Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My To Be Read Pile

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I finally finished The Night Circus - you can see my review here - so I'm heading back to The Sable City with a long sigh of relief. It's a wonderful book, and there are loads more in a series. So, yay!

I'm plop in the middle of Beautiful Creatures, and I think I'm going to have to call it DNF - Did Not Finish. I like the characters and the setting, but crazy things happen out of the blue - cough, family dinner and morphing characters, cough - and the locket flashbacks thing is getting old. If you loved it, let me know and I'll try again later on. Right now, though, I have to let it marinate.

Instead, I just picked up Wool by Hugh Howey. I cheated and started in last night, and it grabbed me right away. It's a post-apocalyptic story of humans who survive underground in a silo. Interesting!

I also got The Cloud Atlas. I have no expectations whatsoever for this one, except it looks very funky and different. We'll see. It's six interlinked stories that span the globe and go from the 1800's into the future, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the author, David Mitchell, does with it.

By the way, I splurged and got both of them in print. I'm flying to England this afternoon,* and I need something to read when you have to turn off the devices; heaven forbid I spend ten minutes without a book in my hand.

I also loaded up some new titles on my Kindle. Losing Hope is the second in a wonderful series by Johanna Garth about the Persephone myth and a modern retelling; I loved Losing Beauty, so I'm really looking forward to the next one. (I must admit that I cheated and started in, and Johanna hasn't let me down. Her writing is as compelling as ever. 

Forbidden Road is the next in the Tower of Bones series. Tower of Bones was a really exciting epic fantasy, so this will be a great read about a lifetime quest.

A lot of friends recommended Divergent, so I've loaded it as well. It's another dystopian book, and I see that it's written in present tense - first person. SIGH, not a fan of either. Still, it comes with such glowing reviews that I'll give it a whirl.

* Yes, I said Flying to England! I hope to get a few hours to go and tour Beatrix Potter's farm, so I'll return with pictures and a blogpost about that. In the meantime, look for a fantastic blog tour about Sacrifice by Coral Russell on March 24th, Sunday. 


~Sia McKye~ said...

Enjoy your visit! Hopefully you brought wellies and a mac. Wet spring.

I have Johanna's first book in my TBR just haven't gotten to it yet.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, great list! I've read both of Johanna's, and I HAVE Divergent and Wool...

I am being bad, though, and REREADING Storm of Swords before the 3rd season of Game of Thrones starts on HBO...

Enjoy your travels!!!

Catherine Stine said...

Have fun in England! I'm reading Wool now too, and The Twelve, Cronin's sequel to The Passage. I have Divergent loaded into my Kindle--started it a while back and couldn't get into it. I think I need to try again. I'll be curious as to your take on it.