2021 is nearly at an end but the books keep on rolling in. I have been rather lucky over the last couple of weeks to receive several awesome new novels that I am looking forward to check out. As a result, I thought I would do a quick Book Haul post to share which recent releases I am going to be reading into the new year. I am extremely happy with the haul I received, as not only have I managed to get my hands on several books I have been really looking forward to, but I also received a couple of intriguing new releases from the start of 2022 All of these should make for some fun reading and I cannot wait to start diving into the books below.
A Practical Guide to Conquering the World by K. J. Parker
The first of my new books that I want to highlight is the awesome A Practical Guide to Conquering the World by the exceedingly talented K. J. Parker. This cool fantasy novel is the third novel in the comedic The Siege trilogy, which follows on from Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City and How to Rule an Empire and Get Away With It, two extremely good novels that were among my favourite reads of 2019 and 2020 respectfully. I have been looking forward to this fantastic novel for a while and I am expecting another deeply entertaining and hilarious read about a new talented liar who uses a legendary siege to their own advantage. Set to be one of the best books of 2022, I am planning to read this book next and will deeply enjoy it.
Outcast by Louise Carey
I was also very lucky to receive a copy of Outcast by Louise Carey, which looks set to be an incredible read. Outcast is the sequel to Carey’s first novel, Inscape, which was one of my favourite debuts of 2021. This awesome series is set in a cyberpunk dystopian future and will follow a corporate agent as she attempts to get to the bottom of a major conspiracy. I look forward to reading this book and it should be a lot of fun.
The Unfamiliar Garden by Benjamin Percy
Benjamin Percy continues his intriguing new science fiction series with The Unfamiliar Garden. The Unfamiliar Garden will continue to examine the strange side effects of a mysterious meteorite strike, this time with a near-horror sounding narrative about mutated plants and possessed humans. I am very curious about this new book and I look forward to checking it out.
The Fields by Erin Young
Bestselling historical fiction author Robyn Young presents her first thriller novel with The Fields, written under a new penname as Erin Young. The Fields is an interesting sounding novel that follows an intense and personal murder investigation. This novel has a very interesting plot to it and I look forward to seeing Young’s debut thriller.
The Gosling Girl by Jacqueline Roy
I was also very lucky to receive The Gosling Girl by Jacqueline Roy, which is likely to be one of the most intriguing and powerful novels of 2022. The Gosling Girl looks set to be a complex murder mystery/drama hybrid that examines institutional racism around a infamous African American suspect who was arrested for murder as a child. This should be an extremely captivating read and I am extremely interested in seeing what happens in this fantastic and deep sounding novel.
The Maid by Nita Prose
Another great book I received was The Maid by Nita Prose, which is going to be one of the biggest debuts of 2022. Already optioned off as a film with Florence Pugh set to star, The Maid has a great story about a housekeeper at a fancy hotel who gets thrust into the middle of a murder investigation. I am curious about the buzz surrounding The Maid and I cannot wait to see what happens in this fun sounding book.
The Italian Girl by Anita Abriel
I was also lucky enough to receive a copy of The Italian Girl by Anita Abriel, a compelling and intriguing sounding historical drama. Set during World War II, this fantastic novel should be an interesting and intense read and I cannot wait to see what happens.
Unforgiven by Sarah Barrie
The final book I received was the very intriguing Unforgiven by Australian author Sarah Barrie. This fantastic and thrilling novel apparently follows a former paedophile victim who has grown up to hunt abusers and now finds herself trackingwith the monster who haunted her as a child. I have heard great things about this novel and I cannot wait to see what happens within it.
Well that’s the end of this latest Book Haul post. As you can see I have quite a bit of reading to do at the moment thanks to all these awesome books that have come in. Let me know which of the above you are most interested in and make sure to check back in a few weeks to see my reviews of them.