September 24, 2018

Goodreads Update 9/24/18

Well, I've added some more books this month. And unsurprisingly, I added more books than I read. No wonder I have over 500 books on my TBR.

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton - This book came out six months ago with the title "The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle" I don't know where she acquired half a death, but now I'm intrigued. I believe it's about a woman who is doomed to repeat the day of her death over and over until this particular guy can stop it.

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle - This book plays with the question "If you could have any five people at your dinner party, who would you choose?"

French Exit by Patrick DeWitt - I don't know or care what this book is about. It's by the author of The Sisters Brothers which delighted me a few years ago.

Katherine of Aragon by Alison Weir - I keep acquiring these books. This is the first in a series about the Tudor Queens.

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini - This is a picture book by the author of A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner.

Melmoth by Sarah Perry - Perry is the author of The Essex Serpent which is on my TBR shelf waiting for my attention. If The Essex Serpent is terrible, I will take this off my list until I learn more about it. I kind of doubt that, though.

Heartland: A Memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth by Sarah Smarsh - You know how I love a good social justice book.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mulally and Nick Offerman - I actually didn't even know they were a couple, but apparently they've been together for 18 years. I live under a rock. Anyway, I love Megan Mulally. She's from Oklahoma. And she's hilarious. I don't care much for Nick Offerman, but whatever.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron de Hart - I still haven't read Notorious RBG about the Supreme Court Justice, but I admire her very much.

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott - I love Anne Lamott. She's very down to earth in her spirituality.

The Library Book by Susan Orlean - Orlean wrote The Orchid Thief a zillion years ago. This book is about a fire in a library. Presumably it was written before the fire that destroyed the National Museum in Brazil this month.

The Vampire: A New History by Nick Groom - You had me at vampire.

Becoming by Michele Obama - I am interested to learn about what her life was like before she was the first lady.

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith - I'm waiting (not so) patiently for this book to make it to me on the library hold list. It is the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series that I really enjoy.

A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos - This fantasy book is translated from the French. I heard a review of it that sounded promising, so I added it to my list.

The Lost Man by Jane Harper - I always do this. I have heard rave reviews of this author's work. I own her debut novel. I haven't read any of it. Yet, here I am putting the third novel on my TBR. I sure hope her work is good!

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris - Harris wrote the series of Southern Vampire Mysteries that was made into the HBO series True Blood. This is the first book in a new series about a future fantasy world where the US has been split up. This is set in Texoma.

We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix - Hendrix writes horror books, but Mike won a whole set of them and then met him. They had a good laugh over the contest. In the '90's there was a heavy metal band on the verge of making it big, until the lead singer took off on his own meteoric rise to fame. Turns out he sold the guitarist's soul to get there.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White - I talked about this book a little in my book tag from Saturday. White wrote the Dracula retelling I love and now she's taking a new spin on Frankenstein.

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James - I haven't read this. Decided I should think about it.

2666 by Roberto Bolano - This has been around for years, but I've been intimidated by it's size. I heard a brief synopsis of its plot this week and decided maybe I'd give it a shot.

Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness - This is kind of a companion novel to The All Souls trilogy that Harkness wrote.

Mary Shelley: The strange true tale of Frankenstein's creator by Catherine Reef - A biography of Mary Shelley. She had a strange life.