This has been a busy week for my TBR list. It seems like every time turn around, I've got a new book to add. Can you people please stop reading such good stuff?! You're killing me here!
Here's what I've added to my list since last Friday:
- The Plague, by Albert Camus - I already read Year of Wonders about the Bubonic Plague, so why not continue with that theme?
- Escape, by Carolyn Jessop - this true story of a polygamist's wife is one of the best books Natasha has read all year - which a recommendation like that, I've got to read this one ... she also recommended Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife, by Irene Spencer - I doubt I'll read both books, but I will pick one to read
- We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevtich - I can't usually read 1st person accounts of horrors like those in Rwanda, but according to one reviewer, this reads more like a history book than a novel - that's perfect for me as I need that emotional distance in order to read a book like this
- Yellowknife by Steve Zipp - check out the website to for more info
- The Lost Diary of Don Juan - aah, the world's greatest lover ... who could ask for more? How 'bout the "truth" behind the legend?! [Update: I added this to my list on Tuesday, then on Wednesday was offered a review copy - yeah!]
- The Wedding, by Dorothy West - this famous writer of the Harlem Renaissance published her 2nd novel in 1995 and it sounds fascinating
- Magyk by Angie Sage - this first book in a YA Fantasy series promises lots of adventure and excitement
- The Blue Death: Disease, Disaster, and the Water We Drink, by Dr. Robert. D. Morris - a look at the safety of our drinking water and the history of cholera, among other things (I read a historical fiction novel on this topic that I HIGHLY recommend called An Imperfect Lens by Anne Roife - it's a GREAT mix of true history, science, and wonderful storytelling!)
- Napoleon's Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped, by Tony Perrottet - just go read the summary (click on the title) and you will totally understand why I want to read this - it sounds so funny!
- Who Discovered America?, by Valerie Wyatt - a look at all the various people who came to America before Columbus
- The Willoughbys, by Lois Lowry - I've heard great things about this book, but can anyone tell him if it's appropriate for kiddo? I know the plot ... would you say it's "scary creepy" in any way, or just "fun creepy"? I really think kiddo would like this but I need some input from all of you.
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