Episode 570: Coode Street’s Books to Look for in 2022

Welcome to The Coode Street Podcast. With 2021 barely in the rearview mirror, it’s time to kick off season 13 with a brand new episode. A little over a month ago we sat down with James Bradley, Alix E. Harrow, and Ian Mond to discuss 2021: The Year in Review in Episode 568. At the end of that chat, we all said we’d back to discuss the books we’re looking forward to in 2022, and here we are!

This week we discuss 25 or so books that we are looking forward to or, maybe, have read already and can recommend that you check out (along with a few strays). Pre-order links are below. We also are clear we’ve definitely missed books we’ll end up loving.

As always, our sincere thanks to James, Alix, and Ian for making time to chat with us.  We hope you enjoy the episode and that you’ll see us again in a couple weeks.


  1. The Candy House, Jennifer Egan
  2. To Paradise, Hanya Yanigihara
  3. Goliath, Tochi Onyebuchi
  4. Sea of Tranquility, Emily St John Mandel
  5. A History of Dreams, Jane Rawson


  1. Siren Queen, Nghi Vo
  2. Saint Death’s Daughter, C.S.E. Cooney
  3. How High We Go in the Dark, Sequoia Nagamatsu
  4. Nona the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir
  5. Spear, Nicola Griffith


  1. The This, Adam Roberts
  2. Dark Breakers, C.S.E Cooney
  3. The Last Blade Priest, Will Wiles
  4. Booth, Karen Joy Fowler
  5. Hard Places(1), Kirstyn McDermott


  1. The Original Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest, Felix Salten (trans. Jack Zipes)
  2. Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution,  R.F. Kuang
  3. The Landing, Mary Gentle
  4. All the Seas of the World, Guy Gavriel Kay
  5. Devil House, John Darnielle


  1. A Mirror Mended, Alix E. Harrow
  2. Aspects, John M. Ford
  3. High Times in the Low Parliament, Kelly Robson
  4. The Daughter of Dr. Moreau, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  5. Boys, Beasts, and Men, Sam J. Miller

(1) Pre-order not yet available.