Note: I’ve finally gotten my computer back! It crashed about a week and a half ago. They had to wipe it completely clean, but I’m just happy to have my own computer again!
GET EXCITED, SPRING IS ALMOST HERE! I snagged the idea for this topic from The Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday meme, because I’m sincerely excited for my spring books. 2016 has been a great reading year so far, which is surprising with everything that’s been going on in my life. Here are some of the books that are on my list for the next couple months.
- That Other Me, by Maha Gargash: I’ve only just started this book, but I’m already in love with the setting! I really haven’t read much (any?) fiction by Emiratis, so I’m incredibly interested in this one.
- Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine: I’ve been talking about reading this book forever, and my book club has finally decided to read it! I’m in the middle of a book buying ban (resulting from this reading challenge) bought the book this past week thanks to a gift card giveaway from Nikolieolieoh. Thanks so much, Nicole!
- A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High, by Ken Corbett: I heard about this book from a publisher’s twitter account, and I’ve been intrigued by it ever since. Corbett chronicles the murder of a young gender non-conforming student. I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about the author, but I’m hoping its sensitive to trans issues, and will shed positive light on the stigma attached.
- The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State, by Fang Lizhi: Y’all, I’ve been trying to finish this book for WEEKS. It’s a long, sprawling history of the infamous Chinese dissident. I thought I’d be hooked right away, but I’m stuck in his lengthy description of his youth. I’m still excited to get to the good stuff, though, because I’ve heard some pretty good reviews. (Update 3/21/2016: You can find the review here.)
- The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan: As many of you may (or may not) know, my MA focuses on terrorism and sub-state violence. It’s so rare for me that I get to merge my love of reading with my academic interests, and The Association of Small Bombs is one of those times. Set in the aftermath of a series of small bombs detonated in Dehli, this book has gotten amazing reviews, and promises to be a great read. Can’t wait to review it for y’all!
- The Turner House by Angela Flournoy: I’m the last person to read this book, and I’m so devastated. But I’m coming for you, Angela Flournoy, I promise! I’ve seen a few bloggers say good things from this book (and quotes some great passages), so I’m hoping to get my hands on this book this spring, so I can write a review for y’all. The title is in reference to the multigenerational Turner family, who gradually return to their family home as their mother becomes old and ailing. They find that the house in which they’ve all been raised is worth only a small percentage of the mortgage, and must reckon with the house, and all that has happened inside of it.
- Goslyn County, by AM McKnight: I really don’t read enough crime fiction, and I’m going to change that this spring and summer. A black lesbian crime fiction romance that takes place in Virginia? Sounds like it could be a pretty great page-turner, right? I’ll let you know how it goes– look for the review in mid April.
I only had seven titles, mainly because I wanted to leave some room for spontaneous reads this spring. February and March have been so rigid, with almost every book scheduled. This spring, I’m breaking away from that, and allowing myself to pick up a couple random reads!
What book are y’all most excited about reading over the next few months? Let me know in the comments!