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(Sorry for this post being so late in the day. I normally try to get TTTs out early, but my job hunt took over my day!) There aren’t a full 10 new releases that I need to catch up on, because I don’t really prioritize new releases. For me, it’s a sure way to spend a lot more money than my book budget allows, and it’s always impossible to get brand new titles at my local library. But here are some of the ones that I wanted to read, either because some of you put them on my radar, or because they were authors I was interested in reading. Let me know if you’ve read any of these, and if you think I’d enjoy them!
1.) Go Set a Watchman: A Novel, by Harper Lee: I was incredibly close to buying this simply because of the author. However, numerous articles were released discussing weather Harper Lee was mentally fit to consciously release her book to publishers. Now able to discern whether it was true, I decided to hold off until I could make a better decision. Unfortunately, that ended up in me missing out altogether. It’ll be read this year, though.
2.) Modern Romance: An Investigation, by Aziz Ansari: If I had planned to read one comedic book this year, it was Aziz Ansari. However, the list at my local library was 80 people long, so I missed it entirely! It will definitely be read in 2016. I’m not a huge connoisseur of comedy, but I enjoyed some of his stand-up routines back in college.
3.) The Grownup, by Gillian Flynn: After loving Gone Girl, I was ready for more Flynn. Even more, I had really wanted to spend this year getting acquainted with short stories. I didn’t follow through on either desire, but maybe it will happen this year!
4.) Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman: This isn’t the type of book I’d normally read, but goodness, did y’all talk about this book last year. I couldn’t open Instagram at all without seeing someone’s artsy photo of Illuminae surrounded by candles or fairy lights. Clearly y’all liked it, so maybe I’ll put it on my list this year. We’ll see.
5.) My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem: Does anything need to be said? Gloria Steinem, feminist author extraordinaire, and one of my intellectual crushes? Even if I don’t read it immediately, I need to buy this book the moment my book ban is up.
6.) Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik : I heard this book was so fun and engaging, while still getting the heart of the youth’s favorite Justice. I haven’t taken all that much interest in the judicial branch outside of what academia has forced me to learn, and I thought this would be a great book to have on my shelf. It has pretty great reviews, too!