5 New Book Releases I'm Excited For

So many new books! So little time! So many other books on my shelves waiting to be read!

I've been a bit skint this month so haven't done a lot of book buying - and this month has been a whopper for new releases. So to scratch that new release itch without actually spending any money, I thought I'd let you all know about some of the new books I'm super excited for.

If, Then by Kate Hope Day - 12th March 2019

This book sounds so perfect for me - a literary sci fi, I love those! You follow four different characters who starting getting visions, where they see themselves in parallel realities. As time goes on the visions get more and more disturbing...and then disaster comes to their world. It sounds amazing - plus, it's set in a small town, my favourite setting!

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken - 14th March 2019

Bowlaway sounds like a family drama, where the whole town is the family. It's historical fiction, set at the beginning of the 20th century, where Bertha Truitt is discovered in the cemetary of a small town, unconscious. The book follows the whole town, centered around this mysterious woman with no past who opens a bowling alley. I love small town books and I love stories that have a really wide view, and this one has definitely intrigued me!

Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin - 7th February 2019

I love a good short story collection, and I have been waiting for this one for a really long time! Samanta Schweblin wrote Fever Dream, a short little novella which completely blew my mind, and I've been waiting for this story collection ever since! Fever Dream did a really great jobo f making me questions what was real and what was not, and these stories do the same. It had a real feeling of creepiness and unease without my really being able to put my finger on why, and I'm keen to see what else this author can do!

The Farm by Joanne Ramos - 7th May 2019

This is a book I've heard about just recently - but it's not out until May so there's still a while to go! It's another in this current trend of near-future literary book with feminist themes and I and LOVING it and will continue to purchase every book like it. This follows two women, Mae Yu who runs a luxury retreat that's transforming the fertility industry, and Jane, who lives in a cramped dorm with her baby and aunt and longs for a better life. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson - 12th March 2019

This is the only non-fiction on this list! There have been a couple of books about Lizzie Borden recently - the one I read was See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. If you've never heard of her, Lizzie Borden was a woman who was accused on brutally murdering her parents with an axe in 1892. It's never been proven whether she did it or not, but the case attracted phenomenal media attention and captured the public's imagination - could a woman commit an act like that? This book doesn't look into whether she did it or not, as many others have tried and failed to figure out conclusively who did it. Instead, the book looks at the case in detail, how the trial went, and the fascination surrounding it. I hear it goes into a fair bit of detail about the trial itself, using transcripts, and I'm really looking forward to looking at the justice system in the late 1800s.

I am so excited to get my hands on all of these books! I probably won't buy them all straight away since getting five brand new releases would be pretty expensive, but they're all on my list to pick up really soon. Have you read any of these yet? Do you plan on buying any?

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