July 25, 2008
I missed this event last week as I was out of town…but I bookmarked some blogs which have fueled my list this week! **Click on book titles to take you to Amazon; click on blog links to take you to that blogger’s review of the book.
This is one of the best books I’ve read this year. As Francie Lin’s first book, you can’t help but wonder what she’ll do as a follow up! It’s absolutely brilliant, well-written and fast paced. Even with my hopelessly busy schedule, I simply couldn’t put it down.
With those kinds of accolades who wouldn’t want to read this book?
I’ve heard tons of good things about this book from fellow readers, and Michelle’s review reminded me once again I need to read this one.
Lenore “extremely highly” recommends this novel about an unsolved murder. This one sounds like the kind of book I’d love.
Amy hasn’t read this one yet, but she’s enjoyed this author before. He’s an author I’ve never heard of, and since I love reading new-to-me authors and this one looks fabulous…I’ve added it to my Amazon wish list.
This book has been very well researched, and the details of the slave chains, the slave ships and the plantations is totally riveting. Also the research of the British during the revolution, and life in Nova Scotia and in Freetown.
Incidentally, the book won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book this year. Sounds like a winner to me!