August 27, 2018

Goodreads Update 8/27/18

I swear this is my favorite post of the month. I don't know why. I just love looking at all the new books I've put on my TBR list. That's probably crazy because there are over 500 books on this list, but there's just so much to read!

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - I've heard so much about this. I finally decided to put it on my list. I hear it's along the lines of Fredrik Bachman, which I also haven't read.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - I have put of reading Bardugo's work for a very stupid reason. So many booktubers pronounce her first name "Lay" and it drives me nuts. I hear this is a great heist fantasy novel, so I've finally added it.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik - I have been reading Novik since her Temeraire novels about the Napoleonic Wars with dragons. Recently, she went a different direction with Uprooted which I loved. I can't wait to get to this Rumpelstiltskin retelling.

Reading Jane Austen by Jenny Davidson - I picked this up in Denver. You know I can't pass up a book about Jane Austen.

The Maximum Security Book Club by Mikita Brottman - Reading and prisons! Right up my street. Another one I acquired in Denver.

The Brontesaurus by John Sutherland - I hadn't heard of this Sutherland book. I was overjoyed to find it at The Tattered Cover.

Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolff - Books and Reading! What's not to love?

Jane Austen, Women, Politics, and the Novel by Claudia Johnson - This was a fortuitous find at a little place called Black and Read in Denver. I have been after this book for years, but I couldn't find it at any libraries and it was kind of expensive on Amazon because it's out of print. I found it for $6 at this little used book/game/music store and snapped it up real cool like.

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson - This is another in the books about bookshops with cute covers.

I'd Rather be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life Anne Bogel - I pre-ordered this because I love her. I read her blog and listen to her podcast.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - I had to do a little research to decide which Backman book to start with. All of his books get such rave reviews.

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser - I have never been a massive Wilder fan, but this seems interesting.

One Good Earl Deserves A Lover by Sarah MacLean - I like MacLean's historical romances. And I feel the need for a bit of fluff right now.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be by Rachel Hollis - I thought this was about a skin care routine, but I think I might be wrong.

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris - I can't remember where I saw this reviewed or recommended, but I'm down with self-help that works.

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic For a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Life by Shauna Niequist - One of the planner gals I watch is a huge fan of Niequist, so I thought I might check her out. Many self-help books are too touch-feely for me, but I'll give it a shot.

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink - More self-help? Maybe not. Maybe (hopefully) it's more like Malcolm Gladwell.

Slaughterhouse 90210: Where Great Books Meet Pop Culture by Maris Kreizman - All I remember about this book is that it's a hilarious look at the cross-section of literature and pop culture.

Miniatures and Morals: The Christian Novels of Jane Austen by Peter J. Leithart - Everyone wants to commandeer Austen for their own purposes. But since I love reading about her, I'll check this out.

Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors by Kate Gavino - No idea what it's about, but that subtitle and all it's alliteration sounds fascinating.

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami - Murakami is hit or miss for me. I loved After Dark, but 1Q84 was just weird. I'll check this out just in case it's awesome.

The Witch Elm by Tana French - I love French's Dublin Murder Squad series. This is not in that series, but I'm sure her writing is just as fantastic.

The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - This is the last book in the Cemetery of Forgotton Books series. They take place in Barcelona and all have a magical realism and haunted quality.

That Churchill Woman by Stephanie Barron - While I'm miffed that this next Barron book isn't another in her Jane Austen Mystery series, I will settle for a story about Winston Churchill's American mother who was a wealthy American heiress who married a broke English Lord.

And that's it! At one point this month I started looking for books to add to the list because I wanted to have something to post, but I might have gone overboard. Oops.