After a Christmas-is-coming get-together a couple of weeks ago, one of my friends gave me a bag full of books. I’m so excited — they look quite amazing and lots of variety. Here are a few of them:
The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
This will be the first Ondaatje novel I’ve read. Hard to believe. Looking forward to reading his highly-praised prose.
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees
A fictionalized biographical based on facts, letters, and journals of the famed author of Little Women.
The Beggar King by Oliver Pötzsch
This is an historical fiction novel about 17th century Germany and sounds fascinating. Apparently, among the main characters is a hangman named Jakob and his “feisty daughter, Magdalena”.
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Haven’t a clue what this is about but I absolutely love the cover! Might get it blown up and framed!!
The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
This sounds like a great mystery/thriller à la Margaret Truman (a favourite of mine) involving the U.S. National Archives and the discovery of an important treasure.
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
An orphaned Irish girl arrives at the kitchen door of a large plantation in Virginia and enters a world where she fits neither downstairs nor upstairs, as it were. Intriguing.
If you’ve read any of these books, please leave a comment about them. Are any of them on your TBR list? What is waiting on your bookcase right now? Leave a link to your reading list.
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