November 1: Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes _______________.
(if your book club likes historical fiction, inspiring stories, YA books, non-fiction, controversial books to debate about, or pick a specific book)
I am loving this topic! There are so many ways to do this. The theme is…
I love Historical Fiction. It is one of my favorite genres but this past year, I have not read one book within the genre. So I want to “create” a book club that loves to read Historical Fiction and pick books that we have not read yet. There are more than ten books that I want to read.
In no particular order…
1. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
I bought this book because I have heard nothing but wonderful things about her books. I have not bought any of her other books… yet. The reason of why I choose this book, and not Between Shades of Gray, is because of the synopsis. Here is the first sentence.
Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets.
I mean, that draws me in and made me want to read the book and see what would happen in the book.
2. Wolf by Wolf // Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
I am counting this as one pick because it is a duology and it goes together. I thought it would be fun for one month, we would binge read the duology and talk about it. I became interested in this duology due to the synopsis. Here is the first sentence.
Her story begins on a train.
There are many times we would go, “What if Hilter has won the war? What would happen then?” I like the unique spin that Ryan did. Hilter hosts a motorcycle race and the winner wins a chance to be able to go to Victor’s Ball in Tokyo.
3. Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
I don’t remember where I first heard about this book but when I did, I fell in love with it. It sets in Boston! One of my favorite cities. I would love to see how Destiny write this book that has Boston as its city.
I also am interested in this book because of its diversity and because of its friendships.
The cover does not hurt either. It is so beautiful. I would love to have a necklace just like the woman on the cover.
4. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
It is about forensic medicine. I love NCIS, CSI, and goes on. I love to see how things back in the day would be used to find a murderer or a kidnapper, or even a robber. The fact that this story talks about a young woman learning forensic medicine from her uncle and no one knows about it. This is one book that I am going to read in 2017. I have to read. It is a MUST.
5. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
I love history. It was my Liberal Arts concentration for my undergrad years. We were required to declare our L.A. concentration and take a certain amount of classes for them and I chose history. I took a class that talks about Civil War and I found it interesting. I would love to read this and truly learn how people dealt with slavery back during the Pre-Civil War era.
6. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
I don’t think I ever read a book that has a sorcerer. People are raving about this book and I need to read it and find for myself if I do truly like it or truly hates it.
The cover is so beautiful. I would spend hours staring at it.
7. Walk on Earth a Stranger // Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
Like with Wolf by Wolf, it is a similar situation here. I thought it would be cool to binge read this series and be ready for the third book. I believe that the books are set during the gold rush and I believe the person in this book can sense gold. These books brought nothing but rave reviews. Of course, there are negative ones but positive ones overwhelmed the negatives. I am excited to read this in 2017.
8. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite authors and I love her books. This is only one that I have not read as of yet. I am hearing that this book is one of her best that she wrote thus far. It is true because it is going to be made into a movie.
9. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
To be honest, I have this book. It was one of these books that the cover pulled me in and made me want to buy it before reading the synopsis. When I upload a picture of books that I have bought and a good friend of mine told me it was a good book and that she think I’d like to read it. I trust her word. So, I am excited to start on this book next year.
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I do not remember where I heard about this book but the synopsis sounds awesome. I do not know how I miss this book BEFORE my reading slump because the cover on the left is the 10th-anniversary edition. I am in love with this cover. I may ask to get this as a Christmas gift.
11. Code Name Verity // Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
I first heard about this from Hailey at Hails Hearts NYC. It is one of her favorite books, I believe. It is interesting because it is about women in World War II and you don’t see that in books that often. It sounds like a good read.
12. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
I saw the movie and I loved it. I want to read this book. I have it on my kindle, and I am determined to read this in 2017.