It is April, which means it’s the first Camp NaNoWriMo of 2018! More on that to come, but it’s safe to say that I am competing as always! Still, I like to give myself a pretty decent TBR to be cracking on with lest I start slacking off, so on with the TBR!
Autumn by Ali Smith
Hopefully I will be getting this form the library to continue by successful (so far) attempt at the Man Booker Shortlist 2017. I’m sure you’re probably sick of hearing me bang on about this by now, but I sill have three books (over three months) to go, so you’l just have to get used to it. Autumn is actually part of a seasonal quartet, the second book, Winter, having been published fairly recently. Honestly I know very little about it at all, other than it’s very topical, and current, and somehow about Brexit. Hopefully not to much because that whole palaver just irritates me. If nothing else I will finally be able to say that I’ve read some Ali Smith!
State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
This is a new YA fantasy, with, frankly, and absolutely stunning cover, that I received in FairyLoot’s March box (Unboxing should be on its way!). I haven’t read the Sin-Eater’s Daughter series, though I know it’s quite popular amongst the YA-fantasy crowd, so I don’t quite know what to except. Instead of the usual fantasy monarchy, we have a democracy in the midsts of an electoral campaign. Also ghosts, and cute boys, and I think I’m going to like this one. The summary does seem a little bit out there, but that’s never stopped me before.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
I’ve been dipping my toe into this book during the month, and I know I have to commit at some point, so this is me committing. I got this one for Christmas (and, yes, I do have a haul you can check out), and it’s one of those modern classics, tat I’ve wanted to read for a long time. The premise is a little complex for me to explain, but there’s supposed to be some lovely overarching themes of good and evil. In a twisted version of our own world, we follow Alex, and his friends as they indulge in casual senseless ultra-violence, until he is caught… At least that’s how I think this is going to go…
And… An Ember in the Ashes (Ember #1) by Sabaa Tahir, King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard, ACOWAR (ACOTAR #3) by Sarah J. Maas
My goal is to read these six books, and win Camp without breaking a sweat, but we’ll just have to wait and see how well this goes.
Thanks for reading