Monday, April 30, 2018

Ten Books I'm Eagerly Awaiting

I'm linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl for another Top Ten Tuesday.

This week's topic is "Books I'd Slay a Lion to Get Early." In past years I haven't really kept up with upcoming releases very much, but this year I have holds on a bunch of yet-to-be-released books, mostly from previously loved authors. I'm not necessarily anxious to get my hands on all of them now — I already have too many books I'm trying to get through at one time — but I am excited for when they come out.

1. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (Release Date: September 25, 2018)
I have no idea if Hank's book is going to be anywhere as good as his brother's books, but he certainly has the resources and connections to make sure it's polished. As a longtime Nerdfighter, of course I'm going to read this.

2. Ask a Manager by Alison Green (Release Date: May 1, 2018)
I am a huge fan of the Ask a Manager blog and new podcast, and I'm looking forward to reading her book as well. She promises it will have new content and stories that aren't on the blog. If you aren't already reading her, you should be!

3. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon (Release Date: May 22, 2018)
I loved When Dimple Met Rishi, and I can't wait for Menon's next book!

4. Inspired by Rachel Held Evans (Release Date: June 12, 2018)
I really appreciate Rachel Held Evans' perspectives on faith, and I've been a longtime reader of her blog, which has mostly gone quiet since her son was born. Her books have been hit or miss for me, but I know she's continued to learn and grow as a writer, and I'm especially interested in what she has to say about learning to appreciate the Bible again.

5. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (Release Date: Unknown)
Supposedly the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series is done, but there's no concrete publication date yet. I hope it doesn't take too long!

6. The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel (Release Date: 2019)
This one's been a long time coming, and supposedly it will finally be out next year. I think I'll probably have to reread the first two books, or at least the second one, before picking this up.

7. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Release Date: February 5, 2019)
It's going to be hard for Thomas to top the blockbuster The Hate U Give, but she certainly has the talent! It's a bummer the pub date got pushed back for this, but I'll read it whenever it comes out.

8. The final Shades of London book by Maureen Johnson (Release Date: Unknown)
The second book in the series was a disappointment, but the third one was much better. The next one is supposed to wrap up the series, and I hope it ends strong!

9. A Suitable Girl by Vikram Seth (Release Date: Unknown)
I really enjoyed A Suitable Boy (despite its size and lack of digital formats), and a sequel set in present day has been in the works for a long time. Apparently Seth was supposed to have it done in 2016 but separated from his partner of 11 years and missed his deadline with his publisher. If it ever gets finished, I will read it!

10. What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (Release Date: October 9, 2018)
I adore Becky Albertalli's writing and want to read everything she writes! Of Adam Silvera's work I've only read More Happy Than Not, which I had mixed feelings about, but I'm just guessing that their joint effort is going to be amazing.

Which books are you looking forward to?

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Looking back:
One year ago I was reading: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Husband's Secret, and The Church of Mercy
Five years ago I was reading: American Gods and Basic Black
Ten years ago I was reading: The Devil Wears Prada

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