In lieu of a movie review today (which was my original intent), I’m going to post briefly about a couple of books that I’m really excited about reading. My kindle is a little heavy with books right now, and I also have a bunch out from the library. I feel like I’m not going to get to them all, which is stressing me out (which is stupid, because reading is supposed to be an escape and shouldn’t be stressful).
So without further ado, here are a couple of books I’m super stoked about reading (soon).
Where it Began by Ann Redisch Stampler
Not only is the cover pretty gorgeous (in a sort of generic way, of course), but the book is getting pretty decent reviews. There are quite a few novels coming out this year that focus on a protagonist who survives a tragic accident but can’t remember it, but from what I hear, Stampler’s book skewers the wealthy elite, and that’s always alright by me.
Friends like Us by Lauren Fox
Firmly ensconced in the “new adult” category that I’m always seeking out, Fox’s second novel about two best friends whose relationship changes when one of them begins a relationship sounds like exactly the kind of novel I’m looking for. Another book that’s garnering mostly positive reviews, this is one that I can’t wait to read. (I also have a copy of her debut, Still Life with Husband.)
Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan
This is one that I actually started–and liked–but had to return to the library. I’m determined to read it soon, though. All about friendship and college and how things change as the group of girls gets older, this also falls into the “new adult” category (I’m sensing a trend here). I loved Sullivan’s second novel, Maine.
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
This is the only book by Oliver that I haven’t read. I’ve heard wonderful things about it, and so I’m really looking forward to reading it. I actually used it in a book talk for a class last semester–it would be nice to actually read one of the books I book talked. It’s middle-grade, but it’s pretty hefty. I really want to get to this one soon.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Buzz surrounding this book has been largely positive, and it was one of the Alex Award’s finalists this year, so I’m excited about reading it. I think I’m going to include it in a genre study I’m doing for readers’ advisory class, so reading it would be beneficial if I decide to use it as my benchmark title.
Anything you’re really excited to read soon? Is anyone else stressed out by how much they have to read? I have a spreadsheet just for NetGalley titles. Ugh.