Category: anticipated reads

Books coming out in Oct/Nov

October really is a stellar month for new books. I’ve never known such a fab lot of titles published in the same month/months.

When I say books I actually mean paperbacks, some of these books have already been published in hardback but I always wait for the paperback version if I possibly can.

I’m most excited for What if it’s us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli. I reckon they will make a great author combo.

I just have another 5 days to wait for these as they are published on 18th October.

A book that is due out on 1st November is this

I literally haven’t heard a bad word said against this book and although I don’t normally read memoirs I have to give it a shot.  I have 19 days to wait to see if I like it or not.

What books are you looking forward to for the rest of 2018?

Most anticipated books of 2018 – so far

I keep a spreadsheet of books upcoming in date order so i can see when my next book purchase will be. Currently I have 16 books due to be published in 2018 between now and the end of July. I’m sure this will be constantly added to though throughout the year.

 

But for this post I want to share with you my top 5 books.  These are all ones coming out in paperback, four of them are already available to purchase in hardback but as you know I prefer to wait for them to arrive in a format I can enjoy holding.

 

I’ll list them from least to most although I really cant wait to read them all but one stands head and shoulders above the rest.

 

So,

 

5. We have this…

 

 

Laini Taylor writes so lyrically and this book sounds just amazing.  I’ve heard nothing but high praise for it since its publication last year so its one I cant wait to finally hold in my hands and devour on 8th March. Published by Hodder Books

 

4. there’s this…

 

 

I loved Planetfall and I have the second book, After Atlas too so this is a total ‘must have’ I love Emma’s writing style and futuristic ideas. The premise sounds awesome so roll on 17th April. Published by Ace Books.

 

3. Also this delight…

 

 

I just loved The Martian and cant wait to find out what Andy has cooked up for us next. Part of my reading challenges this year involve more Sci-Fi so this should fit the bill nicely. Annoyingly I have to wait until 3rd July to get my hands on a copy though. Published by Del Rey.

 

2. Me wants this so much…

 

 

This sounds like such an unusual book idea and again its another book that has only been spoken of in the highest terms so I’m really excited to read about her ‘certainly less than quiet’ life.  I have the longest to wait though as its not out until 26th July. #idontdopatience  Published by Tinder Press.

 

1. Now for the Piece De Resistance… (drum roll please)

 

 

Being a genealogist myself and having spent 12 years tracing my ancestors and discovering many illnesses and traits I am beyond excited to read Stephen’s book about his family ailments down the years. He always sounds so passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic whenever i’ve heard him on tv or radio  talking about this, so know i’m going to love it. Whats even better is that I only have just over two weeks to wait as its published on 25th of this month!  Published by Simon & Schuster.

 

All dates mentioned are from Amazon and may possibly change so check bookshops just in case.

 

I will do another 5 books list next month

 

Meanwhile i’d best get reading my huge TBR pile in readiness for this bunch eh?

 

TTFN

 

Gill X

 

Can’t wait Wednesday

I’m taking part in a new (to me) book blog meme today called Can’t wait Wednesday. This is where we post about a book thats not been published yet but that we really cannot wait to be so we can jump on it and devour it in one go, or something along those lines.

Its hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings blog. Thanks for this Tressa, i’m looking forward to taking part and reading everyones posts.

The book i’m most waiting for right now is the new John Green which is called ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ and comes out in October.  I’m so excited to read a new book by him and have actually already pre-ordered it.

Blurb
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

I dont know if this is gonna be the final cover (hope not as its a bit plain) but still makes me want to read it right now.

anybody else excited for this book?

what’s your most anticipated read?

 

 

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5 books i’m uber excited for

So half of 2017 has virtually gone already!

How?

Where?

What have i done with my life? (apart from bought books of course)

*Cries all the tears and designs a time machine to go back*

But on a positive note here are the Top 5 books I am hugely anticipating for the second half of the year, 3 of them are already published in hardback but I prefer to wait for the paperback if possible so, bearing that in mind, bring it on!

Turtles all the way down by John Green – Yes, a new John Green novel, I am beside myself with excitement for this one (lets hope the finished cover will be more thrilling than this one however). The fault in our stars was such a massive hit he is gonna have to go it some to compete with himself but I have a feeling this will be ace.  I have already Pre-ordered it.

 

 

 

 

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman – Whilst I still have not read all the His Dark Materials books I did read a sneaky first chapter of this online and it had me hooked so i cant wait. This i have also Pre-ordered and strangely they both come out on 10th October!

 

 

 

 

 

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – This actually comes out in paperback in just two days time (29th June) so not too long to wait then.  Every review of this has been nothing but brilliant so im looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about. Its a challenge to myself as its way out of my reading ‘comfort zone’ but fascinating nevertheless.

 

 

 

 

First Love by Gwendoline Riley – One of the Baileys Prize for Women’s fiction shortlisted books and the only one I really like the sound of. Its a shortish book but so many Booktubers have raved about it. Its published in paperback on 7th September.

 

 

 

 

 

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid – This book has one of the most stunning covers i’ve ever seen in hardback so here’s hoping the paperback cover won’t disappoint. (Are you listening Simon & Schuster?) Again its another genre not normally enjoyed but for some reason I just cant wait to read this. It comes out on 13th July so just over 2 weeks to go, YAY!

 

 

 

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5 books i’m eagerly anticipating this year

Set in the near-distant future, Spaceman follows a Czech astronaut as he launches into space to investigate a mysterious dust cloud covering Venus, a suicide mission sponsored by a proud nation. Suddenly a world celebrity, Jakub’s marriage starts to fail as the weeks go by, and his sanity comes into question. After his mission is derailed he must make a violent decision that will force him to come to terms with his family’s dark political past.

There is so much buzz about this right now and i cant wait to get a copy and dive in

Published in hardback 9th March 2017

Turn REPLICA one way and read Lyra’s story; turn the book over and upside down and read Gemma’s story! Lyra’s story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects – Lyra, aka number 24, and the boy known only as 72 – manage to escape. Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven Institute. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions. While the stories of Lyra and Gemma mirror each other, each contains breathtaking revelations critically important to the other story. REPLICA is an ambitious, thought-provoking masterwork.

This is such a clever idea to have two stories and make it a flip book. Anything a bit out of the norm and i am hooked.

Published in paperback 6th April 2017

What isn’t written, isn’t remembered. Even your crimes. Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories — of parents, children, love, life, and self — are lost. Unless they have been written. In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the truth. Because she is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten. But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence — before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.

What a cool concept this sounds and that cover is stonkingly beautiful too.

Published in paperback 25th July 2017

Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must. As the seasons unfold there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together or break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and exposed; livelihoods made and lost; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals. Bats hang in the eaves of the church and herons stand sentry in the river; fieldfares flock in the hawthorn trees and badgers and foxes prowl deep in the woods – mating and fighting, hunting and dying. An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a stranger’s tragedy refuse to subside.

Mystery, thriller and what sounds like some gorgeous descriptive skills. Whats not to like here people?

Published in hardback 6th April 2017

Lovelace was once merely a ship’s artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She’s never felt so alone. But she’s not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over. Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that, huge as the galaxy may be, it’s anything but empty. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet introduced readers to the incredible imagination of Becky Chambers and has been nominated for any number of awards and accolades, including the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, the Tiptree Award, the Kitschies Golden Tentacle and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

another book that has had people talking for months now, i just need this in my life!

Published in paperback 15th June 2017

I am so, so excited for all these books, the first one being available in just 5 days and the last making me wait 4 whole months! (agony)  Three of them being SFF which is my latest book passion too!

What books are you looking forward to reading this year?  Do you like any of my choices?

 

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