Friday Finds – September 12, 2008

September 12, 2008

Are you constantly looking for the next book to add to your towering TBR mountain? I know I am – even though there are far more books than I can read in a lifetime. This week, while cruising the book blogs, I found some interesting reads.

Undiscovered Country, by Lin Enger as featured on Michelle’s blog 1More Chapter. I actually saw this book on the new release shelf at Barnes and Noble and immediately was drawn to it (does that ever happen to you?). So when I read how much Michelle liked the book, I immediately added it to my Amazon wishlist. In her review, Michelle writes: ‘Enger’s descriptions of the starkly cold winters in Minnesota really add to the atmosphere of the book, and his writing of the characters, though familiar,  seem very real. ‘ Sound good to me!

The Likeness, by Tana French as featured on Tara’s blog Book and Cooks. I bought the prequel to this novel (In The Woods) and even though I haven’t read that one yet, this one is catching my attention. Tara writes: ‘… there is a great feeling of tension and suspense.‘ I like tension and suspense so onto my wish list French’s latest novel goes.

The Mysteries of Glass, by Sue Gee as featured on Karen’s blog Cornflower. Karen’s book group is going to be reading this novel in  November and she makes it sound like a fantastic book to read and discuss. The novel is set in Victorian Hereford in 1860 and apparently is “exquisitely written.” Karen has read another book by Gee which she loved.

All Passion Spent, by Vita Sackville-West as featured on Laura’s blog Musings. Laura and I are bookie soulmates – whatever she loves, I generally love; whatever she dislikes, there I am too. So I knew I needed to add it to my wishlist when Laura gave this book 4.5 starts and wrote: ‘The ending is quite profound, as Deborah begins to see how life could be different for women of younger generations.

What did you find this week? Why not stop over and read Jenn’s Friday Finds post for today and leave her a comment?

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  1. The Mysteries of Glass interests me!

    Check out my finds!

    • Wendy on September 12, 2008 at 09:17

    It looks great, doesn’t it?

  2. I have In the Woods on my wishlist so I imagine I’ll end up wanting The Likeness too.
    The Mysteries of Glass does sound good.

    • Laura on September 12, 2008 at 09:57

    Thanks for the shout-out, Wendy!

    • Wendy on September 12, 2008 at 10:08

    Tanabata: I’ll look for your review of In The Woods 😉

    Laura: No problemo!!!

    • Tara on September 12, 2008 at 10:15

    I hope you enjoy Tana French’s books!

    I am going to try to join Cornflower’s group for this one, since I already have a copy – what a perfect excuse to finally read it.

    • marie on September 12, 2008 at 10:19

    what a great list. I’d love to hear what you think of the Vita Sackville-West. I’ve never read her but heard wonderful things.

    • Wendy on September 12, 2008 at 13:03

    Tara: I expect to like them…they look great! I would love to join Cornflower’s group, but realistically I am just completely overextended right now!

    Marie: Thanks – I had not heard of that author until Laura posted her review!

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