With April around the corner, I’ve decided to list books that I have not yet read. These books span different eras and genres, but interest me for a variety of reasons. As an aspiring novelist, I’m always on the lookout for challenging books that are compelling and brilliant. You know, the sort of novel that sticks in your mind ages after you’ve closed the book for the last time.
So, let’s begin!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
With its fusion of Old Hollywood glamour and melodrama. I am drawn to this novel because it looks to be meaty, complex and unique. Everyone- from YouTubers to reviews on GoodReads are raving about it. And I have a feeling that’s for a very damn good reason.
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
To my shame, I have not read a single work by Brandon Sanderson. The apparent master of high fantasy with hard magic systems, Sanderson has created a legacy reputation amongst fans who are drawn to his vast, complex worlds and his mature understanding of the fantasy genre. Mistborn is the epic series, and The Final Empire was published in 2006. Depending on how much I enjoy TFE, I will read The Well Of Ascension.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
I’m on a Jane Austen kick at the moment, as I finished Northanger Abbey yesterday and I will be rereading Emma and Pride & Prejudice in the next coming weeks. S & S is one of my literary shames: I have not read it or seen any of the adaptions and I am unfamiliar with the plot and characters. Still, I am excited to finally read S & S- I am sure I will love it, perhaps more than Northanger Abbey.
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Gibson made cyberpunk history with Neuromancer, the series where artifical intelligence is fused with human biology. I am drawn to this book because of its high concepts, its influence on science fiction and the mere fact that people can’t stop talking about it! While I am unsure what my expectations are, I am excited to bite into Neuromancer.
With alot of dedication and some restraint, I am hoping to read those four novels. In the comments below, what novels do you plan to read in April? Have you read any of the books I have listed? Any recommendations?