In the Spring 2022 Book Preview, Catherine (Gilmore Guide to Books) and I shared our most anticipated books that released April – May 2022. In today’s episode, we’re circling back to update you on the books we’ve had a chance to read — or at least attempted. Given my ongoing success rate with spring releases, I’m starting to wonder if that is just the best season for my type of books!
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Introducing Summer Shelves (a companion to my Summer Reading Guide)…
- In addition to my annual 2022 Summer Reading Guide, I’m introducing Summer Shelves, a companion exclusively for Superstars Patrons ($7/mo).
- Summer Shelves features BACKLIST summer reading recommendations from over 25 former podcast guests and our team members.
- The Summer Shelves design is clean, crisp, and unique and is available in a PDF file format via Patreon.
- If you’d like to get the Summer Shelves companion guide, you can sign up to be a Superstars patron here. You’ll also get access to a monthly bonus podcast series called Double Booked (where Catherine or Susie and I share our own book recommendations in the same format as the big show) and my Rock Your Reading Tracker.
- Catherine and Sarah continue with fairly high success rates for 2022 so far.
- Sarah had three 5-star spring releases!
- Catherine and Sarah share their best and worst picks from the Spring 2022 Book Preview.
Spring Books Read Before the Preview [5:08]
- Bomb Shelter by Mary Laura Philpott (April 12) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [5:12]
- Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (April 12) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [9:13]
Spring Circle Back [3:34]
- Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (April 5) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [10:52]
- Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett (April 12) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [19:32]
- When We Fell Apart by Soon Wiley (April 26) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [29:22]
- Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang (April 5) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [15:55]
- An Unlasting Home by Mai Al-Nakib (April 12) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [24:39]
- Dark Circles by Caite Dolan-Leach (May 10) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [31:39]
- Elektra by Jennifer Saint (May 3) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [39:01]
- Siren Queen by Nghi Vo (May 10) | Amazon | Bookshop.org [41:24]
Other Books Mentioned
- The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne [12:27]
- What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins [13:58]
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel [18:46]
- Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson [21:28]
- Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett [22:13]
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders [22:42]
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini [28:13]
- Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner [30:42]
- Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson [31:02]
- Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach [34:14]
- The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz [36:11]
- You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz [36:26]
- Circe by Madeline Miller [41:14]
- Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid [45:36]
- Smithsonian Magazine | The Transcontinental Railroad Wouldn’t Have Been Built Without the Hard Work of Chinese Laborers
- Smithsonian Magazine | What Archaeologists Are Learning About the Lives of the Chinese Immigrants Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
About Catherine Gilmore
Catherine started The Gilmore Guide to Books over 6 years ago after wrapping up a career as a corporate librarian. She loves books and reading (surprise!) and currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI.
Next week on June 1, Catherine and I are back with the Summer 2022 Book Preview to share our top picks for books releasing between June and mid-August.
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