One of my new year resolutions is to read only books that I’m really interested in and that I don’t think will be a waste of my time or just a repetition of things I’ve read in the past. Having this idea in mind I was surprised at how difficult it was to find a good amount of book releases for the next six months that I actually felt excited about. Because of that, this is a small list but a list that feels realistic and one that I love.
Here’s the books:
I am a Hero, volume 5 and 6 by Kengo Hanazawa| January 23rd and May 15th
I am a hero is a manga set in Japan during a zombie outbreak. I first fell in love with the author and artist a few years ago. I like how everything is so weirdly detailed and how the story is slow and well-thought-out. I’m currently not up to date with the manga but I still felt the need to put it on this list given the fact that this is one of my all-time favorite horror series.
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages | February 27th
A collection of short stories about the lives of various queer figures. I never usually like or read collections of stories in books but this one really caught my attention. I’m so interested to know and read about the perspectives of different queer people, how they think, how they deal with things and what they had to go through to be who they are now.
If we had known by Elise Juska | April 27th
“After a shooting in her local mall in rural Maine, English professor Maggie Daley is stunned to learn the gunman was her former student. She is further dismayed when she finds an old essay offering clues to his violent nature she might have missed. “
I love a good thriller and this really sounds like one! After reading the synopsis I feel that is going to be a very interesting story that will leave me on the edge of my seat.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland | April 3rd
I know zombie books were done so many times already but I admit I have a secret passion for anything with those monsters that is well written. What really caught my attention on “Dread Nation” is the amount of details that the synopsis has of this apocalyptic society and this really makes me think that the author gave a lot of attention to certain features and hopefully, to the character development.
The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein | April 10 th
“Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. . . But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less. “
A biography! What?! I never read those! “The Trauma Cleaner” looks very interesting and promising!
Honeybee by Trista Mateer | May 1 st
Can it be that 2018 will be the year where I’ll read my first modern poetry book? Honeybee is book of poems about various people that we meet during our lives and that, even though they don’t stay long, poems will still be written about them. It looks cute, interesting, fast-paced and something soft to read on sad days.