Coffee and … 2021 October to December Books I’m Excited For

It’s Wednesday, I’m trying to get back into blogging and today I’m sitting down with a coffee to look at the books coming out in the last months of this year that I’m most excited for. Join me?

The Coffee:

This week, we’re drinking Steampunk’s El Salvador Finca Bonanza, a favourite of ours with tasting notes of chocolate and plum jam.

The Books:


Lying Ways by Rachel Lynch – Okay, I have already read this one as I was lucky enough to be approved on Netgalley and I loved it. A new Rachel Lynch book is always a joy. I love the characters and the Lake District setting and I am always excited to see what Kelly gets up to next, in her personal and professional life.

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E Harrow – If you know me, you will know I love a twisted fairy story – or any kind of fairy tale reimagining. This is pitched as a feminist retelling of Sleeping Beauty, arguably one of the least feminist fairy tales, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

The False Rose by Jakob Wegelius – I loved The Murderer’s Ape far more than I thought possible, so when I heard there was going to be a sequel, I knew I had to read it. I haven’t yet picked up a copy but it’s high on my list of books to acquire next. I adored Sally and can’t wait to see what she gets up to next.


Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix – The Sabriel trilogy by Garth Nix is one I loved so much, I wrote one of my final uni essays about it. I adore that world and the characters. This book tells the story of Sabriel’s parents, who die early in the first book of the trilogy, and I am intrigued to find out more about them and about the world before Sabriel.

You’ve Reached Sam by Duston Thao – Anyone who’s followed my blog a while will know I love a good grief story and this one has been on my radar for a while. It’s a concept I’ve not come across before where a girl calls her dead boyfriend’s phone to listen to his voicemail and he picks up. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one.

The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery – I adore Ross’s fantasy worlds and I’ve never read a book of his that I didn’t love. This one promises folklore and fairies, a quest for Yanni to rescue his sister, secrets and magic: all the things I want in a middle grade story. I could not be more here for it.


A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw – Shea’s writing is so gorgeous, that I will pick up anything she ever writes. This one sounds like a great read. It involves a commune and people who keep disappearing when they enter it. I am all here for anything with cult vibes and a mystery to solve. Give it to me now.

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Deitrich – We love a good queer romance over here at Somewhere HQ, and this one sounds like it’s going to bring all the drama. It involves a boy band and a music tour (something I love to read about but don’t read enough of), and a gay couple wanting to come out in the face of opposition. I need it.

Those are the books I’m most looking forward to in the next few months. I always feel like this end of the year is quieter for new releases -what else should I be looking out for?


7 thoughts on “Coffee and … 2021 October to December Books I’m Excited For

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    I do not know how that’s passed me by but OH MY GOD! That is jumping to the top of the pile! I can’t find it on W though – do you know when it’s due?
    False Rose is BRILLIANT. You’re in for such a treat.

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  2. Great blog. Love your brief, chatty style. Coffee review is also a nice touch. Taking a sip of Organic French Roast myself at the moment. Can’t wait to check out You’ve Reached Sam.


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