Top Five Wednesday: Anticipated 2015 Releases

Hey guys! So this year, I am participating in the “Top Five Wednesdays” Goodreads group. You can join here. Basically, every Wednesday of the year, I will post my top fives books for a given topic. This week’s topic is my top five anticipated books of 2015.

5. 3rd Cormoran Strike book by Robert Galbraith (J.K Rowling)

So I am not sure if J.K Rowling is releasing another novel under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith this year, but if she does happen to release the third installment, it will definitely be one of my most anticipated books of 2015. If you aren’t familiar with Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series, you should really check it out. Two books have been released so far: The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. They are crime novels in the vein of Sherlock Holmes/Hercules Poirot. Very enjoyable!

4. Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K Rowling

Release Date: April 14, 2015

Very Good Lives

Very Good Lives

My fourth choice is a J.K Rowling book that is definitely coming out this year. An illustrated version of Rowling’s 2008 Harvard Commencement Speech, Very Good Lives promises to be a very inspiring read.

Here is the overview from Amazon:

J.K. Rowling, one of the world’s most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice.

In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?

Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life’s most important questions with acuity and emotional force.

Sales of VERY GOOD LIVES will benefit both Lumos, a charity organization founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.

3. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Release Date: October 16, 2015

Magnus Chase

Magnus Chase

If you were like me, you experienced serious Percy Jackson withdrawal at the conclusion of the final book in The Heroes of Olympus series The Blood of Olympus. In that book, Riordan set up another spin off series, one that features Annabeth Chase’s cousin Magnus and will revolved around Norse mythology. No cover has been released for the book, but I expect it to be just as fun and imaginative as the Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus series.

Here is the brief overview from Amazon:

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

2. Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana’s Story by Marissa Meyer




Release Date: January 27, 2015

Okay guys, so my final two most anticipated books are by Marissa Meyer. This past summer, I fell in love with The Lunar Chronicles. They are science fiction retellings of classic fairy tales including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel. The first three books in the series–Cinder, Scarlet and Cress–were absolutely brilliant. Fairest is a prequel to the series, describing the life of Queen Levana, the series’ main antagonist. I cannot wait to see what Meyer does with this character. I am sure she will provide us with a new perspective on her.

Here is the Amazon overview:

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

Okay guys, so if you haven’t already figured it out, my number one most anticipated book of 2015 is……………………………………………………..

1. Winter by Marissa Meyer

Release Date: 2015

WINTER IS COMING!!!! Yes guys, the final book of The Lunar Chronicles is coming out this year. There is no release date or cover yet, but that has not curbed my excitement. Based on the Snow White fairy tale by the Grimm brothers, Winter will take us to the kingdom of Luna on the moon where Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and the others will battle Queen Levana for control of Earth. It is going to be exciting! I will post updates when more information about the book is released.

So that’s it for this post guys! I hope you enjoyed my first installment of Top Five Wednesdays. Look for my post next week where I will count down the five series I want to start reading this year.



2 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: Anticipated 2015 Releases

    • I was a bit disappointed in “The Blood of Olympus.” Everything wrapped up so quickly but I love Rick’s writing and I’ll give him another chance. And J.K Rowling is the Queen. I will read anything she writes!

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