Today’s topic is: Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately
My To-Be-Read List is constantly growing and changing. Here are some books that are currently on it. Are they on yours? Have you read any of them? Please let me know in the comments!
1. Lost & Found by Brooke Davis
The cover and the description are all you need to know why I want to read this book. A little girl is abandoned in a department store and found by an old lady who wants to help. They are joined by an old man who wants to learn to live again. They set out together to find the little girl’s mom. This book promises to be funny and really, really interesting.
2. The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
This book looks like a fun mystery with some soul-searching, some mystery, and lots of wit. Art auctions, mysterious paintings, some romance? Sounds fun to me.
3. A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi
A story of women imprisoned in Afghanistan–of their friendships, their supposed crimes, and the life of modern, Afghan women. This book looks intense and sweet and amazing.
4. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
This book was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and I need to read it. It’s Canadian and it’s all about the struggle of women to conform to our culture’s messed up beauty standards. It sounds difficult and heart-wrenching and wonderful.
5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Katsa sounds like a female assassin, gifted from birth with the skills to kill. But that is’t quite the life she wants. How will her life change when she has, for the first time, a friend?
6. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
This book sounds so intense. Crime? Murder? Who killed Anna and what did Alex do?
7. Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
Baby Billy is born with a mustache! What more do I need to say? This picture book looks adorable and hilarious.
8. Spare & Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin
This cover got me. And then I read the synopsis and I thought a little bit about Cinder (from Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles) and how this girl’s life must be like with a ticking heart, no friends, and the idea to build her own companion.
9. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
A book about sisters and dreams and a magical show that might be more than it seems?
10. Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic
Another book about sisters, along with sorcery, the power of love and the many faces of beauty. This sounds fun!