We’re always checking over our current TBR lists, adding books to them and removing books we’re no longer interested in reading. Here are our updated TBR lists for Spring 2019…
✩ KIM ✩
On Our Fresh “To Be Read” List for 2019 I decided to keep two that I mentioned (Circe, Madeline Miller and and Life L1K3, Jay Kristoff) and drop the other two books altogether. From 3 Books I’d Buy With My Birthday Money I currently have Nyxia Unleashed, Scott Reintgen checked out from the library. Here are two others I plan to read between now and the end of May.
Now You See Me (Lacey Flint #1), Sharon J. Bolton
April’s Monthly Motif is Crack the Case so I really wanted to choose a killer murder mystery book to add to my list. The synopsis mentions something about the murder being Jack the Ripper-ish and I’ll admit that I’m growing tired of that take on murder mysteries. However, a ton of readers, whose opinions on books are similar to mine, have rated this fairly high. I think I’ll give it a go.
One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment complex, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed. Within twenty-four hours a reporter receives an anonymous letter that points out alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper’s first murder—a letter that calls out Lacey by name. If it’s real, and they have a killer bent on re-creating London’s bloody past, history shows they have just five days until the next attempt.
King of Scars, Leigh Bardugo
I adore the Grishaverse and Ketterdam. King of Scars is supposed to be a duology featuring one of Bardugo’s most beloved characters, Nikolai Lantsov. I have this on audio and I’m excited to give it a listen, hopefully over our spring break travel plans.
Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him.
✤ TANYA ✤
This year, I want to get back to reading more fantasy, science fiction and horror – and so this spring is all about reading books nominated for 2 of my favorite genre awards – The Bram Stoker Awards for works in the horror genre and the Nebula Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy. So 3 of the books I plan to read are …
Trail of Lightening, Rebecca Roanhorse
While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last—and best—hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much larger and more terrifying than anything she could imagine.
Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller
After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city’s denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting to fray. When a strange new visitor arrives – a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side – the city is entranced. The “orcamancer,” as she’s known, very subtly brings together four people to stage unprecedented acts of resistance.
Witchmark, C.L. Polk
Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family’s interest or to be committed to a witches’ asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn’t leave his past behind. Even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans’ hospital, Miles can’t hide what he truly is. When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles’ healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient’s murder.
What’s the one book you’re most looking forward to reading this Spring?