25 January 2009

Weekly Discoveries (Jan. 25)

Here's what caught my eye this week: As always, some are from fellow bloggers and some are my own discoveries.

For those new to this feature: I list all the books that attract my attention during the week. Some I'll read, many I won't. And later, I might not even remember why I thought I'd like a particular title or author.

Books to Consider
Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch (fiction, time travel)
Who By Fire by Diana Spechler (fiction) also as: ebook
Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson (YA fiction) just published
The Getting of Wisdom by Handel Richardson (fiction, Australia) also as: ebook; audio
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (fantasy)
Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin (memoir; growing up in Brooklyn) also as: audio
FDR by Jean Edward Smith (biography) also as: audio
The Little Book by Selden Edwards (time travel; 1897 Vienna) also as: audio
The Fireman's Wife by Jack Riggs (contemporary fiction)
School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister (contemporary fiction) also as: audio
Going to See the Elephant by Rodes Fishburne (contemporary/fantasy?)

Authors to Check Out
Margaret Grace (mysteries)
Rebecca Ray (fiction)
Flora Thompson (Lark Rise to Candleford series; semiautobiographical; Britain 19th-20th centuries) also as: audio
Liz Williams (Detective Inspector Chen series; mystery, fantasy)
Patrick Rothfuss (Kingkiller Chronicles; fantasy) also as: audio
Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark Hunter series; adult fantasy/romance)
Pauline Gedge (historical fiction; ancient Egypt)
Jacqueline Winspear (mystery series; London between the wars) also as: audio

Books Bought or Borrowed
The Mapmaker's Wife by Robert Witaker (nonfiction)
James Monroe by Harry Ammon (nonfiction)


Marie Cloutier 1/25/09, 8:15 AM  

lots of good stuff there. Who By Fire was terrific! :-)

Anonymous,  1/25/09, 10:59 AM  

I'm taking a stack of books with me when I go visit my family this week, including Who By Fire. (I'm not sure why because I usually don't have much time to read while I'm there.) I hope you enjoy School of Essential Ingredients as much as I did.

Meg89 1/25/09, 1:40 PM  

That's a pretty impressive list! I usually add two or three books to my TBR list a week, which still ends up being more than I could possibly read, but at least I always have a myriad of choices!

Anonymous,  1/25/09, 2:40 PM  

You've got some good stuff on there. Pauline Gedge is wonderful; I highly recommend her HOUSE OF DREAMS.

Robin M 1/25/09, 3:32 PM  

Great list of books and authors. I always cull two or three books from your lists every week.

An interesting one I read a couple years back was "island of lost maps, a true story of cartographic crime" by Miles Harvey. It is very good.


Happy Reading!

Beth F 1/25/09, 3:40 PM  

Robin: ooooh that sounds really good. Thanks so much for the suggestion.

Nise' 1/25/09, 3:55 PM  

I read Kiss Me Kill Me a few weeks ago and liked it.

Sandy Nawrot 1/25/09, 7:39 PM  

Beth, I have sent a little love your way. You are awesome and you deserve this!


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