of doing a long list of books coming out this year like I did last year, I’m going to continue to do month to month posts…also, the document that I have of books coming out this upcoming year is a, currently, 16 page word document so I think it will be best for everyone’s sanity (and wallets) to do it this way.

Seriously, it really is!

January is going to be bananas in terms of releases (especially since some 2021 books got pushed back to this month) so get ready to worry about your bank accounts with this list! So here we go…

  • The Year We Learned To Fly by Jacqueline Woodson & Rafael Lopez *PB* 1/4
  • Operation Sisterhood by Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich *MG* 1/4
  • One True Loves by Elise Bryant *companion* 1/4
  • Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round by Kathlyn J. Kirkwood 1/4
  • Daddy Speaks Love by Leah Henderson *PB* 1/4
  • Shuri: Symbiosis by Nic Stone *MG Sequel* 1/4
  • Brothers & Sisters by Eloise Greenfield *PB* 1/4
  • The Chosen One by Echo Brown 1/4
  • Hands On! By Anne Wynter *Board Book* 1/4
  • One Big Day By Anne Wynter *Board Book* 1/4
  • Marley And The Family Band by Cedella Marley with Tracey Baptiste *PB* 1/4
  • Overground Railroad (The Young Adult Adaptation) The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America by Candacy Taylor 1/4
  • 30 Things I Love About Myself by Radhika Sanghani *adult* 1/4
  • The Kindred by Alechia Dow 1/4
  • The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman 1/4
  • The Girl In The Lake by India Hill Brown *MG* 1/4
  • Salaam, With Love by Sara Sharaf Beg 1/4
  • She Persisted: Coretta Scott King by Kelly Starling Lyons 1/4
  • The Legend Of Gravity: A Tall Basketball Tale by Charly Palmer 1/4
  • African Town by Irene Latham & Charles Waters 1/4
  • Eyes That Speak To The Stars by Joanna Ho *PB* 1/4
  • Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee *MG Sequel* 1/4
  • No Land To Light On by Yara Zgheib *adult* 1/4
  • Ida B. Wells, Voice Of Truth by Michelle Duster & Laura Freeman *PB* 1/4
  • Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes 1/4
  • You Don’t Know Us Negroes And Other Essays by Zora Neale Hurston *adult* 1/4
  • Ashes Of Gold by J.Elle 1/11
  • I Am Golden by Eva Chen *PB* 1/11
  • Daughter Of The Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan 1/11 (US) & 1/20 (UK)
  • Wahala A Novel by Nikki May *adult* 1/11
  • Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez *adult* 1/11
  • Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Jason Griffin 1/11
  • When Winter Robeson Came by Brenda Woods *MG* 1/11
  • Courage: My Story Of Persecution by Freshta Tori Jan *MG* 1/11
  • To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara *adult* 1/11
  • Evicted! By Alice Faye Duncan, Charly Palmer *PB* 1/11
  • Opal Lee And What It Means To Be Free by Alice Faye Duncan & Keturah A. Bobo *PB* 1/11
  • Who Are Your People? By Bakari Sellers & Reggie Brown *PB* 1/11
  • The Faith Of Elijah Cummings by Carole Boston Weatherford & Laura Freeman *PB* 1/11
  • Sweet Justice by Mara Rockliff & R. Gregory Christie *PB* 1/11
  • I’m Hungry/¡Tengo Hambre! By Angela Dominguez *PB* 1/11
  • How Do You Say?/¿Cómo Se Dice? By Angela Dominguez *PB* 1/11
  • How Are You?/¿Cómo Estás? By Angela Dominguez *PB* 1/11
  • I Wish I Knew This Earlier Lessons on Love by Toni Tone *adult* 1/11
  • Fly! By Brittany J. Thurman *PB* 1/11
  • Vinyl Moon by Mo Browne 1/11
  • Thank You, Mr. Nixon Stories by Gish Jen *adult* 1/15
  • Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor *sequel* 1/18
  • Mermaid Kenzie Protector Of The Deeps by Charlotte Watson Sherman *PB* 1/18
  • Glam Prix Racers: Back on Track! by Deanna Kent *MG sequel* 1/18
  • Bound by Firelight by Dana Swift *sequel* 1/18
  • The Mirror: Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton *series* 1/18
  • Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? By Lizzie Damilola Blackburn *adult* 1/18
  • The Witch’s Apprentice by Zetta Elliott *MG Sequel* 1/18
  • I’m Growing Great by Mechal Renee Roe *PB* 1/18
  • Just Pursuit by Laura Coates *adult* 1/18
  • Because Claudette by Tracey Baptiste & Tonya Engel *PB* 1/18
  • How We Can Win by Kimberly Jones *adult* 1/18
  • Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson *adult* 1/18
  • Bold Words from Black Women by Tamara Pizolli 1/18
  • Dream, Annie, Dream by Waka. T. Brown *MG* 1/25
  • Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen *companion* 1/25
  • The Red Palace By June Hur 1/25
  • Star Child: A Biographical Constellation Of Octavia Estelle Butler by Ibi Zoboi 1/25
  • Kick Push Be Your Epic Self by Frank Morrison *PB* 1/25
  • Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi *adult* 1/25
  • The Keeper by Guadalupe García McCall *MG* 1/25
  • Seoulmates by Jen Frederick *adult sequel* 1/25
  • Tía Fortuna’s New Home by Ruth Behar & Devon Holzwarth *PB* 1/25
  • Justice Is…: A Guide For Young Truth Seekers by Preet Bharara & Sue Cornelison *PB* 1/25
  • Sofia Acosta Makes A Scene by Emma Otheguy *MG* 1/25
  • Just Help! By Sonia Sotomayor & Angela Dominguez *PB* 1/25
  • Dear Reader A Love Letter to Libraries By Tiffany Rose *PB* 1/25
  • D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins *adult* 1/25
  • Getting His Game Back A Novel by Gia De Cadenet *adult* 1/25
  • Mister Miracle: The Great Escape by Varian Johnson & Daniel Isles 1/25
This was my face (minus the mustache) when I realized how long this list was…

Whew…I know that’s a lot but it does warm my heart that so many books by AOCs are coming out this month/year and I’m more than happy to have as many as I can possibly find on this list (as you can see that I have been including adult books for the last few months)!

This is me looking at this list!

I have been really lucky in terms of ARCs for 2022, and here are the books I have the ARCs for that come out in January:

  • One True Loves by Elise Bryant
  • The Chosen One by Echo Brown
  • The Kindred by Alechia Dow
  • African Town by Irene Latham & Charles Waters
  • Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee *MG Sequel*
  • You Don’t Know Us Negroes And Other Essays by Zora Neale Hurston *adult*
  • Ashes Of Gold by J.Elle
  • I Wish I Knew This Earlier Lessons on Love by Toni Tone *adult*
  • Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor *sequel*
  • The Mirror: Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton *series*
  • Dream, Annie, Dream by Waka. T. Brown *MG*
  • The Red Palace By June Hur
  • Star Child: A Biographical Constellation Of Octavia Estelle Butler by Ibi Zoboi
  • The Keeper by Guadalupe García McCall *MG*
  • Getting His Game Back A Novel by Gia De Cadenet *adult*
  • Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen *companion*
The level of happiness I feel when I receive ARCs or get approved for an E-ARC is this level of happy

I’ve read/finished the following ARCs/E-ARCS:

  • One True Loves by Elise Bryant
  • The Kindred by Alechia Dow
  • African Town by Irene Latham & Charles Waters
  • Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee *MG Sequel*
  • Ashes Of Gold by J.Elle
  • Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor *sequel*
  • The Mirror: Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton *series*
  • The Chosen One by Echo Brown
  • Getting His Game Back A Novel by Gia De Cadenet *adult*
  • Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen *companion*
This is a whole mood and how I feel when I finish ARCs on my timeline

And I’m working through:

  • You Don’t Know Us Negroes And Other Essays by Zora Neale Hurston *adult*- I’ve learned that I’m not the best with non-fiction so I take breaks with the essays to read other books so I won’t finish this one before release but I will finish it!
  • I Wish I Knew This Earlier Lessons on Love by Toni Tone *adult*-This is a small book of relationship/dating advice so it is best to pick it up when you want little bits of wisdom.
I really am!

I don’t believe that me having ARCs I’m working on at the same time (passively) makes me a poly-reader but I am ever evolving in my reading habits & journey! #Growth

It really is Kelli!

Are there any books that you are super excited about in this massive list of January releases? Did I miss any AOC’s books? If I did, please let me know so that I can fix that! Let me know in the comments here or on social media! You can find & follow me on Instagram @bookishgirlmagic, Twitter @bookishgrlmagic and Clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic where you can find me mostly in book centered clubs/rooms (primarily on Tuesdays and Fridays). Also subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already because it makes me feel like I’ve won a bookish giveaway! Sending y’all bookish love in the new year and wishing you happy reading! Happy New Year Y’all!

Published by bookishgirlmagic

I’m reader who has a fierce love for books written by authors of color & belief in the importance of supporting them! My mission is to amplify their voices and work so this generation and all the others after them will have literature that will reflect them.

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