April 13, 2015

Friday Reads 4/10/15

Well, I went kind of nuts last week ordering library books, and (surprise!) they all came in at once. So, this is also kind of a library book haul.

The First Wife by Erica Spindler - This is the choice for my personal book club this month. I started it last night and it is frustrating because you can see all the red flags the main character is ignoring. It is a psychological thriller, I think, so it should be a pretty quick read.

Bookmarked: Reading My Way From Hollywood to Brooklyn by Wendy W. Fairey - Fairey's mother was F. Scott Fitzgerald's last lover, and he created a fabulous personal library for her. This was the library Fairey read growing up. I am a huge fan of books about books and reading, so I am really enjoying reading about her experience reading these books.

Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman - This is a collection of short stories about women on the periphery of fame. I keep forgetting this is fiction. I haven't started it, yet, but I keep expecting it to be a collection of essays about these women. Whenever I remember that it's stories, it ups my interest level again.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund - This is a Young Adult novel that retells Jane Austen's Persuasion. I love Persuasion. This one places it in a future dystopia where most technology is illegal.

Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovich - I was so confused when this came in. I thought I had ordered Rivers of London by the same author, so when this showed up, I was like, "Lolwut?" I did a little research and realized that this is the same book! Midnight Riot is the American title for the UK Rivers of London. Apparently, the other books in the series have the same title on both sides of the Atlantic.

I will not get to all of these this weekend, but they are here, just in case.

What's on your stack for the weekend?