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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
It’s probably about time to finally read Pachinko, with the TV series coming out and all and that it’s one of those books I’ve heard nothing but great things about.
A Crooked Tree by Una Mannion
I read a little bit of this one a while ago in January/February but since I borrowed it from the library I had to return before getting a chance to really get into it. However from the first few chapters I read, I was super intrigued. It reminds of Unsolved Mysteries in a way. Maybe I had been watching too much Unsolved Mysteries at the time, but it has that bit of mystery and intrigue in it that makes it feel like I’m watching an episode unfold in front of me. It’s more so a coming of age story with a mystery/thriller-ish vibe.
Violeta by Isabel Allende
One of the authors I have wanted to read for a while now is Isabel Allende, especially her classic novel, The House of the Spirits. However I saw that she was releasing a new book this year that’s relevant to the times about a 100 year old reflecting on her life being born in 1920s and living through all those years and being alive during yet another pandemic in 2020, as told through letters. It was available at my library so I decided to go ahead and borrow it.
Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You by Ariel Delgado Dixon
This is a fairly new release that I discovered through how I typically always find out about new/future releases, NetGalley. It’s a story about two sisters who are sent to a wilderness camp for troubled teen girls. This is based on real life groups that actually take “troubled” teens out of the blue from their homes to make them “better” and there’s a lot of harrowing traumatic tales and a dark underbelly behind these wilderness camps and retreats that you can read up on. But it’s a weird industry that is still somehow making a profit. I finally decided to place a hold from the library and I can’t wait to get around to it this spring.
Other People’s Clothes by Calla Henkel
Yet another library read, this sounds like the next best thing to read after having read Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton, a darkly thrilling story about a toxic female friendship gone very wrong. This book also has that but with a few interesting details such as it taking place in 2008 (I think lol) and I think there’s even more murder in it.
Sundial by Catriona Ward
Of course I also want to read some horror this spring and I think this release sounds perfect. I haven’t read anything from this author yet, I’m also interested in reading The Last House on Needless Street.
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
One of my recent reads, How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell, which I highly recommend, mentioned this book, which is one I have had on my many TBRs before and one I think I’ve talked about wanting to read but How to Do Nothing convinced me that I need to read this. I don’t have a copy of this yet, however, I do think there’s an eBook available through my library that I can try to place a hold on. Last time I checked out there was a 6 week wait for it 😬
The World Cannot Give by Tara Isabella Burton
Speaking of Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton’s next novel was just released and it sounds so perfect. It’s a dark academia story that also has some religious cult-y stuff. I don’t actually know if this will be what the novel really is but I will read whatever Tara Isabella Burton writes.
Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung
I’m sure I have talked about this book before, but if I haven’t, it’s one I bought myself last summer and I’m dying to read. It’s a ghost story that ties in family and grief. It just sounds super interesting.
Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid
This is a book that comes out in May and I was fortunate enough to get an eARC! I really loved the author’s debut novel, The Wolf and the Woodsman, from last year which I still want to talk about more on my blog and crossing my fingers that I finally do it justice with a review. So yeah I’m really anticipating reading this one as well more stories from Ava Reid.