Ok, honestly, I have to say something. I wrote a little “books I’m excited about” not long ago so writing another seems repetitive. Today’s topic asks us all about those upcoming anticipated reads. However since I’m practicing more and more intention about the books I buy (this generally means less books) and as I say, I already posted something about the books I’m genuinely curious about, it feels right to abstain from that topic. However I will try to see if I can dig up a few anticipated reads coming in the next months that also fit with the red, white and blue aesthetic. Because though technically July 5, it’s never too late or wrong to celebrate the red, white and blue.
All that to say, while there ARE books I’m genuinely excited for (I think three get a shout-out below), I’m all about the intention right now. This is why the most fitting for today is all about the red, white and blue book cover box today.
So today with that in mind, let’s go.
RED, WHITE AND BOOKS!
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1: THE HAWTHORNE LEGACY, JENNIFER LYNN BARNES
2: A THOUSAND HEARTBEATS, KIERA CASS (DECEMBER)
Like anything (so far) Cass writes, I adore her stories. They all deal in the same kind of concept (court intrigue) and I don’t think I’ve liked anything quite as well as I did The Selection but they’re also easy comfort reads and that will always win out. Sadly there’s no cover art yet. But I doubt it’ll be red, white or blue! Amazon | GoodreadsALL ABOUT THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE BOOKS #REDWHITEANDBLUE #READER #READERS #READING #LETSREAD #BOOKISH #BOOKWORM #YALIT #TOPTENTUESDAY Click To Tweet
3: WORDS IN DEEP BLUE, CATH CROWLEY
This one has sat on my shelf through multiple unhauls and yet something begs me to hang on to it. Not sure if it’s the cover art (I own the hardcover) or what, but something has made me keep it. Is it worth a read? Amazon | Goodreads
4: WITHOUT WARNING, LYNETTE EASON
Read this one several years ago as the sequel of a four book series. The series follows a group of women in the business of personal bodyguard protection. I don’t remember all the details, but do remember I loved it. Amazon | Goodreads
5: WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER, JENNY HAN
I read books one and two, though honestly, I didn’t remember this until I went back in my wrap up archives to find this. So, needless to say, I should finish the series and read book three ending the chronicles of Belly and the love triangle with brothers Conrad and Jeremiah. Hopefully. Amazon | Goodreads
6: AMERICAN ROYALS, KATHARINE MCGEE
Tell me, is my assumption that this series is all soap opera drama accurate? That’s my impression, but am I wrong? Let me know because I do still have this one on my shelf and now I just have to decide – to read or not to read? Amazon | Goodreads
7: THE DEADLY SHALLOWS, DANI PETTREY (JULY 5)
This one is HIGH on my must read list of anticipated titles for 2022. Don’t know how I’ve gone this long without a new book from Dani. Along with Becky Wade (yes, I talk about her books too much… or is it not enough?), Dani’s novels always have a way of making me happy when I’m reading them. This series is about a team of Coast Guard agents. Amazon | Goodreads
8: AFTER SHE FALLS, CARMEN SCHOBER
Started this one months ago, and was SUPER enjoying. Now I just need to get back into it. Because it’s a fabulous read indeed. Follows a gutsy woman who leaves behind a destructive and abusive life to try and start anew with her young daughter… and of course the sexy dude from her past who once tried to help her. Amazon | Goodreads
9: PRETTY LITTLE PIECES, CARMEN SCHOBER (DECEMBER)
One of the books that’s on my most anticipated reads list for this year, and in fact, is really only one of the three of the books I’m GENUINELY eager to read. This doesn’t mean there won’t be more great books, but I’m just intentional about what those are. This is one of them and I’m SUPER excited. Amazon | Goodreads
10: A SECRET PRINCESS, MARGARET STOHL AND MELISSA DE LA CRUZ
Having read and loved Jo & Laurie, I was super excited to see this author duo re-tool another classic with A Little Princess (and blending it with The Secret Garden). This one was on that earlier anticipated reads list so it seems appropriate to add. But also… being honest, I don’t think I’ll like this one as well. Time will tell. Amazon | Goodreads
11: THROUGH THE WATERS DEEP, SARAH SUNDIN
Pretty sure I use this on any and every red, white and blue book list. But honestly, how can I not? I mean this cover screams the American life and spirit. It’s stunning and romantic which it should be, but is also somehow beautifully patriotic in how it captures its leading characters Mary and Jim. Or perhaps I’m a little weak in the knees at Jim in his crisp white uniform too. Whatever it is, everything is tied together so well and is just a lovely portrait of America. Amazon | Goodreads
12: TURN TO ME, BECKY WADE
Honestly, I am SO embarrassed that I haven’t read this novel yet. (And I PROMISE I am going to). I cannot wait to read another of this author’s novels. Her books always create so much joy while also getting into some of the aspects of life that are messier. Amazon | Goodreads
Over to you all – what are you eyeing for anticipated releases!? Do you have any of them on preorder or are you better (than I!) about that? Would you read any of these or have you read any? Comment all the comments – you know I love to chat.
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