Gotta make room on the bookshelves for more new arrivals. Some of these were unexpected surprises and others I knew were coming. I try to not ask for too many Advance Review Copies, but sometimes it’s hard to say no. I’m sure you understand what I mean. Anyway, let’s get to it, here they are:
Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward. This is a poetry collection navigating the oft competing worlds of religion and desire, to balancing society’s expectations with the raw experience of being a woman in the world. I love to discover new poets so I’m excited to read this collection.
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay. This is the anniversary edition of a novel detailing the story of three girls who disappear after an afternoon picnic. I’ve heard of this before and think I’ve seen the film but it’ll be great to read the story I think.
Different Class by Joanne Harris. A dark, psychological suspense tale in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith about a sociopathic young outcast at an antiquated prep school and the curmudgeonly Latin teacher who uncovers his dangerous secret. Doesn’t this sound fabulous? I’ve loved several other books by Joanne Harris so I’m excited about this one.
The Brightest Sun by Adrienne Benson. Leona, an isolated American anthropologist, births a baby girl in a remote Maasai village and must decide how she can be a mother, in spite of her own grim childhood. This novel follows three women in 1990s Sub-Saharan Africa. Should be an interesting read.
Lilac Lane by Sheryl Woods. At the heart of Lilac Lane is Keira Malone, who raised her three children alone after her first marriage broke apart, and who, after years of guarding her heart, finally finds love again. This one should be a good woman’s fiction book about love, family and friends.
Would love to hear if you’ve read any of these or if you also have them on your wishlist.
Any big plans for the weekend? I’m hoping to finish up a great read I have going on right now and I see a library visit in my future. Happy weekend all!