The Printed Page invites bloggers to share what books have come into their house each week.
We have really enjoyed jumping into this meme. It’s a fun way to chat about books (which of course we love), and gives our readers here a sneak peek of reviews to come. Check out other participants or join in yourself at The Printed Page.
- Sand in My Eyes — This looks like the kind of women’s fiction that I like that explores the relationships, thoughts, and actions of women.
- The reviews on Every House Needs a Balcony: A Novel have been mixed. When you call it the “Israeli Kite Runner,” you are setting a pretty high bar. I’m hoping to like it.
- Scarlett Fever — Maureen Johnson was the fabulously funny keynote speaker at the BookBloggerCon, and we received an audiobook of Suite Scarlett (review to come). This is the second book that picks up right where the first left off.
- Champ and Me By the Maple Tree is a fun children’s book by the same guys who wrote The Cods of Cape Cod (linked to my review).
I received three books in the mail this week:
- Dark in the City of Light by Paul Robertson–I am so excited about this book! I’ve read Robertson’s previous novels and loved them all.
- Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand. What I can say? I love a good murder mystery and while I haven’t read anything by Bertrand I’m intrigued by the endorsements describing this as an “astonishing and powerful mystery” and “extremely well crafted.”
- Reluctant Entertainer, The: Every Woman’s Guide to Simple and Gracious Hospitality by Sandy Coughlin. Okay, okay; true confessions: I am a reluctant entertainer. Here’s hoping this book will help me move from reluctant to gracious in the entertaining department.