While summer is in full swing, I cannot help but smile at the thought of the books and audios releasing this fall. I put together a list of my most anticipated books and audios. Grab an iced coffee or tea and check out my must haves. Then share with me what books/audios are on your must fall reading list.
On my List…
by Stephen King and Owen King
Simon Schuster Audio
September 26, 2017
Preorder: Amazon | Audible
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.
Stephen King is already and auto-buy for me, and since discovering audiobooks, it is my preferred method of devouring his works. I am very excited to see what this father and son create together. The synopsis and cover of SLEEPING BEAUTIES have me drooling!
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
by Darynda Jones
Charley Davidson #12
St. Martin’s Press
October 31, 2017
Ever since Reyes escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that’s not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings—some corporeal, some not so much—as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she’s not uncovering a murder. This time she’s covering one up.
Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture—the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford—out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican’s inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it’s time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she’s loved for centuries. So the question becomes, can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she’s worked so hard to protect?
The Charley Davidson series is one that I inhale and then cry when it’s over. As we draw closer to the conclusion of this series, it is becoming more intense. After the jaw-dropping cliffhanger of book eleven, I need this now. I will be reading THE TROUBLE WITH TWELFTH GRAVE since I have already created the voices of Charlie and Reyes in my head. However, the audios are to die for, and I have already begun scooping them up with plans to listen after the series ends.
by Andy Weir
November 14, 2017
Preorder: Amazon | Audible
Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
Hello, Andy Weir. I absolutely loved THE MARTIAN on audio, so ARTEMIS is a no-brainer. A heist set on the moon…count me in. Depending on the narrator I will probably listen to this one.
Seven Days of US
by Francesca Hornak
October 17, 2017
Preorder: Amazon | Audible
It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew’s elder daughter–who is usually off saving the world–will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she’s been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family.
For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity–and even decent Wi-Fi–and forced into each other’s orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems.
As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down.
In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who’s about to arrive…
An aging country estate. The family all together for the holidays, no wi-fi, cut off from the world… I want to attend and observe. At the moment I plan to read SEVEN DAYS OF US, but with the right narrator, I may listen.
The Rules of Magic: A Novel
by Alice Hoffman
Simon and Schuster
October 10, 2017
Preorder: Amazon | Audible
Find your magic.
For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.
Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.
From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse.
The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself.
I loved PRACTICAL MAGIC by Alice Hoffman, and the movie is one I will watch again and again, so when I heard THE RULES OF MAGIC was a prequel to PRACTICAL MAGIC I knew this fall was going to be special! Excuse me while I SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!! I picked up book one on audio for a relisten and will grab this on audio as well.
What books are you excited for this Fall?
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How did I not know that The Rules of Magic: A Novel by Alice Hoffman was coming out! Off to put it on my wishlist!
I am also waiting for The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones plus Heart Sight by Robin D. Owens and Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh.
Glad I could share with you!
I can’t wait to read Artemis! I loved The Martian, and this sounds like a cross between a heist novel and Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
I knew Andy Weir was working on a new book. I didn’t realize it was so close to coming out thought. I can’t wait to try this. I hope it will be as good as The Martian. I’m also very excited for the new Charley Davidson book too.
Glad I put you in the know. 🙂
Well I wasn’t excited for Seven Days of Us because I hadn’t heard of it but I definitely am now! It sounds amazing! I’m also really looking forward to the Alice Hoffman. I’ve got my first book by her coming up soon and I’m really looking forward to it. I just listened to the first Charley Davidson not to long ago and WOW it sounds like a lot has gone on since then. I can’t wait to get caught up!
The CD series is almost done and you’ll be able to binge the entire thing 🙂 Yes, I am excited about The Rules of Magic :).
There are so many good books coming out this fall! Sightlines and Citywide by Santino Hassell are my most anticipated. And Lady Eleanor’s Seventh Suitor by Anna Bradley.
I hope you enjoy your reads. 🙂
Ooo I will check out the HF rec. Thanks!
Most of those should get you in the mood for Halloween! I can’t wait btw. LOL
And I’m squeeing over the Practical Magic prequel too! I loved that movie. Thanks for sharing!
Me too! I am excited to share these in October.
King’s book was also on my list when I made mine not so long ago. I haven’t read any of his work yet though. Definitely going to start with something else before i pick this one up.
I love his books and have recently discovered that they are awesome on audio.
I’m looking forward to reading Artemis!
Oh I didn’t know about The Rules of Magic so thank you!!! So excited!
Yay so excited you are excited!
I think Seven Days of Us sounds really good! That’s one I hope to read. I’m curious about the Stephen King/Owen King collaboration. I didn’t know he had another write son – I’ve read Joe Hill and love his work.
I love Joe Hill too, but yes..he has another.
Sleeping Beauties sounds really good and I added it to my TBR. I also added The Rules of Magic. I need to get caught up on the Charley Davidson series, I can’t believe another book is coming out already lol.
Before you know it the series will be over. I am really looking forward to the spinoff.
Sleeping Beauties looks good and I would love to get that one. I am yet to read the Charley Davidson series.
I hope you start the Charlie Davidson series soon Nadene.
Yay. Let’s hope they are both awesome.
Wonderful list! Both Artemis and The Rules of Magic are anticipated reads for me as well.
I really need to read the Charley Davidson series. I guess now that it is ending I can binge read the whole thing. I do have my eye on most of these on your list.
They will be an awesome binge 🙂
I still remember my first Stephen King novel, “Salem’s Lot,” and it’s still my favorite! Also, Mr. Kind is a big baseball fan!!! Thanks for the post, Kim.
He is indeed. Salem’s Lot was a good one. My first was Lawnmower Man.
Well those sound great. I might have to try Stephen King again. Maybe if I listen to the audio I will like him better. I just cannot get into his books which bothers me because I love his movies. I haven’t read Practical Magic yet, so I have added that and the prequel to my audible. I look forward to these coming out!
His audios are fantastic Paij.
Oh that’s a great list of books there.
I am excited 🙂
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SK is an auto-buy for me as well. How did I not know Owen was an author as well as Joe Hill? I’m so excited for Sleeping Beauties! I’m actually reading Duma Key right now. I can’t wait to see how it ends.
Very talented family.
Of course I have the Darynda Jones on my list, already have it on hold at the library as well as the Stephen King. All of the others I have ARCS of so check… check … check and check. Every one of these is on my Fall TBR!
You are set. I have ARCs too but holding out for audios for some.
I just started the Charley Davidson series, so thankful I won’t have to wait like most people for the next book to come. I acutely picked up the audiobook from my library and it’s my very first adult audio listen. I don’t know why I was hesitant to pick up an audio, but I enjoyed the first book and have two now in audio from my library. I appreciate you mentioning that you like the audio for the series and as well as reading the books.
Great list. Thank’s for sharing.
LOL, you can binge away. Yes, I am planning a complete reread on audio 🙂
Not heard of most of those, hope you enjoy them! 🙂
Thanks, Stormi. When I review them, maybe I will convince you to grab them. *wink*
Great list!! I saw Andy Weir’s book and that will be very popular, I’m sure!! I didn’t know Alice Hoffman wrote Practical Magic. I haven’t been reading long enough to actually figure that one out – she’s not really in my radar of authors. So Vincent is the girl’s father? The new book should be REALLY good, especially with the Aunts 🙂
I love the Aunts!
Fall releases!!! I’m curious about a couple on your list, but I need to read earlier books first. But Charley #12 is on my list. I’ve also got Long Tall Cowboy Christmas by Carolyn Brown, Of Flame and Fate by Cecy Robson, and Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh at the top of my list.
Of course the Weird Girls and Of Flame and Fate. If I didn’t own Caffeinated Services, I would have had 2 of Cecy’s books on my list 🙂
Wonderful list of books! I’ve been really wanting to read Sleeping Beauties as well–and I really need to catch up on the Charley Davidson series!
Yay. Glad you are excited about them too 🙂
I am curious about the Stephen King collaboration with his son.
I have The Rules of Magic from NetGalley…eager to read it.
Seven Days of Us is on my list…I’ve been seeing it and wanting it….thanks for sharing.
I have a few of them as ARCs too and waiting on audiobooks.
The King and Hoffman books look good. I am definitely getting Artemis! I loved the Martian so much.
Oh I did too, it was a top ten audio for me 🙂
I can not wait for Sleeping Beauties!!!
I am so drawn to the Alice Hoffman – the most beautiful cover!
Right, and it has the aunts.
Some great looking books. I’ll take one of each. 🙂
These all look really good but the Charley book is always a must, especially after the freaking ending in book 11! Hope you enjoy all of these when you get your hands on them Kim!
Exactly. I need it now.
Some really good looking choices here Kim, I reviewed Seven Day of Us editorially.
I think you’ll like it.
The Darynda Jones upcoming release reminds me that I need to order book 3 to keep my promise to myself 🙂
And I’m really looking forward to Andy’s upcoming book too.
Glad to hear that Debbie. They sent me an ARC so I will be reviewing it.
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I have been curious about Darynda Jones and I hear her books have great narrators. Hope you enjoy all of these this fall.
I am loving her series. They are fun, suspenseful, sexy and addictive.
Oh wow. These are amazing list you’ve got there. And I swear, sleeping beauties sounds really really good
Doesn’t it. I cannot wait 🙂
oh yes, King and Hoffman for me!
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Yay, sound SO good, Kim. One of my most anticipated books is The Lucky Heart by Devney Perry. I’ve just got an ARC and cannot wait to start it.
Great post, Kim. ❤️
I will look that one up Geybie.
The Rules of Magic sounds like a good one, and Stephen King is such a brilliant author. I have so many of his books that they won’t all fit on the shelf. I definitely want to pick this up to add to the collection. Hugs…
The same with King, although I have switched to audio now, and I am slowing getting older works on audio too.
Right. I cannot wait!
Charley #12, hell yes! Omg, I have Artemis and I want to read it so bad, but I really need to wait. It needs my undivided attention and a good chunk of time. I’ll need to savor.
I am holding out for the audio, since the Martian was so good on audio.