Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday's Future Favorites


This is a new monthly feature on the second Friday of each month from Brandy at Random Musings of a Bibliophile  highlighting the excitement for upcoming books.  I have three books that I can't wait to read.

Jessica Lawson wrote  Nooks & Crannies, The Actual &Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher and Waiting for Augusta, all books that I really enjoyed reading.  I really like the premise of an old bottle and the covered bridge.  

Due to release: September 5th, 2017

"In the tradition of Rooftoppers and Three Times Lucky, critically acclaimed author Jessica Lawson returns with her fourth whimsical, lyrical, and heartfelt middle grade novel about a girl who’s desperately trying to keep her life together, when everything seems to be falling apart.

In the weeks leading up to Gilbreth, New York’s annual AutumnFest, twelve-year-old woodcraft legacy Minna Treat is struggling with looming deadlines, an uncle trying to hide Very Bad News, and a secret personal quest. When she discovers mysterious bottle messages under one of the village’s 300-year-old bridges, she can’t help but wonder who’s leaving them, what they mean, and, most importantly…could the messages be for her?

Along with best friend Crash and a mystery-loving newcomer full of suspicious theories, Minna is determined to discover whether the bottles are miraculously leading her toward long-lost answers she’s been looking for, or drawing her into a disaster of historic proportions."


Anderson is an auto-buy author for me, I love the variety of books that he writes.  Books like Mrs. Bixby's Last Day and Posted, and then there are fantasy's like Dungeoneers and Insert Coin to Continue and well Granted's cover just has me all curious.  I especially want to know about that yellow leaf.

Due to release:  February 13th, 2018

Granted, a hilarious, heartfelt, and unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training and her first wish-granting assignment.

Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you’re not allowed to tell anyone what you’ve wished for. But even so, rest assured: There is someone out there who hears it.

Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets is no ordinary fairy—she is a Granter: one of the select few whose job it is to venture beyond the boundaries of the Haven and grant the wishes of unsuspecting humans every day. It’s the work of the Granters that generates the magic that allows the fairies to do what they do and to keep the Haven hidden and safe. But with worldwide magic levels at an all-time low, this is not as easy as it sounds. On a typical day, only a small fraction of the millions of wishes made get granted. And even granting those promised few means navigating a human world fraught with danger.

Today, however, is anything but typical. Because today Ophelia is going out on her first assignment. And she’s about to discover that getting what you truly want takes much more than a handful of fairy dust.


Natalie Lloyd is another auto-buy author for me.  I loved A Snicker of Magic and The Key to Extraordinary, I have pages and pages of quotes from her books.  Isn't that cover just gorgeous too?  

Due to release:  February 6th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Snicker of Magic and The Key to Extraordinary comes a new middle grade series about seven strange siblings all born on a different day of the week and the neighbors who keep trying to tear their family apart.

When the Problim children’s ramshackle bungalow in the Swampy Woods goes kaboom, the seven siblings and their pet pig have no choice but to move into their Grandpa’s abandoned old mansion in Lost Cove. No problem! For the Problim children, every problem is a gift.

Wendell and Thea—twins born two minutes apart on a Wednesday and a Thursday—see the move as a chance to make new friends in time for their birthday cake smash. But the neighbors find the Problims’ return problematic—what with Sal’s foggy garden full of Wrangling Ivy, toddler Toot’s 365 stanktastic fart varieties, and Mona’s human catapult.

Truth be told, rumors are flying about the Problims! Rumors of a bitter feud, a treasure, and a certain kind of magic lingering in the halls of #7 Main Street. And the neighbors will do anything to get their hands on those secrets—including sending the Problim children to seven different homes on seven different continents!

With a snicker of Lemony Snicket, a dollop of the Addams Family, and a healthy dose of charm, The Problim Children is an unforgettable tale about adventure, family, and finding the courage to tackle any problem heart-first.

What books are you looking forward to?  Feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Oh! I haven't heard of any of these books! Definitely going to have to add them to my TBR! I can't wait to see what you think of each when you get your hands on them! :)

  2. Oh goodness, I love every John David Anderson book I've read, and Natalie Lloyd is like Anne Ursu and Rita Williams-Garcia and Karen Cushman and Sage Blackwood and Katherine Rundell for me~ aka, I drool over their next books months in advance. Speaking of Rundell, I'm very excited for her next book, THE EXPLORER. Hope you enjoy Bottle Bridge!

    1. Yes, Anderson's books never disappoint! I've read Rooftoppers and Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, but have to keep an eye out for The Explorer. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. Oh a new John David Anderson! I didn't know about this.