Tuesday, 22 April 2014

My ten most eagerly awaited releases for 2014

Hi all.

I have been ill and in bed for the last week which has given me lots of time to think about and browse books. Even though I have more than enough books to keep me reading for many years, I cannot resist getting excited about what books are coming up. This has prompted me to compile my top 10 books that are due to be published during 2014. If there are any others I would love to hear from you.

Written In The Stars by Ali Harris (publication date 5 June)

Ali Harris wrote the fantastic The First Last Kiss which was released in 2013. I laughed, I cried, and I loved the book. I am lucky to have received a review copy of Written In The Stars and look forward to reading it and sharing my opinion with you closer to release date.

The Life You Left by Carmel Harrington (publication date 19 June)

If you've read any of my blogs or tweets you will no doubt have seen my raving about Beyond Graces Rainbow, her debut novel. I have rarely been affected so intensely by a book and still find it playing on my mind a couple of months later.

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about the new book. If anyone wants to pre-order it in Amazon for Kindle it is only £1 99

The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me by Lucy Robinson (publication date 19 June)

The third eagerly anticipated novel by the mega talented Lucy Robinson. I devoured the first 2 books and have no doubt that the same will happen this time. Lucy has a great style of writing that really engages you with the characters. They develop personalities that leap out of the page and keep you with your nose in the book, unable to put it down until you finish.

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf (publication date 4 July)

I stumbled across Heather Gudenkauf when at my local library browsing. Wow, her books are just brilliant. I started with One Breath Away  and I have gone on to read them all. She writes with such emotion, but her books are also taut and tense. I am very much looking forward to Little Mercies.

What A Girl Wants by Lindsey Kelk (publication date 17 July)

What can I say? The magnificent Lindsey Kelk rides to the rescue with summer reading! I cannot tell you how much I love her books. The I Heart series is up there as one of my favourite series ever. Then last year she published About  A Girl and bought Tess into our lives. Tess is already set up to be a heroine and I could go on and on about just how excited I am to catch up with her and see what adventures she gets up to, and what her love life has in store for us as we (hopefully) soak up some summer rays.

Cop Town by Karin (publication date 31July)

Karin Slaughter leapt at me as an author with her Grant County series. She can write a thriller and a half. The Grant County series centres around the police forces, particularly Jeffrey, Lena and Will, and the local pathologist Sara as they investigate murder cases. Cop Town is a stand alone book. I was slightly disappointed as I needed another Grant County fix, but her newsletter this week got me all excited with the promise of the likes of Will and the gang in a new book. This is definitely one I will not miss.

It Had To Be You by Alice Peterson (publication date 25 September)

Alice Peterson was one of the first authors I discovered when I bought my kindle and I have gone on to read all her books over a short period of time, so I am delighted to have a new Alice Peterson book to look forward to. Alice's books never shy away from delicate subjects such as disability, and are written so beautifully I absolutely adore them. Her characters often have a feeling of vulnerability about them which helps you develop a real sense of caring for, and rooting for them. Try reading  Me Beside you or Letters From My Sister....they are gorgeous (have tissues ready).

Hope To Die (Alex Cross 22) by James Patterson (publication date 6 November)

This date cannot come soon enough. I am totally in love with the Cross family. James Patterson has done such an amazing job at not only telling stories of crime and murder, and developing some truly ruthless evil baddies, but he has developed a family that I love. The ending of the last book took my breath away and left me rocked by it. I don't just want to read this book, I need to read it and have to know whether all is ok.

I'll Take New York by Miranda Dickinson (publication date 4 December)

This is my early December reading sorted. It has 2 things that already make it a winning combination in my eyes....it is set in New York (my obsession) and is written by the uber talented Miranda Dickinson. I haven't seen a synopsis for the book yet, but since I read Take A Look At Me Now, during which I fell in love with the characters but also San Francisco, I have a feeling that I will be bugging my boyfriend a out a trip to New York throughout the festive period, and cooing about romance.

Still to be titled book by Carole Matthews (publication date to be named, expected Dec)

Ok, you think I am mad.....I am writing about a book that as yet has no title or publication date. But any of you that have read The Chocolate Lovers Club and/or The Chocolate Lovers Diet will know why I am just sooo excited to hear that a third book is being written. If you haven't read them, do yourself a favour and do. They are simply fantastic. Not only have I loved them, but my Mum and Daughter have both read them and loved them equally as much. If this is published in December it will be a great end to the year for me.

1 comment:

  1. Great selection.... Can't wait for Carmel Harrongton's new one too. !