I hope you’re all having a good weekend so far :). I hope those who were on Reading Week enjoyed themselves and I hope you got to read some awesome books. Speaking of books, I can’t help but get excited about new books despite the fact that I already own so many books that are screaming to be read. Anyways I thought I’d share with you some books I’m really looking forward to reading this year. I’ve added a goodreads link so you can check them out if you’re interested :).
There’s no point of hiding my love for this trilogy. I’m sad that the trilogy is coming to a close, but I’m so excited to see where Jorg Ancrath is going to end up. I’ve adored this character since I discovered Prince of Thorns thanks to Emma from Book Monkey. Mark Lawrence has easily become one of my favourite authors and I do hope he continues to write more books because I’m sure to pick them up.
I know I’ve shared this book on “Waiting on Wednesday” but I’ll share it again because this is another trilogy I’ll be sad to see over. I’ve enjoyed Robin Bridges’ work set in Imperial Russia. I hope she continues to write more historical fiction. I hope the ending will be epic!
As for as I’m concerned we can just skip summer and September can just come soon. The Raven Boys was one of my favourite books from last year and I cannot wait to see where Stiefvater will take us with her wonderful writing. I’m so excited to find out more about the Raven Boys and Glendower. And the cover is so beautiful! I’ve already pre-ordered the book. My visa bill is going to sky-rocket during the summer with all the books I want!
This book is based on the documentary with the same title which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. I’m really interested in watching/reading this book and documentary because it focuses on the whole Drone Wars issue that has been going on in the United States. I watched an interview with Jeremy Scahill on democracynow.org and I learned a lot about the issue. I really do hope the documentary will premier at The Toronto Film Festival, but even if it doesn’t I’m going to read this book and find the documentary online if I have to.
I’m on kind of a historical fiction kick at the moment and because I studied East Asian History a lot in University. I feel like there’s not a lot of fiction which focuses on Taiwan and the Japanese Occupation. This book starts off during 1943, so I’m excited to read more about it and the experience of Taiwanese people. Hopefully it’ll be a good read!
I first heard about this book via Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner when she talked about it in one of her Catalog Posts. It was only in the past two years that I discovered fiction about the Middle East and as a student of Middle Eastern History I love hearing about some of the fiction that has been produced about the region. This book takes place after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. I haven’t read any post-revolution fiction so I’m looking forward to reading this one.
What books are you excited to read this year?