After Cybils have ended — especially when one is on the round one panel — there is, at least for me, a little bit of burn-out. I just want to stop reading all together for a while. Maybe watch a dozen movies or so. (Actually, only three: Skyfall, Frozen, and Saving Mr. Banks.) But, eventually, the inevitable happens, and books start piling up on my nightstand again. And I’ve caught a cold, so that means my energy level is set at “lay around and read”. Maybe I can knock a few of these off this weekend. (It won’t happen, but it’s nice to think that, anyway.) There are also a ton of ARCs on this pile because my one goal this year is to keep up with what I take from the shelves at work. That may not last, mostly because I’ve been thinking about the Casson family and have been wanting to re-read those books.
S. by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst — because someone raved about it at work. A side note: I gave this to myself for Christmas, started it that day, and have been reading a little every night since then. I’m not even half way through. IT’S SO DENSE. Good, but MAN, I haven’t worked this hard to read a book in a long time.
Goblins, by Philip Reeve — leftover Cybils book I’m interested in.
Stolen Magic, by Stephanie Burgis — leftover Cybils book, plus I liked the first two in the series.
Ghoulish Song, by William Alexander — leftover Cybils book, plus I liked Goblin Secrets.
Landry Park, by Bethany Hagen — she’s a Kansas City author, plus it was described to me as post-apocalyptic meets Downton Abbey.
Mark of the Dragonfly, by Jaleigh Johnson — it was passed on to me via our publisher rep. It sounds right up my alley.
Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith — I’ve been calling this my “grasshoppers and sex” book. I’m curious, but…
Cress, by Marissa Meyer — because I’m invested in this series now.
Red Rising, by Pierce Brown — our rep said that we all need another dystopian novel like we need a hole in our heads, but we NEED this one. I have a high standard. We’ll see.
Jinx’s Magic, by Sage Black — because I liked Jinx. And because Charlotte liked it.
Empire of Bones, by N. D. Wilson — I liked book 2 in this series, and I have to admit that I have a mild curiosity. That said, if I don’t read it this month, it’s coming off the pile.
Allegiant, by Veronica Roth — I wasn’t terribly interested in this one, but Angie said something (I don’t remember what. And it may not have even been Angie that said it.) that made me curious, so I stuck it on hold at the library. My turn finally came.
Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle — because it keeps popping up in best-of lists.
What’s on your pile that you’re excited about?