April 17, 2009
It is Friday again…and time to recap all those fantastic books which tempted me and have now ended up on my wish list. As always, clicking on the book title will take you to Amazon; clicking on the featured blog will take you to that blogger’s review of the book.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton as featured on Lesley’s blog Lesley’s Book Nook. Leslie did not actually enjoy this book – but she wrote: “I have a strong feeling that fans of The Thirteenth Tale, The Shadow of the Wind, and The Tea Rose (the latter of which I adored) might love it and give it rave reviews.‘ While I have not read The Tea Rose (I did enjoy The Winter Rose by the same author), I loved the other two books…so I think I need to give this one a try. I also read Morton’s first book (The House at Riverton) and really liked it.
The Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger as featured on Lesley’s blog Lesley’s Book Nook. Lesley featured this book as one of her historical fiction favorites. In her review of the book she wrote: ‘I laughed out loud and I cried. I hugged the book to my chest when I finished and whispered, “Great book!” I thought about various actors, wishing this were a movie as well as a book. I’ll read it again and recommend it to everyone. Yep, great book.‘ This epistolary style book sounds like one I would also love. Thanks for the recommendation, Les!
Conscience Point by Erica Abeel as featured on Nicole’s blog Linus’s Blanket. Nicole writes: ‘Conscience Point is an ambitious novel in a lot of ways. The language is rich and dense while being haunting and beautiful. It has its own particular cadences and rhythms.‘ AND ‘This novel reaches out and touches so many genres that whether you’re looking for Gothic, suspense, mystery, romance or a literary novel, you’ve come to the right place.‘ I love books with rich language, and I always enjoy a little bit of Gothic, suspense and mystery…so this one has been added to my wish list!
Little Face by Sophie Hannah as featured on Jackie’s blog Farm Lane Books. I have learned to trust Jackie’s reviews – we often share similar likes and dislikes – so when she wrote: ‘Little Face is the best thriller I have read in a very long time‘ I sat up and took notice. This is a story about a missing baby and is a psychological thriller. I love these kinds of books to sandwich into more slow moving reads. This one goes straight to my wish list.
So what books caught your attention this week and where did you find them? Visit Jenn at Should Be Reading today to link to your post and see what other reader’s are finding to read.