I want to love every book I pick up. And I have a lot of books resting on my shelves, waiting to be read. But, sometimes, there are these little tingles one gets from a book – just by looking at it, or hearing about it – and we know we’ve hit gold. A book that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
Here are the books on my shelves that I believe will be something I will love and return to again and again.
Circe by Madeline Miller
Okay, so I don’t actually own this one yet. But after reading The Song of Achilles last year and loving it so much, this was an instant pre-order for me and I am so excited for it.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I am ready to get this book in my brain. Lyrical, character-driven, fantasy setting with an incredible library. People who are blue! I am getting some very good vibes from this. Hopefully I’ll be picking it up this month.
The Ice by Laline Paull
I freaking loved The Bees, and as soon as I saw this and it’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL cover, I grabbed it immediately. I think I’m putting off reading it just because I want to savour it and all its goodness when I’m primed and ready for it.
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Winner of the Booker in 2015, the writing style and the subject matter look to be a hard-hitting and beautiful book.
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
I have heard only good things about this book, and I am ready for it. Post-apocalyptic setting and a lot of Shakespeare: right up my street.
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Solomon Rivers
This was a book I got in a subscription box, and had never heard of it before. But this sci-fi novel with a dark premise sounds like it will be a deep and thought-provoking read that I am going to love.
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Book Three of the ‘Gentlemen Bastards Sequence’. Get in ma brain! Both of the previous novels have been favourites, so I am expecting this to be no different.
The Earlie King and the Kid in Yellow by Danny Denton
I like weird stories. And I like Irish writing. This is a bonkers combination of the two, with an absolute corker of a cover. I have a feeling this is going to be a real stand-out novel this year.
Am I right? Am I wrong? Who knows? I’ll have to read them and find out. And I may end up picking up a new book this year that blows them out of the water. I’ll keep you updated on the results!
What is one book that you think is going to absolutely blow your mind this year? Let me know down below!