Current Covets: Reading List
Oftentimes when I do a Current Covets post, it’s a roundup of some general items I’m really in love with. Right now however, I’m pretty keen on picking up some books (those library wait lists can seem painfully long can’t they)? Without further ado, here’s a quick breakdown of some books I’m super excited to read – that you might want to add to your reading lists too!
From L to R, Top to Bottom
Replica by Lauren Oliver – $24.99: Talk about ambitious. This creative novel is written from the perspectives of two characters. The twist? You can read their stories in any order you like simply by flipping the book around. Start with one or the other, or even alternate the chapters – Oliver’s book about two girls with a mysterious connection through a place known as Haven Institute. A little bit sci-fi, a little bit dystopian, this intriguing read gives new meaning to ‘choose your own adventure’.
The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff – $29.99: I love books about WW2, and this one seems to bring together two riveting reads I’ve encountered in the past few years; Sarah Gruen’s Water for Elephants and Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale. Sounds like a weird combo right? Combining the daring magic of a circus with the struggle to stay out of the glaring spotlight of the Nazis, this epic book manages to weave romance and whimsy into its harrowing setting.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah – $35.00: I don’t know why I don’t watch the Daily Show. I love John Oliver and I do enjoy the snippets of Noah’s show that I catch. But for now, I’ll settle with reading what promises to be an enticing memoir of growing up in South Africa from one of America’s most-watched political (with a biting touch of snark) commentators.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – $35.00: I keep on hearing about this beautiful, creative book – a romance in fact, set against the backdrop of a war-torn country. Set in an unnamed land, it’s a refreshing point of view from two characters whose life experiences are largely different than our own. In a world where tolerance is more essential than ever, this book teaches the value of it in spades.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – $24.99: This post was actually a bit hard for me to write because I generally enjoy reading books by beloved authors knowing as little as possible going into them. So here’s all I’ve gleaned from this one (written by the wonderful Laini Taylor, of Daughter of Smoke & Bone fame): It’s a fantasy story about a boy named Lazlo Strange, who plans to set out on a dream-spurred mythical quest to a land called Weep, in search of fulfilling his (actual) dreams. If you’re into magic and lyrical writing then look no further!
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella – $35: Everyone knows that the life you present on social media isn’t necessarily the nuts and bolts of every day life. Sophie Kinsella’s newest standalone novel hones in on this ‘curated reality’ through the misadventures of Katie, who presents shades of the truth in her Instagram posts. When Katie’s life is upended, causing her to flee to her family’s farm to start a new venture, however, she’s forced to question whether ignoring her actual reality is really working out.
Those are a few books I’m looking forward to reading this season! How about you? Do any of these catch your eye? What’s on your reading list? Tell me in the comments below to earn an extra entry into my DUFMOD giveaway!