Wednesday, January 3, 2018

So Many Books. So Little Time.

The reading clock never stops! Want a peek at what I'm planning to read in 2018? This is an ongoing list of books I've put on hold at the library, found on various "must read soon" lists, purchased but not yet dug into, and pre-ordered. Intended to be all 2018 releases, but a few others may sneak in there from time to time.

Revel in my bibliophilia!

  1. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin 
  2. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (Down Among the Sticks and Bones was one of my favorite fantasy reads last year. Both are part of the Wayward Children series, which follows the adventures of kids who wind up in other worlds. These worlds aren't all fun and games - the books are DARK and thrilling and wildly original. The keystone book is Every Heart a Doorway; it's about a boarding house that keeps kids who have returned from other worlds and fail to readjust to the "real world." Every Heart a Doorway isn't super fantastic, but it's useful as an intro to characters who will star in the other books.)
  3. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce, the star of this series, is one of the best literary characters ever! She's like Harriet the Spy but wicked smart, always stumbling into murders that she has to solve - AND she's British!)
  4. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
  5. Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi
  6. A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee
  7. Treating People Well: The extraordinary power of civility at work and in life by Lea Burman (I feel like the entire country should all agree to read this book, just based on the title alone)
  8. Elmet by Fiona Mosley
  9. The End We Start From by Megan Hunter
  10. Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea, and The Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith. (I'm in love with octopuses ever since I read The Soul of An Octopus by Sy Montgomery)
  11. The Pisces by Melissa Border (scary merman love story? I'm in!)
  12. I Was Told to Come Alone: My journey behind the lines of jihad by Souad Mekhennet (She writes on terrorism and national security for WaPo and has been able to secure access to a impressive number of jihadists. I don't know why I didn't know about this book until a few days ago!)
  13. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
  14. Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
  15. The Boat People by Sharon Bala
  16. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (the follow-up to her brilliant The Nightingale and the Bear) 

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