Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
It definitely feels like spring is upon us, occasional bouts of weather warm enough to sit outside in, cheery daffodils round every corner and cherry blossom floating down from above. What that means for my reading plans, I’m not sure, but I hope I can read outdoors soon. Here are ten books I hope to read before summer arrives.
In the interests of disclosure, some of these are review copies, but you know I wouldn’t read them if I didn’t want to!
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
I may have ordered this for that gorgeous cover, but the story sounds good too. I’m really into YA crime/thrillers at the moment so I hope this will be a different perspective.
A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel
I absolutely loved the Themis Files, so I’m looking forward to seeing what he does next. Also this totally covers that tricky oxymoron Popsugar prompt this year.
The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy
I have a NetGalley of this from last year but then the publication date was pushed and I forgot about it. But I keep seeing people on Goodreads gushing about it, so I really want to try and get to it. I love climate fiction so I’ve really no excuse.
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
I pre-ordered this one as part of the virtual London Bookshop Crawl. I’m a sucker for stories about witches.
Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff Vandermeer
I was super happy to get a review copy of this cli-fi thriller from the author of Annihilation. Yes, I know, I haven’t actually finished all the Southern Reach books yet, but look, it’s so pretty!
The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
I have a review copy and I do want to read this, but I’m been in the mood for more cosy reads lately, so it keeps getting skipped. It looks like I need to be in an ass-kicking mood for it?
For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
This was a random review copy but I like the sound of comparisons to Naomi Novik so I’m looking forward to another twist on Red Riding Hood. Also, gorgeous cover. I feel the promo bookmark I got with it will be used a lot.
Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura
I like to read a few translations of Japanese books each year and this one sounds right up my street, when a group of teens find their bedroom mirrors lead to a magical castle. Wishes are promised, clues given and a deadline to leave.
Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
Who else is excited for the Shadow and Bone TV show? To think I didn’t really feel the first book but I’m so glad I went back to the series because now I love the world and characters.
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Another book bought on the London Bookshop Crawl. I don’t really know much about it other than it’s LGBT+ historical fiction set in San Francisco, but I guess bookshop crawls are all about buying books on a whim!
Now, sit back and watch me read completely different books for the next 3 months! 🤣
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