First up: Serena, Ron Rash. I saw this book reviewed in a magazine and immediately checked it out from the library. I was finishing up another book and thought I'd be able to renew Serena, but when I tried to do so I was told it was on hold for someone else. This surprised me because I had never even heard of this book and the library had multiple copies, but then Jessica informed me it's being made into a movie with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. So now I definitely need to read it before the film release. (And no, I'm not going to watch any trailers.)
The following six books will all fulfill categories in one or more of the numerous reading challenges I'm participating in this year. In fact, The Red Queen counts for two challenges, so that's awesome! (Three, even, if you count the A-Z challenge I signed up for, but I'm moving that one down on the priority list haha.)
And finally, the last books I selected are books I started in the past year or two and just never finished. As part of my 24 Before 24 list, though, I really want to clean up my currently reading shelf!
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
Speaking of reading challenges, I need your help finding a few good books to fulfill the color challenges I signed up for! I can't think of any books with "green" or "brown" (or a variation, e.g. emerald, lime, forest, jade, beige, tan, chocolate, etc.) in the title. Do you have any suggestions for me?