Hello, my fellow Spirals!
The month of winter, warm sweaters, cozy blankets is coming and I can’t wait to dive into books that are either magical and heartwarming or sad and blue.
1. Home – Marilynne Robinson (Literary Fiction)
This book has been on my bookshelf for a long time and was a random find in the bookstore. I hope this book doesn’t let me down though!
This book is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith. Glory Boughton, aged thirty-eight, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Soon her brother, Jack—the prodigal son of the family, gone for twenty years—comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain. Brilliant, lovable, and wayward, Jack forges an intense bond with Glory and engages painfully with Ames, his godfather and namesake.
2. Cloud Cuckoo Land – Anthony Doerr (Historical Fiction)
I mean, this book has been on EVERYONE’s TBR. It has also been one of the highly anticipate 2021 releases and my Libby hold on the audiobook is finally gonna come in. I haven’t read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony but it has been on my bookshelf for quite a while and will be picking it up after this book!
Sadly, I know nothing about the story and will be going into this book blindly and trusting Anthony completely to wow me.
3. Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel (Science Fiction)
This book has been raved about by every booktuber I know and especially during the Pandemic. If I’m not wrong then this book is literally about a pandemic and gives you the chills. Of course I am a sucker for anything that is Science fiction and this book might be perfect to give more dark and sad vibes.
4. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline (Science Fiction)
Yes, I know this book was on my TBR for last month and I ranted about how I will finally pick this up after 1 year of lying on my bookshelf. But unfortunately, I wasn’t able to because I was busy with other books and didn’t want to start another physical book until I finish the current one.
At its core, this book is about video games and has a geeky aspect to it. I know pretty much everyone who read it absolutely loved it and think I will too!
5. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)(Historical Fiction)
This book has been a last minute addition to the TBR because it is the book pick for the Book Lover’s Club on Discord! I know that this book was also picked for the Late Night Book Club run by one of my favorite Youtubers (Noelle Gallagher).
This book is set in Barcelona, 1945.As the city slowly heals from its war wounds, Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery. I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out what the discovery is!
And with that, we come to the end of December’s TBR. Last month I got around to almost all the books I had initially planned and even read some new ones. As you know, I will also be picking up more books that are not part of this TBR and more pertinent to my mood.
For reviews on the above mentioned books and any other book that I read, stay tuned for the upcoming posts!