A couple of these books are as a result of my NEWTS reading/ series that I need to catch up on to get to new titles released in Autumn/Winter. But there are also several books that are the result of my PhD long reading break. It turns out that if you stop reading consistently for 5 years there’s a lot to catch up on!
1. The Wicked King/The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
I really enjoyed book one of this series (which was something of a surprise considering my previous attempts to get into Holly Black’s work), but I am very happy to be proved wrong! I’m eager to get back to the Folk of the Air because there were a lot of plot strands set up in book 1 and I think things are about to kick off…
2. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
I keep meaning to try some Matt Haig as I’ve heard a lot of good things and he always comes over well when interviewed. Plus, this is another book about books and that is definitely my jam.
3. The Pillars of The Earth by Ken Follett
The Priory of the Orange Tree got me back in the mood for chunky books and this one has been on my TBR since I watched the (very good) TV adaptation. So, I’m taking advantage of the e-book on BorrowBox to dip my toe back in to historical fiction.
4. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The library strikes again. I’ve had my eye on this for a while as I think the concept sounds fascinating: a time loop with a murder at the end, our narrator jumping from body to body each time the loop resets trying to catch a killer. Interested? I certainly am!
5. Trail of Lightning/ Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
These have been in my TBR for quite some time. I’m very interested in RR’s new book Black Sun so would like to read the first two books she has published in her other series first (plus, Native American rep? yes please).
6. The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang
There’s been a lot of excellent reviews for this one going round the blogs, I want to read more Asian inspired fantasy and I can get it for free on Kindle Unlimited. What’s not to like?
7. Kingdom of Copper/ Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty
I enjoyed City of Brass (particularly once it got going towards the end) but it felt very much like a set up book.- I know a lot of people think the series goes to a different level in books 2 and 3, so I’m eager to see what Ali & co get up to next.
8. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
I was very lucky to get an e-arc of this one through Netgalley and I am very excited indeed. Jess @jessticulates and I are planning a buddy read for this one as we’re both witch addicts, so long as we can make our schedules match up!
9. The Beautiful Ones/ Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno Garcia
Mexican Gothic was so good, my book post of the hardback also ended up containing these two from her back catalogue because – oops my finger slipped. I might also get a reread in of Signal to Noise because it’s too long since I’ve followed Meché’s grumpy self around.
10. The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman
I have a substantial amount of catching up to do in order to get to the latest release in November as I’m currently 2 books behind. But this just means I get to spend a good amount of time in Irene, Kai and Vale – oh it’s a hard life.