The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis (published Sept 30)
This one takes place 40 years after Elijah of Buxton! Hope it’s as quirky and funny as its predecessor.
The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud (Sept 16)
Looking forward to more madness from the ghost-hunting, teenage underdogs of Lockwood & Co.
Thursdays with the Crown by Jessica Day George (Oct. 7)
The temperamental, constantly shifting castle in this series is probably Hogwarts’ cousin–and the most interesting character in George’s series. Hoping to get more of the castle’s history in Thursdays.
The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde (April: UK. Oct: US)
“Quark!” said the Quarkbeast. More physics jokes, please.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (Oct. 21)
Book 2 ended on a cliffhanger, and given that this one is #3 in the quartet, it probably will too.