Week of 9/4/18: Exciting New Books

“Tuesday is neither here nor there in the hierarchy of the week.”
― Anthony T. Hincks

So, I know it’s a little late, but there are a ton of books coming out this week that I’m so ready for. Let’s get right to it.

  1. I’d Rather Be Reading – Anne Bogel
    Id Rather Be Reading - Anne Bogel
    I love Anne Bogel’s blog Modern Mrs. Darcy, and I pre-ordered this book as soon as I was able to. What more could you ask for than a book about books, from one of the best literature bloggers out there!
  2. The Silence of the Girls – Pat Barker
    The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker
    This was one of the two books I got from Book of the Month Club, and as soon as I read the description I became excited to start reading it. It focuses on the women from The Illiad, particularly Briseis, who becomes a slave and concubine to Achilles and his conquering army.
  3. The Wildlands – Abby Geni
    The Wildlands - Abby Geni
    Taking place after a tornado destroys their hometown, Cora and Tucker McCloud team up to act against animal testing and cruelty. Although I’m confused as to why all of the book blurbs I keep seeing mention a “Category 5 tornado” (tornadoes are rated on the EF/Enhanced Fujita scale, hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson Category 1-5 scale), I’m still curious about this book.
  4. Sadie – Courtney Summers
    Sadie - Courtney Summers
    Young Adult/Thriller
    Everywhere I look, there are rave reviews of this book. I haven’t read a lot of young adult mysteries, so I’m looking forward to giving this one a shot. It follows the story of Sadie after the murder of her younger sister, Mattie.
  5. Citizen Illegal – Jose Olivarez
    Citizen Illegal - Jose Olivarez
    Contemporary poetry about immigration, race, class, and the state of modern America. This is Jose Olivarez’s debut.
  6. Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree – Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
    Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree - Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
    Young Adult
    A village is attacked by Boko Haram and a young girl is kidnapped along with the other women of her village. The author based the book on real interviews with victims of the terrorist organization’s kidnappings. I doubt this is going to be an easy read, but I feel like it’s going to be an important one.
  7. Tales of Valhalla: Norse Myths and Legends – Hannah Whittock, Martyn Whittock
    Tales of Valhalla - Martyn and Hannah Whittock
    Norse mythology is always interesting, so I’m excited to have another book to read on the topic. I adored Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, so I have high hopes that I’ll enjoy this one just as much.
  8. The Golden State – Lydia Kiesling
    The Golden State - Lydia Kiesling.jpeg
    Lydia Kiesling makes her debut with this novel about a single mother named Daphne leaving her home in San Francisco after her husband, an immigrant, is denied re-entry into the United States. The book deals with Daphne’s anxiety and loneliness. I’ve heard amazing things about this book.
  9. The Lost Queen by Signe Pike
    The Lost Queen - Signe Pike
    I’ve been wanting to read a good fantasy book lately, and this one seems great. It takes place in sixth-century Scotland and follows Queen Languroreth. The novel deals with the arrival of Christianity to the nation, brought by the Anglo-Saxons as they invade the isles.
  10. The Forbidden Place – Susanne Jansson
    The Forbidden Place - Susanne Jansson
    Taking place in a Swedish village called Mossmarken, a biologist comes across a body in the bogs. Sounds like a simple mystery novel, but then bodies start floating to the surface, one of them with pockets full of gold.

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