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.
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!
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.
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.
My reviews of the other books in the series:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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?