Hello, book lovers! A new year has arrived, and although many have entered 2022 practicing cautious optimism regarding the ongoing pandemic, there’s no need to be cautious in expressing your optimism about all the new books headed to shelves this year. So, without further ado, enjoy this mix of stories from the book world.

25 Favorites From 2021 That You Probably Never Heard Of: These books may have flown under your radar last year, but these lesser-known titles are definitely noteworthy. (Also noteworthy: our most popular posts of 2021!) — BookTrib

Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Personal Library Heads to Auction: More than 1,000 works, including signed classics along with a selection of RBG’s own heavily-annotated law books, will go to auction later this month. — Robb Report

Literary World’s Book Thief Has Finally Been Caught! At last, we’ve solved the publishing mystery that captured the world’s attention in 2020. — Defector

Reese’s Book Club Selects Thrity Umrigar’s Honor as its January Read: An Indian American journalist travels to Mumbai to investigate violence enacted in the name of honor in this beautiful, emotional and all-absorbing novel.

Noah Hawley’s Anthem Ruminates on Children, the Future and Existential Anxiety: This B&N Book Club pick is “equal parts horrific, catastrophic and, at times, strangely entertaining.” — The New York Times

Friendship Spans Multiple Decades and Countries in Fiona and Jane: Jean Chen Ho, author of this highly-anticipated 2022 story collection, contemplates her Asian American bimbos and effortlessness. — BOMB

Boon Companions Laura Lippman and Baltimore Electrify Readers! Lippman’s new short story collection, Seasonal Work, featuring private investigator Tess Monaghan in addition to entirely new characters, will have readers under its spell in just a few words. — BookTrib

What Are Your 2022 Reading Goals? One reader shares her book selection to help conquer the next year of reading. — Off the Shelf

BookTrib’s Better Self Booklist: Jumpstart your new year with these nine books that offer guidance on better health, better work, better relationships and more! — BookTrib

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