This week I am sitting down with my coffee to look at some books coming up in the rest of 2019 that I am really excited for. Join me?
Another coffee from Clifton this week. The Peruvian Dios Te De has tasting notes of plum, blossom honey and praline. It’s an interesting coffee.
There are so many books I am excited for coming up in the second half of 2019. Here are some of the ones I am most excited for.
Explorers on Black Ice Bridge by Alex Bell. I absolutely loved The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club when I read it. It was one of the books that got me into reading middle-grade. I am very excited to continue this series.
Pages and Co: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James. I adored the first book in the Pages and Co series and I am really looking forward to seeing what Tilly, her grandparents and Oskar get up to next, and which book characters they’re going to meet.
The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle. The Storm Keeper’s Island is one of my favourite books. I loved it from the opening pages. It’s filled with magic and mystery and I cannot wait for more of Fionn now he’s discovered his power.
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave. Kiran writes the most beautiful books. This is her debut YA book telling the story of the brides of Dracula. This one sounds delightfully dark and twisted and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black. I am still not over the ending to The Wicked King, and I cannot wait to see what Jude is going to do following her exile, and exactly how her marriage to Cardan is going to work out in this series finale.
No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter. My pal Steph told me this book was awesome, and I am nothing if not easily influenced by Steph. Also, it’s a story about girl whose weight is not the thing that defines her, and we need more books like that in the world.
Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne. Holly breaks my heart with every book she writes, and this one promises to be no different, taking on the effects of problematic relationships. I suspect tissues will be needed.
The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman. surely you don’t need me to explain why this one is on my list? I am a huge fan of His Dark Materials and I am desperate for more Lyra and Pan in my life.
Sanctuary by V.V James. Vic is one of my favourite authors. Witches are one of my favourite things to read about. This book is a match made in heaven and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.
DOGS by M.A. Bennett. I am still not over the ending to STAGS, which remains one of the most brilliantly shocking books I have read. I was very pleased to discover there would be more books in this series.
All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley- Doyle. At this precise moment in time I have read zero Moira Fowley-Doyle books. I own at least one. All the Bad Apples sounds amazing. I love a good book about a family curse.
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff. DARKDAWN IS NEARLY HERE. I am not ready. I adore Mia Corvere and (to quote Jay Kristoff) “that bitch is dead”. I am both excited and terified for the conclusion to this trilogy.
What books are you looking forward to for the rest of this year?