I feel as if I’m at that time in February when I’m getting giddy with excitement at the prospect of all the books being released this year. Yes, my shelves and purse are probably groaning, but I don’t care! No, that’s not true. I do care because I am trying to be careful of how many new books I bring home, but I’m in a phase right now where I’m trying to curate my shelves and reading taste to fit a more adult me and these pre-orders are helping.
There are 6 to get through, and I’ll try not to make this post as long as the last one so let’s dive in!
Babel by R.F.Kuang – I’ve been avoiding the ‘dark academia’ sub-genre for a while and I know this will probably be the book that influences me to explore it further. It sounds AMAZING, it speaks to my academic soul, and I want it to be the book that helps me to jump on the R.F.Kuang hype because I haven’t read The Poppy War and probably won’t thanks to the content and trigger warnings.
The Dance Tree by Kieran Millwood Hargrave – I’m unsuccessfully trying to own and read all of her books because she has a wonderful way of writing that is hypnotic and beautiful, especially when she touches on periods of history. This next historical-fiction adult novel sounds fascinating and right up my street so I can’t wait to dive in and read it.
Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber – It’s been a while since I’ve had any excitement over YA releases and this one is certainly bringing that back. I love Katherine Webber’s storytelling and writing and I’ve never read anything by Catherine Doyle before so it will be interesting.
Gallant by VE Schwab – My most anticipated release this year! I might be a little gutted that the release has been pushed back slightly but it also means I’m even more excited to get this in my hands.
Galatea by Madeline Miller – At the time of writing, I’ve just received and read this. This short story retelling or even response to Ovid’s Pygmalion is actually the first thing I’ve ever read by Madeline Miller and it has certainly given me the kick I need to pick up The Song of Achilles and Circe. The writing is beautifully raw, honest, and I like the agency she gives to these female characters. It’s definitely what I need to help me read more Greek Mythology stories as well as feminist literature. I will say though that I don’t think the physical copy of the book is worth it. It’s very small (about the same height as my old Beatrix Potter books) and I have no idea how I’m going to shelve it. I should have ordered it as an e-book!
Listen to Me by Tess Gerritsen – It has been about a 5-year wait for this next instalment in the Rizzoli and Isles series and I really need this book to restore my faith in Tess Gerritsen’s storytelling. One, because I love the fierceness of the two main characters, and two, the last standalone novel I read of hers didn’t work for me and I don’t want this series to go the same way, especially as they’re some of the only thrillers I will read.
There we have it. I can guarantee there may be more pre-orders made over the rest of the year, but this is it for now.
What pre-orders are you highly anticipating?
As always thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!