May books on my radar…

RadarEach month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try.

I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 😦

But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too!

May 6

This sounds interesting. I’ve read most of Charlaine Harris’ books including her early mysteries before she wrote about Sookie Stackhouse. I still have a few of Sookie’s stories to read. I’ve been saving them! I’m glad she’s started a new series though I will probably wait to buy this one since it’s pretty expensive.

midnight-crossroadMidnight Crossroad

by Charlaine Harris

Series: Midnight, Texas #1

Published by Ace Hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

320 pages

Synopsis: Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…

Seanan McGuire is one of my favorite authors so I’m looking forward to starting this new series by her.

sparrow-hill-roadSparrow Hill Road

by Seanan McGuire

Series: Ghost Stories #1

Published by DAW

Genre: Fantasy

432 pages

Synopsis: Sparrow Hill Road is the first volume in the story of Rose Marshall, who was the first victim of the man called Bobby Cross, although she was far from the last — and unlike most of them, she did not go easy into that good night. Sixty years down the line, she’s still kicking ass, taking names, and more than a little bit pissed off about the way that she died.

You want a good little ghost who’ll stay where she’s put and only haunt the people who deserve it? Go to a sleepover. You want the real story of the American ghostroads? Come and have a word with Rose.

May 27

I haven’t gotten to this book in the series yet so I’ll wait to get this one. I’m looking forward to my next book–White Night (book 9 in the series).

skin-gameSkin Game

by Jim Butcher

Series: The Dresden Files #15

Published by Roc Hardcover

Genre: Urban Fantasy

464 pages

Synopsis: Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day….

Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.

He doesn’t know the half of it….

Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains—led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone—to break into the highest-security vault in town so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

It’s a smash-and-grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world—which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he’s dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.

Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess—assuming his own allies don’t end up killing him before his enemies get the chance….

Books I plan to buy this month…

  • Of these books I’m only going to buy Sparrow Hill Road this month.

I know I must have missed a number of books this month since I usually have more than three new books on my radar each month! What have I missed? What books are you excited to read this month?