I talked on twitter the other day about how sometimes I get overly excited on the library website and start requesting ALL THE BOOKS. I have about five holds waiting for me right now, a stack of library books I haven’t read yet, and about a billion I own. I can’t regret this too much. There’s really nothing on Earth that can fill me with a sense of giddy excitement like the prospect of a new book. Here are the books I currently have on hold a the library or on order to buy.
Fault Line by Christa Desir
I was one of the veeeeery lucky people to get to read Fault Line before Christa was published. It’s seriously one of the things I’m proudest of in life. Christa does not waste your time. She’s succinct and impactful. This is a stirring, important book that you need to read. And its release date just got bumped up to October, so people will get to read it even earlier!
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
How much did I love Code Name Verity? So much that, when I think about that book, I get a little choked up—and not only because the characters were so unbelievably lifelike or because the plot was gut-wrenching–but because of what that book did for YA. It’s so well-written, so powerful, and some of the best writing that was published last year in any genre or age level. I’m extremely excited for her newest book.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
Yay for fellow Dial/Penguin authors! The last time I shopped at Third Place Books, my favorite Seattle bookstore, I noticed that the guy ringing up my purchase had on a badge that said “Ask me what I’m reading!” I asked him, and he proceeded to gush profusely about Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. It looks fantastic and I’m so excited to read it.
The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman
How up my alley is this book? It’s like it was written for me. The description makes me want it right now: it’s got a fairy tale vibe with hints at creepy happenings and unexplained deaths. I almost don’t want to read too much about it because I know it’s the kind of book I’ll want to savor.
More Than This by Patrick Ness
I was a huge fan of the Chaos Walking series. The first in the series, The Knife of Never Letting Go, completely blew me away with its command of language, fascinating characters, unrelenting pace, and vivid worldbuilding. I also adored A Monster Calls. It would be basically impossible for me not to pick up the newest Patrick Ness book.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I really enjoyed Eleanor and Park, which I thought was achingly sweet and lovely. The author created characters that I really believed, who acted in ways that made sense for the world. I’ve heard so much about Fangirl and I can’t wait to read it for myself.
The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler
I loved The Revenent, Sonia Gensler’s debut, which both scared the daylights out of me and informed me about a historical time period I hadn’t heard much about. The Dark Between incorporates some really interesting elements: spiritualism and scientific discovery in the late 1800s. The cover looks uber creepy, too, which is making me very excited.
What books are you looking forward to?