I say this every time, but I can’t believe how fast 2014 has gone. I pretty much mark my year off with these Top Ten Tuesday TBR posts – ‘oh, it can’t be Autumn yet; I haven’t done my TBR list!’ However, it’s happened now and it’s final. Autumn is here.
Here’s what I might read over the next few months:
I know, I’m pretty slow to the party with this one. Only some of Rainbow Rowell’s books appeal to me, but I loved Attachments and I’m hoping Fangirl will be just as good.
I don’t think I’ve actually seen a bad review of this ever so I’ll wait for a rainy, miserable evening and lie in bed with a cup of tea and this book. It just looks… happy-making (if that’s a word) somehow.
If it’s anything like its predecessor, FEED, it will be miserable, creepy, heartbreaking and pretty much awesome. It wasn’t quite as good as Parasite, but I read the whole thing in a matter of days just because of the tension and the atmosphere. I think Deadline follows a different set of characters but I still can’t wait to read it.
3) The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
I’ve been on a bit of a classics kick lately but haven’t actually liked any of them, so I figure it’s time to pick up a classic that I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy.
We read The Moonstone almost a year ago now (which is vaguely shocking) but it’s safe to say that almost all of us loved it. I’ve been told that The Woman in White is told in a similar style so hopefully I’ll love it just as much. Anybody want to read it with me? 🙂
4) Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone series #2) by Laini Taylor
I borrowed Daughter of Smoke and Bone from Sheffield Library when Lewis was at work and I’d been left to my own devices for a day. The internet wasn’t working and I finished my previous book, so I had to pick a book from the library and this was the only one that even half-interested me.
It turned out to be amazing despite my low expectation, so this shows that you just shouldn’t judge! I can’t wait to read the next book because this one was so unique and action-packed. The romance was slightly dubious, but you can’t have everything.
5) I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I actually hadn’t heard of this, despite it being something of a classic, until everybody seemed to be reading it last year. I bought it, it looked lovely, I put it on the shelf… and there it stayed.
I actually do really want to read this though. I feel like I’m missing out on some vital childhood experience and this is another book of which I’ve never read a bad review. This one might be read sooner rather than later, I think.
Rabid is going to be my non-fiction book of choice this Autumn. I think a number of us (well, two of us) bought it after reading Ellie’s review but I don’t think we’ve actually read it yet. It does sound fascinating though – looking at the scientific aspects of the virus but also the myths and the madness.
7) The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
It’s ridiculous how apprehensive I am about this book. Unfortunately I do have an odd relationship with Neil Gaiman, in that I adore some of this books but am decidedly ‘meh’ about others. Good Omens is amazing; Neverwhere is not.
Bex has raised my hopes for this book though and its looked great from the few times I’m flicked through it already. I’m hoping it will be a loveable and entertaining quick read.
8) Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
I hadn’t heard of Admission until we watched the movie version last year, starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. It’s a really good film – light-hearted yet with some poignant moments. And who doesn’t like Paul Rudd?
Naturally when I say the ‘Based on a book by…’ part in the credits, I immediately went digging for my phone so I could find a copy. And again, not read it for a year. Oh well, perhaps its time is now.
I’m actually going to leave it here, I think. Usually I have no problem picking out ten books but my bookshelves are all covered with dustsheets at the moment so I’m struggling to remember what’s behind them! Plus if I have to try and dredge up another two books, then I’m clearly not dying to read them and therefore don’t deserve to be on this list anyway. So there.