Friday, January 28, 2022

What I'm looking forward to reading...


My reading goal for Goodreads is 70 books and considering I accomplished 65 last year I think this is a very feasible goal. There are so many great books on the horizon and I have a huge stack of Book-of-the-Month choices and a few books from my Christmas list. I've got plenty to read and this year once again I will probably have plenty of time to kick my feet up and read. 

Here are the 9 that I'm most excited about:

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara- I loved A Little Life and hope this one lives up to the buzz. This one weaves together three different timelines including a futuristic look at our world in 2093. I don't own this one so if you have a copy let me know. Otherwise I'll have to be on a wait list at the library.

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich-One of my favorite authors I'm very much looking forward to reading this "wickedly funny ghost story" according to the inside blurb! I do have a copy of this one signed by the author from her bookstore, Birchbark Books, in Minneapolis. 

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid- I loved, loved, loved Daisy Jones and the Six and hope this one will be just as interesting. Set in 1983 the story takes place all in one day as the Rivas family prepares for their annual end-of-the-summer bash. Got this one from BOTM and it is on my up-next stack.

We are the Brennans by Tracey Lange-This story follows the life of Sunday Brennan as she makes her way back to her family after a drunk driving accident. This book was not on my radar until I heard the Readheads talking about it. More on that later.

Klara and the Sun by Kazua Ishiguro- Never Let Me Go has been on my to-read pile for awhile and I need to move it up and then read this one as well. Klara an AI Friend is the narrator and she has amazing skills of watching human behavior. I'm not a science fiction fan but this idea is intriguing.

People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry- Groovy Girl stole this one off my book pile over winter break. Another BOTM club pick I look forward to this relationship beach read about Poppy and Alex and the fallout from a bad decision that cost them their friendship.

The Family by Naomi Krupitsky- A debut novel about two best friends surviving through the shared experience in the Italian Mafia Family when the disappearance of one of their father's begins to cause conflict in their lifelong friendship. (BOTM)

A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw - A mystery about a missing woman and a foreboding place known as Pastoral; a reclusive community founded by like-minded people searching for a better way of life.  (BOTM)

As you can see I am way behind on my long list of BOTM-probably should cancel for the next few months as I catch up. I need to finish Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, and begin Kent Nerburn's The Wolf at Twilight so I can return it to the friend who lent it to me (thank you Gabbi!) Plus my stepmother gifted me Amanda Gorman's new book, Call Us What We Carry, and yesterday my mother-in-law recommended The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin, and I have the Leigh Bardugo follow up series King of Scars and Rule of Wolves to read this winter (also on loan from friends).  

Zowie! I should be off reading in a corner somewhere.  What are you looking forward to reading?

Someone recently turned me on to the book podcast The Readheads Book Club starring four college friends. You feel like you're part of the book club as they discuss a wild amount of titles! Luckily it only arrives once a month!  

It is freezing here so I'm off to cuddle up and finish Bed Stories by Tao Lin. 

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