I just had surgery to put 3 plates & 19 screws in my arm, so pardon my typing!
1. Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid - I love road trip books and I also love books in which 1 character ties all the others together.
2. The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer - This is a memoir written by the then 14-year-old girl that Roman Polanski sexually assaulted all those years ago. He fled the country to escape the charges and has never come back to the US. I'm curious to see how this affected Samantha.
3. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma - Although this book's subject is so taboo, I've heard nothing but good things about it.
4. Jane & Austen by Stephanie Fowers - I love modern-day re-tellings of Jane Austen novels. This is a quirky one about a wedding planner and her clueless male friend.
5. Mr. Darcy's Bite by Mary Lydon Simonsen - Darcy is a werewolf, but apparently a horny one at that. Not sure why I want to read it, but it's probably just my Jane addiction.
6. 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma - Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these visions, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next?
7. Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor - Another memoir about the surviving twin of a pair of twins operated/tested on by the evil Dr. Mengele during the Holocaust.
8. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon - I like a lot of her books. West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.
9. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton - I loved The Forgotten Garden, and want to read this gothic "dark house" mystery too.
10. Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagen - Apparently I'm on a kick about missing people/mysteries. Here's another one. During the summer of 1968 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, eleven-year- old Shenandoah Carmody's mother disappeared. Her twin sister, Woody, stopped speaking, and her once-loving father slipped into a mean drunkenness unbefitting a superior court judge. As the first anniversary of their mother's disappearance nears, her father's threat to send Woody away and his hints at an impending remarriage spur a desperate Shenny to find her mother-before it's too late.