More New Books

Yesterday I told you about the books I bought but I haven’t even told you about the books that were waiting for me when we got home from vacation. See, I’m still trying to get organized and caught up. This weekend I finally opened packages and put the books on the shelf.

Anyway not too many books to tell you about but I’m excited about all.

  • The Oxford Book of Parodies edited by John Gross. In this book Gross takes readers on a tour of the best parodies in literary history. The mix includes Chaucer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie, J.M. Coetzee, and more. I can’t say that I’ve read anything like this before so I’m quite curious about this book.
  • Nothing Left to Burn by Jay Varner. Here’s a blurb on the back of the book “the son reports on fires for the local paper. The dad fights fires for the city. The grandpa is a demented arsonist. That’s before things start getting weird.” Doesn’t this sound wild? I don’t read a lot of memoirs but this one sounds too good to pass up.
  • Twilight Forever Rising by Lena Meydan. Yep, another vampire novel but according to the jacket this is “Underworld meets The Sopranos”. Hmm, I think that’s good right? Seriously though this is from a Russian author so it will be interesting to see her take on this.
  • Healer by Carol Cassella. This is the one book perhaps I’m most excited about because I read Oxygen right before I went on vacation and found it wonderful and that was a first novel so I can only imagine what is in store in this book. Again the author takes a character with a medical background and raises questions on everything from family, trust and medical ethics.

Tomorrow I hope to tell you about my current reads. I’ve got three very good books in progress and one that I’m debating whether to set aside or not so I may need your help to decide. And, hopefully at the end of the week I’ll post a review of a great mystery I read recently and even have a giveaway. Woo-hoo.

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