Books coming out in the next month.

Coming soon, to a bookshop near you! (In November)

So it’s the first day of November and I thought it would be nice to start a tradition, going through the month’s releases on the first of each month. There’s some really good ones coming out this month and with Christmas right around the corner hopefully this will help you with some ideas for the booklover in your life! Get the full list here.

Instant Karma

By Marissa Meyer

(3/11/2020)

So what’s it about?

Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to karaoke hecklers, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner and all-around mortal enemy. Soon, Pru begins to uncover truths about Quint, her peers, and even herself that reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed . . . love and hate.

And why am I interested? 

I am such a strong believer in Karma, it’s a belief I live my life by in fact, so to see a story written about it instantly intrigued me. Especially because the story just sounds so interesting!! 

Ready Player Two

By Ernest Cline

(24/11/2020)

So what’s it about?

Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous—and addictive—than even Wade dreamed possible.

With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest—a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants. Wade’s life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance. Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.

And why am I interested? 

OH… MY… GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! I love ready player one, one of my all time favourite novels in fact, so I knew this book was coming out. I am so excited though also a little nervous. Like anything in life you’re always worried the second will let down the first, whether that be a movie or in this case a book. Though I’m holding out hope!!

A Promised Land

By Barack Obama

(17/11/2020)

So what’s it about?

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

And why am I interested? 

So I read Becoming by Michelle Obama and loved that book, she is such an inspirational woman and deserves some sort of award or maybe just a day off and a long lie in… who knows! 

But we aren’t here to talk about her, we’re here to talk about her amazing husband. This month brings us one of the most anticipated books of a lifetime, a chance to get an insight into the amazing man from his own mouth. I think this will be an amazing read, something that’ll make us feel greatly nostalgic for how things used to be. Back in a time when a president could speak in full sentences. 

There is still time to register to vote in certain states. Please get out and vote, you voice matters!!!

Ruinsong

by Julia Ember

(24/11/20)

So what’s it about?

In a world where magic is sung, a powerful mage named Cadence must choose between the two. For years, she has been forced to torture her country’s disgraced nobility at her ruthless queen’s bidding. But when she is reunited with her childhood friend, a noblewoman with ties to the underground rebellion, she must finally make a choice: Take a stand to free their country from oppression, or follow in the queen’s footsteps and become a monster herself. In this dark and lush LGBTQ+ romantic fantasy, two young women from rival factions must work together to reunite their country, as they wrestle with their feelings for each other.

And why am I interested?

There’s just something about this kind of book that’s always interested me. I think it’ll be an interesting read and who doesn’t want to read something with an LGBTQ+ romance?

This is not the Jess Show

Anna Carey

(10/11/2020)

So what’s it about?

Like many teens, sometimes it feels as though everything in Jess Flynn’s life has been engineered for maximum drama–from her performance at the school talent show, to the reappearance of her childhood best friend and perennial crush Jeremy, to her friends trying to set her up with one of the hottest guys in school. It’s almost as if everything might finally be going her way…until one day a tiny black phone with an apple logo on its screen falls out of her best friend’s backpack and lands at Jess’s feet. The problem is, it’s 1998, and the first iPhone isn’t due out for another nine years. Jess’s friends refuse to acknowledge the strange device. Her sister Sara, on hospice care with a terminal blood disease, for once can’t tell Jess what she should do. It’s almost as if everyone is hiding something from her. Even her beloved dog Fuller seems different…like, literally different, because he definitely didn’t have that same pattern of spots on his stomach last week… Nothing in Jess Flynn’s world is as it seems, and as the cracks begin to show, Jess will discover her entire life is nothing more than someone else’s entertainment. Except in this reality, the outside world is no place anyone would want to escape to.

And why am I interested?

So just after admitting one of my favourite books of all time is Ready Player One and saying one of my favourite movies of all time is The Truman Show how can I not be interested in a book that is them two things smashed together? Of course this book is interesting to me!! 

No Room at the Little Cornish Inn

Nancy Barone

(5/11/2020)

So what’s it about?

Rosie Anderson was hoping to whisk her young son Danny away for a lovely Christmas with family, far from the hustle and bustle of her life in London. But then her boss at the head office – aka Susan the Sacker – suddenly assigns her to go in incognito and save a tiny inn in Cornwall from being closed permanently. Rosie doesn’t know why The Old Bell Inn is performing so badly but it’s on her to sort it out! Hours in the car later, Rosie arrives at the inn to find she’s been double booked – there are no rooms left. And she isn’t there for more than a minute before she’s butting heads with the manager, Irishman Mitchell Fitzpatrick. He seems to dislike her on sight, so it’s confusing that he seems to get on so well with Danny… But if he’s as terrible as his reputation, Rosie will have to be the one to fire him. This really isn’t the Christmas Rosie was dreaming of. But maybe, just maybe, it could be a whole lot more…

And why am I interested?

I never thought of myself as a contemporary romance lover but the truth is this is something that did really interest me. I’m so curious and I really want to read this, it sounds like the kind of book you read curled up in front of the fire. 


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