21 December 2008

Weekly Discoveries #9

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

Book Suggestions
Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland (historical fiction)
Frontier Medicine by David Dory (nonfiction)
The Water Horse by Julia Gregson (historical fiction)
Ireland by Frank Delany (fiction)
Write Away by Elizabeth George (nonfiction)
Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penny (mystery, Canada)
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan (fiction)
Annie Dunne by Sebastian Barry (fiction, Ireland. 1950s)
Patriot Pirates by Robert H. Patton (nonfiction, U.S. history)
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich (fiction)

Authors to Check Out
Brian Kavanagh (mystery series)
Melina Marchetta (YA)
Anne White (mysteries, Lake George, New York)

Books Bought or Borrowed
Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling (fantasy YA)
Nancy Drew #1: The Demon of River Heights by Stefan Petrucha / Sho Murase (graphic novel)
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin / Giovanni Rigano (graphic novel)
Bone #1 & #2 by Jeff Smith (graphic novels)
Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi (graphic novel)


Anonymous,  12/21/08, 9:19 AM  

I bought Beedle the Bard for my hubby for Christmas - that way I can read it too.

Alea 12/21/08, 10:13 AM  

I need to make sure to read Tales of Beedle the Bard soon! I should have put it into a reading challenge, LOL!

Anonymous,  12/21/08, 12:32 PM  

wow! :) Nice list! JKR book there - **sigh**

Anne Shealy 12/21/08, 4:02 PM  

My 7th graders, both boys and girls, LOVE Jeff Smith's Bone series. And, I can't wait to check out Elizabeth George's Write Away. Thanks for the suggestions!

Sandra 12/21/08, 6:38 PM  

I really liked The Tenderness of Wolves and Mudbound and recommend them highly. I started A Plague of Doves but had to return it to the library, but will get it out again. I recently read Sebastian Barry's The Secret Scripture and loved it, so I might try the Annie Dunne now. Thanks for the suggestion. Happy reading.

Beth F 12/22/08, 6:12 PM  

I'm saving Beedle the Bard for Christmas Day!

Mrs. Shealy: thanks for the good words about Bone. I hope I like them.

Sandra: Thanks for the thoughts. They'll help me sort out my miles-long wish list.

Alea 12/22/08, 7:43 PM  

Christmas day is a great idea!

Louise 12/23/08, 1:04 PM  

I loved Nancy Drew when I was a kid and am thrilled to see that one of them has become a graphic novel now. I may have to get that.

Beth F 12/23/08, 1:10 PM  

Louise: ha, ha. There are actually several now out as graphic novels! I'm hoping I don't become addicted.

Merry Christmas.

Josette 12/28/08, 8:05 AM  

Yes, do check out Melina Marchetta! I read Looking for Alibrandi and it's really good. It's one of my fav. books. :)

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