Some of my friends set reading goals for the year, as in how many books they are going to read. One even is going for 100!
I’m thinking a little more modestly, planning on a book a week, read just for pleasure.
There are just so many to pick from it’s a little overwhelming. And as I get older, I’m less willing to pay for a book I’m not sure I’m going to like. (Which is why I love my library card!)
So I thought I’d start with 10 books I’m longing to read, books that have caught my interest for one reason or another. Here’s my list:
- Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
I’ve never read any Anne Rice before. Now I’m intrigued, all because of a goofy internet quiz “Which famous writer do you write like?” I got Anne Rice and Rudyard Kipling. Not sure if that’s good or bad. In any case, I think I need to check out some of Anne’s work.
- The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Last year I read Words of Radiance, the second book in this series. Fabulous is the only word I have for it. I’ve been wanting to get back to the first book ever since.
- The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Not too long ago, I stopped by the local library, hoping to find The Way of Kings. It wasn’t there, so I picked up another of Sanderson’s books, Mistborn. Another extraordinary novel. Now I’ve got to read the rest of the series!
- Second Book in the Compendium series
I loved Compendium: Artifacts of Lumin by Alia Luria! The concept is imaginative and compelling. As soon as the second book is out, I’m going to buy it. Just hope it’s sometime soon!
- Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Billed as wickedly funny fantasy, I’m curious to find out for myself.
- Conclave by Greg Tobin
Conclave is a story of a priest who views world events through his participation in the Second Vatican Council and the election of the first pope in the new millennium. The setting and description are said magnify the themes of the novel, which from a writer’s perspective, something I’d like to learn more of.
- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A book I’ve been hearing about for years. Long past time to check it out for myself.
- Lost King of France by Deborah Cadbury
After the French Revolution, the heir to the throne was presumed dead. Pretenders surfaced, claiming their right to the throne. Were any of them telling the truth? Or had Louis died years before? Two hundred years later, DNA evidence solves the mystery.
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This fantasy caught my eye just because it’s set in Prague, my favorite city in the world.
- The Edge of the Shadows by Elizabeth George
I first became a fan of Elizabeth George reading her Inspector Lynley novels. Then I found this young adult paranormal series. I devoured the first two….now it’s time to read the third.
What books are on your list for this year?