Alphabet TBR - I to O

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Part two of my 'Alphabet TBR' posts, and this time we're looking at titles beginning with letters I through to O, excluding any titles that begin with 'The'. If you missed the first part, you can find it here and please comment if you've read any of the books I've mentioned as I'd love to know what you thought of them. This time there's an odd amount of N and M books; maybe my eyes were just drawn to them on the shelf.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - Many of you will have heard of this book a long time ago, but for those who haven't it's the story of a recently murdered girl watching her family's grief from the afterlife. I'm not expecting it to be a fun read, but I've heard it's very bizarre and, obviously, dark so I'm looking forward to picking it up.

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby - A very odd choice for me to pick up in a secondhand bookshop years back, but I've never read any of Hornby's work before and hadn't actually heard of this one before I bought it. From what I've read about it, it's based around email correspondence between two lonely souls, and I'm expecting it to give me the warm fuzzies as well as make me laugh.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - One of the 'it' books of last year/this year, most bookish people will have heard of or seen The Miniaturist in their local bookshop. It's a piece of historical fiction set in 1686 Amsterdam as protagonist Nella begins her life as the wife of a trader. Long story short, he gives her a miniature model of their home and spooky things begin to happen, with the model reflecting perfectly the events happening in their real house. I am very excited to read this. 

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai - The memoir of Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban at age fifteen for speaking out about the right of Pakistani girls to education. Malala is a deeply inspiring individual and one who could not be silenced by the attempt on her life, setting up the Malala Fund as a way to empower young girls into pursuing secondary education, and I'm eager to read in more detail about her experiences.

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami - Without exaggeration, everything Murakami has written is on my TBR, but this is the only one I currently own. I have no idea what this is about, I only know I want to read it as soon as humanly possible.

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters - A book on the reading list for a feminism module I was eager to take for the second term of my MA, but never got on to due to a series of unfortunate events. Sob.

The Kingdom of Infinite Space by Raymond Tallis - Non-fiction about the brain. I'm into it.

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman - When finding the page for this on Goodreads to link here, it took me way too long to realise Northern Lights and The Golden Compass are the same thing and that I've been using them interchangeably for my entire life without acknowledging it. That aside, everybody knows this series, and I was fortunate enough to find all three books together in my local secondhand book shop for under £3 as a set.

Motherlines by Suzy McKee Charnas - More feminist utopian fiction (stop me now before I get totally obsessed). This is the sequel to Walk to the End of the World which I also haven't read but W is for a whole different post.

The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett - The second book in the Discworld series and one I really, really need to get to. I'm planning on rereading The Color of Magic as soon as I can before this one as it's been many, many years since I read it the first time.

Inferno by Dante - Because we all should.

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick - One of the kings of science fiction. This is set in an alternate version of the 1960s where slavery is legal and the US is occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan after the allies lost the war. I adore alternate histories so this is right up my street. There's also a newish television series based on it, apparently.

M x

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