It’s the New Year! And we’ve all added ‘Read more books’ to our resolutions at some point or the other, so here’s a list we’ve put together of female-authored books that we can’t wait to get our hands on in 2022.
Read on to find a curated list of our favourite reads across a wide range of genres so that you’ve got picks for some serious new year’s self-reflection as well as ones to flick through while nursing last night’s hangover.
In her maiden novel (soon to be adapted on screen), Jane Borges travels back in time to a stereotypical Catholic neighbourhood nestled in bustling Bombay. The story follows the lives of 12 residents in Caval, a fictional Goan Catholic community, and gives readers a glimpse into their everyday lives with an honest and warm portrayal of the times and society they live in.
This powerful debut reimagines the life of Kaikeyi, the vilified queen from the Indian epic the Ramayana. It is a tale of a girl who watches her mother being banished from her home and her transformation into a heroine who is determined to earn her place in a world where men and gods are in charge.
Release date: 26 April,2022
A fun blend of personal reports and facts, Let’s Get Physical explores the evolution of female exercise including the fads of Jazzercise, Aerobics, and Jane Fonda and the breakthrough of women in the exercise industry. It showcases the women’s fitness journey from being a way to upkeep beauty standards to now being harnessed for physical and mental wellbeing.
Release date: Jan 4, 2022
A dark gothic fantasy, Gallant is a standalone novel by celebrated author V.E Schwab and is a tale about a place where the world meets its shadow, and the young female lead Olivia, beckoned by life and death, light and darkness.
Release date: March 1, 2022
For rom-com aficionados, Book Lovers by Emily Henry hits the spot! It tells the story of a witty and razor-sharp literary agent Nora who keeps running into her work rival Charlie while visiting her sister. Although it is a romance novel, the main characters are not typical, with a heroine that is fierce and unapologetic and romance that’s fresh and tantalizing!
Release date: May 3, 2022
From the writer of the bestseller and major motion picture The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins returns with a new suspenseful psychological thriller. The story is about Edie, whose best friend is murdered, and her other best friend is accused of the crime. Living alone and grief-stricken, Edie is on edge because someone from her past has been waiting for this very moment.
Release date: 14 April, 2022
And last but definitely not the least, a book we re-read at the beginning of every year to embrace all the possibilities that lie before us. From the bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, comes a book all about embracing curiosity and leaning into our creative pursuits. Elizabeth Gilbert discusses all there is to know about fearlessly pursuing a creative life and uncovering the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us.
Until next time, happy reading and keep STAC-ing!