July 25, 2017

Goodreads Update Vol. 2, 7/24/17

Here is part 2 of what I have added to my Goodreads list since May when I last updated. I sure hope I don't forget again! This is crazypants!

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life by Cynthia Kim - This looks helpful and interesting.

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester - I have had this on my shelf for ages, but I recently realized it wasn't on my TBR. So I quickly added it.

Through the Shadowlands: A Science Writer's Odyssey Into an Illness Science Doesn't Understand by Julie Rehmeyer - This is the author's story of her experience with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This is an autoimmune disease similar to mine, so I am interested to read this.

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid - I have heard that this is an amazing exploration of immigration and refugees, told through the lens of portal fantasy.

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt - This is a fictionalized account of the Lizzie Borden story.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - I thought this was on my list already, so I was surprised when I ran across it and it wasn't marked To-Read. I think I got an ARC copy of it from a library giveaway, but I've heard it's great.

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn - I got this for free from Book of the Month, but I am not particularly interested in Flynn's books. We'll see if I ever really get to it.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid - I picked this from Book of the Month. It's a novel about a silver screen starlet. Towards the end of her life, she calls in a journalist to write her biography and it is a scandalous, gossipy tale.

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff - This is a novel about a wife of Brigham Young and a present-day murder. I had seen this book in various places, but I wasn't interested until I heard Brigham Young and murder. I'm a freak.

Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West by Tom Clavin - My enduring love for the movie Tombstone will forever entice me to read books about Wyatt Earp. What can I say? I just love them.

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende - This is coming out in November. I try to read all of Allende's books, even though not all of them work for me. Some of hers I've really loved, so I give them a shot when they come out.

Future Home of the Living God: A Novel by Louise Erdrich - This novel that comes out in November is quite a departure for Erdrich. This is a future dystopian in which evolution is reversing.

The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch - I loved Fitch's White Oleander so I want to give this a shot. This is also a departure for the author who has written contemporary novels. This one is about a Russian aristocratic woman in 1915, which isn't a great time to be one of those.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman - This comes out in October. This is kind of a prequel to Practical Magic and features three kids descended from a woman charged with witchery in 1620. My book club has read a few Alice Hoffman novels and they have been very enjoyable.

Afterglow (A Dog Memoir) by Eileen Myles - This is a story about the author and her pit bull Rosie. Sigh

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Women by Anne Helen Petersen - Some people consider me an unruly woman, but I'm not nearly as unruly as I could be. This looks interesting.

How to Write a Novel by Melanie Sumner - The main character is trying to write a book in 30 days. How hard can it be?

One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus - This is a YA book about 5 kids in detention and one of them is murdered. It's kind of a locked room mystery, since all the other kids had a reason to kill him.

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan - This is the third book in the Crazy Rich Asians series.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - This is a YA novel about an Indian American girl who just wants to live a normal life and go to a good science university. Her parents want to find her a nice Indian boy to marry. They let her go to a science and math camp over the summer. Lo and Behold her parents have matched her to a boy who is also going to be at this camp, but no one told her. Oops!

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy - I loved this author's first book about 20 years ago. I haven't read anything else of her since. This is a novel that spans the whole of India.

Jane Austen, The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly - I found this at Tattered Cover in Denver. I don't even care what it's about. It says Jane Austen on the cover.

Now I Rise by Kiersten White - This is the sequel to the Sequoyah Award book I read earlier this year about the girl version of Dracula. Can't Wait!!!

My Life With Bob by Pamela Paul - This is the one about the woman and her book of books (bob).

Okay. That's truly everything I've added in the last two month. Maybe I need to slow down a little bit. NAH!!!

What's new on your TBR?