I’m so fortunate to have several publishers who send me review copies on a regular basis, and I want to do them justice by at least cracking them open for review consideration. However, fall seems to be an especially busy time all around, both for the publishers and for me, so I’ve been getting terribly behind.
Here I can at least give a mention to some of the fall releases that are waiting on my shelves, and that I hope to get around to reading and possibly reviewing in the next few months. They all look marvelous — maybe some of them will spark your interest as well.
Necessity by Jo Walton (Tor)
Third in the series that started with The Just City. I can’t wait to see what Walton does with her neo-Platonists next.
The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis (Thomas Dunne Books)
A past-and-present narrative shaped by the Armenian genocide, this looks like a fascinating historical read.
French Rhapsody by Antoine Laurain (Gallic Books)
I enjoyed Laurain’s The President’s Hat, and look forward to more elegant French entertainment.
A Footman for the Peacock by Rachel Ferguson (Dean Street Press)
One of the debut books for the new Furrowed Middlebrow imprint, which brings back lost classics from the middle of the last century.
A Chelsea Concerto by Frances Faviell (Dean Street Press)
Another Furrowed Middlebrow book, this WWII memoir gets high praise from Kate Atkinson. ‘Nuff said.
Wonder Women by Sam Maggs (Quirk Books)
YA nonfiction about some of the female “innovators, inventors and trailblazers who changed history.” One of my favorite subjects.
The Weeping Ash by Joan Aiken (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
I loved reading through Aiken’s Wolves chronicles last year; now some of her adult romances are being republished, and I’m eager to read them too.
The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney (Nicholas Brealey Publishing)
Subtitled “Off-piste in Literary Switzerland.” I’m up for any book that will take me to Switzerland.
Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems (Folio Society)
A stunning new illustrated edition of Dickinson’s poetry. Definitely one one for the gift list, whether to give or receive.
Persuasion by Jane Austen (Folio Society)
Folio continues their current series of Austen editions with this, her last and many say her greatest love story.
Are you also interested in any of these? What books are on your list this season?