October has arrived my friends which means it´s my birthday month and some interesting books will be released.
Let´s start with the authors I have already read books from...
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
A History of Magic promises to take the readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. And as a total Harry Potter Geek I just can´t miss out on this one. I will probably not buy it immediately until I can see the fysical copy and decide on the spot if it is worth having on my shelf or not. And who am I kidding… It probably will but yeah!
Paddington´s Finest Hour
Paddington has been a childhood hero to me and have brought me such joy and laughters through the years and since Michael Bond has sadly left us this will be the last ever book of his. I need to gather them all because they are so special.
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban Illustrated Version
Jim Kay are an amazing artist and the illustrated versions of the Harry Potter books are just pure bookporn people. Such amazing illustrations! I will wait to buy the Swedish version of it though since the other editions are in swedish. Hopefully it won´t be to long before it gets translated.
And now the New Releases from other authors:
Justyce McAllister is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He is eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident has Justyce spooked. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can’t seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his prep school classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce’s gorgeous—and white—debate partner he wishes he didn’t have a thing for.
Struggling to cope with it all, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up. Way up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny get caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. The truth of what happened that night—some would kill to know. Justyce is dying to forget.
My Brigadista Year
When thirteen-year-old Lora tells her parents that she wants to join Premier Castro’s army of young literacy teachers, her mother screeches to high heaven, and her father roars like a lion. Lora has barely been outside of Havana — why wold she throw away her life in a remote shack with no electricity, sleeping on a hammock in somebody’s kitchen? But Lora is stubborn: didn’t her parents teach her to share what she has with someone in need? Surprisingly, Lora’s abuela takes her side, even as she makes Lora promise to come home if things get too hard. But how will Lora know for sure when that time has come? Shining light on a little-known moment in history, Katherine Paterson traces a young teen’s coming-of-age journey from a sheltered life to a singular mission: teaching fellow Cubans of all ages to read and write, while helping with the work of their daily lives and sharing the dangers posed by counterrevolutionaries hiding in the hills nearby. Inspired by true accounts, the novel includes an author’s note and a timeline of Cuban history