Happy almost-spring, bookworms! Here in Hawaii it's perpetual summer, so it doesn't mean much to me (other than the time change adding an extra hour between me and my family in Colorado), but last year at this time we were still in Ohio, working on selling our house, preparing for our move and enjoying watching stuff pop up in our garden for the last time. In a crazy coincidence, the crocus picture above was actually taken exactly a year ago today, March 14!
I'm linking up with The Broke and the Bookish to share my list. What will you be reading this spring?
1. The Dry by Jane Harper: I'm looking forward to this mystery set in Australia. Apparently it was a big hit in its home country! I've hardly read any books set there, and I'm looking forward to it since we'll be going on a trip there sometime in the next two years before we leave Hawaii.
2. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid: Magical realism + secret romance + Middle East country in shambles = totally intriguing!
3. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders: Historical fiction + Abe Lincoln + ghosts = also totally intriguing!
4. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel: I try to be open-minded, but I don't really know a whole lot about the transgendered community. This recent novel centers on 5-year-old Claude, who wants to be a girl when he grows up, and his family. It's written by the mother of a transgendered child, and it's well-reviewed so far.
5. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers: A friend at work recommended this time travel novel (to 1800s London!) to me and I'm anxious to give it a try.
6. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney: I won this book, which came out in January, in a Goodreads Giveaway. Since it arrived after the release date, I didn't feel like I had to read it immediately, but I'm definitely looking forward to it.
7. Saga, volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples: If you haven't gotten into the "Saga" graphic novel series yet, check it out!!! Volume 7 comes out in a couple weeks.
8. The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth: Another Goodreads Giveaway win that came after the release date (which was in February). I really enjoyed "The Things We Keep" and I'm expecting to like Hepworth's new book just as well.
9. A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander: Alexander's Lady Emily historical mystery series is one of my favorites, and somehow I still have not read the latest installment, which came out back in October! Oh well, it just means I don't have to wait as long for the next one!
10. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab: I've thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the Shades of Magic fantasy series and I'm excited for the conclusion (though a little sad that it's ending!). One of these days I'll get around to reading the rest of Schwab's work.
11. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel: The second book in the Themis Files series comes out next month. I loved the readability of the epistolary format the first time around, and I'm excited to learn more about those aliens...
12. Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners by Therese O'Neill: I've had this one on hold at the library for-ev-er. I think there's only one copy in the entire library district. One day it'll come in for me, right?!