What's on Tap: 3 ARCs I Can't Wait to ReadFebruary 07, 2015
In addition to not knowing when to step away from Overdrive, I have recently become enamored of NetGalley. I was approved for my first ARC last month, and I have found it difficult not to request every semi-interesting title I come across ever since. The only thing holding me back is the thought of all the reviews I would suddenly be
obligated strongly encouraged to write.
I have managed to scoop up three titles I'm excited to dive into over the next month or two. Or, perhaps, today—happy weekend!
Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science—and the World, by Rachel Swaby (Broadway Books) As an aspiring lady scientist, this one was an obvious pick. It's chock full of short profiles of lesser-known women who made significant contributions in their respective fields. I anticipate some intense nerding-out. Due out April 7, 2015.
Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis (St. Martin's Press) This is the story of a girl who eats people. (A cannibal, if you want to get more succinct.) I don't know very much about the plot otherwise, beyond the fact that our protagonist has never been able to get emotionally (or physically) close to anyone. This sounds heartbreaking and all kinds of gruesome. Due out March 10, 2015
South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration, by Marcia Chatelain (Duke University Press) Another non-fiction pick! This one is about how young black women weathered Chicago's Great Migration, primarily focusing on the first wave at the beginning of the twentieth century. History is interwoven with the stories of young women who, fleeing the reign of Jim Crow in the South, had to carve out their place in the industrialized, uncharted territory of the North. Though it's a bit of a buzzword, I appreciate intersectionality in my reading and was especially excited to be approved for this one. I hope to learn a lot. Due out March 13, 2015.
What about you guys? What are you most excited to read soon, ARC or otherwise?