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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 – $24.99Talk 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 – $29.99I 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 – $35.00I 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 – $35.00I 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 – $24.99This 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 – $35Everyone 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!

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23 Responses to “Current Covets: Reading List”
  1. I need something light and happy any ideas

  2. I’m currently reading My Not So Perfect Life and I’m loving it! It is fun and interesting and keeping me occupied 🙂

  3. Heather Swanson says:

    I would like to read my not so perfect life

  4. Dawn says:

    I am a subscriber and did enter your contests for the basket

    My Not So Perfect Life-looks like a covet!

    Replica looks different and would give that method of writing a try to read

    Good post

  5. aketch says:

    Exit West looks interesting! I recently read February bu Lisa Moore for our book group. It was an enjoyable read, I recommend.

  6. intensev5 says:

    I would love to read My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

  7. Aimee says:

    I’m going to read Trevor Noah’s book. I am a subscriber

  8. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love to read Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

  9. Joan G. says:

    Sophie Kinsella’s My not so Perfect Life is on my list.

  10. Kay Burke says:

    love all books and will read anything – have read some of these already. Strange the Dreamer sounds intriguing

  11. Lindsey says:

    Replica and Strange the Dreamer sound great! I just finished The Murderer’s Daughter.

  12. Susan says:

    I think I would enjoy My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella.

  13. janicour says:

    I would be interested in reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

  14. katydidit21 says:

    I would like to read Born A Crime and My (Not So) Perfect Life.

  15. beewbedard says:

    they all look good especially The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

  16. Alison K says:

    BONUS DUFMOD ENTRY : My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella – $35 catches my eye as Sophie writes easy to read books. Nothing on my reading list at the moment. Thanks

  17. baylou says:

    I also read unite a bit of ww2 historical fiction, so the Jenoff novel is on my TBR list, which is very long. I just got 2 boxes of books at a local library book sale, mostly novels, but a few nonfiction books and one collection of Persian poetry.

  18. Mary Danieli says:

    Looking forward to Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. I saw the interview he did on CBC and I was hooked. Right now, I’m waiting for a ton of books at the library, too. Am trying to beef up my non-fiction reading having just read White Trash : The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
    by Nancy Isenberg and currently waiting for Sex and the Constitution : Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century by Geoffrey R. Stone.

  19. cookie3 says:

    I’m really interested in reading “The Orphan’s Tale”. right up my alley.

  20. Victoria Ess says:

    I love Sophie Kinsella, and her new book sounds good!

  21. Kelly H says:

    All these books sound good, i’m especially intrigued by Replica and Exit WEst.

  22. Denae Boucher says:

    I’m interested in all of them as I read anything and often.

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