Some years, one anticipates the turn of the calendar with pleasure. This is one of them. I should finish my degree in May, and look forward to distraction-free pleasure reading. There’s quite a few upcoming releases that have me excited–and believe me, that’s not a phrase I use lightly. There’s also some books from which I’m expecting great things which I’ve been hoarding for the right moment. I’m sure you understand.
I’m buying it!
- Lustlocked by Matt Wallace. (UF) Novella, expected January 26.
- Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley, sequel to The Rook (UF). Expected March 10.
- The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovich, Peter Grant series (UF). Expected June 16.
- Four Roads Cross by Max Gladstone, book something in the Craft Sequence (fantasy). Expected July 26.
- The Broken Earth by N.K. Jemisin, book two in the Broken Earth series (fantasy). Expected August 16.
- Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews. Ninth in the Kate Daniels series (UF), no date yet.
I’m reading it!
- City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett, sequel to City of Stairs (fantasy). Expected January 26.
- Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop. Book three of the series that exactly parallels the role of M&Ms in my life. March 8.
Truly, though, I’m not one to keep up with new releases. I have a few autobuys, and the rest I borrow from the library. This has benefit of screening some of the books based on reviews, a strategy that works particularly well for sci-fi and urban fantasy, two areas where my purchases are highly idiosyncratic.
- Rapture by Kameron Hurley
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (own)
- Radiance by Catherynne Valente (own)
- A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock (own)
- The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
- Dragon Coast by Greg Van Eekhout, last of three. (UF)
- The City and the City by China Miéville (own)
- The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
Oldies but Hopefully Goodies
- The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay (own)
- The Fade by Chris Wooding
- Rainbow’s End by Vernor Vinge (own)
So much to look forward to this year! Happy reading!