In keeping with my new year resolution to read more and in gratitude for all of the lovely books that I was gifted this Christmas, I thought I would try something new on the blog and follow the book tube/book blog monthly trend of TBR’s and let you know what it is I’ll be reading over the next few months! My Good Reads 2016 challenge is to read 20 books and I have nine so far so I’m just going to jump right into it.
The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern : This book is about secrets and past lives and learning about family and where we come from and I was gifted this book by my boyfriend who knows that I love a good Cecelia Ahern novel as an easy and enjoyable read.
Going Home by Harriet Evans : I have had this in my TBR pile for two years because the novel is set in Christmas time so I thought it would be a seasonal read when I bought it but I haven’t gotten round to reading it yet. This book is about a girl who moved to London away from her home town and has to go back for Christmas to her chaotic family where she learns secrets and struggles with bumping into an old flame.
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven : From what I can gather, this book is about a boy who wants to take his own life and a girl who is familiar with suicide and they both affect each others lives but we don’t know if Finch, whose situation doesn’t seem to better itself, will succeed in committing suicide or whether Violet will be able to save him. Apparently it is actually an uplifting and quick read so I’m glad I was given this for Christmas!
Eeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge : I have been wanting this crime fiction novel for a really long time now and finally picked it up the other day. It is about a case where someone is abducting pairs of people and then giving them the choice to either kill the other or die themselves (by the hand of themselves or the other person, I assume) in order to be set free. It has really good reviews and sounds exciting.
Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout : The blurb suggests that the protagonist of this novel has an accident and loses her memory thus having no idea of who she is and what she has done. Apparently she was quite an undesirable character in the past, badly influenced by her best frenemy whom she realises is not much of a friend at all. She takes her lack of memory as a second chance to be a better person but her best friend from the accident is still missing so even though she wants no part of her frenemy’s life she knows that only her lost memories can save her. I heard about this book from somebody else and my boyfriend’s mum kindly got it for me and I can’t wait to read it because it sounds like the perfect balance of chick lit and thriller.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn : Largely influenced by the absolute genius of ‘Gone Girl’, I have been rather desperate to know if Flynn’s other books are as good as the best seller and I am hoping that this does not disappoint. Protagonist Camille is assigned a case of two missing girls but finds herself reflecting upon her own past as she has to move back to her home for the case. I don’t really know much more than that so I’m just going to have to read it!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern : I am so behind the bandwagon on this one but I hear such great reviews of this book and have yet to pick it up so I asked for it for Christmas and my mum gave it to me and I am thrilled! I think it is a fantasy or mystery novel but I’m not sure because all the blurb gives away is that the night circus suddenly appeared out of nowhere and no one seems to know where it came from.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton : The cover is pretty and I heard someone talking about how good it was. That was my honest motivation for asking for this book for Christmas. Ava is born with wings and they can’t surgically remove them and she doesn’t understand where the wings came from or why she has the condition that she does so the book is split into three parts where we learn about the history of Ava through three generations and, I assume, we discover some answers.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins : I have to read the thriller of the year so my sister bought this for me for Christmas and I am really excited to see what all the fuss is about. From what I can tell from the blurb, the protagonist rides the train a lot and is nosey and intrigued enough to look into other peoples’ houses and interpret their lives from what she sees through the train window whizzing past their homes. One day she sees something that allows her a way in to one of these stranger’s lives that she has been watching so she takes that opportunity. The protagonist sounds incredibly interesting if not creepy so I’m hoping the credit this book has is well-deserved!
So there you have it; my long-winded list of what I intend to read through for the first part of this new year. I always love to see what other people are reading because it’s a good way of getting reading suggestions if you’re stuck for a book!
I’ll probably review them as I read them so watch this space if books are your thing!