Oh, the to-be-read pile. It looms over my head…literally. And that’s just if you stack the TBRs currently in my house. My total TBR list, according to Goodreads, numbers somewhere around 700 books and counting.
Well. It looks like I’d better get busy then!
1. Night Film, by Marisha Pessl. This is actually a re-read. It’s one of my favorite books EVER, though. It’s just…dark and creepy and amazing and…(flails)…and also very hard to review without disclosing any spoilers. But I said it was amazing, right? That’s enough to make you go peek at it, right? (Be warned, the blurb on Goodreads doesn’t make it sound that special. I almost passed it over because of this. But it is really AMAZING if you skip the blurb and give it a chance.)
2. Mortal Heart, by Robin LaFevers. I mentioned last week how excited I am about this book. I think the cover should easily explain why. Assassin nuns? Hell yes.
3. The Troop, by Nick Cutter. I almost bought this on sale, passed it up, ordered it from the library, realized that their only copy was lost, and then FINALLY found a $2 used copy online that I’m now impatiently awaiting via the postal service. I loosely gather that it’s about zombies and Boy Scouts, which sounds like a great combo to me.
4. Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation, by Adam Resnick. Because…well, look at the title. How “me” is that?
5. The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, by Charlie Holmberg. I love stories about magicians. The Night Circus, The Prestige, The Illusionist (movie)…all awesome. I have to admit here I totally thought Charlie was a dude, so finding out these were written by a lady with an unconventional name somehow makes me want to read them more.
6. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace. Well, come on. With a title like that, you have to peek inside. I’ve never read DFW but I’ve been promised that his writing is amazing, so hopefully that turns out to be true. Also, he apparently lambasts cruise ships in this book, and as someone with a firmly set fear of boats, I applaud this inclusion.
7. People I Want to Punch in the Throat, by Jen Mann. Admittedly, if the blurb is accurate, Jen Mann and I would not get along very well; she’d want to punch me in the throat because I treat my pets like children. Guilty as charged. But come on, that title! I can almost always think of someone I’d like to punch in the throat. Depending on the day it might *cough* be several someones.
8. All the rest of the Pretty Little Liars books by Sara Shepard. I know, I know. These are pretty trashy. But so addictive! Kind of like eating sugar out of a jar.
9. Shift and Dust by Hugh Howey. I can’t wait to see how the Silo Saga plays out. Wool caught me off-guard and now I’m hooked on Howey’s world. When I first started reading I totally thought that the protagonist would be male, and then suddenly this strong, stubborn female stepped in to take the reins, and that was just the end of that. I’ve barely been able to lay it down. (Nothing wrong with a male protagonist, BTW–but Jules is awesome.)
10. The Fever, by Megan Abbott. I’ve heard high praise for this book, so even though I don’t really know what it’s about (I’m not necessarily a big blurb reader), I grabbed it from the library. Here’s to hoping I’m not let down!