Sometimes I know exactly what my TBR is going to look like and sometimes it takes multiple drafts, this is the latter.
The Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
Ever since I first heard about this YA sci-fi I knew that it was a book I wanted to get my hands on. I know that I’m either going to love it or hate it, it seems to be that sort of concept. Speaking of concepts, The Once and Future is a sci-fi, gender-bent retelling of the myth of King Arthur. Yes, please! I have a subscription box edition (I’m trying to be vague in case you’re waiting for yours), and it has this gorgeous turquoise green sprayed pages and cover, which you’ll be able to see in an upcoming unboxing.
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
I love murder mysteries, and despite one recent disappointment I also love Anthony Horowitz. His Alex Rider series was something I read almost constantly through secondary school, so I’m counting on him pulling it back with this mystery. The plot follows a mystery writer famous for cosy English village murder mysteries, who sends his latest manuscript to his agent, and we follow the agent as she reads it. I love a story within a story and I’m hoping they’ll be a real murder to solve.
Captain America: Winter in America
As usual I’m trying to read more graphic novels, and I really want to push for one every single month, and hopefully then to review them all…. Emphasis on hopefully. Just to let you know, I’m trying out graphic novel hauls and wrap-ups separate from my main posts, so if you’re interested in graphic novels specifically keep your eye out for those. They may not be monthly, I might do them quarterly just so I have enough to talk about. Winter in America is a recent release, and an ongoing comic book series following Cap, whose his sterling reputation is under scrutiny following a recent HYDRA takeover.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Now, I’m not sure why but I feel in the mood for some historical fiction, and this was simply the most recent one that I bought. Pachinko follows a Korean family through the generations, beginning with Sunja in the 1900s, who find herself pregnant but the father does not want to know. To save her reputation she marries a minister and they move to Japan together, and we see how their family develops from there. I’m quite excited about this one, and seeing how it pans out, both in terms of characters, but also the historical aspect.
I’ll also be reading The King’s Men, which I didn’t quite get to last month, A Gathering of Shadows, The Near Witch, and listening to Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know; The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce.
What about you? What are you reading this month? Are we reading any of the same books? What are your historical fiction recommendations?