Autumn, I feel, is finally here. The fact that I’m also sat here with a jumper, fluffy socks and hot water bottle, means i’m definitely feeling the change in weather. (Although why? I’m not really sure).
I’ve been lucky enough to read quite a few review copies this month and last, and a few with scheduled release dates for the upcoming months. So without further ado, here’s a list of 5 new releases that are coming to a bookstore near you next month that I recommend you check out and those which I’m looking forward to.
- Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody. I’ve literally just finished this book yesterday and the blog tour for this wonderful book is next week. The first thing that drew me to the book was the amazing illustrated cover, it just seemed to pop out. That and it reminded me of summer and was something which I would associate with a Agatha Christies’ Miss Marple.
- Hygge by Charlotte Abrahams. Hygge is seriously making a statement this year, especially in these next few months, as there are a few Hygge books hitting the market. Great for the upcoming Autumn/Winter seasons, with the loose translation of comfort and warmth – many people, including myself, are reading more into this Danish tradition.
- Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davies. Another book which I’ve literally just finished reading. I read this on my kindle and pretty much read it in a day. Lisa covers a very touchy subjects and handles it so well. The main character Carrie is someone that I think most teenagers can relate to and the story is a beautiful read.
- The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood. I’ve recently starting reading this book, aka this morning and this is another book where I’ve instantly loved a cover. (What can I say? I’m a sucker for amazing covers?) The first two chapters had me hooked and I’m looking forward to reading this book over the next few days. This story is loosely based on the Icelandic and Faroese Folklore, Huldufólk. A dark read for the upcoming dark nights.
- Veggie Comfort Food: Healthy, delicious and comforting home-cooked foods by Josephine Ashby. I’ve come to realise that I’m a bit of a foody and more recently, a bit of a vegetarian at heart, so it’s no surprise that this book has made the list. This cookbook is the perfect book for the cold evenings packed with vegetarian meals which even carnivores could enjoy.
There’s many more books scheduled to be released next month, so keep an eye out in your local bookstore and find yourself a good read. Autumn is the perfect time to find an excuse to sit indoors, reading a book (hot drink optional).
If you don’t follow me on twitter, (although you really ought to) I’ve mentioned that next month on the blog will be a Harry Potter themed month. I’ll be spending the month writing blog posts and reviews regarding the series (not including Cursed Child – sorry guys!) leading to the run up to Halloween. So keep your eyes peeled and watch this space!