Reads on My Radar Vol 2: Fall Release Edition!


It’s never too early to start thinking of the next season and all of the wonderful books that are set to be released! So for this edition of Reads on My Radar, I’m focusing on Fall Releases.

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There are so many great books set for fall this year. I’m really looking forward to these reads!


The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

I cannot wait for this release! Kate Morton is one of my favorite authors, and I love how she mixes historical fiction with gothic fiction and contemporary with a touch of mystery. This title sounds like it’ll be amazing, and I’ve got super high expectations for this. I tried to get an ARC of this, but was denied (blogger fail!), so I’ll for sure end up purchasing this one this fall.

Links to The Clockmaker’s Daughter:    Amazon   |   Goodreads

My review of another Kate Morton book, The Lake House


The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell

Now this one is an ARC that I did receive (blogger success!), and it sounds like it’ll be a book that I really enjoy. Family secrets, looks like a back-and-forth in time story, and a bit of historical mystery along with some antiques, and I’m really looking forward to this one! Look for my review around the publication date in September!

Links to The Lost Carousel of Provence:    Amazon   |   Goodreads


A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Now this title I’m not too sure about. I love Jodi Picoult’s writing, but as she usually writes about hot topics and/or controversy, sometimes her work is too intense for me. This one sounds like it tackles guns, healthcare, and abortion. I’ll most likely end up reading this at some point, but I don’t think I’ll rush out and get it right away. I work in the healthcare industry, and reading stories about someone bringing a gun into a medical office is not something I really have any desire to read about. But, it’s Jodi Picoult, and she sure knows how to write a good story! So I’m torn on this one.

Links to A Spark of Light:   Amazon   |   Goodreads

My reviews of other Jodi Picoult books:   Leaving Time   |   Small Great Things


Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #3)

Hmmm. I thought this book was going to be the finale for the Three Dark Crowns series, but just discovered upon writing this post that this series is now going to be four books. I’m not sure this is a good decision. The first book was fun and dark, but it had its problems with flimsy world building (why is any of this happening?) and cringe-worthy insta-love (sex on a beach with someone who washes ashore). The second book just continued the problems, but I was hopeful that the series would end well. Now knowing that I have to read two more books? Eh. I’ll still read this as I am interested enough to learn how it all comes together, but I wish it would’ve just been a trilogy and not dragged out. Who knows, maybe after reading Two Dark Reigns this fall I’ll feel differently. And why on earth are these titles not in number order? Book one has the number three in the title, book two has the number one, and now book three has the number two in the title… I don’t get it.

Links to Two Dark Reigns:   Amazon   |   Goodreads

My reviews of the other books in the series:

Three Dark Crowns   |   One Dark Throne


Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is such a master at contemporary fiction. Her books are fast and readable, but also dig deep and have great characters. I’ll read her books without knowing anything about the plot, I enjoy her writing so much.

Links to Nine Perfect Strangers:   Amazon |   Goodreads

My reviews of other Liane Moriarty reads: Big Little Lies   |   Truly Madly Guilty


Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber (A Verity Kent Mystery #2)

I loved the first book in this historical mystery series that is set in England after WWI, and can’t wait to read book two! If you haven’t yet read the first book, This Side of Murder, then you’ll want to stay away from reading the synopsis for book two, as it gives away a reveal from book one (the reveal was not all that surprising, but you won’t want it spoiled if you plan to read the series). I’m always on the hunt for a great historical mystery, and the first book was really fun, so my expectations are high for Treacherous is the Night.

Links to Treacherous is the Night:   Amazon Goodreads

My review of This Side of Murder


Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #7)

I’m so excited for the finale of this series. I hadn’t actually heard of this series until I started blogging several years ago, and it’s an enjoyable fantasy series that has its problems, but is overall a lot of fun. I’m hoping for some much needed sadness and weight to the ending (the series has really been lacking that lately), hopefully something bittersweet, but I fear we’ll get a “happily ever after” ending for Aelin and her friends. Either way, us readers are in for a wild ride that is sure to be non-stop excitement.

Links to Kingdom of Ash:   Amazon |   Goodreads

My reviews of the previous Throne of Glass books:
Throne of Glass
Crown of Midnight
Heir of Fire
Queen of Shadows
Empire of Storms
Tower of Dawn

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The Pint of No Return by Ellie Alexander (A Sloan Krause Mystery #2)

I love this cozy mystery setting of the charming town of Leavenworth, Washington, and book one, Death on Tap, was a barrel of fun! Sounds like this entry in the series is set during Oktoberfest, and my favorite thing about a cozy mystery is setting, and so far this series has not disappointed! I’ve got an ARC of this title, and can’t wait to return to the brewpubs, the picturesque town, and the fun characters of this series. Look for my review around the publication date in October!

Links to The Pint of No Return:   Amazon |   Goodreads

My review of Death on Tap


Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is one of those authors where I don’t always read everything she writes, but the novels that I have read, I love. This title sounds promising, and I’m looking forward to digging into another Kingsolver book.

Links to Unsheltered:   Amazon |   Goodreads


A Sorrowful Sanctuary by Iona Whishaw (Lane Winslow Mystery #5)

I love this historical mystery series! Set in British Columbia after WWII, and following Lane Winslow, an aspiring author who left England after the war, this series has been great fun. I’ve only read the first two of the series so far, but I’ve got copies of books three, four, and the upcoming book five from the publisher, and can’t wait to finish up reading them! I better get to reading before book five, A Sorrowful Sanctuary, is published in September! Be on the lookout for my reviews!

Links to A Sorrowful Sanctuary:   Amazon |   Goodreads

My reviews of: A Killer in King’s Cove   |   Death in A Darkening Mist


Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer #2)

I can’t wait for this one! Strange the Dreamer was my favorite read last year, and I’m hoping that the sequel is just as compelling and full of beauty. This one is a definite buy for me, and I can’t wait to return to the story Lazlo Strange and the world of Weep.

Links to Muse of Nightmares: Amazon |   Goodreads

My review of Strange the Dreamer

My word we’re in for an exciting fall!! I’m still kind of in shock that so many of my favorite authors have books coming out so close together. Let’s hope for many rainy days and free time in order to get these read!

Are you as excited about these fall releases as I am? Are you planning on reading all of these books? None of these books? Which one are you looking forward to the most?


30 thoughts on “Reads on My Radar Vol 2: Fall Release Edition!

  1. Ooo the Verity Kent mysteries sound good! And I’ve just actually snorted with the laughter with the way you described the Three Dark Crowns series…

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  2. Like you, I am really looking forward to reading The Clockmaker’s Daughter! The Verity Kent Mystery, The Sloan Krause Mystery and the Lane Winslow Mystery all sound great. I’m putting them on my TBR list! 🙂 Thanks. Great list of reads!

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    1. Thanks! 🙂 Oh, I am so excited for The Clockmaker’s Daughter – it sounds amazing and mysterious. I hope you enjoy those mysteries when you read them – they are all great fun! 🙂

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    1. I’m so excited for it! I requested an ARC copy from NetGalley, but I haven’t gotten any response yet (never a good sign…). The cover for Clockmaker’s Daughter is gorgeous – it has that vintage, mysterious quality to it that her books have.

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  3. I got turned down for The Clockmaker’s Daughter too – we should find out what lucky bloggers got copies and mug them! 😉 The Verity Kent series sounds good too and the cover is fabulous! Great post – I never seem to find time to look so far ahead, but I’m excited that there’s going to be a new Matthew Shardlake novel from CJ Sansom sometime this autumn. 😀

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  4. Is it possible you were turned down for the Kate Morton book because they have a record of what you’ve requested and read and know you already like her work (and thus may be more willing to buy her book)?

    The pint cozy mystery sounds fun 🙂

    I’d ditch books 3 and 4 of the lousy crown books. That’s a lot of mediocre reading.

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    1. I just don’t know how they choose who gets ARC copies. If it’s all numbers based, then it makes sense for me not to get a copy – I just don’t have that high of stats or a great social media presence that I think the publishers really like. I know the YA ones are really into that, and also Bookstagram, which I’ve kinda given up on lately because it just took so much time. But then again, I’m very likely to love the book and give it a favorable review, and you’re right purchase it regardless, so who knows.
      The pint mystery is such a fun series! Even though I’ve just read book one and book two is being published, the setting is such a delight.
      And yeah, great point about the mediocre reading. Maybe I’ll wait a bit to see what the reviews are, and potentially even can look up spoilers to see if I really do want to spend the time reading it.


        1. Me too! Then if the plot still sounds like something worthwhile then I’ll try to make time to watch it 🙂 I love watching movies, but those have definitely fallen by the wayside due to blogging.


                1. Thanks for asking! Yeah, things are starting to normalize, well, get to the “new normal”. It was really rough there for awhile. My parents moved to Colorado in March, and then my grandmother passed away at the end of March, and then my dad was having these mysterious seizures (one on a plane!), so it was nonstop crazy stressful there for awhile. It’s weird because a big majority of my family is moving out of the area (my parents left, one aunt left, and now my cousin and another aunt are also moving away). I’d love to leave California, as seeing the destruction and hearing about it every day is just not healthy for me, and the state has gotten just plain bizarre lately.
                  I’m finding it tough to deal with all of the loss, even more now cause my parents have moved, but my dad just said to me yesterday that he feels that his new house is starting to feel like a home, so that was really wonderful to hear!
                  I really appreciate you asking 🙂 I keep meaning to write an update post, but I keep procrastinating on it cause I know it’ll be tough to write.


                  1. Oh, my gosh! I’m sorry sorry, Ami. That’s especially scary about your dad on the plane. Movies have taught be that they did an emergency landing, but I don’t know if that is true. Are you going to move to Colorado? A coworker told me it’s impossibly expensive to live in Boulder.

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                    1. Yeah, it was really scary there for awhile. Felt like nothing was ever going to go right again. And yeah, they didn’t make an emergency landing, but he was ushered off the plane first and met by paramedics when they landed. There was an ER nurse on the flight, and she was right there helping the whole time which was really nice. My brother was with him and it was super scary!
                      I’m not sure about moving to Colorado – the weather in Colorado Springs where my parents are is so different from California! But it’s hard being apart from my family. Yeah, I’ve heard Boulder is pricy, but nice. The thing is that I’m in the Bay Area which is so ridiculously expensive, and I don’t want to go anywhere that is too similar in price. It’s such a big decision!


                    2. That’s amazing that there was an ER nurse on the plane. Makes it seem like a movie when someone yells, “Is there a doctor on board!” I hope you figure out your housing decision in good time and feel good about your decision, too. It is a big decisions, especially since we’re talking changing jobs, selling houses, etc.

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    1. You’re welcome! There are so many great sounding books coming out this fall. The Barbara Kingsolver book sounds really interesting.
      I cannot wait for the Kate Morton book! I love her writing and am so excited for that book! I wonder who is getting the ARCs for that one… ! I hope you are able to get one!

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