Hit the road. Go on overdrive

My favorite time of the year has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited about the incredible line up of Fall books I have to look forward to…along with Pumpkin Spice lattes, cozy sweaters and cool nights by the fire…I can’t ask for much more! Here’s a peak at some of my most anticipated Autumn reads…



The Salt Line Sept. 5

a literary spin on the dystopian genre with this gripping story of survival and humanity about a group of adrenaline junkies who jump -the Salt Line.-



32895284Lightning Men Sept. 12

It’s 1950 and Officer Denny Rakestraw, “Negro Officers” Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith, and Sergeant McInnis have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. When Rake’s brother-in-law, Dale, a proud Klansman, launches a scheme to rally his fellow Kluxers to save their neighborhood, their efforts spiral out of control, a man is left dead, and Rake is forced to choose between loyalty to family or the law.



The Cuban Affair Sept.19

U.S. Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, now a charter boat captain is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise. When a 10 day fishing trip to Cuba becomes a hunt for missing millions, Mac soon realizes he’ll walk away rich…or not at all



The Best Kind of People  Sept. 19

A timely novel about an accusation against a beloved schoolteacher and the repercussions on his loved ones, exploring issues of loyalty, truth, and the meaning of happiness through the lens of an all-American family on the brink of collapse.



Don’t Let Go  Sept. 26

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.





The Deep Dark Descending Oct. 3

Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife’s death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers.




Manhattan Beach Oct. 3

Set in Brooklyn during the Great Depression, this atmospheric, noir thriller explores organized crime, the merchant marine and the clash of classes in New York City…lots of buzz surrounding this one!




The Seven Days of Us Oct. 17

A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays…




34496926The Ice House Oct 20

This story follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord. Witty and heartbreaking by turns, The Ice House is a vibrant portrait of multifaceted, exquisitely human characters that readers will not soon forget.




Artemis Nov. 14

Heist novel set on the moon. Jazz Bashara is a criminal and 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?  Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.



Killing Pace Nov. 21

It’s been two months since Lisa Green crawled barefoot and bleeding out of a terrible car accident with three important questions: Where am I?How did I get here?and most importantly… Who am I? Her boyfriend Roland has been nursing her back to health under close watch. Lisa has amnesia. They both know that, but only Lisa knows that she hasn’t lost her ability to reason. And reason tells her that she is not Roland’s girlfriend. She is his prisoner.




Anatomy of a Scandal Dec. 5

An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain’s privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.



I think the wide variety of books I’ve chosen should keep me on my reading toes for the next few months.  Of course, I’m sure there are more that will find themselves onto my Fall tbr but for now, I better get to reading!

See anything on my preview you like? What am I missing…I’d love to hear about YOUR most anticipated reads for Fall so feel free to leave me a comment!


books on my radar

Welcome to my first Books on My Radar post! I got this idea from my good friend Annie at The Misstery as we love to chat about what new books are coming out as well as the past books on our tbr we’re still looking forward to reading.





Ricky Mendoza Jr. (aka Ghost) is trying to make good. As a teenager, he was a ruthless gangbanger, addict, and killer until he got out and met Rose. As an adult, in recovery and working as a safecracker for the DEA, Ghost is determined to live “clean” to honor Rose’s memory—until he stumbles upon an opportunity to repay the debts of his past. All he has to do is crack a safe and steal drug money from under the noses of the gangs and the feds without getting caught. Or killed.

A propulsive, engaging thriller by a novelist whose writing David Mitchell called “audacious, unflinching and subversive,” Ryan Gattis’s Safe drives readers toward a shocking conclusion while exploring deeper questions about what it means to be “good.”

I’ve read a few pages of this and so far I’m enjoying the writing style and the action that happens in the first few pages




ARTEMIS, Coming November 14, 2017

The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon

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.

I literally saw the words “heist story set on the moon” and hit the request button ASAP on Netgalley. Couple that with the fact that I really enjoyed The Martian and I’m super excited to give this one a try.




Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never stepping out the door. That is until he sees something in a street view of downtown New York City. Thomas’s keen eyes have detected an image in a window…an image that looks like a woman being murdered.

Thomas’s brother, Ray, takes care of him, cooking for him, dealing with the outside world on his behalf, and listening to his intricate and increasingly paranoid theories. When Thomas tells Ray what he has seen, Ray humors him with a half-hearted investigation. But Ray soon realizes he and his brother have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy.
And now they are in the crosshairs….

I’ve wanted to read Linwood Barclay forever and when I saw this on sale for kindle last week I grabbed it. I can’t wait to read this, hopefully in the next week or 2 so look for it to show back up on Throwback Thursday.

Do these sound good to you? Have you read Linwood Barclay’s books before? I’d love to hear your thoughts in comments. Have a great reading week!