Hello everyone and happy Thursday! I’m always excited as the work week comes to a close, but I’m extra excited this particular Thursday. I got some book mail that I was NOT expecting and I wanted to shout it to the rooftops! I’ve also recently hauled a few other books I’m excited about, so I figured I might as well make it a post, right? With that said, let’s jump in!
Starting with the book mail!
- I received an ARC of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (Pub date: Jan 2020)! I read an excerpt of this on Netgalley a few months ago and instantly knew I needed to read the rest. I had no idea this ARC was coming and I am ecstatic that Flatiron Books decided to send it my way! This is the “story of a Mexican mother and son who are trying to escape a vengeful drug lord into el norte“, as the publisher’s letter states. After an attack by the cartel, this mother and her young son have only one recourse if they wish to survive: try and cross the border into the United States. From the small portion I have read, this book is going to be emotional and breathtaking. I’m so excited to give it a read! Read the full synopsis here.
And now for my recent purchases!
We’ll go in order of my excitement to read these books, starting from the one I am most excited to pick up!
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern: I talked about this book in my WWW Wednesday post as the book I planned to pick up next. I recently purchased it through a local indie bookstore, Brookline Booksmith, because I wanted to go to the book talk and have it signed by the author! And because I love indie bookstores, y’all. This is the story of Zachary Rawlins, who discovers a mysterious book that leads him to an underground world filled with secrets. I’m a sucker for a book about books and I’m equally a sucker for Erin Morgenstern’s writing, so I’m fairly sure I’m going to fall hard. Read the full synopsis here.
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: This spooky read is the famous YA author, Leigh Bardugo’s, first foray into the adult genre. It’s about young Alex Stern, a dropout who gets offer a spot at one of the more prestigious colleges in America: Yale. There is a catch to her enrollment, however. Alex must monitor the activities of the various secret societies that call Yale home. This book sounds like it’s going to be dark, thrilling, and atmospheric and I am HERE FOR IT! Read the full synopsis here.
- Middlegame by Seanan McGuire: I’ll be honest and say the only thing I really know about this book is that it’s about twins named Roger and Dodger who aren’t really human and have superpowers. And that it’s written by the author behind the incredible Wayward Children series. And that it is the darling of one of my favorite Booktubers, Rachael Marie. That being said, I am v. anxious to dig in! Read the full synopsis here.
- The Nobody People by Bob Proehl: Another book that I don’t know much about! I got an email from Goodreads saying an author I enjoyed (the same one who wrote the last book, actually) recommended this one. I read the quick synopsis in the email and thought it sounded intriguing, so I snapped it up when I saw it at the bookstore. From what I read, it’s another book about people with superpowers, but these people are being persecuted because of it. It sounds like it will have a lot of social commentary, which is my jam these days. Read the full synopsis here.
- Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus: I’ve been wanting to read a Karen M. McManus book for awhile and this is one of the books of the month for one of my Goodreads groups, so now seemed as good a time as any. This is the story of a young girl who has to move to Small Town, USA to live with her grandmother. This small town, however, has secrets. Her aunt went missing there, the homecoming queen was murdered there only five years ago, and now another girl has gone missing. I do love a book with a good mystery and I’m interested to see how this will develop. Read the full synopsis here.
- Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer: Not gonna lie, I picked this up solely because someone compared it to Wilder Girls and I really enjoyed Wilder Girls! It does sound suitably creepy, though: a group of four women are sent into the mysterious and dangerous Area X to try and suss out it’s secrets. All previous expeditions have ended in disaster. Will this one fare any better? Read the full synopsis here.
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: I think most of us know what this one is about! The story of a group of siblings who travel through a wardrobe and find a magical world. Of course, there is so much more to that and the series takes a lot of twists and turns. This copy is a bind-up of all the books. I’ve only read the first three, so I wanted to finally finish this series from my childhood. Read the full synopsis here.
So many new lovelies for my woefully gigantic TBR pile. I will probably get to many of these sooner than later, though, because I’ve been anticipating quite a few of them! Any suggestions on which ones I should prioritize? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!