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Top 5 anticipated reads for Q3 2024

Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 anticipated reads for Q3 2024!! Or, books that I can’t wait to buy that come out in July, August and September 2024. Which is too long of a title, hence the shortened version.

Am I already drowning in books? Yes. Does that affect me wanting to buy new books when they come out? Absolutely not, as every book dragon in existence knows.

Will I buy and / or read them when they come out? Probably not. Honestly, why do we do this to ourselves??

I originally wrote this list back in June, so I’m not changing it. However, a couple of weeks ago I said I would scream if Silverborn was pushed back again. I hope you all heard me today, because we got the news that its release date was *surprise* pushed back again. To April 2025. And like, I get it. There’s a whole bunch of things happening behind the scenes that I don’t know about, and the author wants us to get the best book possible. I really do applaud that. But I also just really want the next book in this series because it’s so GOOD. Also, we already know that it’s part of a planned NINE book series. So, even after Silverborn, there’s another five books still to come. And I am impatient. (And grumpy.) (But trying to be understanding.)

The July to September 2024 topics are out now!! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted here @ Meeghan reads.

Let’s go see my top 5 anticipated reads for Q3 2024.

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top 5 anticipated reads for Q3 2024

The Au Pair Affair — Tessa Bailey

The Au Pair Affair by Tessa Bailey

Tallulah is smart, vivacious, and studying to be a marine biologist. She’s also twenty-six and broke. So when Burgess, a battle-scarred hockey veteran and newly single dad, offers her a job as his live-in nanny, she jumps at the opportunity to get paid while living in a super fancy neighborhood and being around Lissa, his cool but introverted tween.

Her tween charge isn’t the only one who could use some help fitting in, though. According to… well, everyone except Burgess, he needs to get back on the dating scene, and adventurous Tallulah is just the girl to show him how. But as boundaries are slowly crossed and Burgess finds himself pulled between his daughter, who wants her parents back together, and his insane chemistry with Tallulah, a huge rift is formed, and Tallulah does the “right” thing breaks her own heart and walks away.

Though Burgess knows it’s for the best he’s too jaded, with too much baggage a chance meeting, and a new push from his daughter, forces him to put everything on the line and fight to prove he learned his lessons well and is worthy of a happily ever after with Tallulah.

The Spellshop — Sarah Beth Durst

Kiela has always had trouble dealing with people, and as librarian at the Great Library of Alyssium, she hasn’t had to.

She and her assistant, Caz, a sentient spider plant, have spent most of the last eleven years sequestered among the empire’s precious spellbooks, protecting the magic for the city’s elite. But a revolution is brewing and when the library goes up in flames, she and Caz steal whatever books they can and flee to the faraway island where she grew up. She’s hoping to lay low and figure out a way to survive before the revolution comes looking for her. To her dismay, in addition to a nosy and very handsome neighbor, she finds the town in disarray.

The empire with its magic spellbooks has slowly been draining power from the island, something that Kiela is indirectly responsible for, and now she’s determined to find a way to make things right. Opening up a spell shop comes with its own risks the consequence of sharing magic with commoners is death. And as Kiela comes to make a place for herself among the quirky townspeople, she realizes that in order to make a life for herself, she must break down the walls she has kept so high.

The Spellshop by Sarah Beth Durst

Slow Dance — Rainbow Rowell

Slow Dance by Rainbow Rowell

Back in high school, everybody thought Shiloh and Cary would end up together… everybody but Shiloh and Cary.

They were just friends. Best friends. Allies. They spent entire summers sitting on Shiloh’s porch steps, dreaming about the future. They were both going to get out of north Omaha Shiloh would go to college and become an actress, and Cary would join the Navy. And they promised each other that their friendship would never change.

Well, Shiloh did go to college, and Cary did join the Navy. And yet, somehow, everything changed.

Now Shiloh’s thirty-three, and it’s been fourteen years since she talked to Cary. She’s been married and divorced. She has two kids. And she’s back living in the same house she grew up in. Her life is nothing like she planned.

When she’s invited to an old friend’s wedding, all Shiloh can think about is whether Cary will be there and whether she hopes he will be. Would Cary even want to talk to her? After everything?

The answer is yes. And yes. And yes.

Silverborn: The Mystery of Morrigan Crow — Jessica Townsend

Morrigan Crow is ready for a new adventure.

In Silverborn: The Mystery of Morrigan Crow, we will travel to places in Nevermoor that we’ve never seen, we’ll meet people from Morrigan’s past who will be very important in untangling the mystery of who she is… as she sides with someone very dangerous to learn more of the Wundrous Arts.

Silverborn The Mystery of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Apprentice to the Villain — Hannah Nicole Maehrer

Apprentice to the Villain by Hannah Nicole Maehrer

NOTICE TO STAFF: There has been a disturbing increase in cheeriness, sprightly behaviour and overall optimism of late. Please resume your former dark, ominous terrors at your earliest convenience. —Mgmt

Evie Sage has never been happier to be the assistant to The Villain. Who would have thought that working for an outrageously handsome (shhh, bad for his brand) evil overlord would be so rewarding? Still, the business of being bad is demanding, the forces of good are annoyingly persistent, and said forbidding boss is somewhat… er, out-of-evil-office.

But Rennedawn is in grave trouble, and all signs Kingsley’s included point to catastrophe. Something peculiar is happening with the kingdom’s magic, and it’s made The Villain’s manor vulnerable to their enemies… including their nemesis, the king.

Now it’s time for Evie to face her greatest challenge: protecting The Villain’s lair, all of his nefarious works, and maybe (provided no one finds out) the entire kingdom. No pressure, Evie.

It’s time to step out of her comfort zone and learn new skills. Like treason. Dagger work. Conspiring with the enemy. It’s all so… so…delightfully fun.

But what happens when the assistant to The Villain is ready to become his apprentice?

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What are your top 5 anticipated reads for Q3 2024?

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

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