Everybody is doing 2016 blog post. Literally, everyone. And so, I thought to myself, “What sort of wannabe blogger would I be if I didn’t do a 2016 post?”
Thus, this post.
- Books. (Naturally.)
- Reading. (Yep, books and the reading of them are two different things.)
- The Fox Hole (Duh.)
Coming in 2016 in BOOKS.
I am jazzed about some speculative fiction books that are set to release this year. So, I thought I’d share the ones I’m most excited about.
Curio by Evangeline Denmark. This one came out yesterday! Evangeline Denmark helped teach the worldbuilding class I took at Realm Makers, and she did a fantastic job! Everything about Curio that I’ve heard has been good! (Check it out on Amazon.)
Tainted by Morgan Busse. If you read my Favorite Five of 2015 post, you know I thoroughly enjoyed Morgan Busse’s first book, Daughter of Light. I cannot wait to see what she does with Tainted and the steampunk series that it starts! This one is set to release in the spring.
Siren’s Song by Mary Weber. If you read my Favorite Five post, you’ll know how much I adored the first book of this series. I’m on pins and needles until I find out what happens in the Storm Siren trilogy! This release March 1, 2016, and so you can hop over to Amazon to pre-order it with me.
Darkened Hope by J.L. Mbewe. This book, guys. Okay, partial disclosure, I have a bit of an inside scoop on this book, and it is fantastic! (This is another series and author that I mentioned in my Favorite Five… anyone noticing a theme?). Alas, the cover is yet to be revealed, but it will be soon! And this book is scheduled to release in May!
A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes. There isn’t much I can say about this series without falling into some sort of fangirl seizure/gush-fest. So, I’ll just say that this stunning conclusion will be released this fall. No, I haven’t read it yet, but yes, I know it will be stunning. (Cover yet to be revealed.)
Coming in 2016 in READING.
While I plan on reading in speculative fiction, I’m going to broaden my horizons. There was a time when I would read anything set before me, no matter the genre. Now, not so much.
I’m going to work on that in 2016.
My brother, Caleb, sent me a reading challenge that I plan to use to diversify my reading. To start things off, my sister-in-law, Janie, over at Crock and Candle, is loaning me Jane Austen by Peter J. Leithart. (I’m going to ignore my doubts on the grammatical stability of that last sentence.)
From there, I’m reading Follow Me by David Platt and That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis. I’ll see where the challenge takes me. (P.S. – what is a book that you would say “changed your life”? I’m curious, and I’m supposed to read a book that someone has said “changed their life” for this challenge, and so please let me know in the comments. I need some good suggestions. Any genre. Fiction. Nonfiction. Whatever. Shoot away.)
Coming in 2016 on THE FOX HOLE.
Ah. The moment we’ve all been waiting for. The moment when I bring this back to this blog
because I’m obsessed…mildly.
I cleaned house this past week on The Fox Hole. I went through a bunch of old blog posts and
cringed made them private so that they scourge the face of the ‘Net no longer only I can enjoy them. Trust me, it’s for the best.
Also, I’m working on updating my About page. It needs it. Never fear, I will be sure to tell you all about it when I finish the update. I know how you can’t wait.
Expect more posts like 3 Ways to Glorify God in Your Writing, #Called2Speak for the Lost, cover reveals/book reviews, random posts like How to Wrap a Gift (for the exceptionally challenged), and even more random posts like Writing Right Now. And whatever else I feel like posting.
And, of course, expect Flickering Lights.
Flickering Lights is currently scheduled to begin releasing February 8, 2016. I’ll assault your inbox next week with a special Flickering Lights post replete with a blurb, pictures, and a map. O.o
So, there is my obligatory 2016 post.
Thoughts? What is coming for you in 2016? Oh, and don’t forget to tell me about a book that changed your life!