Roll, on March because that means that I’m nearly done with my final year of university. Crazy! I mean, I still have to come back to hand my dissertation in and do my exams, but I’ll be done with actual classes. While I am wrapping up my essays, dissertation, and classes these are the books that I want to read.
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden #3) by Charlaine Harris
This is the last one that I’ve already read in this cosy murder mystery series, and then it’ll be on to the new ones in my Christmas Haul. This time Aurora ‘Roe’ Teagarden is taking a stab at a career in real estate but gets more than she bargained for when she find a corpse during a showing. Not ideal for the first day on the job. This sparks an investigation surrounding the local estate agents, the slight problem being that her mother owns and estate agents. As usual there is also a light romance a-brewing between Roe and the newly arrived Martain Bacall, to whom Roe was showing the house. I’ve said it before but these books are short, sweet and perfect for a one-day-read if that’s your kind of thing.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
You might remember this from my Christmas Haul but I’ll just give you a quick little recap of this pretty well known book. This semi-autobiographical story follows Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise as they embark on a road trip across the USA during the 1950’s. Needless to say this is going to be a very testosterone ruled road trip full of girls, booze and other vices. On the Road encapsulates the ideology of the Beat generation, which I’m really interested in and I hope I’m going to love this books as much as I have loved other Beat generation work I have experienced, of which I’d still like to read the whole of Ginsberg’s Howl, and any other recommendations.
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
As one of my favourite books, of course I am going to squeeze in a re-read before the final book in the trilogy is released. If, by some miracle, you haven’t heard about A Court of Thorns and Roses, or ACoTaR, it is a YA re-telling of the well loved fairy-tale Beauty and the Beast. We start off with a young huntress,Feyre, who kills a wolf in the forest while trying to provide for her family, not realising that the wolf was in fact a fairy. Because of this mistake she has two choices; to be put to death herself, of to live out the remainder of her days in the fairy realms. But all is not well in Prythian, beyond the wall that separates the faerie lands from the human ones. I guess you know which one she’s going to pick, or else this would be a much shorter book.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
This will be a re-read for me, I’m not even sure how many times I have read it, but this time its for the Austentatious Book Club. Jane Eyre is the faux-autobiogrpahical tale of Jane, a poor governess who is employed by the dark and brooding Mr Rochester to teach his young, French ward, Adele. Bronte paints a super gothic painting full of mystery and romance, and plenty of interesting characters. This is one, if not my all-time favourite book so I am super pumped to be revising is, so much so I may have a brand new edition on its way, because you can never have too many editions of Jane Eyre.
The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3) by Samantha Shannon
The final book, so far, in this seven book series, will be drawing to a close the GoodReads read-along but there is still time if you are interested in sharing your thoughts as you read, and you can do so HERE. Without giving too much away, The Mime Order finished with, quite frankly, a huge cliffhanger, so I can not wait to see how that develops in the follow up. In case you have no clue what this series is about it takes place in an alternate future in which certain people are clairvoyant, something which is illegal in this society. It’s also been a long time coming so I am more than ready for some new work from Samantha Shannon.
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
Soon to be adapted for the big screen by the god that is Lin-Manuel Miranda, this epic fantasy novel is the first book in The Kingkiller Chronicles. As the beginning of an eventual trilogy, Patrick Rothfuss introduces us to out protagonist Kvothe, who is recounting how he become a super powerful wizard. The Name of the Wind is told form Kvothe’s point of view and focuses on his childhood, spent as part of a group of travelling players, and promises to be a coming-of-age story with a fantastical twist. I’ve heard rumours of an unreliable narrator but I don’t know how valid those claims are, either way it’ll be nice to read a short fantasy series rather than making a 10 book commitment.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Finally something light, and easy in a contemporary romance from the expert, Colleen Hoover. Head up, as with all of Colleen Hoover’s novels this is a new-adult novel, so if your not comfortable with expect sex scenes, I’d avoid this one. It Ends With Us is supposed to be a heart-wrenching novel about love, and the price that it comes with. We begin with Lily and her new boyfriend, hot, arrogant, neurosurgeon, Ryle, but all is not peachy with the two of them. She begins thinking back to her first love, Atlas, and, I may be wrong, but I thin I feel a love triangle coming on. I know a lot of people hate them, but I am not one of those people, so bring on the triangle.
Broken Dolls (Jefferson Winter #1) by James Carol
So, here’s my dilemma; I get scared ridiculously easy, like at the smallest of things, so why am I craving horror? This will only end it tears, namely my own. Of course because of this I don’t really own any horror, so this thriller is about as close as I can get without actually going out and buying something. Jefferson Winter is an investigator, he is also the son of one of America’s most infamous serial killers. Despite his attempt to separate himself from his past he finds work as a freelance investigator tracking the world’s most horrific serial killers, a job that takes him to London and the domain of a man who is lobotomising young women. Sounds like a hoot! Just kidding, sounds like an episode of Criminal Minds, and hopefully it will rid me of the horror bug, before this ends in tears, namely my own.
And that’s all, a sensible TBR for once, it must be a March miracle. I hope you guys had a good February.
Have you read any of these books? Do you want to read any of these book?
Thanks for reading!