Musing Mondays

Musing Mondays is a meme started over on Should Be Reading that presents a different literary-themed question every week.

This week’s question is: Are there any “raved reads” –books that everyone seems to be talking about– that you’re hoping to get read this year, yourself? What books are they, and why are you hoping to read them? Is it because you want to say you’ve read it? Or, would you have chosen to read it, even if you’d discovered it yourself, and no one was raving about it?

Blogger buzz for upcoming releases has made me particularly excited for Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith, both of which I hope to read this spring. Before I get to these, though, I should really catch up on some blogger-endorsed books that have been lingering in my TBR pile, such as The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Broken Wing by Judith James, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Looking through the Book Blogger Recommendation list, I’ve also decided to amp up my search for Enclave by Ann Aguirre, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Any book that I add to my shelves I choose at least partly because I want to add that book to my repertoire, while every book I read has to appeal to my literary tastes. There are too many books and too little time to fill by reading schedule with titles simply so that I can acquire the bragging rights.

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