and wracking your brain for answers, then this is the meme for you!
This week it's a topic that I'm excited about, because I love seeing what books you guys are excited about! I know, lots of excitement in one sentence.
1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (9/13): I sort of loved this book beyond words. The characters were so completely delectable and the prose breathtaking. Mainly I want you all to read it so we can discuss it - I want to talk about this book! I'm hoping The Book Depository will offer the UK hardback up for sale soon, as I'd like to see it sitting pretty next to my eventual US copy.
2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (9/27): Literally just finished this one and it was so incredibly refreshing and well done that I'm a bit tongue-tied. Karou is one of the best female MCs that I've read in a while, and incredibly engaging with a personality all her own. (Although, I think my favorite character is someone else - and no, it's not Akiva!)
3. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (11/15): While this is about a girl whose touch is lethal, I have to say the thing that most makes me excited is the author herself. She's such a sweet, personable girl that I think I'm going to be hard-pressed to dislike this book - which is one I've heard many, many great things about. (And it's a dystopian. You all know how I feel about them.)
4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (9/27): Oh, this book. This is one I loved in ways that I could never have expected and I think I'll be as excited to receive the finished copy in the mail as I did the ARC. While there's a lot you may or may not have heard about it, please let it be one that you try out for yourself. It's worth it.
5. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (9/20): I have one more book to get to before this one, but I'm so incredibly excited for it. I've heard such amazing things and it's been a few books since I've read a good fantasy I can sort of sink my teeth into and I'm hoping this will be the one to do it.
6. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi: The Windup Girl has actually been on my TBR longer than this one, but I only saw this one and so I immediately snatched it. It's a dystopian, which I love, but the story has a strong nod to the present day - all of the markings of a book I think I'll very much enjoy.
7. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (9/29): I read Anna and the French Kiss on Saturday as my happy-thoughts-during-an-impeding-hurricane book and loved it. I'm going to say that it's pretty much impossible not to like this one. Anna was such a great character, and everyone wants an Étienne. Lots of people have said they liked Lola more, which seems like big shoes to fill, and I can't wait to find out.
8. Prized by Caragh O'Brien (11/08): I feel like I've been waiting for this one for ages and ages. I was just approved for it on NetGalley and am waiting until closer to the release date to start it - and boy is it hard.
9. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente: I'm quite embarrassed that I haven't gotten to this one yet. I...really want to read it. I think I'll have to remedy that soon, considering it's sitting on my shelf.
10. Sequels I've been waiting for: Crossed, The Iron Knight... what else? I'm cheating, but it's my list, so I'm permitting myself.
What about you guys? What's on your list? And, Goodreads, please come back to life. I miss you.