I actually only finished 2 of the books on my Winter Reading Goals list (I did finish other books…just not ones listed, but overall my reading was pretty mediocre). I finished The Last Good Paradise (review here) and The Icarus Project (review coming!). Feeling slightly defeated by my bad reading habits lately, I’ve been a little less ambitious for my Spring Reading Goals. Here are some books I’d like to read! Again, these are all ones I have paper copies of, so hopefully I’ll be able to donate a few after I’m done.
1. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography: I’m actually a little ways into this but I am supposed to finish it for the end of March and given that I’m listening to the audiobook, that’s probably not going to happen. I am really enjoying it though, and the fact that NPH reads it himself is awesome.
2. Hybrid: The History and Science of Plant Breeding by Noel Kingsbury: Someday I will finish this and give it back to my boss. I got distracted by a different plant non-fiction book I read half of instead, so I’d like to finish that too… I’m about 20% done this.
3. The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne: I’m really loving mysteries lately and this one, about twins where one dies and the mother isn’t sure which, sounds really creepy and reminds me of Twins by Caroline B. Cooney which was one of my favourite books as a kid.
4. Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum: First, this cover is stunning so I kinda never want to get rid of this book afterall (although mine got a little banged up in the mail) but the actual book has had many good things said about it, so it has my attention although the concept (a lost housewife) didn’t originally get my attention.
5. Inside The O’Briens by Lisa Genova: It’s been awhile since I read a Genova novel, but this is a sure-to-be-tear-jerker that I’m sure is excellently well done if it’s anything like Still Alice or Left Neglected.
6. Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert: This is a young adult novel about a boy whose family has fallen apart with themes of religion and baseball. It sounds really interesting even if I didn’t describe it that way.
7. Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard: I adored her first two young adult books, so I have high hopes for this middle grade novel by the author.
8. Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman: This is actually the sequel to a great young adult debut called Seraphina that it is about dragons and fantasy and things I don’t usually like but that I loved when Hartman wrote about them. Plus she’s Canadian.
Do you have any reading plans for the coming months?