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10 May 2018 Book Releases I’m Excited About

May 2018 Book Releases I'm Excited About On Novels And Nonfiction

This post is coming a bit later than normal because I’m getting into the busiest time of the year at my real life job. Through end of May, I will likely have an even harder time than usual (ha ha) with keeping on a semi-regular posting schedule, so my apologies in advance!

For this month, I picked 10 releases as is the norm, but with a slight skew towards fiction (6) versus nonfiction (4). I just couldn’t choose between all the novels I was interested in reading. I’ve made a semi-resolution to dedicate myself to getting caught up with books I already own and haven’t read yet (in part because of the 11 signed books I acquired during the LA book Festival) so I may not get to many of these titles for a while – but boy do I wish I had the time to read all of them. I hope you get some good inspiration for your TBR!

10 April 2018 Book Releases I’m Excited About

April 2018 Book Releases On Novels And Nonfiction

If you’re being slowly crushed by a huge pile of physical or digital books you must read asap raise your hand. If, despite that, you can’t help but yearn to know what is just around the bend in the bookish world, and add even more titles to your TBR list, you’re in good company.

There are definitely a few of these April 2018 releases that I was so excited about that I requested physical or digital copies regardless of all the other books glaring at me from a shelf or my Kindle. But the majority will likely have to wait while I get my reading life in order (maybe never?).

I tried to include a little bit of everything – lots of history, both fictional and not, but also fantasy, two memoirs, politics and a little science thrown in with a curveball dinosaur pick. Enjoy!

10 November 2017 Book Releases I’m Looking Forward To

Ten November 2017 Book Release I'm Looking Forward To On Novels And Nonfiction

Every month, I pick 5 nonfiction and 5 fiction books being released that month that sound like good reads to me, based on my personal preference in topics and genres, as well as advance reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.

In this month’s list, I’m definitely most excited about Prairie Fires on the nonfiction side and Artemis on the fiction side. I’ve already requested both on Net Galley and have reviews scheduled for later in the month. Other picks from this list that are still available for request on Net Galley (for the bloggers out there) are Little Broken Things and The Story Of Arthur Truluv.

Hopefully you find something here that catches your eye!

Just Read: The Last Days Of Night By @MrGrahamMoore

The Last Days Of Night Book Review On Novels And Nonfiction

This is a review I’ve had pending for a while, since I actually read this book back in August when I was home visiting my family in Milan. It was a Net Galley pick and I’ve been trying to get caught up on my reviews over there (aren’t we all), so here I am finally getting around to it.

The Last Days Of Night is a historical fiction novel that has a scientific component, so it reminded me in some ways of The Other Einstein. In The Last Days Of Night, however, there is much more action and less romance. The science in The Other Einstein is also relatively minimal due to its theoretical nature, while in The Last Days Of Night, the nature of electricity and the technological discovery of the light bulb are really at the center of the narrative.

Ultimately, for atypical historical fiction that has a significant scientific backdrop, I would definitely recommend The Last Days Of Night. Read my full review to find out more.

Reviews Of Sapiens And Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari – Author Spotlight

Yuval Noah Harari Author Spotlight On Novels And Nonfiction

When I first learned about Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind, I knew that I had to get my hands on it immediately. It’s exactly the kind of nonfiction I love the most – with sweeping swaths of history summarized based on overarching trends, while still including enough details to teach me something I didn’t know. I could tell that Homo Deus, on the other hand, would be a departure from my usual nonfiction fare. It’s almost more of a manifesto than the hypothetical set of musings on the future that the author insists it to be.

The two books are clearly portrayed as a set, based on their titles and matching cover styles, but if you loved Sapiens, you’re not at all guaranteed to also enjoy Homo Deus. I’m not surprised to say that though Sapiens has made it up there in the Top 20 or so of my favorite nonfiction titles, Homo Deus was interesting but much less to my taste. To find out why, read my reviews below!

April 2017 #BookOfTheMonth Delivery: Reviews Of American War, Startup and The Oregon Trail

Book Of The Month April 2017 Reviews On Novels And Nonfiction

Book Of The Month is a subscription service that sends you one hardcover book per month out of five selections for a low monthly subscription fee. You can add 2 more titles to your monthly delivery for $9.99 each, and the price overall is very cheap for full-size hardcovers.

Book Of The Month is not paying me to promote their service. I just love it so much that I’ve turned my monthly deliveries into a feature on my blog 🙂 I do encourage you to try it though, because if you like hardcovers it’s a great deal.

You can use my referral link to sign up if you’re interested in trying it. You’ll get your first three months for just $9.99 each plus a cute tote. And I’ll get a free book when you join. Win, win!

I’m starting to work up some speed in catching up with my Book Of The Month reading and I hope to post reviews of a new month every 2 weeks, so I should be back on schedule by September. Fingers crossed!

When it comes to my April 2017 Book Of The Month selections, I ended up with 3 winners. American War by Omar El Akkad was amazing, Startup by Doree Shafrir was highly entertaining and The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck was very interesting if a tad dense in parts. Read my full reviews below!

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