Welcome to another book haul post here on Always Trust In Books! September has already blessed me with so many great titles to share with you all. Most importantly (sorry other books…) I received Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff. So chuffed I managed to get a review copy from Harper Voyager. Another brilliant piece of book mail was Apollo by Zack Scott from Headline, it is a truly fascinating book on the Apollo space missions. So here are all the books I received in the first few weeks of September. Please let me know if you have already read any of these or are currently reading them as I would love to discuss the books with you. To the books!
September Book Haul Part 1
Apollo by Zack Scott
Published By: Headline
This books is so fascinating. I have already had a flick through and all the information and detail is outstanding. Can’t wait to tuck in properly and get my science fix.
Official Synopsis: The Apollo Program ran from 1961 until 1972, and marks one of the greatest accomplishments in all of human endeavour – man walking on the moon. On 20th July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin achieved this most remarkable feat, becoming the first humans to visit another celestial body.
Apollo is an extraordinary visual history of the story of this iconic space programme, based on recently released NASA data about the various missions of that name. Using beautifully designed infographics, Apollo takes us through all the astonishing facts and figures, as well as some quirky little-known details, and gives us a detailed and elegant history of the seventeen missions which saw twelve humans step on the surface of the moon. Apollo gives us an insight in to the incredible individuals who made that journey.
Broadcast by Liam Brown
Published By: Legend Press
I have already read this and I thought it was pretty good. If you liked The Circle or Black Mirror then this is definitely up your alley. Review soon.
Official Synopsis: A Truman-like nightmare for the YouTube generation
The idea behind MindCast is simple. We insert a small chip into your skull and then every thought, every feeling, every memory is streamed live, twenty-four hours a day. Trust me – within a few months you’ll be the most talked about person on the planet.
When David Callow is offered the lead role in a revolutionary new online show, he snatches at the opportunity.
Rapidly becoming a viral sensation, David is propelled to stratospheric levels of celebrity. However, he soon realises the downside of sharing every secret with the world.
A prisoner to both his fame and his own thoughts, David seeks to have the chip removed, only to discover the chilling secret lurking at the heart of MindCast, and the terrifying ambition the show’s creator has for him.
Published By: Hodder & Stoughton
The French Exchange Whale is a amusing read. I laughed quite a lot. It is silly but definitely good fun.
Official Synopsis: It’s said that everyone has a book inside them. Cal King doesn’t have just one though; he’s bursting with ideas for everything from children’s books to (in his mind) prize-winning novels.
Unfortunately for Cal, his ideas are all a bit silly. However, refusing to be deterred by rejections from publishers and agents (or the laughter of his girlfriend) he managed to secure a meeting at a top publisher and arrived at their London offices with a head full of dreams and a folder full of concepts.
At the end of the meeting (during which the editor seemed to have the most terrible cough) it was gently suggested that Cal compile his pitches into a collection of ‘terrible book ideas’ for the joke book market. Slightly hurt by this suggestion, but driven by a desperate and all-consuming need for approval, he agreed. And here it is . . .
Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida (Translated by David Mitchell)
Published By: Sceptre
I have been waiting for this for so long! I am grateful to be able to get a review copy. I loved The Reason I Jump and I am intrigued to see where Naoki is going to take us next.
Official Synopsis: Naoki Higashida met international success with THE REASON I JUMP, a revelatory account of life as a thirteen-year-old with non-verbal autism. Now he offers an equally illuminating insight into autism from his perspective as a young adult. In concise, engaging pieces, he shares his thoughts and feelings on a broad menu of topics ranging from school experiences to family relationships, the exhilaration of travel to the difficulties of speech. Aware of how mystifying his behaviour can appear to others, Higashida describes the effect on him of such commonplace things as a sudden change of plan, or the mental steps he has to take simply to register that it’s raining. Throughout, his aim is to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage those with disabilities to be seen as people, not as problems.
With an introduction by David Mitchell, Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight includes a dreamlike short story Higashida wrote for this edition. Both moving and of practical use, the book opens a window into the mind of an inspiring young man who meets the challenges of autism with tenacity and good humour. However often he falls down, he always gets back up.
New Fears Edited by Mark Morris
Published By: Titan Books
There are many a great name on the listing for this book. Especially Sarah Lotz who wrote the excellent The White Road. Fear, Horror, Terror and Creepy Vibes. What’s not to love..?
Official Synopsis: FEAR COMES IN MANY FORMS
The horror genre’s greatest living practitioners drag our darkest fears kicking and screaming into the light in this collection of nineteen brand-new stories. In “The Boggle Hole” by Alison Littlewood an ancient folk tale leads to irrevocable loss. In Josh Malerman’s “The House of the Head” a dollhouse becomes the focus for an incident both violent and inexplicable. And in “Speaking Still” Ramsey Campbell suggests that beyond death there may be far worse things waiting than we can ever imagine… Numinous, surreal and gut wrenching, New Fears is a vibrant collection showcasing the very best fiction modern horror has to offer.
Turbo Twenty Three by Janet Evanovich
Published By: Headline
I have been a fan of Janet Evanovich for years now. Her books are quirky and hilarious. The Stephanie Plum series has about 28 entries but JE always manages to keep it fresh.
Official Synopsis: A killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts…
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has been on countless crime scenes, but this is definitely a first. Her fleeing target has left behind a truck loaded with ice cream and a dead body – frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.
As fate would have it, Stephanie’s mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the ice cream factory to find out who’s killing employees and sabotaging the business. It’s going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It’s also going to be hard to explain to Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger…
Stephanie Plum has a lot on her plate, but for a girl who claims to have ‘virtually no marketable skills’, these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best.
Cold Feet: The Lost Years By Carmel Harrington
Published By: Hodder & Stoughton
Official Synopsis: An original COLD FEET novel written in collaboration with the award-winning COLD FEET team.
Reeling from the sudden death of Rachel, his beloved wife, Adam has no time to grieve. He has to keep going, for the sake of their baby son.
Jenny moves back in with ex-husband Pete, eight and a half months pregnant with another man’s child. Can their relationship overcome past jealousies?
Karen and David agree to an amicable divorce – but that’s before he sleeps with the divorce lawyer . . .
THE LOST YEARS reveals what happened to your favourite characters between series five and six of the award-winning TV series written by Mike Bullen. It’s an irresistible chance to catch up on all the laughter, the tears, the life lessons we missed while they were gone.
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
Published By: Harper Voyager
From what I see on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all the other book communities, this may be the biggest release of 2017! I am behind on my reading of this series but a few (thousand) lovely people have highly recommended this series and I intend to go for it very soon!
Official Synopsis: Conquer your fear, conquer the world.
Mia Corvere, destroyer of empires, has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry do not believe she has earned it.
Her position is precarious, and she’s still no closer to exacting revenge for the brutal death of her family. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.
When it is announced that Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself into slavery for a chance to fulfill the promise she made on the day she lost everything.
Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold, secrets are revealed and the body count rises within the collegium walls, Mia will be forced to choose between her loyalties and her revenge.
Thank you for stopping by to see the brilliant editions to my bookshelf this week. September is turning out to be a more hectic month than August. The mail is flowing very fast and it is my privilege to share all these amazing upcoming releases with you today. Please let me know if you are currently reading or have already read any of these books! I enjoy discussing books with you all.