This isn’t a very ambitious post, this list mainly consists of books I’ve come across on Instagram or while doing quick searches on Google/Goodreads. Anyway, here are the books!
“The Great Alone”, by Kristin Hannah
Published 6 February
I listened to The Nightingale by the same author in 2017 and liked it, so when I saw that this was coming out I wanted to read it. Then I saw that it’s set in Alaska, which is one of my favourite settings in books. Also, it takes place right after the Vietnam War, and is about how a family is affected by a father who came back after being a prisoner of war. Can’t wait to read this!
“The Toymakers”, by Robert Dinsdale
Published 8 February
This is set in London in 1917, and it’s about a magical toyshop. It caught my eye on Instagram because of the pretty cover, but then I read the summary and got The Night Circus-vibes, so I’m really looking forward to this as well!
“Legendary”, by Stephanie Garber
Published 29 May
I read Caraval back in February (I think? Last winter at least ^.^’) and liked it enough, so now I want to read the sequel as well! Also, this has a great publishing date, it’s just in time to make it onto my summer reading pile! 🙂
“Save the Date”, by Morgan Matson
Published 5 June
I’ve read all but one of Morgan Matson’s other books, and think that they are perfect, cutesy, summery books, so when I saw this I knew I needed to pick it up! It’s about a girl whose sister is getting married, but then things don’t go as planned. It has all the potential of becoming that perfect summery book.
“Spinning Silver”, by Naomi Novik
Published 10 July
I think this is based on Slavic folk tales, and the summary seems really interesting! I haven’t read anything else by Novik, even though I tried reading Uprooted a couple of years ago, but I’m still looking forward to reading this.
“Vengeful”, by V.E. Schwab
Published 25 September
This is the sequel to Vicious, which I read a couple of summers ago and loved. So, when I found out it was getting a sequel, I knew I needed to read it.
“The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy”, by Mackenzi Lee
Published 2 October
The next book is also a sequel, this time to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. I haven’t read that one yet, but I have heard that it’s supposed to be pretty funny so it’s high up on my to-read list. Hopefully, I will have gotten around to it before this one is released in October!
“Queen of Air and Darkness”, by Cassandra Clare
Published 4 December
I actually surprised myself by really looking forward to the release of this book, as I loved The Infernal Devices but wasn’t super into The Mortal Instruments. Also, I had been looking forward to the beginning of The Last Hours, which is the next Shadowhunters series that will focus on the London Institute and which was supposed to be published in between LoS and QoAaD. However, Cassandra Clare’s books keep getting better and better, and after the ending of Lord of Shadows I need to know what happens in this book.
Those were all the books! I think I did two of these posts last year, one for each six months, but this year I didn’t have that many books on the list so for now, there’s only this list. Are there any books that you guys are looking forward to being published this year?