Along with some great films releasing over the remainder of 2012, this year promises to be an excellent year for books. Here’s my list of books I can’t wait to get lost in over the next few months:
Spud – Exit, Pursued by a Bear
John van de Ruit’s final installment in the popular Spud franchise. Love the books or hate them, they have become wildly successful here in South Africa, and their combination of humour and wit are the perfect blend for an escapist read. The book lands on shelves on the 4th of August.
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian
Artemis Fowl has become one of my favourite characters in teen fiction. Whilst my reading tastes have certainly changed over time, Artemis has been (and always is) a fun read. Even though most of us prefer to think that we’re “higher” than the level of teen fiction, in a market saturated by vampire fiction, it’s refreshing to see a solid character set in an intriguing universe. Plus, Eoin Colfer is always fun to read!
Anthony Horowitz is one of my favourite authors of all time. He has become, in a way, a mentor for my writing career, an inspiration spurring me to write better. Oblivion is the final installment in his brilliant Power of Five horror/thriller series. Judging from the previous books (especially Necropolis), Oblivion is set to be another page-turner. It’s also, apparently, the longest novel Horowitz has written.
The Casual Vacancy
J.K. Rowling’s first novel since the final Harry Potter epic. Need I say more? Whilst there’ll be no wizards in this new book, there’s sure to be Rowling’s distinct magic emblazoned upon each of the 512 pages. Release date: 27 September 2012.