Monday, November 20, 2017
Ramblings from the Stacks - Tell Me What to Read
The past few years I've picked 5 books that are a bit outside of my comfort level - pretty much anything in the fantasy, science fiction or YA genres. Some have been huge hits and others not so much but it's been very much a learning experience and I've really enjoyed broadening my reading just a little.
For 2017 I picked 12 Middle Grade books and 12 books that I'd been wanting to read for ages but just never made the time. This had me reading books like In the Woods by Tana French, A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchey, and The Lake House by Kate Morton. I've really enjoyed it and it's been nice to get a few of the "I really want to read that" books off my list.
But now it's time to make my lists for 2018 and I need some help!
For Middle Grade I'm reading some more of the series I've started this year like Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica George and finishing up the Melendy family series by Elizabeth Enright. But what Middle Grade books do I need to add to my list? I'm looking for both classic and recent.
For my "Out of the Wheelhouse" books I'm thinking of reading something by Illona Andrews but not sure which one and have had a hard time thinking of other choices. Maybe The Martian by Andy Weir? I've seen the movie but that doesn't count.
As for books I've wanted to read for ages I'm thinking a Liane Moriarty book but am not sure what else.
So tell me - what book do I need to read? I'm open to any genre and any age. Really any book that just needs to be read in 2018!