As usual, so many good book suggestions on this round of Tell Me What to Read.
I can hardly wait to dive in.
Here are the three I’ll be reading over the next three (ish) months.
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
It’s been too long since I read a good YA fantasy (to be honest, fantasy is not my genre of choice, although every now and again something blows me away, like Daughter of Smoke and Bone). This one gets killer reviews and I’m excited to dive in. Just have to make it through any maps at the beginning . . .
As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
This is by the same author as Secrets of a Charmed Life (which I haven’t read yet), but it’s brand-new and getting excellent reviews, and I’m always interested in books about the flu epidemic of 1918, since it’s one of my father-in-law’s areas of academic expertise and part of the class about World War I that I took from him when I was on study abroad in London more than 10 years ago.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
I’m already pretty sure this is going to be one of those books that makes me long for my beloved Austin book club. It’s non-fiction about death row and it’s won about every award you can imagine, plus when someone says “this fast-paced book reads like a John Grisham novel,” well this John Grisham fan isn’t going to say no.
If I LOVE them, I’ll review them in here in detail, but no matter what, I’ll keep you posted over on Instagram and InstaStories. I’d love it if you read along with me!
P.S. I’d read some of the books that recommended and I’ve listed those ones here, along with a link to a review if I’ve talked about it on my blog!
- Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (full review here)
- Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (full review here)
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (full review here)
- The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (mini review here)
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (included on last summer’s reading guide)
- Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (currently reading!)
- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (waiting for this to come back on hold for me – I’ve read about 1/3 of it!)
- The Guernsey Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (full review here)
- Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan (included on this list of non-fiction for men!)
- Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (full review here)
- Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
- This Is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel
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