I usually go for longer titles, so that I really dig deep into them and feel like I'm really involved into a story, a world, the characters. I always go with books I've been excited to read, usually books that I think will illicit strong responses - either through humour, heartbreak or whatever. I usually also go for books that haven't sent for review, so there is little pressure in the back of my mind about reviewing them and keeping in mind certain points to include in my review. This year, however, two of these books are for review.
And I thought today, I might share this year's Easter holiday reading pile with you ...
From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas - I've heard nothing but wonderful things about this book. I read it's funny and crazy and hugely entertaining.
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray - I do so love Libba Bray, and I want to read more by her. This one is about beauty queens stranded on an island together, Lord of the Flies style, and I couldn't be more thrilled to read it!
Slated by Teri Terry - I feel pretty bad, because I'm sure this book was on last year's Easter holiday reading pile and I still haven't gotten around to it! This year, we have the added bonus of knowing that the sequel is already published and available!
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge - I had this book checked out of my local library when a kindly publicist sent over the pretty paperback for me for review. Again, with the high praise I've been hearing.
The City's Son by Tom Pollock - I'm ridiculously excited to read this book! Ever since it was published (last year?) I've been dying to get my hands on a copy. Luckily for me, I know some lovely and generous book bloggers, one of whom kindly donated this to me recently. I've been saving it for a special occasion, and I think this is it!
Please do let me know in comments if you've read any of these books or share with me what you'll be reading!