Books On My Radar

Most of the books that I put on my wishlist definitely come from you guys but being that we were at the bookstore all weekend then I had quite a bit of time wander up and down the aisles and see what was new, or at least new to me. So are you ready to see what went on my list?

  • Bone China by Roma Tearne. A three-generation family saga set in 20th century Ceylon/Sri Lanka. I can’t say I’ve read much (if anything) set in this setting so that’s why this was interesting to me.
  • Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe. “Well into their 70s, Winnie McClelland and wealthy Jerry Trevis have fallen in love, causing consternation among their extended family.” Oh this has got to be an interesting family drama don’t you think?
  • A Fortunate Age by Joana Smith Rakoff. A novel about a group of college graduates chasing their dreams.
  • Ruby’s Spoon by Anna Laurence Pietroni. In 1933, Ruby Abel Tailor is 13 years old, growing up in the town of Cradle Cross, in the heart of England’s coal-dusted Black Country. There is talk of witchcraft and a mystery.
  • The Yellow House by Patricia Flavey. I loved the cover of this book and had to read what it was about. A novel about Ireland’s revolutionary period in the 20th century.
  • The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher. A finalist for the Man Booker Prize, Hensher’s Sheffield-set suburban drama spans 20 years in the lives of two neighboring families.
  • Chef by Jaspreet Singh. Kirpal Singh is riding the slow train to Kashmir. With India passing by his window, he reflects on his destination, which is also his past: a military camp to which he has not returned for fourteen years.
  • The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. In a future Thailand, calories are the greatest commodity. Anderson is a calorie-man whose true objective is to discover new food sources that his company can exploit.

Let me know if you’ve read some of these and what you thought. How about you? Have you been adding new books to your wishlist?

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