Monday, March 24, 2014

Margaret N. Shares Some of Her Favorites

Working in a bookstore, it is very easy to become focused on the latest books. However. I've been picking up some of titles I missed when first published and I'm so glad that I did. Here a some of my favorite backlist (books that we've had on our shelves for awhile) but recently read:
Secret History by Donna Tart I loved The Goldfinch so much I had to read more and this psychological novel about a tight knit group of college students in Vermont did not disappoint.
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahirir This debut short story collection won the 2000Pulitizer and it was quickly apparent why. I can't believe I waited so long to pick up this book. Do yourself a favor and read it soon.

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen (series) Lady Georgina is 34th in line for the British Throne and flat broke, but working permitted for such as she in 1930's England. If you are addicted to Downton Abbey and enjoy cozy mysteries, this is the series for you. I'm already up to number 6!
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Hazel meets Augusta at a Cancer support for teenagers and learns about living life, love and loss.

Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown s wonderful novel by a local author proves you can go home again.

  ~ Margaret N.

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