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.

fiction

Although I wasn’t a huge fan of Finding Jack the Ripper from the same author, the premise about a witch wanting to find out what happened to her sister and getting the Prince of Wrath’s help to figure it out sounds promising. This book is being shipped to my library and when it arrives I will read it. Its the first book in a series or duology. the second book comes out this October. 

Historical fiction

Anything with C.S. Lewis and Narnia I will of course read. This will be published October 5th. 

Fiction

People We Meet on Vacation is about two best friends and the vacations they go on and of course friends to romance story. It might sound a little cliche but I enjoyed Emily Henry’s other book Beach Read. So I will definitely read this one. 

Fiction

The Plot’s plot has me hooked! (Pun definitely intended hahaha!) The plot of The Plot. Its about a teacher who steals the plot of a students novel and passes it off as his own. Even though the student dies, secrets tend not to… I definitely want to check this one out. 

Fantasy/Retelling

The events of Camelot and King Arthur told from Elaine’s point of view? I’m sold! If there’s ever a book about Camelot I am immediately going to read it. Already I have the book on hold and its being shipped to my library. 

Mystery/Thriller

Hitchhiking and possible murder in the 1990s? Yes please! I know many people who are fans of mystery/thrillers rave about Riley Sager and his books. So I will definitely check this one out. 

Mystery/thriller

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. 

Mystery/thriller

I have been seeing people on Instagram rave about this book being great and having a twist ending. Its about a woman named Hannah Hall who is left $600,000 dollars by her husband Owen,  and a note that says, Protect her. We don’t know what happened to her husband only that he is missing. Hannah also gets the help of her reluctant stepdaughter Baily to try to solve what happened. Hannah also finds out her husband isn’t who she thought he was. I love a good mystery so I can’t wait to check this out. 

Fiction

This comes out on August 17th. Its about a secretary named Maite and and Elvis a criminal looking for a way out, investigating a missing art student in 1970’s Mexico. During this time were student protests and political unrest. Although I wasn’t a huge fan of Mexican Gothic, I hope Velvet Was the Night ends up being a better story. 

Fiction

This one sounds great. Its a young adult reimagining of the myth of Daphne and Apollo (which if you know their story it doesn’t end well lol). Artemis sends the two on a dangerous quest to find 9 dangerous items that went missing from Mount Olympus. If Daphne fails in her quest the fate of the world is doomed as well as her brother dying. Daphne also has the help of Hippolyta and Theseus as well as Apollo. I’m a huge fan of mythology especially Greek and Roman mythology. So I’m curious as to how this will be done. 

Fiction

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. 

Historical Fiction

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. 

Fiction

The cover alone looks amazing. The plot is about family drama taking place in he 80’s along with surfing and ocean. Hopefully its as amazing as the cover and plot sounds. 

Biography

This is a biography about the struggles Erin French had to face in her life and how she became the owner of a restaurant and chef. 

mystery

This is book number 5 in the Death Below the Stairs series. Kat Holloway and Daniel McAdams as well as the other characters are back to solve a murder mystery and to stop a plot against the crown. The book comes out on July 6th. 

mystery

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. 

Fantasy

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? 

Fiction

I heard rave reviews about this book. Its something we could all use. In the Midnight Library, a woman whose depressed and wondering how she could live her life differently goes through a library showing her how her life would have ended up if she chose a different way. I think the motive of this book is to remind us that we are where we are for a reason. 

romantic comedy fiction

Romance, Christmas and a time loop to figure out what will make the main female character happy? I’m all in. I have this among other books on hold at the library! 

Mystery

Murder mystery in Australia? Yes please! I know its getting a movie adaption and I think Reese Witherspoon will be producing it of course. She like Nicole Kidman are busy producing as well as acting 

Mystery

I’m debating on whether or not I should buy this book when it comes out. Its a murder mystery and the victim is an up and coming youtube star. This could be either very cheesy or very good. Its a debut novel by Olivia Blacke. I hope it is as good as it looks. If my library doesn’t have the book I’ll take a risk and order this. 

Historical Fiction

The cover is finally revealed for Kristin Hannah’s new novel. The Four Winds will be released on February 9th 2021. Pre-Order now if you like! 

Biography

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. 

Biography

Home Work by Julie Andrews is a sequel biography to her book Home a Memoir of My Early Years. This time Home Work is a memoir of her Hollywood years. I’ve always loved Julie Andrews ever since I watched her in The Sound of Music. 

Historical Fiction/Biography

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon is based on the true story of Nancy Wake. Nancy Wake was an Australian ex-pat living in France, she married a Frenchman and became a part of the French resistance during World War II. I can’t wait to read this one. There are so many unsung heroes out there that need their stories told.