Top Ten Tuesday : Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the Second Half of 2022

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.   This week’s topic:

Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the Second Half of 2022

I have such a lot of books to look forward to but as this is a TTT I’m going to pick a small selection:

Black Mouth by Ronald Malfi

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Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey

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Priest of Crowns by Peter McLean

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Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

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The First Binding by RR Virdi

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Ithaca by Claire North

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Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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A Dowry of Blood by ST Gibson

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The Ghost Woods by CJ Cooke

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Small Angels by Lauren Owen

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Top Ten Tuesday : Opening first lines #WyrdAndWonder

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TTTTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.   This week’s topic:

Book Quote Freebie

As it’s Wyrd and Wonder all the books I used for this week’s theme are fantasy and in lieu of it being a ‘freebie’ I’m going for first line quotes from recent fantasy – let’s see how I get on.  These are all recent reads and the reviews are linked so if you are intrigued by the opening sentence then check out the review and see if the book calls to you.

Nettle and Bone by T Kingfisher – ‘The trees were full of crows and the woods were full of madmen.’

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The Girl and the Moon (Book of the Ice #3) by Mark Lawrence – ‘Yaz had walked on water her entire life, and now in this place where it fell molten from the skies they planned to drown her in the stuff.’

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The Hunger of the Gods (#2 of the Bloodsworn Saga) by John Gwynne – ‘Orka stood in a tempest of fire and smoke.’

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The Justice of Kings (Empire of the Wolf #1) by Richard Swan – ‘It is a strange thing to think that the end of the Empire of the Wolf, and all the death and devastation that came with it, traced its long roots back to the tiny and insignificant village of Rill.’

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This Charming Man (The Stranger Times #2) by CK McDonnell – ‘The Hunger.  The damned hunger. Phillip had never felt anything like it.’

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Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt – ‘Julia sees the people in the stairwell when she gets up at night to pee’

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The Haunting of Las Lagrimas by WM Cleese – ‘Every night the same things happen.’

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The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan – ‘Thirteen-year-old Ursule Orchiere knelt in the shadow of the red caravan to watch her mother lie to people.’

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A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers – ‘Just after my divorce was final, my friend set me up on a blind date.’

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Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M Valente – ‘Welcome to a new world of luxury living in Arcadia Gardens, an exclusive, upscale gated community!’

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Top Ten Tuesday : One Word Reviews, #WyrdAndWonder

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TTTTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.   This week’s topic:

One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read

For the past few weeks my reading has been reduced due to all sorts of events and also I predominantly focused on my finalists for the SPFBO competition (which has been a thrilling race that I will be writing a roundup post for soon).  For the purposes of this week’s theme I’ve used the winner of the SPFBO together with nine other recent review books and in the spirit of Wyrd & Wonder I’ve mostly used fantasy books (although the Paris Apartment is more thriller).

The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne – Brilliant

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Reign and Ruin by JD Evans (SPFBO Winner) – Romantasy

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Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough – Compelling

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The City of Dusk by Tara Sim – Mixed

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Last Exit by Max Gladstone – Mind-bending

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Sundial by Catriona Ward – Unputdownable

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Gallant by VE Schwab – Unexpected

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The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley – Twisted

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The Hemlock Cure by Joanne Burn – Interesting

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The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan – Gripping

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It’s a lot more difficult than I thought giving a one word review.  I may have cheated slightly by including some hyphenated words.

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Top Ten Tuesday : Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Authors I Haven’t Read (yet), But Want To

Blake Crouch – just about every blogger I know and respect loves this author. I have at least one of his books on kindle already, maybe two:

James S A Corey – I’ve been wanting to read the Expanse series for ages and keep promising myself I will do so – soon. I think this now goes up to Book 9 and is still receiving much love so a series with great strength.

Simone St James.  I bought The Sun Down Motel after seeing a few glowing reviews and I can’t wait to get to it.

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Kimi Cunningham Grant – These Silent Woods is a book I’ve had my eye on for some time. It’s on my wishlist and I will be picking up a copy soon.  It sounds so good.

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Genevieve Gornichec – particularly The Witch’s Heart.  Another book that’s firmly on my wishlist.  I love books about Norse mythology so this is right up my alley.

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Dan Stout – The Carter Archives by this author look awesome.  Again, they’re on my wishlist, I’m waiting to see if they become available in electronic format.  These look so good.

Connie Willis – I have to say that I’ve been wanting to read Doomsday forever – I mean, seriously – what is wrong with me.  Just read the book already woman. Gah.  Plus a couple of other great looking books.

Stuart Turton.  I have a copy of the Devil and the Dark Water – because, The Devil – and – The Dark Water.

G.S. Denning – the author of the Warlock Holmes series which I love the sound of. Plus I love Sherlock Holmes and tend to enjoy books that spin alternative tales.

Josiah Bancroft for his Books of Babel which by all accounts are fantastic.

Top Ten Tuesday : 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics 

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics

I really like this topic.  It makes you sit and think.  I had a much longer longlist (hence the name eh!) and had to narrow this down.  I started off with books that I was thinking are already pretty huge in terms of massive ratings on Goodreads and elsewhere – such as Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander or GRRM’s Game of Thrones.  Then I thought about choosing some of my more recent reads.  Ultimately I’ve gone for a mix of newish and slightly older reads.  In no particular order, here they are:

The Red Queen’s War series by Mark Lawrence

The Bone Ships (The Tide Child) by RJ Barker

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

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The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium series) by Stieg Larsson

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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