Top Ten Tuesday – books I’d slay a lion to get early

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I am going to give this Top Ten Tuesday fun a try. Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl hosts these weekly challenges (so, see her blog for more info).

  1. Anything Stephen King but specifically his latest book The Outsider coming out this month! I pre-ordered that sucker ages ago and I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on it.
  2. Neil Gaiman can do no wrong! So whenever he finishes another book, I will slay that lion to get it early. On his personal blog, he talks about that one day he’ll write a sequel to Neverwhere and may call it The Seven Sisters. When that day comes, I cannot even imagine what I would sell to get that book early. Neverwhere remains my all-time-favorite of his.
  3. Isabel Greenberg. I loved both her graphic novels but The One Hundred Nights of Hero holds a special place in my heart. I cannot wait for her next book – I hope she is working on it.
  4. Katherine Arden‘s Winternight trilogy has got me all kinds of swoony. I actually was able to read the first two books as ARCs and so I am really hoping I get to do the same with The Winter of the Witch. The second book just blew me away and I am itching to read on. August 14th is the expected publication date but I really hope I don’t have to wait that long.
  5. I freaking loved S. Jae-JonesWintersong books. She’s slated to come out with an entire series based on Sailor Moon. How can that not be golden?!?! I so would love to read that first book early.
  6. The Night Circus was this magical story that took me through my first Dewey’s readathon and I’ve been keeping an eye out for any new work by Erin Morgenstern. Apparently, she is working on a new novel entitled The Owl King and although I have literally no clue what it’s about I am going to read the heck out of it ASAP.
  7. I love me a good graphic novel and I especially love if it’s a spooky one or themed around spooky things. Earlier this year, I finally read My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris. Gosh, I don’t even know how to describe how special that one is. The pages are busy with illustrations. There are so many speech bubbles. Monsters everywhere, of course. It’s purposely done to look like someone’s notebook and it really feels like you, the reader, is getting a glimpse into someone’s private thoughts and ideas. Volume 2 of this graphic novel is scheduled for mid-August, but man, oh, man, what I would give to see that early!
  8. Ann Patchett is just a lovely person. I’ve been able to interact with her on a few occasions and ever since I read Bel Canto, I am a fan of her writings. Throughout the years, I’ve loved some of her books and found a few others just ok. But, I would read any book of hers early had I the chance!
  9. I recently reviewed A.M. Morgen‘s debut novel The Inventors of No. 8 and let me tell you that woman has got it going on. The world needs more relatable novels about women in STEM disciplines or really just stories with strong female characters. I’ll tell ya as soon as she working on a second book, I will be requesting the heck out of it through NetGalley.
  10. Nora Roberts has been a guilty pleasure of mine since my teens. I ferociously read her romance novels and wouldn’t even know what to do with myself could I get my hands on one early.

What books are you looking forward to? Do you have any holy grails?

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