Musing Mondays is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Each week MizB asks a book related question and bloggers answer with their thoughts about the given topic. This week’s musings asks:
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?
Oh, I love this one! And the answer is yes, there are lots of books that everyone’s talking about and I’m hoping to read this year. The thing is, living in small country in Eastern Europe means that our local book shops doesn’t have a wide range of books written in English. Especially not from the YA fiction range. So most books I see or add to my wishlist come from recommendations from friends, Goodreads or Blogger. Anyway, there are lots of books I’ve heard about and want to read. Some of them are books I would have read if I saw them in store but some of them are definitely not. For example, The Scorpio Races, The Hunger Games trilogy or Anna Dressed in Blood are books I’m not sure I would have picked up in a book shop but I can’t wait to read them now. The same applies to certain genres as well – normally I wouldn’t have read paranormal or dystopian books, for example. But ever since I started blogging, I constantly find myself wanting to read books I wouldn’t have read before – partly because I want to know what the hype is about and because I’d like to expand my horizons.
How about you? Are there any raved books you’re hoping to read this year? Feel free to leave a comment below! x x x