Sorry for the double post, again, but once I’ve caught up a little on my blogging backlog things should calm down. I have two more new features that I wanted to start this month to fit in before next Monday, plus my usual Anticipated Reads feature for next month as well. I also still have several tags to post but I think I should get all – or at the very least most – of them uploaded by the end of next month. The Summer Bucket List will be coming at some point next week.
Anyway originally I was going to make up a list of books featuring France for this month. Why? Because there have been some absolutely fabulous sounding ones coming out lately and more still to come next year. So why didn’t I? I’m not entirely sure but it is a topic that I plan to tackle at some point in the future. I guess the main reason that I changed my mind is because I wanted to mention a few of the releases for the rest of the year that I’m desperate for. Why not share some of them on my birthday month, after all?
Before I get started on my top ten for the month I just want to mention the six above books briefly and point out that they really should be on this list. I feel like I’ve been waiting for The Beautiful to come out forever and I literally can not wait to get my hands on it! Vampires and New Orleans sounds like heaven to me. The other five I’m itching to read too and if you’re unfamiliar with any of them you most definitely should look them up to see if they capture your attention. As I’ve already got these books listed in my Most Anticipated Reads 2019 I’ve decided not to include them however as A) they’re already listed elsewhere and B) if I include them that’s over half my list already filled and I wanted to take the chance to mention some of the books that I hadn’t included in that list, some of which I only learnt about fairly recently. So in some ways this really is more of a top 16 but details about the above six can be found on the page mentioned above.
Naturally The Queen Of Nothing has to be on this list! I literally can not wait for it to come out. I need to know what happens next. Although, truthfully, a little part of me is dreading finding out too.
I’ve been meaning to read The Night Circus forever (and hopefully will soon) but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. And this new novel by the author sounds like a compelling mix of fascinating and bizarre. It has an ancient library filled not just with books but also lost cities, seas and stories whispered by the dead.
This is one of the books that I only recently learnt of and it sounds like just the book that I’ve been waiting for! It’s the story of a scullery maid who is vaulted to the job of chambermaid after the glamorous Countess Elizabeth Báthory takes a liking to her. From the blurb it sounds like it’s not long before this servant’s dreams become a nightmare.
Firstly this sounds amazing! Secondly I can not wait for this to come out!! Admittedly Slayer wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but I still have high hopes for this intriguing sounding tale of Arthur’s Camelot.
This book sounds quite different to most of the others on this list but I’m seriously looking forward to it. The setting is just the sort of historical one that I long for. And, to make things even better, there’s an element of mystery and romance involved. Sign me up!
Somehow I hopelessly haven’t managed to read the first of these books yet but I fully intend to soon (and re-read His Dark Materials too as it’s been a while since I last read them and I’d really like to refresh my memory). Even if book one is still on my TBR this is still a highly anticipated book for me though!
Another one that I haven’t read the previous book of but I do intend to ASAP. This one had to be included as I’m itching to finally get on with Give The Dark My Love.
This sounds so good! It’s the story of some magical, rumored to be haunted woods. A boy goes missing in them yet mysteriously survives. What happened? How did he survive such terrible conditions? And why do the woods react uneasily to his presence?
I’m totally looking forward to this book! Twin goddesses, frozen cities, ancient prophecies, secrets & betrayal. Need I say more really?
Picking a final book for this list was a little tricky as there were still a lot of options to choose between. In the end I went for The Deathless Girls, even though it wasn’t in my original top ten this month (why???) as the concept behind the story really appeals to me. The backstory of the brides of Dracula? Yes, yes, yes! It sounds like the story that I didn’t even know I needed.
So those are ten of the books – sixteen including the ones I’ve already listed elsewhere – that I’m most excited for over the rest of the year. What books are you waiting patiently – or impatiently – for? Are any of these on your TBR or new to you? Got any recommendations that you think I’d like? Let me know in the comments section (: