My birthday book wishlist 2017

A list of my most wanted book releases.

It’s my birthday coming up in May so I run through some of the books I’ve asked for this year!

The Rome Affair – Karen Swan

The Rome Affair by Karen Swan
‘The Rome Affair’ by Karen Swan©

I was first given a book by Karen Swan for Christmas a couple of years ago ‘The Perfect Present’ since then she seems to bring out a summer book in time for my birthday and a book in time for Christmas, so on each occasion I end up with one of her books – which is no bad thing as I do love reading her books. They are perfect for relaxing either on holiday on the sunbed or over the Christmas period with a tub of Twiglets or some mulled wine.

This year, unfortunately the new novel ‘The Rome Affair’ isn’t out until 13th July 2017 so not in time for my birthday, but this is one of the first books that Karen Swan has written about Italy, a country that I have always wanted to visit and have a fascination with so I am excited for this one.

Apprentice in Death – J.D Robb

Apprentice In Death by JD Robb
‘Apprentice In Death’ by J.D Robb©

Next is something completely different, a crime novel. I first saw this in Heat magazines book review section. The story is set in Central Park, as they ice skate a seemingly random group of people are murdered by a sniper and it’s up to detective Eve Dallas to find out who is behind it. Described in heat magazine as ‘another fast-paced crime belter from the epic Robb’ it sounds just like the type of book I like to read.

Ragdoll – Daniel Cole

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
‘Ragdoll’ by Daniel Cole©

Having had a look at this novel for the February releases, this is one I still really want to read. If you would like to know more about this title please have a look at my review on my previous blog post.

The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry

Essex Serpent
‘Essex Serpent’ by Sarah Perry ©

At first it was mainly visual appeal which made me want to read this novel, I still love the front cover of this one. And now it’s made it on to the long list for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, won Waterstones Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award it is definitely one that I want to read.

The Chemist – Stephanie Meyers

The Chemist Stephanie Meyers
‘The Chemist’ by Stephenie Meyer©

Best known as the author of the vampire Twilight series that made Robert Patterson a household name when the books were made into movies.  Meyers has now moved on to writing novels for adults and I think her debut sounds really promising.

The Chemist follows an ‘ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long … They want her dead, and soon.’

Cartes Postales from Greece – Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop
‘Cartes Postales from Greece’ by Victoria Hislop©

I’ve been a fan of Victoria Hislop since reading her book ‘The Island’. I haven’t read any of her other books yet so I would like to read her latest novel ‘Cartes Postales from Greece’. It’s about Ellie who begins receiving postcards from Greece every day at her flat addressed to a name she does not know with no return address and mysteriously signed ‘A’. After 6 months the postcards cease and Ellie decides she has to visit the location depicted in the postcards for herself and finds out the story behind the postcards and ‘A’.

The Baltimore boys – Joel Dicker

The Baltimore Boy Joel Dicker
‘The Baltimore Boys’ by Joel Dicker©

Battling with Victoria Hislop for my favourite author position is Joel Dicker. His next offering actually comes out on the day of my birthday so I am hoping someone will pre-order this for me so I can get reading it as soon as possible. His second novel and the follow up to one of my top 5 favourite books, the new novel ‘The Baltimore boys’ follows up with Marcus from ‘The Harry Quebert Affair’ struggling to write his 3rd novel.

A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus’s first love who we briefly hear about in the ‘Harry Quebert Affair’.

‘The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus, and his cousins Hillel and Woody. Three brilliant young men with their whole lives ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath the weight of lies, jealousy and betrayal. For years, Marcus has struggled with the burdens of his past, but now, he must attempt to banish his demons and tell the real story of the Baltimore Boys.’

I can’t wait! Do you have any books you are after and can’t wait to read? Or have you read any of the ones in my list? Let me know in the comments!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. itsmesaraa says:

    I added these books to my wishlist :)!
    Always a pleasure discovering new books 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. paminat0r says:

    Mostly, I read non-fiction; however, the Chemist sound interesting.


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