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What do I want to read? Far, far more than I'm actually likely to get through this spring. Especially now that the garden wants fixing up and the weather sometimes fails to excuse me from outdoor duties. But here are some of the top tales I hope to get to soon.
1. The Giver by Lois Lowry. Honestly, I'm afraid of it a little. People make fearsome comments about the nature of the ending, and after pushing myself most of the way through The Silmarillion, I'm not in the mood for anything less than shameless paradise. But I mean to read this anyway.
2. The Righteous by Michael Wallace. Read the first few pages and am now officially hooked, which is unfortunate because I'm also hooked on and halfway through a Maeve Binchy novel. I'll have to wait a couple of days.
3. Finding Angel by Kat Heckenbach. I read the first chapter of this, which is available online, and very much want to go forward.
4. The Midnight Dancers by Regina Doman. A retelling, I believe, of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, which—as per a review I read on a smart and helpful little review blog—sounds fantastic.
5. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. I've meant to read something of hers for a long time, and hurried that up this week by putting this one on hold at the library.
6. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. Several of you have mentioned this one, and I'm anxious to read it.
7. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. The title is so beautiful that I couldn't resist looking into it, and it sounds like good fantasy.
8. The Naming by Alison Croggon. I hear it's a very good read.
9. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. I've strained my eyes again, and feel like reading something short and easy with a happy ending.
10. Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. This one somehow turned up twice in my to-read list, so I looked it up again, and sure enough it sounds worth reading.
What are you looking forward to reading throughout the spring?