Christmas is almost over, and I didn’t recieve any books this year. With the lack of conveniently placed bookstores and my fussy reading habits to take into account this didn’t really come as a surprise, but I’d like to share a few few books which are on my to-read/to-buy list for this festive season.
Mastiff (Beka Cooper, book 3) – Tamora Pierce
This was on the list of present ideas I gave to my brother, and while it did not arrive nicely wrapped, the library has come through again and I am currently reading the novel. This is a Tortall series aimed towards an older or more sophisticated audience than I remember the others being (though it has been a LOOONG time) and I really enjoy the narrative voice, so I’d been keeping an eye out for this last installment in the trilogy.
The Extinction Gambit (The Extraordinaires, book 1) – Michael Pryor
Having massively enjoyed Pryor’s Laws of Magic series, I was keeping an eye out for his next project, and reading the first paragraph in the bookstore sealed the deal. Have since borrowed the book from the library and it is next on my to-read pile.
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
Recommendations for this book kept popping up everywhere I looked; on my goodreads account, on the blogs I follow, on random review sites. After reading the blurb and extract on amazon, it’s definitely something I want to read. Given that the physical version of the book is so pretty, and the copy at the library is large print I may just buy this – though I do have it on reserve at the library in case I change my mind.
1Q84 – Haruki Murakami
Another book that kept being mentioned online, I read the sample pages on Amazon. While not enough to convince me I wanted to buy this book – it has certainly made me want to give it a go, and thus I am the 8th reservation of the English translation at my library. This may take a while, folks.
Empire State – Adam Christopher
Due to be released in 2012, one of my friends read and reviewed an ARC of this book and could not stop telling me I had to read it. At his urging I will be attempting to sign up to get an ARC of my own, but suspect my blog may not be established enough yet to be accepted. Either way, I will be keeping an eye out for this book.
I’m starting to realise my to-read list could go on forever, so I’ll leave it there.
Soon I’ll post up my reading list of 2011, and my top ten books for the year.