The shocking news this week is is that I don’t have a new reading list! I’ve fallen so far behind in both my reading and writing that I’m still working on books I posted in prior weeks. So instead of the normal reading list post, I thought I’d share the ten books on my library hold list that I’m most excited about. (Some of these are available in stores now, but my library hasn’t added them to their collection, yet, so as far as I’m concerned they are unreleased.) I hope to spend some cold fall and winter nights cozied up with these books!
Exciting New Releases
- The Chemist, by Stephenie Meyer. Yes, Ms. Meyer is a polarizing author. Most people either love or hate her work, from Twilight to The Host. I fall into the middle camp. I like her stories, but a not a fan of her writing style. I’m interested to see if this newest book for adults shows some growth as a writer, or if she’s simply trading on her name.
- Gemina, by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. This is the second book in the YA Illuminae series. I enjoyed the first one, so I’m eagerly anticipating this sequel.
- The Hammer of Thor, by Rick Riordan. This is another sequel, this time to Riordan’s YA Magnus Chase series. These are about Norse mythology, so they’re a nice departure from his (and my) Greek fare.
- Island of Glass, by Nora Roberts. This is the final book in Roberts’ Guardians trilogy. This has been a decent trilogy for me after a few years of hit or miss offerings from her. I’m excited to see how it ends.
- High Heat, by Richard Castle. They may have killed off Castle, one of my favorite shows, but I’m hopeful that the books in the Nikki Heat series go on for a long time. (And stay true to the story lines and quality that the others have offered. I hope they don’t tank like the show did!)
- Not Dead Yet, The Memoir, by Phil Collins.I love his work and it seems like Collins has led an interesting life, so I’m excited to see what he has to say.
- The Princess Diarist, by Carrie Fisher. Carrie Fisher always writes honestly about addiction, mental illness, and the other issues that have plagued her life. This book supposedly focuses on her time filming the Star Wars movies. As a huge Star Wars fangirl, I’m excited for her take on that time in her life.
- The Whistler, by John Grisham. Yep, it’s another legal thriller from Mr. Grisham. This time he’s taking on corruption in the judiciary. Sounds interesting and his are usually quick reads that keep me entertained.
- Double Down, by Jeff Kinney. This is #10 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Yes, they’re basically comic books, but I enjoy how Kinney captures the horrors of middle school in a way that makes kids laugh and adults nod their heads because it’s exactly what they remember.
- Victoria, by Daisy Goodwin. This is a fictitious look at the life of Queen Victoria by the writer who also worked on the TV series of the same name. I enjoy all things royalty, so I’m excited to read this take on the Queen’s life.
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