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All The Books: Fall 2012 (1)

I want to read all the books. This never happens. It’s one of the few times I am comfortable with using the word never. Here are a five of the many I am bummed to have not read…yet.

Adam McComber’s The White Forest got decidedly mixed reviews from bloggers whose opinions I trust, but still this is one that I want to try for myself at some point. It’s historical and supposedly has a Gothic element. Two things I really, really like.

Right, so we know that I don’t care much for contemporary romance, but Hester Browne’s The Runaway Princess promises a glimpse into the lives of non-British royalty, and so I’m curious.

With Thomas Norman DeWolf & Sharon Morgan’s book titled, Gather At the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade , the name says it all. So curious as to what they talked about, and the labels they chose to apply to themselves.


I just finished and reviewed another book where Napoleon is  a marginally featured in the plot, In Jo Graham’s The General’s Mistress, he seems to have a bigger role here, with Robespierre added in for good measure.

Other Press consistently puts out great books. The latest on my radar is Peter Hoeg’s The Elephant Keeper’s Children, a novel telling the story of three children who have eccentric parents, one a vicar and the other an artisan. When their parents go missing, the children fear that it is because of their aggressive recruiting tactics to boost church attendance. Oh, snap.

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14 thoughts on “All The Books: Fall 2012 (1)

  • December 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    ALL of those books are on my wish list. ALL of them :)

  • December 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    I’m drawn to Gather at the Table and also The Elephant Keepers’ Children. Happy reading, Nicole!

  • December 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    I want to read these now too, dang it! Nicole, you always find the most perfect books!

    • December 12, 2012 at 6:08 PM

      Thanks Heather. I spend too much time looking up books online. It’s my procrastination habit of choice.

  • December 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    How sad would it be if you COULD read all the books though? :)

    And – you should definitely read The Runaway Princess. It was super fun.

  • December 11, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    I need 48 hour days … There are so many books I want to read.

  • December 11, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    I am reading The White Forest right now. I’m 100 pages in and so far I am really taken with the book.

  • December 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    The White Forest didn’t work for me, but it held so much promise! I have a lot of quirky needs with some books, so I’m confident this will instead be better received by other readers. I’m really looking forward to your thoughts on it! Thanks for linking to me :) Have a Happy Holiday season, Nicole!

    • December 12, 2012 at 5:55 PM

      Thanks Natalie. You too. I trust your judgement. I think I had started reading it, but got distracted and didn’t get that far. I might have been sensing something. But I will try again on down the line.

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