While Tuesday is almost over, it’s still technically Tuesday for me. So, I’m jumping on the Top Ten Tuesday train as conceived by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is books published in 2015 I meant to read, but didn’t get to. Oh where do I begin?
Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
This has been on my list. And a coworker has basically been begging me to read it for months. I’ve been told if I loved Station Eleven (which I obviously did) I will love this, so how haven’t I read it yet? Luckily it’s edging up on the queue.
Circling the Sun by Paula McClain
Though I went in with no expectations, I really enjoyed the Paris Wife. From all accounts Circling the Sun gives us another interesting (if potentially juicer) woman from history to explore. I read the first 20 pages or so, and really enjoyed them. There just always seemed to be something more pressing to read.
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
I bought this the week it came out. And yet I haven’t read it yet. Maybe because it feels like I’ve waited forever for this book anyway. I don’t even really know if I remember the cast of characters. Still, I’m sure Bray will blow me away yet again.
A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
A historical fiction featuring a girl in an insane asylum. Yes, count me in. I’m assuming there’s all kinds of feminist tones in this book. Also, a trusted friend really loved it.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
People have been eating this book up. Those that loved All the Light We Cannot See (again, me) seem to adore this book. And I’ve seen love for it across gender lines, which is honestly really impressive to me for a historical title that seems to lean toward romance. Again, I’ve had it and just haven’t gotten to it.
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
The Weight of Feathers
I started reading this, but it was due back to the library before I could finish it. The setup was great: a bachelorette party in the woods. We know there’s something sinister lurking in the background. We know things get weird, and maybe dangerous. I need to finish this book.
by Anna-Marie McLemore
This sideshow/circus type books has made its way to YA. The vibes I get from this book are a little Romeo and Juliet and a little Night Circus. For some reason when I look at that cover I also want to think of the Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.
Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
Speaking of sideshow/circus-type books…I have an ARC. It seems right up my alley. Maybe I just got burnt out on books is this vein published in 2015 that let me down.
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
To be fair, I caught up on the rest of the series in 2015, and late the year too. I just thought I’d get all the way caught up. Alas, no.
The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
I got halfway through this. And I LOVE things related to the Salem Witch Trials. I am fascinated with the whole thing. Schiff starts off strong with a good narrative feel going. I lost focus somewhere halfway through; I’m not sure if it was my life or the book itself. I fully intend to finish this in 2016.