I guess, technically, September is close to over now and I should be squee-ing for October. But a lot of the books I'd been anticipating from September were being released near the end of the month, and so with my own reading list, getting around to read those books wouldn't have happened until the end of September, or well into October.
And also, there are a lot more books I'm anticipating in October than I had been in September.
In other news, I just got back from a short mini-vacation and on top of that, life has been super busy and chaotic around our house. So I'm now trying to play catch-up with my blog, reading, and writing of reviews. I have two more books to finish for my Reading Assignment Challenge, two more books to finish reading that I had checked out from the library, and some other catching up to do concerning my other Reading Challenges.
2015 is fast approaching its end and while I feel like I've been rather productive in my reading life, I just can't help but feel like I'm still trying to catch up to all my goals and everything I want to do, bookish-wise. I just need Real Life to quit bothering me so I can get back to my bookish stuff.
Not too much to ask, right? :P
(Click on the title covers for link to Goodreads pages.)
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Shadow Fall by Laura Griffin
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Two of these books are already available for purchase (publication today, 9/22/2015): Walk on Earth a Stranger and Shadow Fall. Neither are on my To Buy list, however and I diligently await their library availability. Six of Crows is on my To Buy list though, and it will be released soon and I'm super excited about it because, Grisha World!
Either way, I will be getting my hands on all of these books and I have already put Walk on Earth a Stranger on a library hold request.
And then there's:
Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg
This book isn't much of a squee, but I saw it on my book feed one day and thought the cover was pretty. Then I read the summary and became interested. Holmberg is the author of The Paper Magician trilogy, another series I've been eyeing for its interesting premise as well as fairly positive reviews.
Here is where all the real squeeing is happening.
Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis
The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
The Rose Society by Marie Lu
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Fear the Dark by Kay Hooper
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)
Seduction Game by Pamela Clare
I already have Fear the Dark on a library hold request--the book was on order at my library since the beginning of August, I think and I got really excited about it. The fortunate thing is that there will be multiple copies for each of the seven library branches in the city, I believe, so I won't be in line for long. I will have caught up to the most recent Bishop/SCU installment by then, so reading will be smooth.
I plan on purchasing The Immortal Heights and Seduction Game as soon as they are available through Kindle. Pamela Clare books have become sort of an auto-buy for me, and since I already own the first two Elemental Trilogy books by Sherry Thomas, it would be strange NOT to buy the last one, especially since I'm looking forward to the conclusion of the trilogy.
I have this strange need to purchase Illuminae as a hard copy, bound book, whether as a paperback or a hard cover, if only because of the way the book's cover was designed. I must get my hands on it purely for aesthetic reasons.
The rest of the October books, I'll be content to also put on library request holds, but I WILL have them when they are available for check-out!
And then there's:
Darkest Before Dawn by Maya Banks
Again, this isn't so much a squee as it is an "I DO look forward to this book's release, but I'm not going to jump through fire to get my hands on it right away" type of anticipation. As the KGI series is quite one of my guilty pleasure series, I be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to the newest installment. I still have one more book to read before getting to Darkest Before Dawn, though. But ever since the character of Hancock turned out to be some kind of secretly altruistic hero in spite of his questionable tactics, I've been interested. So I'm curious to see what this book brings us on this character who's always just lurked in the background.
And then for good measure here are the November Books and one December Book
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Soundless by Richelle Mead
What the Dead Know by Kylie Brant
I will be buying Winter; that's a given. I will also be buying What the Dead Know; that is also a given. I am still considering Soundless, though.
What's everyone else looking forward to for this last stretch of 2015? I'm sure a lot more books will ping on my radar as the year comes to a close, but these are the ones I'm most looking forward to reading (for now, cause who knows what other awesome author will come up with something new later)--and soon I hope.
Hope everyone's reading year has been sailing smooth.