Fictionophile’s 3 most anticipated titles (as of Nov. 2, 2019)

I wish I was stronger – but I have an addiction.

Anyone who follows this blog and has read yesterday’s post knows that I have a LOT of review commitments. The comments on yesterday’s post have made me reconcile myself to the fact that I must CURTAIL my requests on NetGalley and Edelweiss.

This is very hard for me. I am pre-approved by eight publishers (who have marvelous books), and I often get publisher widgets sent to my inbox. I don’t accept them all, but many are fabulous.

So… wish me luck on my intended request hiatus. I’m going to need it.

I was approved yesterday for two Edelweiss titles that I requested over a month ago and had forgotten about… that doesn’t help. LOL

Anyway, I’m stating here and now that I will not request titles from NetGalley for the rest of 2019 UNLESS one of the following three titles is offered.  These three titles are the ones I am most anticipating. Hey, there has to be an exception(s) to every rule. LOL


Remain Silent” by Susie Steiner

Expected publication: May 28th 2020

This is the third title in the Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw series and I absolutely LOVED the first two.

My review of “Missing, Presumed” the first title in the series.

My review of “Persons Unknown” the second title in the series.

Grave’s End” by William Shaw

Expected publication: May 14th 2020

The third title in the Detective Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi series. (fourth if you count “The Birdwatcher”). This series just keeps getting better with each book.

My reviews for:

The Birdwatcher” (which introduced Cupidi, but she only played a small part)

Salt Lane”  and  “Deadland

The Split” by Sharon Bolton (her new stand-alone thriller)

Expected publication: April 28th 2020

What can I say???? Sharon Bolton is one of my auto-read authors. I don’t have to read the blurb, I just know it will be stellar. (no pressure Sharon)

Some of my reviews of her previous books:

The Craftsman” ; “Dead Woman Walking” ;
Daisy in Chains” ; “Little Black Lies“.

Are any of these three titles on YOUR radar? Let me know in the comments. ♥

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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30 Responses to Fictionophile’s 3 most anticipated titles (as of Nov. 2, 2019)

  1. Christine says:

    This vow really takes courage and fortitude, Lynne. Sending encouraging thoughts by the truckload!!!


    • Thanks Christine. I already feel as though I’ve failed because I was just approved on Edelweiss for two requests that I made over a month ago. I thought they wouldn’t approve me and they approved both on the same day. So – next month’s book haul will have a few titles in it, despite my vow.


  2. Kim Rogers says:

    I am Kim and I share your addiction! LOL …like no kidding I can’t quit. For instance I had no idea Sharon Bolton has a new one coming out. Thanks to your post I will be heading over to request it now! I am so excited!


  3. Yvo says:

    Oh wow you are brave! I always say I’m going to stop requesting, then end up with new books anyway… I’m currently at 17 pending titles, although 10 of them are 2020 releases so they don’t really count right? 😉 And I definitely wouldn’t mind getting an ARC of Sharon Bolton newest either. ❤


  4. Jules_Writes says:

    Good luck with the self-control – it is SO easy to request 10 books on NetGalley before you even realise what you’ve done 😀

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  5. Mani says:

    Good luck Lynne!!! I’ve tried this a few times and have failed miserably lol.

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  6. emmareadstoomuch says:

    sending you strength! :p

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  7. R A I N says:

    Ahhhh!! I can understand that! When I first started using Netgalley I requested DOZENS of titles and got approved for most of them (WHICH I WAS NOT EXPECTING) and I was like WHAT DO I DO NOWWW?! 🤣🤣😭😭😭 Thank god I dont use the website anymore otherwise I’d be having a breakdown on a regular basis! I HAVE ZERO SELF CONTROL! 🤣🤣🤣

    The Split looks awesome, though! I didnt know about this author before I definitely am going to add this one to my tbr! ❤️❤️❤️🌟

    I wish you luck with yourNetgalley retraint exercise! And I hope you’ll get approved for these three ASAP so that they can offer as some distraction! 🌟 Because I know how very tempting it is to click of that “request this title” button! 🤣🤣

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  8. Naty says:

    Good luck with your request hiatus!! I did that for a few months and then went back to Edelweiss & Netgalley this week and… oh man, my TBR has never increased so quickly.

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  9. Carol says:

    You are too fun! I don’t know whether or not to wish you luck! 😂😂😂

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  10. Looking forward to reading Sharon Bolton x

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  11. gayebooklady says:

    Oh, Lynne, I didn’t know about the Susie Steiner, William Shaw and Sharon Bolton…..what a gold mine!! I can see why you just had too……

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  12. Haven’t seen or read those, but knowing your rep for good books I’ll have to ck them out. You are definitely an influence. 😉

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  13. Karen says:

    Both the Steiner and Bolton are my wishlist. Happy reading!

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  14. Is the new Sharon Bolton a standalone?


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