New Books on the Horizon!

While I am still reading through books at a weird pace, this week I’m going to be looking at upcoming book releases that I am looking forward to rather than books I am finished reading. These are from a few different genres, and fulfil different reading needs- I think that being a varied reader is important. Books are released throughout the entire year obviously, but somehow all of the books that I want to read always come out with a 1-2 month period! November is going to be a verrrrrry busy month for me. And what is it that I will be reading?
The Witches of New York Ami McKay

The Witches of New York, Ami McKay

I’m not going to lie, her first two books (The Virgin Cure and The Birth House) have never jumped out at me. However, when I first saw this on Goodreads, I was intrigued. I am currently in a historical fiction mood, and 19th century New York is out of my normal era/area. As I slowly get older, I’m trying to branch out of my “regulars”- it might not seem like this is a big change, but for me, it’s fairly huge! Anyways, the book. Two young women (Adelaide and Eleanor) are working as witches or apothecaries inNew York in 1880, and are joined by an apprentice. Their new apprentice begins to see things that aren’t really there, objects seem to float, and sense spirits. Suddenly she disappears, and it is up to Adelaide and Eleanor to find her as they begin to remember things from their own past. Just in time for Halloween, coming out on October 27!

Talking As Fast As I Can Lauren Graham

Talking As Fast As I Can, Lauren Graham

Gilmore Girls is without a doubt, my favourite tv show of all time. It is the first show that I remember watching live from the first to the last episode! Immediately I was drawn to the fast talking and lovable personalities of Loralei and Rory. I was so interested in the characters that I never wondered about the actors behind them, until I saw this bookGilmore Girls was such an important part of my life, and I am excited to hear from one of the stars herself on the impact that it had on her. I’m also really curious to know how the filming of the second series (out on November 25) actually went, and how it was compared to the original series. I also might be a touch intrigued to know how she felt about season 7, sans Amy Sherman-Palladino. These last few months I’ve been waiting for a surprise move-up date, but the release date is still at November 29th!

Lyrebird Cecelia Ahern

Lyrebird, Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern is my favourite authors but I have been struggling with her more recent novels. The Marble Collector  was not my favourite book, Cecelia or otherwise.  I find that the subtle magic elements that drew me to her earlier works are completely gone, and that they are matching the spark that gave them their life. However, when I read the synopsis, it did tug at my curiosity a little and I knew that I will be reading it. This is my last try at Cecelia before I recede into only reading her older novels… Here is the Goodreads synoposis:

“Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her, and who you are after.

A documentary crew discover a mysterious young women living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian Lyrebird. The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of her story, and bestow the nickname upon her.

When they leave, they take Lyrebird with them back to the city. But as she leaves behind her peaceful life to learn about a new world, is she also leaving behind a part of herself? For her new friend Solomon the answer isn’t clear. When you find a rare and precious thing, should you share it – or protect it…”
On November 3, I will tucking in for a few hours to give Cecelia one last shot!

Scrappy Little Thing Anna Kendrick

Scrappy Little NobodyAnna Kendrick

When I found out that Anna Kendrick was writing a memoir, at first I wondered if it was a prank. One of the things that we all love about Anna is that she is honestly dysfunctional in the way that we all try to hide. I love and watch most of Anna’s films on repeat (except for Get a Job, because frankly, that was awful), and I can’t wait to hear more. I feel somewhat akin to Anna as she is also tiny and probably can’t reach stuff in cupboards, either. As numerous people on Goodreads have commented, if this book is anything like her Twitter, it will be hilarious! On November 15, I will spending every spare moment reading Anna’s thoughts and charms.

What books are you dying to read? What are you looking forward to?

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

4 thoughts on “New Books on the Horizon!

  1. Comics and the Cross September 21, 2016 / 7:12 am

    Thank you for mentioning the Lauren Graham book. My wife is a huge Gilmore Girls fan and I don’t think she knows about this book coming out, so it may be a great Christmas surprise for her this year.


    • anhistorianabouttown September 22, 2016 / 6:33 am

      I would loooove to receive this as a present!! However, I don’t think I’ll be able to wait that long!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Charlotte Graham September 21, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Ooh, I had no idea Anna Kendrick was writing a memoir! I will definitely have to pick that up.


    • anhistorianabouttown September 22, 2016 / 6:35 am

      When she first announced it, I half thought she was pranking us. I could not be happier that I was wrong! I’m super interested to hear longer-than-twitter thoughts from her 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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