Now seemed like a really good chance to mention a few books that I’m really excited to read over the next few months. And also if I tell you that I’m going to read them over the next few months, then I might actually manage to do it!
Firstly, out this week just finishing, Laurie Graham’s The Grand Duchess of Nowhere. I love Laurie Graham’s books – as I may have mentioned before, Gone with The Windsors is one of my all time favourites, so I’m always excited to read something new from her. Grand Duchess has just come out in hardback, so it may well go on my Christmas book list if I don’t manage to resist snapping it up before then!
Coming out in November is the latest book from Marian Keyes. I’m expecting The Woman Who Stole My Life to be one of the big books this Christmas and I’m excited to see what Marian has come up with this time. She’s one of my favourite authors on Twitter (so funny) and her books are always the right balance of funny, sad and thought provoking.
Also on my watchlist is Mhairi McFarlane’s It’s Not Me, It’s You – which is out the same day as the Marian Keyes. The blurb for this is totally up my street – a quest for the heroine’s real self with dodgy jobs, weird bosses and handsome journalists. Sounds perfect and I’m really looking forward to it.
Now there are a whole bunch of other books that are coming out soon that I’m hoping to read too – but they’re all themed around a major festival that happens in December and I refuse to start talking about that this early. Having worked in a shop through sixth form and university I have developed an aversion to the countdown to that particular event starting too early. But rest assured, I will be posting about books suitable for reading at that time of year in enough time for you to get them on your gift lists or to stock up for reading in front of roaring fires whilst you eat seasonally appropriate food stuffs. Just not in early October. I can’t do it.