I wasn’t sure how to approach this week’s theme from Steph because I could choose SO MANY THINGS. I’ve gone with choosing six books that I’ve been most excited to get my hands on this year. Some I have read and some I’m still waiting for.
1. State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury. Ever since I read The Sin Easter’s Daughter trilogy, I have been waiting for more books from Queen Mel. State of Sorrow did not disappoint. It was outstanding. I’m still pulling coherent thoughts together for an actual blog post that aren’t just me squealing incomprehensibly and threatening to staple to book to people’s faces until they read it.
2. Spark by Alice Broadway. This one is due out this week, and honestly, I’m so excited I might have done a little excited wee. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book and find out what is next in Leora’s story, because that ending still has me shook. I’ll be picking up my copy on release day and devouring it as soon as humanly possible afterwards.
3. On Holy Ground by Louise Cole. I got a super-duper early peek at this one. The sequel to The Devil’s Poetry which I read and loved last year. The only problem with The Devil’s Poetry was the sneak preview chapter at the end which suggested the death of someone I was not ready to die. So obviously I have been waiting for find out what happened. It is the perfect sequel and I can’t wait for it to be out in the world so you can share it!
4. Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard. Sara’s last book, A Quiet Kind of Thunder is the book last year that almost gave me a bladder infection because I refused to move to even pee whilst reading it. Good times. Goodbye, Perfect was possibly even more gripping, brilliantly written and everything I hoped it would be. ”Holy fucking shitballs” I still have all of the feelings.
5. A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. J. Drews. I brought this one with me for my Easter weekend away because I thought it would be a lovely weekend read. Ha ha. Of course it’s completely dark and twisted. I cannot wait to finish it and share my thoughts with everyone and then laugh as you all succumb to its dark charms.
6. Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood. AKA my favourites. So many favourite authors writing a book from seven viewpoints. This is going to be one hell of a book. I can tell. I cannot wait to get my claws into it.
What books have you been excited for in 2018?