I’m back with another reading list for Autumn, and I’m really excited about the next few months’ books!
I am serious fan of Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series, and even went to get my books signed when he toured the UK for the release of Clariel. He’s back again with Goldenhand, which follows Lirael and Nick, picking up where we left off after the novella Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case. There will no doubt be a full review of this coming because I’m freaking out just thinkng about it.
This book was released a while ago, but came to my attention as it’s being adapted for film starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. There’s no such thing as a bad Tom Hanks film, so I figured it must be pretty good. Having read the blurb, this sounds like an intriguing sci-fi novel surrounding our obsession with the internet, and the companies we implicitly trust with our confidential information.
I’ve only read Kristoff’s work in collaboration with Amie Kaufman on Illuminae, but I absolutely loved it. Nevernight is a new fantasy novel one half of that incredible duo, and I’m looking forward to getting my claws into this new world.
If you haven’t seen this plastered across the blogs of late, then I don’t know where you’ve been hiding. Hygge is the new scandi-style way of living that’s taking over the internet in the way these things do, sweeping in from Denmark are cups of hot coffee, snuggly blankets and making time for what matters. Who wouldn’t want to live that way?
Set in the Alaskan wilderness, To The Bright Edge of the World promises to be a tale of hardship and love, as Lt. Forrester heads off on an expedition into uncharted tundra, leaving his new wife back at the Vacouver barracks. Danger abounds for both of them, and mystery seems to lurk around every corner. Told in the form of letters and diary entries, this apparently reads more like history than fiction. A slightly different sort of book for me, but one I’m definitely interested in reading.
Set in Regency London, Sorcerer to the Crown follows England’s first African Sorcerer Royal as a malicious faction seeks to remove him from power. The levels of magic are unstable, and England seems to be crumbling around him, and it’s Zacharias Wythe’s job to fix it. I’ve heard some interesting rumblings about this book, all very positive, so I’m looking forward to forming my own opinion.
There’s somthing for everyone this Autumn, and a hell of a lot for me. Waterstones is going to take all of my money, I can feel it already.