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Summer 2016 Reading List

I read a hell of a lot, far more than just the books that I review on this blog.  There are a whole load of recently or soon to be released books that I am very excited to read this Summer, so I’ve put together a list for if you fancy reading along with me!  You can expect reviews of most of these books though, so keep an eye out for them!

The Trees by Ali Shaw

Already released.
 A story of nature gone wild, as trees cover the earth overnight.  Received rave reviews.  I already own this one, as I picked up just because of the cover because look at it.  It’s beautiful.

Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling
Released 31st July.

Do I really need to say anything about this?  I am ridiculously excited about the play, but since the odds of being able to see it are very low I’ve already pre-ordered the book.

Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Already released.
Wormholes, quantum physics, romance and grief is a mix I haven’t encountered before, so this should be an interesting read. 

The Vorrh by Brian Catling

Already released.  
An epic fantasy that veers closer to surreal than most, the Vorrh is a forest older than man, and is the spider at the centre of this story.  I’m told this book is trippy, complex and decidedly unsettling.

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Released 19th May.
A dystopian future novel of the kind that has become so popular of late, in which humanity is forced to leave Earth when the Moon is destroyed. 

Review

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Released 5th July.
A dark urban fantasy, where the lead characters are forced to confront the (literal) demons of the city in which they live, and decide whether they should save it.

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Already released.
I adore Bill Bryson.  He makes me laugh like Terry Pratchett did, out loud and uproariously.  This is the sequel to Notes From A Small Island, which was released twenty years ago.

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

Already Released.

Winner of the 2015 Costa Book Award, and the British Book of the Year Award for 2016.  That alone would make me pick this up, but it’s set in my local area and is said to be terrifying in parts.  It is described as a tale of innocence lost, and I’m slightly apprehensive but intrigued.

So that’s what I’ll be reading over the Summer!  If I get through these too fast I may have to subject you to another reading list later in the year.

Book Reviews:
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
The Nemesis Charm by Daniel Ingram-Brown
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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  1. Jabeen Waheed
    May 21, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Great list!Jabeen xhttp://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

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