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Thank you to myself for tagging me in this book tag 😂 This is becoming too much LOL. I saw this book tag on Narrative Paradise‘s blog.
So since it is almost part way through Feb, I am going to just focus on books that have not been released up until this point! So, skipping the Jan releases and early Feb ones even though there were lots of great ones!!
Your most anticipated release of the year:
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
Soooo, I already read this one thanks to Netgalley but it is not actually released yet so it totally still counts!!!
I loved the idea of this story right away! The idea of aliens taking over humanity seemed interesting (although a little freaky) and then adding in love for books and music… cannot go wrong! I can say in all honesty that this was a great book and everyone should check it out even if you are iffy on aliens!
Plus the cover is so so so pretty, it caught my eye right away!!
A book you are not anticipating:
All Adults Here by Emma Straub
I just do not find this book appealing in any way. It looks kind of sad and boring. This story doesn’t seem like it has any sort of excitement. Just focuses on a mom who is reflecting on her children and her parenting over the years… It seems too “real life” for me. I don’t want to read a book and feel like I am talking to someone about their everyday struggles and regrets haha.
I’ve seen this book pop up here and there and it has great reviews but I will not be picking this one up!
Most underhyped anticipated release:
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
I won this book from Goodreads so long ago and honestly when I won the book I didn’t even know what it was about.
Once it arrived I read the back and immediately thought it was a really neat story idea and became excited to read it. I didn’t really hear anything about this book for quite a while but now I’m starting to see it show up on IG a little. I think it will be amazing!
A book you’ve been waiting on forever:
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlene
I haven’t been waiting forever haha but I have been looking for more books written by Mhairi McFarlene since reading ‘Don’t You Forget About Me.’ So I was super happy to find out a new book was coming out!!
I find her writing is very good and captivating! She is also the author that got me into reading chick-lit books and now I find myself looking more and more for these types of books!!
A book you’re anticipating that’s out of your comfort zone:
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
This books seems really cute! I love the idea of it. I’m not sure WHY but it gives me ‘Mama Mia’ vibes which makes no sense but for whatever reason it does and it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside 😂
The reason it is out of mt comfort zone is because I just don’t often read these types of books and honestly try to avoid them because I like stories that are more easy reads or action packed to keep my brain busy!
Your top 3 ‘can’t-wait’ books of the year:
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
I read Station Eleven and I thought it was okay. I enjoyed the idea of the story and the writing was amazing, but it just wasn’t for me. However, when I learned Emily St. John Mandel was coming out with another story that is supposed to be just as well written, I was stoked!
I love the idea for the plot AND it is based on Vancouver Island which is just in my backyard! So I must give this a read.
Havenfall by Sara Holland
So, this book caught my attention because of the cover. So pretty! I especially enjoy the sequence of moons at the top and really digging the way the title looks!
I have now requested a copy on Netgalley and honestly it’s taking forever to get accepted (or maybe denied) and its making me want this book even more!!! I love anything about interesting ancient worlds and this just seems so captivating!
Deadly Curious by Cindy Anstey
Anyone who knows me of follows me closely on my IG or blog knows I am a sucker for Sherlock. I will read pretty much anything that is a Sherlock type mystery and my favorite series to date is a re-telling of Sherlock Holmes stories (Charlotte Holmes series).
This reminds me so much of Sherlock type mystery and I love that the main character is a female trying to prove herself! I can’t wait for this one!
Top 5 most anticipated backlist books on your TBR:
- Truly Devious series by Maureen Johnson
- House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
- The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
- Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
- These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
Top 3 most anticipated reads for next year:
Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas
When children go missing, people want answers. When children go missing in the small coastal town of Astoria, people look to Wendy for answers.
It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.
Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don’t do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods.
Girls at the Edge of the World by Laura Brooke Robson
An apocalyptic fantasy told in alternating POVs about the leader of a band of female elite royal aerialists whose plan for survival depends on marrying the prince—until she meets the alluring new recruit who secretly plans to kill him
The Corpse Queen by Heather Herrman
Orphaned 17-year-old Molly Green goes to live with her affluent aunt in 1850s Philadelphia, only to discover the source of her aunt’s secret wealth is from robbing graves and selling the bodies to anatomists. Molly must decide what she will do to claim a place of power in a male-dominated medical society
I am supposed to tag 5 people but just consider yourself tagged if you think this book tag seems fun!