Books I Am Looking Forward To

I have been very much enjoying blog posts which talk about forthcoming books for 2015, and thought that it was high time that I created my own list.  I have not solely focused upon books which are being released this year; instead, I have chosen twelve which I am aiming to read during 2015, and which I am very much looking forward to.

1. The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth – I was drawn to this after reading Lizzi’s wonderful review.  It sounds like an enchanting read.

2. Maus by Art Spiegelman – I have been meaning to read Maus for years, but have oddly never been able to find a copy.  Luckily my library has come to the rescue, and I hope to be reading it soon.

3. Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy – I very much enjoyed Wildwood when I read it last year, and found that Meloy’s words and Ellis’ illustrations went perfectly together.  I’m not usually a reader of series, but I’m very much looking forward to seeing how the tale will continue.

4. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll – I have heard nothing but great things about this graphic novel, and it looks to have been beautifully designed.  For me, it looks as though it will tick a lot of boxes.

5. Mrs de Winter by Susan Hill – The lovely Kaggsy from KaggsysBookishRamblings is very kindly sending me a copy of this.  I’ve heard great things about it, and can’t wait to get stuck in!

6. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri – I purchased this last year, and as Lahiri is one of my favourite authors, I am so looking forward to engrossing myself within it.  It only sweetens the deal that I am reading it alongside one of my dear friends.

7. City of Women by David Gillham – One of Lizzi’s top 5 books of 2014.  I love a good historical novel – particularly those set within the Second World War – and its premise sounds fabulous.

8. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey – There is a lot of hype around the Internet about this novel at present, and it looks as though it deserves it.  Anything about memory fascinates me, and I can’t wait to delve into this one.

9. The Little Friend by Donna Tartt – Having so enjoyed The Secret History (review here) and The Goldfinch, I feel that it is about time I read Tartt’s second novel too.

10. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel – I was lucky enough to be the recipient of a fabulous Hilary Mantel novel collection on Christmas day, and feel that Wolf Hall is going to go straight onto my love list.

11. The Beach by Alex Garland – Another which I have wanted to read for a while and haven’t yet got around to.  Abbie’s great review of this last year has made me want to pick it up sooner rather than later.

12. A Very Long Engagement by Sebastien Japrisot – This is a novel which I feel I should have already read.  I am going to be reading it as part of a readalong with the lovely TurnedHerBrain on YouTube in March, and can’t wait to discuss it!

Which of these have you read, and which books are you most looking forward to reading this year?

14 thoughts on “Books I Am Looking Forward To

  1. I want to read the Jhumpa Lahiri novel based on the cover alone! Which book of hers would be a good starting point?
    I want to read and love Wolf Hall, but I flicked through it and the writing style isn’t to my taste… maybe another time.

    • It’s lovely, isn’t it? I read ‘The Lowland’ over the weekend and really enjoyed it, but it’s my least favourite of her books so far. I’d recommend starting with either ‘Unaccustomed Earth’ or ‘Interpreter of Maladies’ – both are incredible. Ooh, I know what you mean! It takes me a while to get into Mantel’s books because of the wordplay and such which she uses, but I’ve really enjoyed the two books of hers I’ve read so far, so fingers crossed!

    • Thank you! I tried to be as far-reaching with them as I could. I was hoping to read a library copy of ‘Maus’, but it’s disappeared from the catalogue over the weekend, so I will probably just order a copy instead. I’m itching to read it, and so glad that you enjoyed it too!

  2. Maus is desperately moving (I read it years ago). An interesting selection of books there – Mrs. de Winter should be heading out into the postal system today! 🙂

    • Oh gosh – I suppose I ought to have something very cheerful lined up to read after it, in that case! I’d hoped to be able to read a library copy, but it was part of a circulating collection and has now disappeared from the website. Hmm… Wonderful, thank you so much!

    • Thanks so much, Lizzi! I’ve tried to find the Forsyth in Waterstone’s and have had no luck so far, but I’m working on it. Definitely – I hope you’re having a fabulous year so far! xx

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