I’ve been intentionally keeping the list of books on my reading list small since I’m such a mood reader and sometimes it feels like the minute I mention a book, I no longer want to read it! In January, I shared 2022 New Releases on Our Radar (Part 1- First Half of the Year), of which I’ve read 2 and am currently on the 3rd. Here are some of the books I plan to read this Spring – new and older releases.
Upgrade, Blake Crouch
I don’t read a lot of science fiction, but the books I’ve read by Blake Crouch (Recursion and Dark Matter) have been so good that I like to keep up with the author’s publications.
Logan wakes up to find himself in a hospital bed, attended by doctors in their own hazmat suits, his wife and daughter looking on from behind the glass. The doctors say he’s been infected by a virus–one designed not to make him sick, but to modify his very genetic structure. In a world where the next-generation gene-editing tool known as Scythe is widely available–and has already reaped disastrous consequences–the possibilities are too many and terrifying to count.
The Library of the Dead (Edinburgh Nights #1), T.L. Huchu
The Alex Awards is one of my favorite sources to find books to read. I try to read a few of the winners each year, and The Library of the Dead caught my eye.
Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker. Now she speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children–leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honor-bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world.
Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments (Edinburgh Nights #2), T.L. Huchu
I’m going out on a limb and just putting the 2nd book in the series on my reading list … I already requested and received an advanced reader copy!
Ropa Moyo’s ghostalking practice has tanked, desperate for money to pay bills and look after her family she reluctantly accepts a job to look into the history of a coma patient receiving treatment at the magical private hospital Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments. The patient is a teenage schoolboy called Max Wu, and healers at the hospital are baffled by the illness which has confounded medicine and magic.
City of the Lost, Kelley Armstrong
I was first introduced to the author through the Otherworld series and have been meaning to come back and read more from her for a while. City of the Lost is a completely different series – no supernatural elements that I can tell – but it sounds like an interesting thriller, and will work for May’s Key Word Reading Challenge.
Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed the grandson of a mobster and she knows that someday this crime will catch up to her. Casey’s best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. Diana has heard of a town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives. You must apply to live in Rockton and as a murderer, Casey isn’t a good candidate, but she has something they want: She’s a homicide detective, and Rockton has just had its first real murder.
Those are the main books I hope to read this Spring – although you know that there’s always more! Have you read any books by the authors mentioned above? What’s one new release you’re looking forward to reading soon?