books on my radar

Welcome to my first Books on My Radar post! I got this idea from my good friend Annie at The Misstery as we love to chat about what new books are coming out as well as the past books on our tbr we’re still looking forward to reading.





Ricky Mendoza Jr. (aka Ghost) is trying to make good. As a teenager, he was a ruthless gangbanger, addict, and killer until he got out and met Rose. As an adult, in recovery and working as a safecracker for the DEA, Ghost is determined to live “clean” to honor Rose’s memory—until he stumbles upon an opportunity to repay the debts of his past. All he has to do is crack a safe and steal drug money from under the noses of the gangs and the feds without getting caught. Or killed.

A propulsive, engaging thriller by a novelist whose writing David Mitchell called “audacious, unflinching and subversive,” Ryan Gattis’s Safe drives readers toward a shocking conclusion while exploring deeper questions about what it means to be “good.”

I’ve read a few pages of this and so far I’m enjoying the writing style and the action that happens in the first few pages




ARTEMIS, Coming November 14, 2017

The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

I literally saw the words “heist story set on the moon” and hit the request button ASAP on Netgalley. Couple that with the fact that I really enjoyed The Martian and I’m super excited to give this one a try.




Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called, he travels the world while never stepping out the door. That is until he sees something in a street view of downtown New York City. Thomas’s keen eyes have detected an image in a window…an image that looks like a woman being murdered.

Thomas’s brother, Ray, takes care of him, cooking for him, dealing with the outside world on his behalf, and listening to his intricate and increasingly paranoid theories. When Thomas tells Ray what he has seen, Ray humors him with a half-hearted investigation. But Ray soon realizes he and his brother have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy.
And now they are in the crosshairs….

I’ve wanted to read Linwood Barclay forever and when I saw this on sale for kindle last week I grabbed it. I can’t wait to read this, hopefully in the next week or 2 so look for it to show back up on Throwback Thursday.

Do these sound good to you? Have you read Linwood Barclay’s books before? I’d love to hear your thoughts in comments. Have a great reading week! 



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  1. I like this feature. At least I get to discover new books through you. I really struggled to get the title for the first book lol but I love the sound of it and I am glad that you are enjoying it so far 🙂

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  2. I’ve been on the fence about Artemis. Sometimes when I loved a book a lot (like The Martian) I’m almost afraid to read the author’s next effort for fear of being let down. I know that’s crazy and I’ll probably read Artemis, just a little hesitant.

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  3. Artemis is VERY high on my wishlist! Sadly my NG wasn’t approved, but after The Martian I just have to read this one as soon as it is published. Great picks!

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