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#BEA2013 Book Haul Part 2

June 2, 2013

These are the books that I managed to acquire, with a thought process along the lines of “Sure, why not?”

See my first-tier list of books.

  1. All My Friends are Superheroes– Andrew Kaufman. A short little novel. What it says on the tin.
  2. The Universe Versus Alex Woods-Gavin Extence.  Bookish son of a fortuneteller, befriends widower who teaches him to be brave.
  3. Swept Up By The Sea– Tracy and Laura Hickman. Pirate adventure. I think this is the Tracy Hickman of Dragonlance fame.
  4. The Carpet People– Terry Pratchett. Pounced on this when I saw his name, then realized it was a reissue, though one I haven’t read.
  5. Lillian & Dash– Sam Toperoff. As in Hellmann and Hammett. How bad could it be?
  6. The Lease– Mathew Henderson. Poetry
  7. For Display Purposes Only– David Seymour. Poetry
  8. On The Material– Stephen Collis. Poetry
  9. Mrs. Poe– Lynn Cullen. Set in New York in 1845, about an affair between Poe and the poet Frances Osgood. Who also became friends with Poe’s young wife. Awkward!
  10. Shadow Catcher– James R. Hannibal. Thriller.
  11. The Valley of Amazement– Amy Tan. Mom  is snapping this one up.
  12. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry– Rachel Joyce.  Looks like a sort of romance between older adults. Harold walks 600 miles across the English countryside to deliver a message to Queenie, who is in hospice.
  13. Counting By 7’s– Holly Goldberg Sloan. A quirky loner of a girl is orphaned. Coming of age.
  14. Flight Behavior– Barbara Kingsolver
  15. The Curl Up and Dye– Sharon Sala. Southern town with beauty salon.
  16. The Book of Someday– Dianne Dixon. Interconnected women’s lives, not sure on this one.
  17. Tell The Wolves I’m Home– Carol Rifka Brunt. Young girl whose favorite uncle passes away, forms a close friendship with a friend of his as they grieve.
  18. We Are Water– Wally Lamb. I’ve never read him, actually.
  19. Blood on a Saint– Anne Emery. Mystery + priest.
  20. Chocolates For Breakfast– Pamela Moore. I gather a reprint of a novel from the 1960s, about girls’ friendships
  21. Love and Lament John Milliken Thompson. I don’t know more than “historical fiction.”
  22. Modern Dating– Chiara Atik. My smartass friends made me take it
  23. The Facades– Eric Lundgren. Every sentence is gorgeously written. I was exhausted after 3 pages.
  24. The Bone Season– Samantha Shannon. May be too apocalyptic for me, also part 1 of a 7 part series. So I’m wary.
  25. The Wolf Princess– Cathryn Constable. YA fantasy with Russian overtones.
  26. Death of a Nightingale– Lene Kaaperbol and Agnette Fris. Scandinavian mystery.
  27. Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase– Jonathan Stroud. Just what I need, another YA series.
  28. The Returned– Jason Mott. As in… dead bodies coming back. This’ll be scary. Uh oh.

 

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  1. June 12, 2013 5:42 pm

    I am surprised you never read anything by Wally Lamb. After all, he has been on Oprah’s Book Club since SHE’S COME UNDONE (I think that is the title). The other books look very interesting. I can imagine your place.

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