Monday, March 19, 2018

What I am Planning to Read!

I have shared my love of series before. I have 5 books up next in the series that I have started. I like to just read and wait for the next one to come up. It's like I have a present in the future for me.. Several next books are coming out in May so I have to get the following five books that I have been hoarding read over spring break. I hoard them because I like to savor the series and linger with the characters rather than read through greedily as I have been known to do.

The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman is the 1st in a companion trilogy to The Dark Materials trilogy.  I feel in love with The Golden Compass years ago and it was a summer reading option for my students.   I liked to introduce my students to series since they can keep reading.  I think this was overshadowed by the Harry Potter series. 

Hollow City and The Library of Souls are the 2nd and 3rd  books in the Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and are waiting for me.  I love how he has used vernacular photographs as inspiration to craft this trilogy. I've avoided the movie, but have been enjoying listening to the series with my daughter which is why I still have it in my pile.

I do love books that explore deathThunderhead is the sequel to one of my favorite books that I read last spring, Neal Shusterman's Scythe.  Thunderhead continues the story of Citra and Rowan as the Scythes continue to be the arbitrators of death in this world where the Thunderhead runs everything except the culling.  What havoc will Rowan wreck and what change will Citra be able to make on the inside? Once I finish this, another one will be

Libba Bray's The Diviner's and the next book, The Lair of Dreams, chronicle Evie and her adventures in the twenties in New York city.  She is a seer and has been a key in solving mystery of the serial killer who has been haunting NYC.  If you liked her series, A Great and Terrible Beauty, you will also enjoy this one.

Laini Taylor Daughter of Smoke & Bones trilogy culminates with Dreams of Gods & Monsters. I have had this on my shelf for awhile since I don't won't to let the characters go.  I also have another book by her waiting on my shelf, Strange the Dreamer.

What's in your TBR?


  1. I think I will have to borrow your ideas for my next books to read. Sounds very interesting.

  2. It sounds like you will have a lot of reading to do. How relaxing to savor each book, knowing you can read late into the night if you want. After all, that is one of the things that makes spring break so great!

  3. A fellow book lover! You've given a few new ones to check out. I'm reading Meet the Frugalwoods now. (I also wrote my slice today on the joys of old-fashioned print books!

  4. Thunderhead is so good!! I can't wait for the next one. I, too, am looking forward to the Pullman book. It will be interesting to me to see how it compares to the Dark Materials series-- I so loved that character, Lyra.

    PS: I've been having difficulty commenting on your blog,. I think I've narrowed it down to the device I'm using. When I try to comment from my phone the authentication credentials get hung up in Cyberspace and my comment gets dumped, but commenting form a laptop seems just fine.


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