23 November 2008

Weekly Discoveries #5

Here are this week's discoveries. As always, many come from other bloggers' book reviews, but others are my own finds.

Book Suggestions
On Beauty by Zadie Smith (contemporary fiction)
Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse (nonfiction, family autobiography)
A Thousand Veils by D. J. Murphy (fiction based on a true story)
Two Brothers--One North, One South by David H. Jones (civil war novel)
Whiskey Rebels by David Liss (historical fiction)
Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie (fantasy/mystery)
The Tenth Case by Joseph Teller (mystery)
When Wanderers Cease to Roam by Vivian Swift (nonfiction)
Conquering Gotham by Jill Jonnes (nonfiction; tains and NYC)
The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson (nonfiction, cholera)
Downtown Owl Chuck Klosterman (fiction)

Authors to Check Out
Lyn Hamilton (archaeology mysteries)
C. W. Gortner (historical fiction)
Leanda de Lisle (historical fiction)
Rebecca Ann Collins (Austen characters)

Books Bought or Borrowed
Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (nonfiction)
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (YA)


Anonymous,  11/23/08, 9:07 AM  

When Wanderers Cease to Roam is so good. I have The Tenth Case in my stack.

Michele 11/23/08, 5:25 PM  

I've got Sweet Mandarin and Whiskey Rebels on my wishlist and just bought Rose Labyrinth this last week. Have you seen the "package" it comes with? Very gimmicky and cool...I couldn't resist!

I can't wait to hear what you think of Washington's Crossing --- I have this book (unread) on my shelf. Too many sit unread on those shelves, as a matter of fact, ha.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) 11/24/08, 3:30 AM  

One Beauty has been sitting on my shelves for so long. I have the first two Zadie Smith books and have yet to read either of them. The Whiskey Rebels has been tempting me as well.

Anonymous,  11/25/08, 10:28 AM  

I like your list. Rose Labrynth sounds particularly good to me. I like archeological mysteries, too, so I think I'll check out Lyn Hamilton.

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