I hope everyone is hanging in there during this pandemic and reading fantastic stories to keep your mind off of it all. Reading is one way of going on adventures, even if you’re not able to leave your couch or your bed. This list is a bit different as it’s a list of books I’m excited about reading whether it’s a book that is out already, or a book we have to pre-order. Just a reminder, if you’re interested in buying a book (or ten) click on a picture of a book in the reviews section or in this section where it will take you to Books A Million and you can order the book, I make a little cash to support the website and it will not affect the price of your order.
This one is about a housewife in Tokyo Japan named Mizuki who is married to a hard working man and has two beautiful children. It seems like the perfect life though Mizuki is bored. Mizuki meets a restaurateur named Kiyoshi and has an affair with him. Mizuki must choose if she wants to stay with her husband or start a new life with her lover. While I don’t condone cheating at the same time I love books that take place in another country, especially Japan and I’m a sucker for romance.
I remember reading Paula Hawkins first novel The Girl on the Train so I want to give this one a try. A young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat. 3 women are suspects. Laura is the one night stand who was last seen in the victims home. Carla is his grief stricken aunt already mourning someone else’s death on top of her nephew. Miriam is the neighbor hiding things from the police. Three women have separate connections to the victim and three women have resentment toward the victim and possibly motives…. The book comes out August 31st if you’re interesting in pre-ordering.
The King of Horror (pun intended) Stephen King recently released this book Billy Summers. I have some of his books some I like better than others. This one hooked me in. Its about a former Iraqi vet Billy Summers, who became killer for hire that only kills the worst of the worst. Billy has one more hit to accomplish what could possibly go wrong? About everything….
Belle’s best friend Summer, inviters her on a getaway to the Mediterranean on Summer’s billionaire boyfriends yacht. Belle of course says yes. (Hey I don’t blame her. I would go too for a once in a life time trip like that.) Belle needs the break from her waitressing job and her slow acting career. It soon becomes clear that this vacation is more of a nightmare. Belle and the other young women Summer invited on this trip are treated like prisoners. Belle see’s her friend Summer for who she really is a gold digger whose willing to do anything to get what she wants. Belle will have to play her cards right if she wants to stay alive. The plot sounds interesting so I will definitely have to read this one.
The heroine’s name is Evangeline Fox. Evangeline wants to stop the love of her life from getting married so she makes a shady deal with The Prince of Hearts. The Prince of Hearts will help her in exchange for three kisses. This sounds like a great fairytale where she makes a deal with the devil type thing. I know its young adult, but if the writing is as great as the plot sounds then I think I can get into this. I love fairytale/fantasy type fiction too.
After falling in love with A Gentlemen in Moscow, I know I’m going to be reading every book Amor Towles comes out with. Amor Towles is an amazing writer. The Lincoln Highway is about two brothers and their friends in 1954 journeying from Nebraska to New York in a train. This book comes out October 5th.
This is book number 4 in the Death Below the Stairs series. Kat Holloway and Daniel McAdams as well as the other characters are back to solve the mystery of the missing children in the East End of London. Also judging by the title there is obviously a murder too. I wasn’t impressed with book 3 in the series but I’m not ready to give up on this series just yet.
This one is a Tangled Twisted Tale. Considering the author is Liz Braswell I’m not sure if I’m going to enjoy this one. I’ve only been impressed with the Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty Twisted Tales that she has written. The plot for this one is What if Rapunzels mother drank from the wrong flower? I do love Rapunzel and I love what Disney did with the story when they made Tangled. Heck I went to the movies with two other highschool friends my senior year when it came out. It will definitely be a library check out though. The plot could be either really great or really cheesy. I think a better plot would have been, What if Gothel survived the fall from the tower?
A River in Darkness is biography about Masaji Ishikawa and his experience living under North Korea’s brutal regime. Masaji and his family move their when he is thirteen years old, his Korean father thought it was an opportunity of a lifetime but of course he was dead wrong. Masaji eventually escaped and is currently living in Japan his mother’s native country. It would be interesting to read about a person’s experience under the North Korean regime.