Podcast Episode 125: 2022 Debuts Special with Susie (@NovelVisits)

2022 Debuts Special

In Episode 125, Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) and I are back for our 2nd annual Debuts Special. Today we’re sharing our favorite debut novels from 2022 (so far)! Plus, we discuss our reading stats for debuts this year and we talk about some upcoming sophomore novels (and their debuts) that are on our radar.

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  • We discuss why debut books often feel more polished.
  • A full breakdown of our 2022 debut-related stats.
  • Debuts we love, divided into three categories:
    • Favorite Debuts of 2022 (so far)
    • Favorite Backlist Debuts
    • Upcoming Sophomore Novels

Favorite Debuts of 2022 (so far) [8:47]



Favorite Backlist Debuts [33:18]



Upcoming Sophomore Novels [44:30]



Other Books Mentioned

About Susie Boutry

Susie Boutry of Novel Visits

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Susie has loved reading for as long as she can remember. Some of her fondest childhood memories involve long afternoons at the library and then reading late into the night. More than ten years ago, she began journaling about the books she read and turned that passion into writing about books. Her first forays were as a guest reviewer on a friend’s blog, but she soon realized she wanted to be reviewing and talking about books on a blog of her own. From there, Novel Visits was born. That was in 2016 and, though the learning curve was steep, she loves being a part of the book community. Novel Visits focuses on new novel reviews (print and audio), previews of upcoming releases, and musings on all things bookish.

Next Episode

In two weeks (November 2), I’m going Behind the Scenes of Producing Audiobooks with Karen Dziekonski, an audiobook producer from Penguin Random House Audio.

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  1. Kim Otten wrote:

    Sarah – if you liked Erin French’s book, you might be happy to know (if you don’t already) that a documentary TV series about her restaurant is available (it’s called The Lost Kitchen). There have been 3 seasons so far, and the third is coming at the end of the month (as I discovered today!) It streams on the Magnolia network, which I watch on Discovery+. I have thoroughly enjoyed it – check it out if you’re interested!

    Posted 10.21.22 Reply

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