#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?”
- All My Friends are Superheroes– Andrew Kaufman. A short little novel. What it says on the tin.
- The Universe Versus Alex Woods-Gavin Extence. Bookish son of a fortuneteller, befriends widower who teaches him to be brave.
- Swept Up By The Sea– Tracy and Laura Hickman. Pirate adventure. I think this is the Tracy Hickman of Dragonlance fame.
- 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.
- Lillian & Dash– Sam Toperoff. As in Hellmann and Hammett. How bad could it be?
- The Lease– Mathew Henderson. Poetry
- For Display Purposes Only– David Seymour. Poetry
- On The Material– Stephen Collis. Poetry
- 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!
- Shadow Catcher– James R. Hannibal. Thriller.
- The Valley of Amazement– Amy Tan. Mom is snapping this one up.
- 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.
- Counting By 7’s– Holly Goldberg Sloan. A quirky loner of a girl is orphaned. Coming of age.
- Flight Behavior– Barbara Kingsolver
- The Curl Up and Dye– Sharon Sala. Southern town with beauty salon.
- The Book of Someday– Dianne Dixon. Interconnected women’s lives, not sure on this one.
- 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.
- We Are Water– Wally Lamb. I’ve never read him, actually.
- Blood on a Saint– Anne Emery. Mystery + priest.
- Chocolates For Breakfast– Pamela Moore. I gather a reprint of a novel from the 1960s, about girls’ friendships
- Love and Lament– John Milliken Thompson. I don’t know more than “historical fiction.”
- Modern Dating– Chiara Atik. My smartass friends made me take it
- The Facades– Eric Lundgren. Every sentence is gorgeously written. I was exhausted after 3 pages.
- The Bone Season– Samantha Shannon. May be too apocalyptic for me, also part 1 of a 7 part series. So I’m wary.
- The Wolf Princess– Cathryn Constable. YA fantasy with Russian overtones.
- Death of a Nightingale– Lene Kaaperbol and Agnette Fris. Scandinavian mystery.
- Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase– Jonathan Stroud. Just what I need, another YA series.
- The Returned– Jason Mott. As in… dead bodies coming back. This’ll be scary. Uh oh.