This is my high-priority-spring-reading-list!
My collection of physical books is as tiny as cat’s tear. It consists of mostly classics like a shabby copy of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte or immortal Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, collection of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and well, I think you get the drill here.
My appetite for reading is at times insatiable. I mostly read English books, and well, books in foreign language cost an arm and leg, and the saddest part of this is that it is almost impossible to buy high quality, hard-cover foreign books that could last a century in your book collection. Because, obviously, the price for this quality of foreign books would be deathly high.
This is the moment when I feel legit to admit that even though I love my country, when I go into bookstores (personally for me, it equals going to a temple), I feel like my country does not really love me. Boo!
But thank god, we have Internet and digital books that have been keeping me supplied for all these years. And since last week was a really tough one for me, I can say that e-books (audiobooks included) saved my life really and returned some peace to my mind, gave me a hope I guess. I also found so many books that I am just excited over the moon to read. And since my blog is about my personal and professional life, I decided that I want to share a list of books that I want to read this spring on here as well.
And since this year I decided to start collecting books, some of the books from this list will definitely make it to my collection. I know it! Well, that is if I manage to find them in the local bookstores (ha-ha-ha keep your fingers crossed for me, please!)
This is my high-priority-spring-reading-list!
1. Dracul by J.D. Barker and Dacre Stoker
The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s — and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.
Can you imagine that Bram Stoker’s Dracula is not just a work of fiction? Well, not all of it. What if Vampires are real and. . . well, yes, we cannot be sure and all that but this book, Dracul by J.D. Barker and Dacre Stoker, promises to give some answers, and for almost two weeks thoughts of reading this book has been hunting me because I’m dying to know what stood behind Stoker’s creation, Dracula! And you?
2. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The story in this book is based on a Russian folktale about a child made of snow. It’s set in Alaska, in the 1920’s and as I understood it, the story investigates the dark and cold aspects of life of a middle-aged, childless couple. And at the same time, I have feeling based on the reviews and synopsis, it’s full of fairy tale vibe and some magical beauty.
I guess this book would be an amazing companion on winter’s days but I doubt I can wait till next winter to read it, so it definitely gets on my spring reading list.
Besides, I’m Russian and I am well familiar with this folktale about a child made of snow, so I am very curious about this story.
3. Not Quite Out (NQO) by Louise Willingham
Not Quite Out is a ‘coming out’ story and I believe for some reading it might be like biting a hot dough since it touches on sexuality and other, rarely and almost to the point ‘almost never’, discussed topics related to it, at least here in Russia for sure.
But, after reading Louise’s blog posts where she gives tasty spoilers to her book (here is the link if you want to read it: Sexuality in NQO) my interest to this story skyrocketed to the moon.
I mean, Dan grew up in Russia! — of course I have to read it! Plus I have a feeling Daniel is going to be my new character crush, so never say ‘no’ to possibility of love!
4. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
I feel like, again, based on reviews and synopsis, that this book is going to open ten thousand doors to emotions and stories and experiences. It's a story about a strange book that tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Sounds interesting, right?!
And even though I don’t really have a clear idea about the insides of this book (such like style, pace, pov, etc.) I still put this book on this list because even with that little I know about it, I still want to read it. And I saw it in a local store here, so. . . yeah, excited much!
This is my little list of books that I'm going to read this spring. If you have some fiction book recommendations, feel free to share in the comment section below. Don't foreget to support me by clicking on the like botton below and if you have read something from my list, I would really appreciate you sharing your thoughts on it too.