Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything. *

Upcoming/new books which interest me:

January 2008
Touchstone – Laurie R. King. I STILL haven’t read Art of Deception…and yet…
The Chameleon’s Shadow - Minette Walters. This is out already and getting good reviews.
The Knitting Circle - Ann Hood. How did I miss a new book by Ann Hood? I like her.
People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks. Had this in my hand today. Put it back. Second time I’ve done that - March was SO disappointing that I worry…
The Anatomy of Deception - Laurence Goldstone.

February 2008
Incomplete Revenge - Jacqueline Winspear. I like me some Maisie.
Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella. Fluff, but fun.
Deep Dish - Mary Kay Andrews. Ditto. Andrews is usually hilariously funny.
Tall Grass - Sandra Dallas.
Schuyler’s Monster: A father’s journey with his wordless daughter - Robert Rummel-Hudson.
Redeemed: A Spiritual Misfit Stumbles Toward God, Marginal Sanity, and the Peace that Passes All Understanding - Heather King. You know me and crazy religious people.

March 2008
11 - Dreamers of the Day - Mary Doria Russell.

April 2008
Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner. Hope it’s better than Goodnight Nobody which I found superficial and disappointing.
Unaccustomed Earth - Jumpha Lahiri. Yay!
Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories - Elizabeth Strout.
Of Love and War: The Civil War Letters and Medicinal Books of Augustus V. Ball. Because I am weird.

Today I bought Allegra Goodman’s The Family Markowitz and Haven Kimmel’s (my new love) Something Rising (Light and Swift).

I picked up from the library books 2 and 3 of Philip Pullman’s Sally Lockhart series, The Unheard, and a Paul Auster (City of Glass) (having read the Siri Hustvedt and liking it so much, decided I should try her hubby’s books…) Also a nonfiction book called Body of Work about an anatomy lab.

I requested a bunch of books – mostly suggestions from you guys and the bookstore lady: Loving Frank; The Virgin of Small Plains; The Friday Night Knitting Club; The Wednesday Wars; The Heroines. (I am STILL waiting on my requests for I Am Legend and Foreskin’s Lament.) Apparently I am laboring under the delusion that I will have time to read in the next month or so…


* Reese Witherspoon
(I KNEW I liked that girl.)


Jess said...

Why am I so excited about a new Mary Doria Russell when I haven't even read all her older stuff yet?? I bought a copy of The Sparrow and then foolishly gave it to my brother for Christmas.

Suse said...

Tonight I spent over $80 at Borders and I blame YOU my dear bookfiend.

(I went in to purchase Look Me in the Eye for bookgroup as the hold list at the library is so long it'll be too late by the time I get my turn. OK, that wasn't your fault).

But then I spotted the 3 for 2 table and there upon it, sat many books I've read about here on your blog. So, I picked up Eat Pray Love, Water for Elephants, and The Friday Night Knitting Club. I also saw a Kate Atkinson (One Good Turn, or something) but put it back.

Got to the counter to pay and realised why I don't usually buy books except from the op shop. Sweet jesus,nearly a hundred bucks on FOUR books. And one of them was supposedly 'free' in that 3 for 2 deal.

All I can say is they'd better be good! I bought them all on your recommendation! You are bad for my budget, dearest.

Miz S said...

Do you read Rob Rummel-Hudson's blog?

Gina said...

Maureen COrrigan didn't like People of the Book; she called it flat, among other things.

Sinda said...

A new Mary Doria Russell? A new Jacqueline Winspear? Now MY heart is beating faster!

I'm re-reading Touchstone already, because I dragged it out so much the first time, I want to read it again at my normal pace and soak it up. I also bought the Judith Jones memoir today, and book called "Beginner's Greek" by Mark Collins which was recommended to me. Now I need a few days to myself...

Anonymous said...

Mary Doria Russell has a book published in 2005 that I haven't read ??? I'll have to take a break from trying to read everything J A Jance has written to read that before her new book comes out in March.

I'm currently reading The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. I think you would like it; it's about a plague: cholera in London.

Kathy said...

Mary Doria Russell and Geraldine Brooks were both speakers at the Authors' Forum at the American Library Association conference in Philadelphis. Geraldine Brooks made People of the Book sound interesting. Mary Doria Russell was so funny! None of her books are funny so I wasn't expecting that. I can't wait to read her new novel.

Amy A. said...

I think Wednesday Wars just won a Newberry Award. Everyone who has read it says it's good, but I haven't read it yet.

You've got lots of reading to do, little mama. :)

TLB said...

I'm curious to learn if The Virgin of Small Plains is any good. Mostly because the title is very similar to my new book and I want to know if I'll have to change it.

I am laboring under the delusion I will have time to write after the baby's born. Clearly the pg hormones are going to my head.

Read on!

Iamthebookworm said...

I LOVE that quote! Sounds like there are some great titles coming out soon.