January Guest of the Month Club

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January’s Guest is Claire from Cover to Cover. Today we are talking about Our Top Books that we want to read in 2016. Claire has some great picks, so check them out below.


Time sure flies when you’re having fun. I am still barely grasping that I exist in the year 2016 (which, believe me, all of my papers requiring dates reflect); and I am certain that this rushed-into-the-new-year feeling can be partially attributed to my excitement for new releases!

Incredible amounts of new books are scheduled to hit the shelves throughout the year. Some novels, like Truthwitch, Passenger, and The Love That Split the World, have already released, now in the hands of eager readers.

I can spend hours perusing shelves at stores and libraries, seeking a new read. Sometimes, although I tend to be indecisive with my book selections, I do have a few special novels in mind before I make a selection. Below are some of my most anticipated 2016 reads, not including those already released, that make me confident 2016 promises good reads.

This Savage Song by V. E. Schwabsavagesong

I fell in love with Schwab’s writing after reading Vicious, and I could not be more excited about her newest writing. I am a fan of her grey characters, who can never be classified as strictly ‘good’ or ‘evil’; for instance, hero Victor in Vicious stands as the protagonist, but commits his share of foul deeds. This Savage Song’s summary seems to reflect more self-discovery and grey characters in addition to action, magical creatures, and a civil war—so you can bet I’m interested.

studyinscarlettA Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of mystery and thriller novels. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie remains one of my favorite puzzlers after around two years since my first time reading it. I am always open to a classic caper. A Study in Charlotte seems to offer a twist on the traditional Sherlock Holmes case. I am excited to see how Cavallaro interpreted the old stories for a modern audience.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshistartouched queen

Previously, I have greatly enjoyed books based on or featuring mythology. Rick Riordan’s works are the first, obvious ones that come to mind. In all of my mythological-fiction readings, I don’t think I’ve ever picked up a story based on Indian mythology, which The Star-Touched Queen highlights. The novel is pitched as a “lush, beautifully written and vividly imagined fantasy inspired by Indian mythology,” on Goodreads, and I cannot wait to experience it.

crownsgameThe Crown’s Game by Evelyn Sky

Initially, the premise of The Crown’s Game reminded me a lot of the Grisha and Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo. Err—the setting at least. Both occur in a Russian-inspired fantasy, with The Crown’s Game emphasizing the Ottoman Empire. I love the magical aspects in the two stories, but I am also excited to see the unique games, The Crown’s Game, Sky’s book will bring. These games are described as a sort of tournament, an element that also reminds me of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I am eager to read this story, which seems to combine elements from many of my favorite novels into one.

There are so many new releases hitting the shelves this year, and I am sure they will surprise and impress readers. I will continue to scan the shelves for intriguing new releases, with these four picks on my mind.

What are some of your most anticipated 2016 reads?


Claire has some awesome sounding reads awaiting her in 2016! You can head over to Cover to Cover to see my picks. Now, tell me some of yours.

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Posted January 31, 2016 by Laura in Guest of the Month Club / 1 Comment


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