2. A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn - Raybourn is one of my favorite authors because of her ability to create a world that her characters inhabit. She always pulls me in and it's almost a shock to look up from the book and realize that I'm in my very own bedroom and not the one that she has so richly drawn. This is the first in a new series and looks really intriguing AND the cover is gorgeous!
3. And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander - Apparently I'm in a historical mystery mood! This is a series I've been hearing about since I started blogging but haven't managed to read yet. This is the year!
4. First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower - The Residence by Brower was one of my top ten reads of 2015. I loved her ability to really take a look at the experiences of the staff in the White House and focusing on the humanness and the history without really getting into politics. I'm hoping the same for this book. I'm planning on getting it in book form for the photographs as I felt like I missed out a little in the last book.
5. The Hollow by Ransom Riggs - I really enjoyed Miss Peregrine when I read it years ago and meant to pick up The Hollow when it first came out to find out what happened next. Of course I needed to get it in print because all of the weird photographs are half the enjoyment of the book. For one reason or another I never managed to pick it up
1. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce - I'm not going to lie - the main reason I'm really looking forward to this one is because David Tennant is the narrator! I listened to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang last year and loved it partly because the story is just so fun and partly because I could listen to Tennant read a phone book (which I know is out of date but you know what I mean) and be fascinated. I'm a little worried that this is not by Ian Fleming who is the original author but I figure it'll still be fun!
2. The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin - This has been on my radar for awhile but J and I watched the movie Infamous about Truman Capote a few weeks ago and I was so intrigued by Capote's "Swans".
3. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - This book has been on my radar for ages and I'm finally going to listen to it this year. I've heard some mixed reviews on it which is why I'm thinking I'll go audio. I tend to be braver about books I've heard mixed things about with audio than print for some reason.
4. Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong - J and I are big Seinfeld fans and references to that show frequently find their way into our everyday life (and I may have texted that entire car rental scene EVERY time I rent a car because it's still same). This book looks really fun and since I don't know much about it other than the topic I'm really looking forward to it.
5. Faithful by Alice Hoffman - Hoffman has been on my radar for ages and she's always been one of those authors that I knew I should read but just hadn't been inspired to do so. However, this book has been recommended to my by a number of people including several bloggers who I really trust so I'm thinking now is the time!
Do you use your library as much as you'd like?