I’ve got a stack of books I’m really looking forward to reading (see image below), so I thought I’d share them with you (along with their pages on GoodReads):
- Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey
- A Question of Identity – Susan Hill
- Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy – Helen Fielding
- This One is Mine – Maria Semple (advance copy from publisher)
- The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith
- The Book of You – Claire Kendal (advance copy ordered from NewBooks magazine)
- The Emperor Waltz – Philip Hensher (advance copy from publisher)
- Little Lies – Liane Moriarty (advance copy from publisher)
- The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides
This looks like a great mix of genres and styles – I’m particularly looking forward to reading The Silkworm, the second book by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling writing under a pseudonym) as the first was such an enjoyable, well-written classic detective story. I hope the second one is as good, if not better!
Elizabeth is Missing from UEA’s Emma Healey has had so many fantastic reviews from critics and readers alike, I can’t wait to see if it lives up to the hype – I hope so!
A Question of Identity is one of the Simon Serrailer series by Susan Hill and I always enjoy these, even if I have read some of them out of the intended order!
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is one I’m looking forward to reading because…well, why wouldn’t I look forward to it? Though I’ve heard there are some shocks in this novel, I’m still really looking forward to reading more about Bridget!
This One is Mine sounds like a really interesting book, described as ‘a modern-day Anna Karenina set in Los Angeles about a woman who deliberately upends her life.’ No idea what to expect but looking forward to getting stuck in.
The Book of You is a novel I ordered in hardback from NewBooks magazine, who offer their subscribers the chance to order new or unreleased books at just the P&P charge (£3.50)! Even with the paperbacks it’s a good deal but The Book of You is a new hardback so that, coupled with the fact that I love a good psychological thriller, means I couldn’t resist ordering it!
The Emperor Waltz dips into the Roman Empire, 1920’s Weimar and 1970’s London and sounds truly fascinating!
Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is one I’m very excited about! I was lucky enough to win an advance copy from the publisher and I can’t wait to read it as I’m such as Liana Moriarty fan. I’ll just have to see if it draws me in as well as her other novels have done! On GoodReads it seems to have the title down as ‘Big Little Lies’ but on the proof copy I’ve got it just says ‘Little Lies’ so I’ve no idea really…!
Finally The Marriage Plot was published a good few years ago now but I picked it up in a charity shop after having wanted to read it for ages. I’d also like to read Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides as well, as I’ve heard from a friend that it’s brilliant.
Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear your opinions!