1. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – The book is apparently about the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus. I’m a sucker for Troy retellings. When I read that Rowling recommended the book, I had to buy it!
2. Farthing by Jo Walton – After I read Tooth and Claw by Walton, I was recommended this, and I jumped at the chance of reading an alternate history novel.
3. Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett – I have loved the Moist von Lipwig books so far (Going Postal and Making Money) and can’t wait to read about the new trains in Discworld.
Classics that would make the perfect rainy weather + stuck inside the house reads.
4. Persuasion by Jane Austen – I just got this from the library. I’ve only read one Austen and I can’t wait to be surprised by her all over again.
5. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – I want to tackle this monster this year, before I start college again, and now seems like the perfect time. I read Anna Karenina in a month, so two should do for this, what do you think?
New-ish books that seem promising
6. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith – Does she still really keep up with the penname? Either way, anything by J.K. Rowling is a auto-buy for me. Cuckoo’s Calling was interesting, and I can’t wait to meet the Strike + Robin duo again.
7. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King – I’m on the fence about this one. While Stephen king is one of those authors I have to buy, I have quit gory horror, so I might just buy it and put it away for next year. Though I probably won’t be able to resist reading it once I have it .
8. A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie – When this came out a couple of months ago, the publisher’s Facebook page kept bragging and swooning about it and I’ve been meaning to get this book ever since.
Books everyone else has read that I really need to catch up on.
9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Okay, there’s only one book here. Honestly, with books that have so much hype, it’s an effort to keep no expectations, but I’m going to try.
10. Short stories – Collections, anthologies and e-zines as many as I can read. This is a genre(?) I haven’t explored nearly enough, but am very interested in.
What about you? Which of these have you read and liked? And what are your reading plans for the next few months?