This weeks coffee chat is basically my October to-be-bought list, which given the state of Mount Ted my TBR, should contain NO BOOKS. But that is not how bookworming works. Join me in a cuppa whilst I tell you what I’m looking forward to?
- The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman. I am due to be raving all about this in a guest post over on Sarah Withers blog soon, so suffice it to say that I am way too excited about this book. I am so excited that I pre-ordered the limited edition signed version of it and took a screenshot of it that I frequently stare at on my phone. I have not been so excited about the release of a book since The Amber Spyglass came out. All. The. Excited.
- The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. I adore Alice Hoffman’s writing, and Practical Magic is one of my favourites of her books. This book is a prequel to Practical Magic. It promises to be a story about witches and magic that will make for the perfect October read.
- A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge. This one sounds deliciously spooky: a girl who has learned to defend herself against ghosts, but drops her defences and a spirit finds a place to hide inside her. I can’t wait to read this. It sounds really unsusual and a perfect Halloween read.
- Harry Potter – A Journey Through the History of Magic from The British Library. What can I say? I’m a Ravenclaw and a huge Harry Potter fan. Of course I want this book in my life. History was one of my favourite subjects at school and would undoubtably be one of my favourite Hogwarts lessons too. This book promises everything from alchemy to unicorns and a full journey through the Hogwarts curriculum. Be still my Ravenclaw heart.
- Mirror, Mirror by Carla Delevigne. I saw the cover reveal for this one on Twitter and it pulled me in. This is the story of a group of 16 year olds and their friend, Naima, who dies in tragic circumstances leaving a note saying “sorry”. It promises to be an interesting story of discovery and adjusting to tragedy. I can’t wait to see if it lives up to the expectations!
That’s my five picks from October releases. What are you looking forward to? What else should I be adding to my list?