5 Books I Am Excited To Read19:00
Today was one of those red letter days where we took a massive trip to the library, returned most of their catalogue of books, and borrowed the other half off their shelves. These are somewhat epic journeys involving careful deliberation, towering book stacks, and much staggering home under the weight of a ton of books at the end. This week’s haul was particularly juicy, and today I thought I’d share a quick list of the five I am most looking forward to reading.
This is from my brief forays into the adult section of the library (usually characterised by snatch and grab missions. One does not simply browse the adult section). It’s part of a series of thrillers about a forensic anthropologist helping solve unusual crimes. I love the craft of forensics, and these books are amazingly gripping. The author has actually worked in forensics as well, so she really knows what she’s talking about, which is cool.
Life In Outer Space
This book has nerds and Star Wars and sounds cute and epic at the same time. I’ve heard it is quite worth reading, so I’ve been trying hard to find the time to fit it in. Alas, this is probably my third time of borrowing with the intention of actually starting it. But I persist because A) the cover, and B) it just generally sounds like a fun book.
The Dead I Know
Sleepwalking? Lost memories? A job in a funeral directors? These all sound like excellent things to be in a book. I know exactly nothing else about this book, but the fact that it appears to be about dead people is a positive point in its favour. I do love me a good corpse of a morning.
A Thousand Pieces Of You
I swear half the reason I picked this book is because of the cover. It is so gorgeous. Also the story apparently involves murder and interdimensional travel, which combined sound like the premise of a very interesting book. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this one recommended around as well, so I’m hopeful that it’s going to be good.
This is from the same snatch and grab mission to the adult session and is rather a monster of a book, which fills my little YA soul with fear (am I just reading the wrong books, or are adult books noticeably slower paced than most YA books?). However, it’s about virtual realities, which is always such a cool concept, and it also has a younger protagonist, so I’m hoping it’s going to be good.
What books are you excited about reading in the future? Have you read any of these books? Would you recommend any of them? And tell me, am I the only one who feels a bit awkward lingering in the adult’s section (even though I am technically an adult)?
Also, a quick shout out to my talented sister Sophie@The Techno Maid, who took these pictures for me. I can't photograph anything (nor can I edit photos, as you can probably tell), so it's nice to be able to have personalised pictures for this post. You should definitely check out her amazing Instagram account.