All of us book lovers have the problem of a neverending TBR (to be read) list! We’d be here all day if I wrote out all the books on my TBR list, so I thought I’d tell you about just a few books I’m really excited to read soon.
Splintered by A. G. Howard
I read a sample of this on my Kindle earlier and I am already HOOKED. I immediately ordered the paperback (ebook was waaaayyy more expensive!) and can’t WAIT for it to arrive. This is another dark, modernised version of Alice in Wonderland, but in this case the main character Alyssa is descended from Alice Liddell, whom Lewis Carroll based his Alice upon. Insanity runs in the female line and when Alyssa begins to hear voices, she thinks she is going to end up in the same asylum as her mother, but realises there may be more truth to Wonderland than she thought.
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
This is essentially Buffy meets Jane Austen. Lady Helen is just going into her ‘season’ – when she will attend parties hoping to find a husband – when weird, mystical things start happening. Looks intriguing.
The Case of the Imaginary Detective by Karen Joy Fowler
I discovered this completely by accident when I was looking for bargain books online. I managed to get this as part of a ‘6 books for £10’ deal so am very excited that I’ll have a big book haul for you soon!
I really enjoyed Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and although I didn’t enjoy The Jane Austen Book Club as much, I definitely trust that I’ll enjoy this one. The story follows a girl who goes to live with her godmother, a bestselling writer, and finds herself caught in the middle of a murder mystery.
What books are you excited to read next?