Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Finds

Long time, no type.  At least it feels that way to me.  I've been in a bit of a slump lately, but I did manage to add a bunch of books to my TBR this week.  (Friday Finds is a weekly feature hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat which showcases the books you've added to your TBR over the past week.)

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
This looks like a super-creepy thriller focusing on female characters.  I may try to snag a copy of this book in the fall, when I always gravitate towards chilling reads.

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Another thriller, this book follows a man and woman who meet by chance and decide to kill the man's wife, who he thinks is cheating.

As You Wish by Cary Elwes
Tales from the making of the movie of The Princess Bride?  I'm in!

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
This is a February YA fantasy release that I've seen around a bit but didn't really grab my interest.  When I found out it is a Snow White retelling, however, I finally decided to add it to my TBR list.

A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood
15 (fictional) stories of bad-ass female heroines across time and place.

The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
This is a March YA historical fiction release about a young woman on a journey to China.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
A bit of a wait for this book, since it won't be released until September.  This book is a YA fantasy with a description that reads a little bit like King Lear meets The Hunger Games.  

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
You've probably already heard of this book, but if you haven't, it's the true story of a ill-fated Mount Everest expedition.

In the Blood by Steve Robinson
This mystery/thriller features a genealogist in present-day danger while trying to solve a historical mystery.  I'm a fan of the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown, so I'm thinking this book may help tide me over until the next release (and I SO hope there is one).

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
Pretty sure I've never read a book set in Haiti before.  This is about the kidnapping of a well-to-do resident female and the aftermath.

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
I'm also pretty sure I've never read an LGBTQ novel before, but reading more diversely is usually a good thing.  And it's about Victorian London thieves!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Some of those books sound awesome. I read the Shadow Queen. I really enjoyed it.