1. King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild - This is a non-fiction book about the time when King Leopold of Belgium owned the Congo and basically ran it as his own personal fiefdom. I've already read this one and it was absolutely amazing, one of the best history books I've read in a long time. There'll be a glowing review up shortly.
2. A Thousand Sisters by Lisa Shannon - Another book about the Congo. The subtitle of this one is 'The Worst Place on Earth to be a Woman' and it's about a Western woman who journeyed to the Congo and became involved in charity work there.
3. Winter Rose by Patricia McKillip - I've heard great things about McKillip and this was the only title of hers I could get hold of through my library system. It's a fairy-tale retelling and I'm looking forward to it.
4. Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai - A young girl is found tied up in a townhouse in India where thirteen are dead. It's up to a social worker to solve the case.
5. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman - I felt like a change this week, so I wandered into the graphic novel section of the library, somewhere I've never been before! I know this is a classic of the genre, so it seemed like a good place to start.
6. Watchmen by Alan Moore - Whilst I was in the graphic novel section, my husband practically forced this one on me. I've heard of it but haven't seen the film. I'll give it a go.
7. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - I also explored the YA section today! I've seen so many positive reviews of this, I can't wait to start it.
8. Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck - I've actually checked this title out before, but didn't get the chance to read it. It's a fantasy adventure about breaking a three hundred year old curse, which fits my reading mood quite well at the moment. Hopefully I will read it this time around!
Have you read any of these titles?
I'd love to know what you think of them.