Monday, January 12, 2009
I know I promised you a BIG haul of books - I think this week's mailbox will not disappoint. Here is the official list of all the books I got with my Christmas gift cards:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - a journalist tries to unravel the mystery of the disappearance of a young girl.
Landing by Emma Donoghue - a transatlantic love story.
Twenty Questions by Alison Clement - a small town woman enmeshes herself in a local murder.
Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman - first in the Welsh princes series
The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner - an heiress and an orphan in revolutionary France
Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall - a young girl rebels in a dystopian future
Nothing Remains the Same by Wendy Lesser - nonfiction about the joys of re-reading old
Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar - complete guilty pleasure reading
The Hearth and Eagle by Anya Seton - novel based on research the author did on her own family
It Sleeps in Me by Kathleen O'Neal Gear - Native American prehistorical novel
Shadow Children boxed set by Margaret Peterson Haddix - first four novels in the young adult dystopian series
The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle - Midwestern families and suburban secrets
Deep in the Shade of Paradise by John Dufresne - Southern families and marriages
The Used World by Haven Kimmel - the unusual occupants of an antique shop
Spellbinder by Melanie Rawn - a love story with magical interruptions
Zig Zag by Jose' Carlos Somoza - physics, time travel, and murder
Q by Luther Blissett - Anabaptist heretic vs. papal spy
Sewer, Gas, and Electric: The Public Works Trilogy by Matt Ruff - weird, futuristic, experimental stuff
There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern - where do missing people go?
Nowhere in Africa by Stefanie Zweig - autobiographical novel about a Jewis family who fled to Kenya to escape the Nazis
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult - I'm pretty sure I bought this BECAUSE of the recent "Picoult is racist" ridiculousness
Blind Submission by Debra Ginsberg - terror and mystery in the literary agent world
The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy Thomas Hoobler - nonfiction about the strange, strange life of Mary Shelley
Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles - oil wells in Depression-era Texas
The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson - yet another Tudor novel - for some reason I can't resist them
Roma by Steven Saylor - Rome's first 1,000 years
Whew. I'm a little exhausted from typing up that list. Want to drool some more? Visit Marcia at The Printed Page and read some more mailboxes!