As I’m midway through my current read, I thought I’d share some of the new arrivals chez moi. From the top …
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. I’ve seen so many good posts about this book, I couldn’t resist it from the supermarket now it’s in paperback.
- Names for the Sea: Strangers in Icelandby Sarah Moss. The story of how Moss and her family moved to Iceland. I loved her first novel Cold Earth (my review), which was set in Greenland, so have high hopes of this.
- Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow. I’ve only read Makers (my review) by him again, but his is a name I keep coming across commenting on SF and technology.
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Jackie enjoyed this book, and as it’s been Booker longlisted, I’ve added it to my TBR.
- Stoner: A Novel (Vintage Classics)by John L Williams. This 1966 novel is one of those word of mouth phenomena and getting lots of plaudits – the latest of which I read comes from Heavenali.
- Sombrero Fallout (Canons)by Richard Brautigan. Karen/Kaggsy convinced me to give Brautigan a try after her post about him. He does sound as if his books might be the equivalent of Tom Waits songs, so fingers crossed that I’ll love him too.
- Perfect by Rachel Joyce. I loved her novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry
(my review), so couldn’t resist her new one.
- Lexicon by Max Barry. Words as weapons – this could be a repeat of The Flame Alphabetby Ben Marcus which was too experimental (my review), but my friend Julia assures me it isn’t. Maybe it’s more like The Voice in Frank Herbert’s Dune?
I was persuaded – can’t wait to read it!
Have you read any of these?
NB: The book titles mentioned above will take you to Amazon UK, where I’ll earn a few pence if you buy anything.Have you read any of these?