It’s been weird, having a year where I’m anticipating very few book releases. With so little coming out that I’m looking forward to, I’ve found myself reading a lot of books that I never would have normally picked up. In some cases, that’s been good – Eleanor Oliphant comes to mind – but in others, it’s just been time-fillers. Over the last month, I’ve tried to weed out the time-fillers because they’re just not worth it for me and I rarely enjoy them all the way through. But that means that my to-investigate list is now down to nothing and my to-read list (excluding future releases) is at bare minimums. Sigh. Thankfully, though, there are some books coming out over the next few months that I’m really looking forward to.
The Poppy War by RF Kuang – I read a long sample of this one and completely fell in love. It’s another fantasy set in a different culture than I’m used to, and I hope it’s just as good as the last one I read! It just released this week, and I’m waiting for whichever comes first – an Audible credit or my library hold to arrive!
Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra – This one released in January and my library still hasn’t ordered it. I’d read a tiny preview on Kindle but it wasn’t enough to decide whether or not to keep it on my list. Last week, I went to Barnes & Nobles to get a copy to preview. I read a bit more, and decided to just buy the book. Hopefully it lives up to its beginning!
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett – I loved Bennett’s Divine Cities trilogy, so I’m hoping this will be just as good. He told me this one was releasing when I met him awhile back, and it sounded very interesting. Releases in August.
the Legion series by Brandon Sanderson – This is a series of novellas that is not Sanderson’s normal kind of books. I read the first novella years ago during a Readathon, but haven’t read the second. The third is supposed to release late in the summer, with the three novellas bundled into a single book, and I’m waiting until then to finish the series.
Interior Design Master Class by Carl Dellatore – I love learning about interior design. Jason bought me this book not long before the last Readathon. It’s huge and full of very detailed photos, with the print being secondary. My original plan was to read it during the ‘thon, but that didn’t work out because the print is TINY and my eyes were already too tired by the time I got to it. So I’ll read it sometime this summer instead.
Those are the big ones. Six books to look forward to for the next five months. I’m sure there will be others I read, of course, but again, I’m trying to stop with all the filler books. Which means that the blog might get a little quiet over the summer, or I might spend more time purely on health, wellness, kitties, or whatever else.