One of the things that I find hardest about studying English at uni is that I am constantly seeing new books that I want to get my hands on and dive into but I can’t because I have to read the books that I am studying and I have barely got time to read those books, let alone ones for myself. However, I have come to a time of year where there are books in the works, or announced for release, that I am really looking forward to. Even though admittedly I will probably buy them and then spend a year staring at them on my shelf before I can actually pick them up.
In The Time We Lost by Carrie Hope Fletcher
The first book on this list had to be Carrie’s latest novel. I have anticipated the release of her previous three novels and this year is no different. Her novels are usually released around June or July, but this novel is set to be released later in the year. Unfortunately, this means that I probably will not be able to read it until next summer, but I will be buying a copy all the same. All of Carrie’s novels fall under the genre of magical realism and this is something that I love about her novels and I am excited to see how she will incorporate the magical elements this time. I have only read the synopsis of this novel, but it sounds intriguing and I am looking forward to having more of Carrie’s writing to read. If you have never read one of her novels then I recommend checking them out, and they are all mentioned on my blog in favourites posts or there are full reviews for a couple.
Release Date: 17th October 2019
The Hormone Diaries by Hannah Witton
Since watching Hannah Witton’s YouTube videos, I have learned so much. From this learning and being able to think about myself I have also felt more encouraged to start conversations with friends on various topics. Hannah’s work largely encompasses sex and relationships education and I think that this is a really important area. I read her first novel, Doing It, a couple of years ago and I always have it on my shelf for reference and discussion. This book was inspired by the series that Hannah does on her YouTube channel. In The Hormone Diaries series, she documents her journey with hormones and birth control but has also expanded the series to talk to others about their experiences. Now Hannah has turned this series into a book all about periods and hormones and it is not often that I read non-fiction, but I am very excited for this. Hopefully Hannah’s book will continue to break down taboos, provide relatable content, and also teach people about what others experience.
Release Date: 13th June 2019
Brave New Girl by Chloe Brotheridge
Firstly, this book is actually out now, but when I planned this post it was not, so I decided to keep it here anyway. Secondly, this book is by the same author as The Anxiety Solution (there is a full review of this on my blog) and I really enjoyed that book. As I believe my review will say, Chloe’s writing does not feel in any way patronising or condescending and that is largely what I love about her first book, and I imagine the second will be the same. Chloe’s first book offered constructive advice and helpful facts whilst also providing exercises to help get you started. If you struggle with anxiety, or confidence, then I really recommend giving her books a look.
The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Since reading Me Before You, I have become a big fan of Jojo Moyes. I really enjoy her style of writing, and the books that I have read so far have been filled with well-crafted characters and engaging plots. I do not know much about this new book, but hearing it has been inspired by a true story, as some of her novels are, draws me in. Additionally, the synopsis I have read says that the novel will feature 5 women who will prove to be as popular as Lou Clark (from Me Before You) and the idea of 5 great women in a novel definitely makes me want to find out more.
Release Date: 3rd October 2019
Eve Of Man 2 by Tom and Giovanna Fletcher
This book does not actually have a release date yet and so far I have heard nothing about it, unless I missed something. However, I read the first Eve of Man novel last summer and since I know this is planned to be a trilogy, I am ready for the next novel to find out what happens. As the second novel in a trilogy, I am hoping lots of good things will be happening plot wise. I do not often read dystopia, largely because they tend to be a bit dark and gruesome in places, but I enjoyed Eve of Man and I found the premise to be well thought-out. Hopefully there will be more news about this book soon.