Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a book they are reading or thinking about reading soon. It is also where I share my first impressions about the book I am sharing.
I hate potholes. I hate desert highways too, about as much as I hate wearing high heels.
My Winnebago jolted over a bad pothole before I could swerve around it. I scrambled to keep the wheel straight and grabbed for my water bottle before it toppled and spilled across my laptop keyboard.
My thoughts: I am not a fan of high heels or potholes either, frankly. And why is she driving with her laptop open? That scene still makes me scratch my head. But then again, it is Owl. And she's just that kind of person.
I dove right into my September TBR list poll winner (thanks again to all who voted!), Owl and the Japanese Circus (The Adventures of Owl #1) by Kristi Charish last week, and it's been quite a wild ride of a read. Indiana Jones come to mind, heavy on the supernatural. I am just about finished with the book and enjoying it. The main character is a former archaeologist and an international antiquities thief who seems to be unable to keep away from the supernatural despite her best efforts.
Does this sound like something you would read?
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at Broke and Bookish.
This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is the Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List. It is best not to hold me to any list I make. What whets my reading appetite today might not tomorrow. Still, these are the books I am most likely feeling the urge to read this fall--at least as of this moment.
1. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer ~ Cinderella as a cyborg. This one has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while now, and I feel like the last one to finally be getting to it.
2. Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding ~ Who doesn't know this story? I had seen the movie years ago and never really had an interest in reading the book, until a friend talked it up so much, it's made my to read list for this year. No time like the fall.
3. The Fire By Night by Teresa Messineo ~ I enjoy reading historical fiction. I knew I wanted to read this the minute I heard about it:a World War II novel about two American nurses.
4. Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb ~ Another historical fiction novel that I find irresistible, this one set in World War I.
5. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo ~ Set in Nigeria, this novel is about a couple struggling with infertility and other marital issues. I hadn't heard of this book until it arrived on my doorstep earlier this month in a subscription box. I was immediately intrigued and cannot wait to dive in.
6. A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn ~ Deanna Raybourn's books are a great escape an this first in her "new" Victorian mystery series sounds too delicious to pass up. I'm just slow at finally getting to it . . .
7. Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood by Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda ~ Monstress, Vol. 1: The Awakening was among my favorite books read last year. I can't wait to dive back into this series.
8. Pressed to Death (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, #2) by Kirsten Weiss ~ Doesn't this sound like the perfect fall read? A cozy mystery set in a museum full of haunted items? I really enjoyed the first book in the series and am looking forward to reading the next installment.
9. A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet ~ This is another one that has been on my TBR pile longer than it should have been. A rebellious clairvoyant who will do just about anything to fight her destiny.
10. Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine ~ Am I the last one to read this one too? It's likely. I enjoyed Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series, which would have been enough to make me want to read this one, but add in a library--a magical one at that--and I knew I would be reading this.
Have you read any of these? Which do you think I should read first?
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