Something a little different today–books I really want to read but alas, am still waiting on their publishing dates!
Before I got into book blogging, I was almost never waiting for books, because I usually didn’t know anything was coming out until it was already out. I still don’t have a huge list of books I’m anticipating, since I usually add books to my ToBeRead list when they’re being reviewed–and therefore already published. But I have managed to latch on to several current authors and ongoing series recently, and am eagerly awaiting their upcoming releases…
1) The Girl Who Soared Above Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente – I am so in love with that title. I mean…!!! The first two books in the series (reviews here and here) were my favorite two reads of last year, with no serious competition. I am eagerly anticipating another return to Fairyland.
Release Date: October 8, 2013
2) Shadows by Robin McKinley – I feel a rather personal attachment to this book. I read McKinley’s blog, and have been following along through the trials and trevails of writing, revising and copy-editing this book for the last…it must be upwards of a year now, maybe two. After all that, I feel invested. And that’s even though I have almost no sense of what the book is actually about. I don’t know–there’s magic, and it’s McKinley. I don’t really need to know more than that.
Release Date: September 26, 2013
3) Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce – Back when I didn’t track anticipated books, the one author I did keep an eye on was Tamora Pierce. This book would be more exciting if it was in her Tortall series rather than her (good but not as good) Circle of Magic series…but oh well. It’s Tamora Pierce. It still ranks #3.
Release Date: October 1, 2013
4) Something by L. A. Meyer – Neither Amazon nor Meyer’s website will tell me what’s next in the Jacky Faber series, but since he’s released a new book every fall for a good five years or so, I trust another will be arriving. The most recent slipped a bit, but I remain hopeful, and I always enjoy the continuing adventures of the irrepressible Jacky.
Release Date: Who knows?
Those are the top four I’m very anxiously awaiting. It’s going to be a busy fall. Though of course, I don’t have any shortage of books to read in the meantime… Do you have any books you’re particularly looking forward to being released?