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Anticipated Reads For Autumn & Winter 2019

I’ve always been an avid reader and if you are a regular reader of my blog then you’ll know they are something which feature heavily. However, over the Summer months my thirst for reading has increased ten-fold and I have been devouring books at a rate of knots! I put this increase in part down to the fact that I have been mixing my reading up a little and taking time to read books just for me without the pressure of Blog Tours and reviews for every book.

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As a result of this freer reading style I have been reading a much more eclectic range of genre and titles and have found myself diving into many more book series’, which I have really enjoyed. Of course all you readers out there will know that becoming invested in a series also means a potentially long wait for the next instalment, with the previous book often leaving you with a huge cliffhanger to contend with and believe me I’m on tender hooks anticipating them!

There are of course always book releases that I anticipate and get (over) excited about, not just those follow on novels, so I thought I’d do something I’ve never done on the blog before and share my most anticipated books for the next couple of months with you.

The Toll by Neal Shusterman*

The Toll is the final book in the Arc of a Scythe Trilogy which features the books Scythe* and Thunderhead*. I initially picked this series up after hearing one of my favourite Book-tubers discussing the first book and after only a handful of pages I was hooked. The series offers a dystopian, almost futuristic look into a world that has eliminated disease and death, instead having to select specially trained Scythe’s to carry out gleanings in order to control the world population.

the toll

The first two books are so fabulously written and are really fast-paced despite having reasonably high page counts. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way too and predictably they both end leaving you dangling off the cliff ! Luckily for me I had both books and was able to read them back-to-back, however I have since been counting the days until The Toll’s release to find out how the finale will play out and hope it lives up to my high expectations.

The Toll is due for release on 7th November

The Next Forever by Alix Kelso*

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of reading The Perfect Moment which is the debut novel from Scottish author Alix Kelso. I absolutely fell in love with Alix’s writing style as well as finding myself adoring each and every character, becoming invested in their stories. The Perfect Moment* is such a heartwarming and uplifting story with a great big dollop of romance too which left me feeling all warm and fuzzy and thankfully for me it’s only the first in the Fairhill Series so I knew I could expect more in the future.


The Next Forever is the second book in the Fairhill Series which follows the story of one of the ‘side’ characters from the first book. Although Keith did play a pivotal part in The Perfect Moment there was plenty about his character and back story that I as a reader would have loved to learn and I was super excited to discover he would be the focus of his very own book. I’m expecting big things from this second instalment and already have it downloaded to my Kindle and firmly near the top of my TBR.

The Next Forever has already been released and is available to buy of download now.

The Giver Of Stars by JoJo Moyes*

Confession: I know absolutely NOTHING about this book! I am a ginormous fan of JoJo Moyes and religiously read her books, so when I saw she had a new one due for release I immediately pre-ordered it without a second thought. I actually quite like diving into books without any pre-conceived ideas sometimes as it often makes for a much more enjoyable read and I’m suoer excited to get to this one.


If you haven’t read any of her books before then I can highly recommend them, although Me Before You* is definitely my personal favourite – I love it that much I’d really like to get a tattoo of a quote from the book, if I ever pluck up enough courage!

The Giver Of Stars is available now to buy or download

The Queen of Nothing*

The Queen Of Nothing is the final book in the Folk Of The Air Trilogy by well-known author Holly Black and I have to be honest this series was never one on my radar as I wasn’t sure that the world of Faerie was something I’d enjoy. However, a chance conversation with a bookseller about the first book The Cruel Prince* kept banging around my head for weeks afterwards and I decided to bite the bullet and buy myself a copy – and I’m so glad I did.


The series follows Jude and her siblings who were forcefully taken to the world of Faerie by the person who murdered their mortal parents and follows her struggles to find her place in a world in which she doesn’t belong. I don’t want to spoil the story by saying any more than that, but rest assured there’s much more to the tale! The books are extremely fast paced and draw you into the wonderfully constructed world of Black’s imagination which is truly fascinating. Before I’d even even finished the first book I’d already purchased The Wicked King* and likewise with pre-ordering The Queen Of Nothing and believe me it will shoot to the top of my TBR as soon as it arrives!

The Queen Of Nothing is due for release on 19th November

The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch*

It may be pitched as a ‘children’s book’, but last year I couldn’t resist picking up a copy of The Christmasaurus* after hearing such wonderful things about it – well that and the fact I have a soft spot for Tom Fletcher and am a complete Christmas nut! I absolutely loved every second of it and read it in only one sitting. It’s a fabulous tale ideal for older children and adults alike which has a real feel-good message at it’s heart.


Needless to say I’m excited to what adventures The Christmasaurus and his sidekick William will get up to in this latest release and will certainly be picking up a copy next time I’m at the book shop ready to enjoy in the run up to the festive season. I’m sure either or both of the books would make wonderful gifts for Christmas too if you are looking for ideas for the little people in your life.

The Christmasaurus and The Winter Witch is available to buy or download now.

Which books are you most anticipating this Autumn and Winter? Let me know in the comments below.

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