Upcoming NetGalley Reads – Part 1

Thanks to NetGalley.com, I have LOADS of upcoming (as well as late because I can be a slow reader) releases that I get to read and review! I wanted to give you a sneak peak and let you see which you might be interested in when it comes time for them to hit the shelf. Below are 5 of the 10 books I currently have downloaded on my kindle to read. The second five will be included in a post later on!

In The Full Light of the Sun by Clare Clark is my oldest read. I began reading it and don’t know why, but I had to put it down. I think I was getting bogged down with work when I started and I haven’t been able to pick it back up yet. This book was published on July 9, 2019. It is based on a true story and follows three Berliners that get caught up in an art scandal. The story takes place during the 1920’s and the Nazi party is rising to power. From what I remember, it was very well crafted and I really am excited to get back to reading it!

My second oldest NetGalley read is called A Hero Born by Jin Yong. It is a Chinese classic and was translated and published in the U.S. for the first time on September 17, 2019. It is part of the Condor series (which I have seen more of being released) and is about a son – Guo Jing – who flees with his mother after his father is murdered. He later has to face his foes on the battlefield and works on honing his kung fu skills. This book is set in Ancient China which makes it unique in setting for sure. I know that I personally don’t read too many books that are set in that time period.

I Hate Everything: A Day in the life of a Teacher was published in November of 2019. I just recently got ahold of this title in February so I haven’t had it that long. I picked it up because I am a teacher and I honestly am hoping to find some humility and reassurance in my day to day life choices. This book also addresses some of the nonsense that has entered the classroom and brings to light some of the issues with public education. Robert Lantana was a teacher for 12 years and uses his personal experiences to help bring this book to life. Very excited to dig into this one.

Another backlogged read is The American Fiancée by Eric Dupont. This book was published February 11, 2020. It follows three generations of Lamontagnes and their adventures around the globe during the 20th century. This family chain is tied to its roots but has elements of their history that they aren’t yet willing to bring out into the open. I began reading this and had to put it down. I was reading two or three other books at the same time, which is too many for me. But, I plan to return to this one very soon and see how the lives of these characters play out.

My next upcoming, soon to be published, read is Privateers by Charlie Newton. This is a thriller set against the backdrop of Chicago racetrack that gives clues to a treasure linking to Havana, Kingston, and Port-au-Prince. Three women set off into the Caribbean jungle in search of treasure amidst dangers of all sorts in hope of finding gold – or merely hopes of survival. This book is published March 31, 2020! Look for it!

I am excited to read these (mostly published) books and share my opinions about them with you. Look for another post soon with PART 2 of the NetGalley reading list. The next list is all up and coming releases.

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