It may only be January but I already have a quickly growing list of books I can’t wait to get to this year. The real test will be if I actually get to all of them.
For the purpose of this post, I will focus on my top 5 anticipated reads for the year, mainly because I had originally planned to write this for the Top 5 Tuesday post yesterday. Unfortunately, I missed it, so here we are. Without further ado:
“Starless Sea” by Erin Morgenstern
I so can’t wait to pop this book open. I absolutely loved Morgenstern’s writing in the “Night Circus.” From what I have heard both from the reviews I read on here and from people who I recommended “Night Circus” to, “Starless Sea” is just as good, if not better. Since I received it for Christmas (my fiancé is awesome!) I don’t have to wait.
“Becoming” by Michelle Obama
So this was my anticipated read for 2019 but I never got around to it because it was constantly checked out at the library. Though I wanted to read it really bad, I really didn’t want to spend $30 on one book, especially since I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it. But once again, thanks to my fiancé, I got “Becoming” for Christmas. The fact that its nonfiction is an added bonus since I am always trying to expand my nonfiction reads.
“Circe” by Madeline Miller
At first I was kind of meh about reading this book. I had heard the hype but I really didn’t care whether I read it or not. Then the Capital District Book Club picked it for April’s book and now I can’t wait to get to it. Funny how that works huh? I have heard nothing but good things about this book so I am sure I am going to love it.
“Wide Sargasso Sea” by Jean Rhys
As you may know, “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte is one of my all time favorite books. So when I found out that we were reading “Wide Sargasso Sea” in my Modern Library Book Club, I was so excited. It tells the story of Rochester’s mad wife. I can still remember reaching that point in the book. I was completely shocked and even though she wasn’t a main character I couldn’t help but wonder what her story was. “Wide Sargasso Sea” is on the list for March’s read and it’s taking everything I have not to skip February’s book to read this. It is rather short so I can probably get to it.
“March” by Geraldine Brooks
Speaking of retellings. Since watching the new “Little Women”, I have a new obsession with everything Little Women. Thus “March” by Geraldine Brooks went right to the top of my list. It’s a story about Mr. March and his time in the war. For those who have read “Little Women” know that Mr. March is not a prominent figure in the story, at least not in the forefront. We know that he is at the war, he gets injured and he eventually does come home, but these mentions merely take a few paragraphs. He is more of a shadow that has an indirect influence on the girls lives. It will be interesting to read about him in more detail.