Getting back into blogging about books now that I’ve had a few moments of clarity on my projects and got quite a bit going on them. It also seems that I’ve started reading at a reasonable pace once more, mainly middle grade but it’s a start.
I’ve been working away solidly at the Indie Publisher website compiling a spreadsheet of contact information, along with other bits of information to help me get a directory out as soon as I can. This does seem to be taking up a lot of my free time right now.
I’ve also been consolidating information onto my Patreon, gradually getting all the recipes, film reviews, art manifesto and other bits across there for my patrons.
Here are several books that I’m quite hyped about for July 2021.
Mordew by Alex Pheby
This book I have as I’m a Galley Beggar Press Buddy, but I also got it in hardback as the cover is stunning. This is the first in a trilogy I always wanted to read and Alex has produced a stunner of a book, it’s now coming out in paperback in July, please make sure you read it.
The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes
This one I first saw in the recently closed Oswell’s in Barnard Castle and it went straight on my Wish List, exploring the inequality of land ownership in the UK and the politics and history behind this.
The Giant Dark by Sarvat Hasin
I’ve really loved the recent spate of reimagining of Greek myths into either contemporary settings, or rephrasing from the oppressed’s perspective. This sounds like a fascinating reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and the use of another, especially a lover as a muse.
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
This feels like a werewolf book, but with a difference. Sharp and witty is what everyone is saying and I’m so looking forward to finding out.
Test Signal edited by Nathan Connolly
An anthology of Northern writers feels like a great way to explore the region and the current thought going on in it, some great writers in here, and published by one of my favourites, Dead Ink Books.
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Out in paperback at the end of the month and that still feels a bit too long to wait, but waiting for an N.K. Jemisin book is always worth it. Alternative New York (tick) Ancient Evil (tick) Trilogy (tick) – this just sounds perfect
A Short History of the World in 50 Animals by Jacob F. Field
I’m a sucker for this type of list book, exploring the world, our part in it, and what else makes up the world around us, and the illustrations look stunning