So, May has some promising releases, include one where I hopefully get to meet the author.
Queue the screaming, some of the most anticipated books of 2018 have just been released and I for one am super excited.
Circe by Madeline Miller
There needs to be no explanation if you’ve already read Miller’s Achilles.The Greek witch myth is something I am 100% behind, and it is by a woman who has extensive education on the topic of the Ancients. So yes. Give me. Release Date: April 10
I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land by Connie Willis
Connie Willis is funny, insightful, and writes great SciFi romances. I’ll read anything she writes so this is one top of my list. Her time travel series are my favorite, but her stand alones are great as well. Release Date: April 30
This is a debut novel that I am looking forward to reading. It’s a novel about a young woman with ambition who is quickly introduced to the idea of love. It seems like she has to pick between the too and I will be interested to see how this plays out. Release Date: April 24
This book just sounds so freaking awesome. Alternative Civil War with Zombies that kids are trained to fight? Lord have mercy. Also, that cover art is beautiful and this book has gotten a lot of hype. Release Date: April 3
Summer is here and so are some of my eagerly awaited books! Below are a few of the books I have been watching (and waiting) for a while.
Dawn O’Porter is one of my favorite YA authors. Her characters and stories are real and not pithy like some other contemporary novels. O’Porter’s novels generally follow female protagonists and their friendship with other girls. A true coming of age story as seen from a young girl, some what of a rarity in any genre. The Goodreads summary:
COW n. /ka?/
A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd.
Women don’t have to fall into a stereotype.
The Cows is a powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life, each needs to find their own voice.
It’s about friendship and being female.
It’s bold and brilliant.
It’s searingly perceptive.
It’s about never following the herd.
And everyone is going to be talking about it.
Buy from Amazon ($15.02), here.
Release Date: June 13, 2017
The author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian packs punch with this memoir about his relationship with his mother. The Goodreads summary:
When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring 78 poems, 78 essays and intimate family photographs, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine–growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me is a powerful account of a complicated relationship, an unflinching and unforgettable remembrance.
Buy from Amazon( 17.98), here.
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Roxane Gay is quickly becoming one of our most crucial voices. Her witty, raw writings in Bad Feminist is what first introduced me to Gay, and I have been a fan ever since. As someone who has never been the ‘normal’ body size (re I’ve always been a healthy weight or a little more), I look forward to reading this one.
In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her own past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.
With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.
Buy from Amazon($15.46) , here.
What books are you looking forward to this summer? Let me know in the comments below! Or better yet, have you read any of the above? What did you think?
I have been waiting for so long for these books. I feel like Sirius Black, when put face to face with Peter Pettigrew. You know, the “I did my waiting! Twelve years! Twelve years I waited in Azkaban!” Yeah, that’s me. Anywho, these are YA series books that I am eagerly awaiting:
(I have been waiting for this book forever)
(Can anyone confirm if that is Joel McHale on the cover? His little brother? Dude looks just like him)
There may be some I’m missing, so if I come across any, I’ll add them. It’s hard to keep up with new books when like every book I read is part of a series. What book(s) are you looking forward to reading this year?