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This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2018. Click on the title for the Goodreads description, where available.
Nucleus (Tom Wilde #2) by Rory Clements (due for publication January 2018)
I loved the first book in this new series, Corpus, and I’m looking forward to reading this soon as I have a lovely ARC courtesy of Bonnier Zaffre.
A Woman’s Lot (The Meonbridge Chronicles #2) by Carolyn Hughes (due for publication 2018)
I really enjoyed Carolyn’s first book, Fortune’s Wheel, set in a Hampshire village in the aftermath of the Black Death. I know Carolyn is working on a sequel and I’m really looking forward to catching up again with the folks of Meonbridge. No Goodreads description available yet.
The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse (due for publication May 2018)
I loved the first three books in Kate’s Languedoc series so I was thrilled when I heard that she’s writing a new book set in 16th century Carcassonne.
I’ve read quite a few of Alison Weir’s books, including the previous two in her Six Tudor Queens series. I don’t know a lot about Jane Seymour so I’m looking forward to this one.
Circe by Madeline Miller (due for publication April 2018)
This is a leap of faith because I have her previous book, The Song of Achilles, in my TBR pile. However I’ve heard great things about it and, as I really enjoy classical retellings, I’m keen to add this to my pile.
Blackbird Road (Jake Caldwell #3) by James L. Weaver (due for publication in 2018)
I loved the first book, Vindolanda, set in Roman Britain, at the very outskirts of the Empire. Its protagonist, Flavius Ferox, is a great character and I’m looking forward to more action and intrigue in the turbulent days of the threatened Roman Empire.
Japan Girl by Michael Pronko (due for publication 2018)
I recently finished The Last Train, a terrific crime thriller set in Tokyo, which introduced Japanese detective, Hiroshi Shimizu. I know Michael is working on the next one in the series and I’m really looking forward to reading it. No Goodreads description available yet.
The Rocks Along Our Way by Patrick Gale (due for publication 2018)
I absolutely adored A Place Called Winter and, although I haven’t read any other of this author’s books (although they’re on my wishlist), it impressed me enough to get me excited at the thought of a new book from this talented author.
The Two Houses by Fran Cooper (due for publication March 2018)
One of my top reads of 2017 was These Dividing Walls, Fran’s first novel. If this second one is anywhere near as good, we’re in for a treat.
If I was allowed a no.11, I’d wish that the last volume of Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, was going to be published in 2018 rather than in 2019 as she recently intimated is more likely….