Between listening to What Should I Read Next and reading Modern Mrs. Darcy’s blog, I could keep my to-be-read list in an ever-growing state of wishing for more time. I’ll share a few of the books I’ve recently been interested in from her site.
I try not to add every book I hear Anne describe on her podcast, but she’s great at making books sound interesting. For the one-year anniversary (episode 62), Anne gathered suggestions from the listeners of what she should read next. I thought several of the books sounded good, including:
Next up was The Bone Season by Samantha Shanna. The book is also set in England, but is a bit more fantastical than Divided Kingdom. Our protagonist is a clairvoyant in a time when such skills are outlowed. She’s captured and sent to a penal colony, where she meets another race of beings. It’s the start of a series (just what I need – more series’ to read!) and sounds fun.
The last book I’m adding from that episode of the podcast is A Very Special Year by Thomas Montasser, which is a book about bookstores, one of the subgenres that I love.
I only have one book from the website I want to add, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Anne provided a list of her favorite personality books, and this one sounded intriguing. I tend toward the introvert side of the personality scale (sadly my daughter is an extrovert and fits the second part of the title – she just won’t stop talking), so I thought this might be helpful for me.
Anything look good to you? Any I should move up to the top of my to-be-read list? (Not that I read the books in any kind of order, but I do keep a mental list of what I want to read next).
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