Top 10 Upcoming Releases I’m on the Fence About

There are so many incredible books coming out these days, and I have such a hard choosing what to read! Just this week my husband gave me a dirty look for my giant stack of library books – let’s be honest, I’m not going to get through all of them before I have to take them back, and most of them are new releases. So thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt, here is a list of 10 books coming out soon that I just can’t decide on. If you have read any of these, I would love to know what you think!

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

I’ve never been a huge Marie Antoinette fan, but the idea of a world with both Marie Antoinette and magic sounds rather intriguing to me. The deciding factor for me would be whether this book focuses more on magic and intrigue (good), or romance (bad).

I Am God by Giacomo Sartori

This idea sounds fantastic – God falls in love with a human, and not any human, but a brilliant geneticist and atheist determined to infiltrate the Vatican’s secret files. I don’t mind a book that’s a little sacrilegious, but I would need this one to still feel internally consistent.

The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber

This sounds like a pretty good historical fiction book with a fairly strong plot (which I feel like historical fiction sometimes struggles with). I’m just concerned that this one will turn too preachy at the last minute.

The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams

I’ve been reading more memoirs lately, and this sounds like it could be an incredible story. I’m concerned that this one will be a little too heavy for me. I know that sounds like a cop-out, but honestly I can’t take another book that makes me worry about my own death. I have plenty of things to worry about these days…

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

This book is based on the (but partly fictionalized) life of Maude Baum, the wife of the author of The Wizard of Oz. I feel like this could have some great history in it but I’m a little leery that it might not have a ton of real plot.

The Birds that Stay by Ann Lambert

This is a murder mystery set in Canada – and honestly just the short description sounds to me like it’s so full of complex and interesting characters that I think it would be right up my alley. I’m just concerned that I’ll be disappointed, and it’ll turn out to be yet another murder mystery that jumps from action sequence to action sequence without enough character development to keep me interested.

We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

I’ve been reading a lot more World War II stories set in England lately, partially because I’m interested in this image of England haunted by airstrikes, and this one is about a woman who finds a little girl abandoned and takes her in – and apparently then loses her again. It sounds like a good book but I’m concerned that it’ll be too heavy on the emotion and too light on any real consistency.

Woman 99 by Greer MacAllister

This is a historical fiction about a woman whose sister is committed to an insane asylum – so she goes undercover to see whether these women are legitimately in need of assistance or if there is something else going on. I know some about this practice of committing women who cause hardship on their families so I think this could be a great book but I hope it isn’t too action-y, and has enough historical truth.

Meet Me in Outer Space by Melinda Grace

There is so much that I love about this idea (an actual college student as the main character instead another high school student, and a main character that has an actual disorder instead of just another personality quirk, to name a few) but I am not usually a huge romance reader because I feel like romance novels sometimes spoil their own endings by having the romance solve a bunch of wildly unrelated problems.

Dig by A.S. King

I am all about books with interesting family secrets… but this one seems so scattered to me that I’m afraid I won’t be able to follow it.

7 thoughts on “Top 10 Upcoming Releases I’m on the Fence About

  1. I haven’t read any of these but I’m definitely intrigued by Enchantee! Marie Antoinette AND magic? Sign me up. Also curious about Finding Dorothy – that’s an avenue I really haven’t explored.
    But I know I absolutely cannot read that memoir by Julie Yip-Williams. Writing to her daughters when she knows she’s dying? I can’t.


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