Can we say better late than never? May got away from me, but I had a few things on my shelves that are not to be missed, so I wanted to still share them with you.
How Shakespeare Changed Everything by Stephen Marche
Half A Life by Darin Strauss – Picked this one up at the Random House Tea during BEA week.
Prophecy by S.J. Parris
Faith by Jennifer Haigh – I haven’t read any of Jennifer Haigh’s previous novels, but Gayle really enjoys her books, and I know that we have similar taste in literary fiction so I am ready to read this. My book club is also discussing it in October.
- The White Devil by Justin Evans – Jen and I will be chatting with the author for our What’s Old Is New podcast later this week. I loved it! Very smart literary thriller/ghost story. Totally creepy and haunting.
- The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson – Very fun book. Informative and fascinating, it covers the criteria for psychopaths while pointing out the pitfalls of making such a diagnosis.
- Dreams of Joy by Lisa See – Picked this up at the Random House Tea during the week of BEA where Lisa See signed it for me.
- Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson – This was almost pick for BOOK CLUB. I think length might have been the determining factor in going with something else, but I have heard nothing but good things about it and I got a copy signed by the author at BEA. And a TSFA tote bag!
- A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block – My first Matthew Scudder mystery. I am all about mysteries lately.
- The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls – For any who have read or might be interested in The Ninth Wife, Amy Stolls will be on Book Club Girl’s show tonight at 7pm.
- Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner – I picked this one up when I met Talia at lunch at HarperCollins.
- The Most Beautiful Walk In The World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter – I love literary walking tours. This book is all about the ones in Paris through the eyes one who gave many during a memorable year as a guide.
Vlad: The Last Confession – The Epic Novel of the Real Dracula by C.C. Humphries – The author chatted about his book on an episode of What’s Old Is New. Fascinating background on the real Dracula, Vlad Tepes. I also learned how to say his name on that show.