28 December 2008

Weekly Discoveries #10

Here are this week's discoveries. Many come from fellow bloggers, but others are my own discoveries. The wish list just grows and grows . . .

Book Suggestions
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean (historical fiction)
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater (fantasy)
King's Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes (historical fiction)
The Observations by Jane Haris (historical fiction)
Soiled Doves by Anne Seagraves (nonfiction)
Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas (historical romance)
The Girls by Lori Lansens (fiction)
The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer (YA fiction)

Authors to Check Out
Brenda Janowitz (contemporary fiction)

Authors/Books Rediscovered
Kathleen Norris (nonfiction, memoirs)
Robertson Davies (fiction)

Books Bought or Borrowed
Endurance by Alfred Lansing (nonfiction)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (mystery, Sweden)
The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss (historical mystery)


Alessandra 12/28/08, 9:29 AM  

I bought The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, too!

Sandra 12/28/08, 10:47 AM  

I really liked The Observations, and Endurance is fantastic, even the men in the family have all read that one. Robertson Davies was a wonderful writer. I especially enjoyed his Deptford Trilogy ( Fifth Business, The Manticore, World Of Wonders) but you can't go wrong reading anything by this man. Glad you discovered him. I just discovere The Madonnas of Leningrad myself this week and I can't wait to read it. I really should do this weekly theme. The button is lovely too. Enjoy your new finds.

Anonymous,  12/28/08, 12:13 PM  

I really enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and hope you will, too! It's a great weekend read.

Eva 12/28/08, 1:26 PM  

Hi! You expressed interest in my World Citizenship Challenge, so I just wanted to let you know the World Citizen blog is up and running. :)

Anonymous,  12/28/08, 6:01 PM  

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ARC has sit on my desk for some time now. I couldn't bring myself to read it, so I'll see what all the bloggers think.

Beth Fehlbaum, Author 12/28/08, 9:21 PM  

As a person who shares your first name and last initial, I wanted to stop by and say Hi!
Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse
Ch. 1 is online!

Anonymous,  12/28/08, 9:50 PM  

*The Madonnas of Leningrad* is a lovely novel; bittersweet and very well written.

I've had *Girl with the Dragon Tattoo* on my wish list (which grows and grows!)

Enjoy your new discoveries!

Michele 12/29/08, 8:08 PM  

Gosh, our tastes in books are so similar it's starting to get eerie!

Beth F 12/30/08, 7:25 AM  

Thanks for reinforcing some of my picks. It's good to know that I've got some good books to look forward to one day.

Michele: I know (Twilight Zone music playing now) . . .

bermudaonion 12/30/08, 11:28 AM  

I bought The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as a Christmas present to myself.

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