9 Books I'm Definitely Going to Read this Spring
1. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson - As you may recall, I just read book #1 of the Mistborn series and I'm super excited to continue on, so of course this is on the list. I'll be reading The Well of Ascension in March and then The Hero of Ages in April. Can't wait to see what happens next in this series!
2. A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir by Lev Golinkin - This memoir is told from the perspective of Lev as a child and as an adult retracing his family's journey fleeing to Vienna to avoid persecution. This story sounds like it will be heartbreaking, but also apparently has some dark humor thrown in. I want to get to this really soon, so I'll be reading this right after The Well of Ascension.
3. The Martian by Andy Weir - This book is being made into a movie, with an AWESOME cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, etc. I always like reading books before the movie comes out, so that's one big reason I want to read this soon. Second, the premise sounds really intense and stressful. The main character is an astronaut who gets stuck on Mars during the first manned mission to the planet.
4. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin - Do I even need to write out why I want to read this? I NEED to get on this. Like, a year ago.
5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer - This is a retelling of Cinderella, but as a cyborg. What? Sold. I don't know anything else about this, except that everyone who reads it loves it.
6. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz - This is a Young Adult coming of age story and to be honest, I'm really just interested in reading something in the genre that is NOT John Green. He left a bad taste in my mouth after I tried to read An Abundance of Katherines and I've heard amazing things about this book.
7. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan - This was in my to-read post back in November... and I'm ashamed to say that I STILL haven't read it. I will definitely be reading this in the next few months. The only reason I've been avoiding it is because I know it will make me feel all the things. I'm scared!
8. All That is Solid Melts Into Air by Darragh McKeon - This is historical fiction novel following the events in Chernobyl. Seeing as how I tend to avoid these types of heavy books, (ahem, see above) I really want to get through this in the spring so that it doesn't sit on my shelves forever.
9. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - Then after all of that heaviness, I'll need a lighter read and that's what These Broken Stars will be for. It's a young adult dystopian novel, which apparently takes place in three worlds.
Phew! I better get reading! What's on your to-read list this spring?