New ARCs

Who doesn’t love receiving books for review, right? I go through phases though. Sometimes even though a book sounds good, I have to turn it down because I just have too many other books in the queue. It’s hard because a lot of books sound very tempting but then I realize that this also means less reading at whim as I feel obligated to get to those ARCs.

Anyway, currently I’m in the mode of wanting books and aside from some blog tours I’m hosting later this month and next, I have also received some other new books which sound really good. Here’s what I’ve received:

  • Forward From Here by Reeve Lindbergh. From the book: In her funny and wistful new book, Reeve Lindbergh contemplates entering a new stage in life, turning sixty, the period her mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, once described as “the youth of old age.” Doesn’t this sound like a great read? I’ve not read Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s famous book Gift from the Sea but I’d imagine it’d be wonderful to read both back-to-back.
  • The Eye of Jade & Paper Butterfly by Diane Wei Liang. This mystery series is set in modern day Beijing and the sleuth, Mei Wang, sets up a private investigation agency, something that is technically illegal in the country. Sounds like this could be a the start of an interesting series.
  • Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye. Another mystery novel but this one features Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper.
  • Hold Love Strong by Matthew Aaron Goodman. From Kirkus Review: A debut novel about a boy coming of age in an inner-city New York neighborhood. The book begins with narrator Abraham Singleton’s birth to a 13-year-old mother on the bathroom floor of her grandmother’s apartment, a circumstance not conducive to future success. We then follow the next 18 years of Abraham’s life, meeting his neighbors and relatives along the way. I love a good coming of age tale and this sounds great.
  • Wrongful Death by Robert Dugoni. I’m not very big on legal thrillers but this one sounds like it has potential.

Have you received some good ARCs lately? Tell me what you got so I can be all jealous – heh.

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