Upcoming Releases I’m Eagerly Anticipating

Despite having an already-overflowing to-be-read list, I’m always looking ahead at what new books are soon to be released. Here are the ones I’m most excited about that will be releasing in the next six months:

Glass Houses coverGlass Houses by Louise Penny

The latest in the Gamache series, and as much as I tried to slow myself down so I wouldn’t be left waiting for publication, it didn’t work. Hurry up, publication date!! (August 29th, not that I’m counting or anything).

The Four Tendancies coverThe Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen Rubin

Rubin’s last book, Better Than Before, introduced the four tendencies, and I found that section was my favorite part in the entire book. I’m eager to read a book focused entirely on that topic.

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place coverThe Grave’s a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley

The latest in the Flavia de Luce series, which Goodreads says is expected to publish in September, but now Amazon says January. So apparently they aren’t making their original date and have pushed it back, which is a major disappointment as I am ready to read it immediately.

Reading People coverReading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel

Reading + personality = this should be awesome. I thought about applying to be on the launch team for this book since that would have gotten me an early copy. I really should have done that and then crossed my fingers to be chosen.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban coverHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay

I’ve had this one pre-ordered since April, despite already owning the book in at least two other formats. No matter, I want to own all of the books in this new illustrated edition, because it is so beautiful. It’s going to release in October and will be set aside as a Christmas present to me. Thanks husband dear, you gave me exactly what I wanted. 😉

The Yes Effect coverThe Yes Effect: Accepting God’s Invitation to Transform the World Around You by Luis Bush with Darcy Wiley

Co-authored by my friend Darcy (who wrote a wonderful guest post for me ages ago), I’ve been following along with her writing process since she first began the project. So excited for her that the publication date is almost here!

Ride On Will Cody coverRide On, Will Cody! by Caroline Starr Rose

I’ve mentioned my love for her books many times, and I’m excited for another one, especially one that I’m confident my son will love.

The Self-Discipline Handbook coverThe Self-Discipline Handbook: Simple Ways to Cultivate Self-Discipline, Build Confidence, and Obtain Your Goals by Natalie Wise

I “met” Natalie through an online group thanks to my friend Darcy mentioned above. She’s amazingly accomplished and regularly has SO MANY projects going on at a time, so I’m eager to read this.

Sleeping in the Ground coverSleeping in the Ground: An Inspector Banks Novel by Peter Robinson

An upcoming release that I’m actually not quite ready to read, as I catch back up on earlier titles in the series. This series got paused when I had kids, but I’m enjoying getting reacquainted with Inspector Banks and am looking forward to continuing on with him, especially since I haven’t even reached the books where Robinson really starts to shine as an author.

OPne Beautiful DreamOne Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both by Jennifer Fulwiler

I enjoyed Fulwiler’s first memoir, Something Other Than God and imagine that the sequel should be just as enlightening.

The War I Finally Won coverThe War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

I thought so much of The War That Saved My Life, and was super excited to hear there’s a sequel to it.

Of Mess and Moxie coverOf Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker

Hatmaker makes me laugh, and think, and laugh some more, so while this isn’t a book that I’m planning on buying for myself, it’s one I’ll be jumping onto the library holds list as soon as it’s available in the catalog.

Renegades coverRenegades by Marissa Meyer

The description for it sounds like it has so much potential, and with how much love I have for Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series I’m trusting the book will live up to its potential. (pleasepleaseplease)

Into the Bright Unknown coverInto the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

I began reading Walk on Earth a Stranger, but quickly paused it when I realized that it was the first in a then-unfinished trilogy. Into the Bright Unknown is the final book in the trilogy, so it’s time for me to go back to the beginning and read the books!

And, a few others that are on my radar as strong possibilities for future reads, including Hello Mornings by Kat Lee, Finish by Jon Acuff, Come and Eat by Bri McKoy, Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore, and Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton.


  1. Great list! So many good books coming out. I am on the Reading People launch team, but I haven’t started reading yet. Next week! I’m sure I’m going to love Anne’s book. 🙂 I’m also super excited for The Four Tendencies and Renegades. And of course the new illustrated Harry Potter.

  2. What a treat to see WILL here! I’m looking forward to THE WAR I FINALLY WON, as well. I’ve got to get to Rae Carson’s gold rush series. I loved THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS, and I’m not really a fantasy reader.

  3. Like you, I can’t wait for Gretchen Rubin’s book and Harry Potter # 3. I love the illustrated editions; they are SO beautiful. I am also going to buy the hardcover of Glass Houses because it is sooo gorgeous. I read an e-ARC of it and it was absolutely amazing…maybe the best in the series. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

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