Spring is just around the corner. Some days, it seems like it has already arrived! It's the perfect time of year to sit on your porch with a cold drink and a good book. Here are the ones I am hoping to read in the next few months.
1. A Tyranny of Petticoats, edited by Jessica Spotswood
15 stories of belles, bank robbers, and other badass girls, you say? Count me in!
2. Relief Map by Rosalie Knecht
A sixteen year old girl in rural Pennsylvania has an unforgettable summer when the FBI cuts off access to their town to find a fugitive.
3. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
New Helen Oeyeymi. Need we say more?
4. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
True story of an archivist who smuggled thousands of books to safety under the nose of the Taliban
5. Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma
I loved Kristopher Jansma's debut novel and I am excited to read this one, about a group of friends five years after graduation.
6. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
17 years ago, a girl fell into a hold and landed in a giant metal hand. Now, as an adult, she is the top researcher to discover how that hand got there and what it means.
7. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller
The making of Hamilton the musical. You know, those songs that are on at my house all the day.
8. Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel
A wealthy family in the 1970s loses all of its money and has to figure out where to go. I adored her novel and her short story collection, so I can't wait to read this one!
9. Alice and Oliver by Charles Bock
Alice seems to have it all - a fantastic job, a great husband, and a brand new baby. But then she discovers she has cancer.
10. Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
This book follows one man's struggles with depression through his eyes and those of his wife and children.
Which books are you excited to read this spring? Check out more Top Ten Tuesdays at The Broke and the Bookish!
I share so many of these with you! In fact, several of them are on my library hold list right now. CAN'T WAIT for the Hamilton book.ReplyDelete
I think a few of these may have jumped to my tbr list from your blog... :)Delete
Great list! I'm hoping to read A Tyranny of Petticoats soon, too, and I've heard great things about What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu sounds brilliant - I'll have to check it out!ReplyDelete
A Tyranny of Petticoats just sounds so good and I love bite-sized reads!Delete
I think I'm totally gonna have to read that Jonathan Hammer book :) My TTTReplyDelete
I think you totally should! It sounds so fascinating.Delete
These ALL sound good! I especially can't wait to hear about A Tyranny of Petticoats and The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu. Happy Reading! :)ReplyDelete
The librarian book sounds awesome!ReplyDelete
I think librarians in general are pretty amazing people, but these people may have taken it to a whole new level. :)Delete
A Tyranny of Petticoats was on my list this week too! So many fantastic sounding stories.ReplyDelete
It does sound great. Maybe they will make a second book if this one does well!Delete
YES to basically all of this. Especially Sleeping Giants and Relief Map and the Jansma (I also loved his debut). I was just flipping through Sleeping Giants and the format is so interesting!! It's like all interview format so it looks like a quick read.ReplyDelete
Lucky you to have Sleeping Giants already! It does seem like a book right up your alley. :)Delete
I am so excited for the new Helen Oeyeymi book too! The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu sounds fantastic too. I hope you enjoy all your books. I am going to go follow you on all your social media now...because I think we have lots of books in common and would love to have some bookish chats with you. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Marcilia! I look forward to talking books with you! :)Delete
I loved A Tyranny of Petticoats and Why We Came to the City, so I'd love to hear what you think of them if you pick them up. Hopefully you'll enjoy them as much as I did and we can fangirl about them together :)ReplyDelete
I have Why We Came to the City out from the library. Its turn is coming up soon!!Delete
I like the sound of The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and love that it's a true story :)ReplyDelete
I am looking forward to learning a lot and being impressed by awesome librarians!Delete
You've got a lot of really beautiful covers! (I love how Imagine Me Gone was designed... it was really clever).ReplyDelete