Any new releases / upcoming publications that you are excited to read?
There are several books releasing in October that I’m looking forward to. A couple are part of series I’ve been following, such as Brothersong (Green Creek #4) by T.J. Klune, and Harrowed (Haunts and Hoaxes #2) by Irene Preston and Liv Rancourt. I’m also eagerly anticipating Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman, which is a prequel to Practical Magic. Plus, one of my favorite seasonal reads, A Little Familiar (Familiar Spirits #1) by R. Cooper, is being released on audio sometime in October.
Klune, quite clean and very economic writing. I wish I could be so mindful. I recall eclectic too, yes? His most recent cover came up in a podcast I just saw. Fun stuff!
I love Klune’s writing. Whether it’s his humorous stories, like the Tales from Verania or How To Be or At First Sight series, or his relationship dramas or paranormal books, his writing draws you in and immerses you in the characters’ lives.
I am definitely going to read Brandon Sanderson’s next Stormlight book. I feel like I’m not really keeping up on the world-building…
A friend recommended Will Christopher Baer’s Kiss Me, Judas. It’s noir and experimental. How much coffee do you think I’ll need?
My TBR list is miles long and mostly includes rereads and books already released. I’ve been trying to do a lot of ‘reading as a writer’ even though a lot of it is simultaneously just escapism.
On my radar for upcoming are:
I’m a slow, savour every word, reader (unless it’s Moby Dick). I’m reading Lee Child’s Reacher books at the moment and shall be getting into a recommended author after that. Not new publications, of course, but new to me.
Who is the recommended author and what was the recommendation?
Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman.
What was recommended about it? I saw the Sandra Bullock/Nicole Kidman movie version many years ago and enjoyed it. Is there more to the book or the style that makes it a particularly good read?
I’m just curious because, for example, I’d recommend the book Jurassic Park and the movie Jurassic Park for very different reasons and different experiences.
Since my last posting, a good friend has put her piece up on KDP. I am now reading two ebooks by trying to get 10pp off one in the morning, and the other as I lure Morpheus.
It was recommended for the author’s style of writing. That’s what attracted me. I also wanted to compare the novel to the movie, which, like you, I saw many years ago.
I love Hoffman’s writing style. The book is very different from the movie. It’s been quite a while since I read it, but I remember it having a more somber tone and the characters’ relationships with each other were not as cozy or tight-knit.
I want to read more Patricia Highsmith, especially the Ripley books.