New Books by Favorite Authors


    I just discovered that four of my favorite authors have books coming out in early 2021! Two authors I've only read on audiobook (and they are my all time favorite listens).  I'm excited to tell you why I can't wait to get my hands on them:

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn -  The Alice Network was the first audiobook that I really got into.  And, wow, did I get into it.  Sitting in the driveway to finish a chapter, taking another loop around the block to hear more, happily folding laundry so I had the chance to listen - I was hooked.  When I found out The Huntress had the same narrator (Saskia Maarvelad), I immediately downloaded it and, amazingly, it was even better. Saskia Maarvelad reads in a different voice for each character, so you instantly know who is speaking, but without any of them sounding overdone or grating.  The Rose Code is also set to be narrated by Ms, Maarvelad and I'm so excited for it to come out on March 9, 2021. Set during World War II, The Rose Code tells the story of three females who worked tirelessly at Bletchley Park to defeat the Nazis. I am sure I'll be frantically googling for more information on the Enigma codebreakers just like I did throughout the other two books!

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid - I only listened to one audiobook in 2020, but it was a great one: Daisy Jones and the Six.  Set in 1983 (woohoo! I love the 80's), Malibu Rising, tells the story of an annual end-of-summer party and the hosts: four famous siblings, the offspring of singer Mick Riva. By morning the Riva mansion will be destroyed by fire, but first - a night of revelry and deep, dark secrets.  It sounds like the perfect beach read (or listen), dropping on June 1st.

Klara and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro - I found Ishiguro by reading Remains of the Day a few years back.  That story wasn't my favorite but I was so enamored with his writing voice I picked up Never Let Me Go and I still think about it often almost a year later. I was pleased to learn that Klara and the Sun seems to have more in common with the latter - a bit of a futuristic, nearly science-fiction element in an otherwise ordinary world.  Klara is an Artificial Friend, observing the world from the storefront she hopes to be purchased from soon, but at its core is the question: what does it mean to love? This one releases on March 2, 2021. 

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah - I've quite a few books by Kristin Hannah, but my favorites are her two most recent novels: The Nightingale and The Great Alone.  I've never disliked any of her books, but for me, she really found her storytelling groove with these.  The Four Winds promises to keep her streak alive with a tale set during the Great Depression in the desperate Dust Bowl. Elisa Martinelli has to make the choice of so many around her: stay and fight for her beloved homeland or go West in search of a better life.  I think it shares a lot with what made me love Hannah's prior two books, a resilient female lead in an environment with such a strong sense of place it is a character itself. The Four Winds has a release date of February 2, 2021.

    How about you?  Are you familiar with these authors? If not, there's plenty of time to dive into their backlists before the new releases.  What books are you excited to read this year?

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