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Many of the new books in 2018 look to be burning good don’t they? 🙂

I noticed today that some of my hotly anticipated books coming out in 2018 have similarities in their covers – burning rich oranges and reds. Some literally on fire and some with burning in their titles.


Red Sky at Noon by Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao, The Buring Time by Virginia Rounding and The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman.  And I’m currently reading this one: Wildwood by Elinor Florence. I’m actually zipping through it – or ha! should I say I’m burning through it! (right? 😉 ) This one comes out in February and has been a very enjoyable read for me so far.

Now mind you, I can’t say I’ve been looking too closely at 2018 releases right now. Other than noticing these similarities in their colours and covers. I’m still trying to read through many of the ones from Fall 2017.  Many of the books anticipated by me and just released this Fall will make for perfect winter reading, such as First Snow, Last Light by Wayne Johnston. Therefore, I would prefer to keep my reading efforts in 2017, before peering out into what the new year will be offering.  Mind you, I have to say how tickled with glee I am at being able to finally read a new instalment in Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley series! The Punishment She Deserves is due out in March 2018. (The cover is in the moody grey-blues, not the fiery reds and oranges I’m showing here though.) I was getting a touch worried because she normally releases one every two-years like clockwork. That would have meant one in the beginning of 2017. It was not until just recently did news about The Punishment She Deserves come out. Speaking of series… I have some serious Maisie Dobbs reading to catch up on too! Jacqueline Winspear is releasing #14 in the series, To Die But Once in 2018! (I’m so behind, I still have to read from #9, Elegy for Eddie.)


These burning good books should be perfect since my reading time from now until Spring Thaw will be devoted to looking very much like this below! We’re having wood delivered this weekend and I’m prepping for many nights and weekends by the fire with some excellent books to keep me warm and cozy.


Happy reading!