Today I would like to discuss some of the books that I am planning on reading this month. I decided to change up how I do my TBR posts because I found that I wasn’t really sticking to my other ones, and this will be more of a monologue about why I want to read the books I am reading. I also hope to discuss what books I am in the mood for and how my reading tastes and trends are changing.
The first book I am planning on reading this month – and the book I am currently reading – is The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers. I have been meaning to read this one for a while and finally I am getting around to it.
Lately I’ve been into mainly “adult” fiction, especially novels set during World War I or II. Another book I’m planning on reading is Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb. I am really excited about this book because it is set during World War I and it is told in letters!
I also want to try and read The Teagirl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. I don’t know a whole lot about this book except that it is the book that my library system is reading for One Story One City next month. I want to try and read it before then so that I can help promote it to patrons, as well as take part in discussions on the book.
There are also a few “adult” fantasy books that I have heard a lot about and I can’t wait to read them. The first one is The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton. This is supposed to be a retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear and I am here for it. I don’t know a whole lot about it except that it is a political fantasy about the three sisters fighting to rule the kingdom of Innis Lear, and I am looking forward to seeing it all play out. The other fantasy novel I want to read is The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang, this is a fantasy novel that is inspired by Asian history, I can’t remember the specific event, but I also don’t want to really know so that I can go into it blind and read it. I have heard that this book is somewhat gory and violent, but it will be interesting to see how that all comes into play.
Another category of books that I want to try to read are several children’s classics and award-winners. First, I want to read Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers, I have read this once before, but I can’t remember anything from the book and I love the Disney movies (and yes, I know that the first movie is different from the book) and it will be interesting read the source material for the movie. The next book I plan on reading is Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, I was inspired to read this because it is a Newberry Award winner and a classic and I remembered that I loved the movie as a kid. Another Newberry Award winner that I am planning on reading is The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill.
Some other books that I want to read, and probably will, are Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson; The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal; The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett; The Avalon Ladies’ Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee; Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson; The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams; Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry; Wishtree by Katherine Applegate; The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis and many others!
I don’t know how much I will be able to read because my classes have started up again, but I am going to try and at least read a couple of these.
Janelle L. C.