Book Haul

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably saw a recent photo of a book haul. I think I’ve mentioned that my reading has been all over the place this year but I still manage to add books to my wishlist and to my shelves! So I did a bit of book shopping and here’s what I got:

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara. I first heard about this mystery on the Read or Dead podcast and it sounds like a wonderful mystery set in India.

The Vanishing Museum in the Rue Mistral by M.L. Longworth. A mystery set in the world of art in France. What’s not to love?

Twenty After Midnight by Daniel Galera; translated by Julia Sanches. A Brazilian novel featuring three friends reconnecting in their thirties and exploring how their lives have not met their expectations of their twenties.

A Burning by Megha Majumdar. Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. This sounds like captivating premise.

Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar. The story of a young, adopted African American child as he grows, rises, falls and finds himself along the way. I’ve really enjoyed a couple of other books by this author so I have high expectations for this one.

Daughters of Sparta by Claire Heywood. A tale of secrets, love, and tragedy from the women behind mythology’s most devastating war, the infamous Helen and her sister Klytemnestra. After reading Circe earlier this year it’s revived my interest in mythology big time.

Dracul by Darce Stoker & J.D. Barker. I figured I needed to get a head start on my R.I.P. potential reads. This is the prequel to Dracula by Bram Stoker. Sounds exciting!

The Street by Ann Petry. The poignant story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s.

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood. Four older women have a lifelong friendship and now three of them women, now in their seventies, reunite for one last, life-changing weekend in the beach house of their late friend.

That’s a big stack and now to try to fit them in my shelves. Let me know what you think of these books and if there are some you’ve read and recommend.

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