I’ve had good luck with new books lately! I got a big stack of new books for Christmas off of my Amazon Wish List (no one listens when I say “don’t buy me books” – not that it matters because I love the books anyway). I’ve gotten 2 packages of books from Harper-Collins and I have no idea why. These are definitely not books that I requested and they don’t really have anything in common; it’s more like someone is cleaning off the promo shelf. Still, a couple of promising candidates.
These are a couple that I did request and I can’t wait to read them and share them with you:
A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. I would have requested this one just for the recipes for authentic Singapore dishes, but a memoir about cooking with your family? How could I resist that! I plan to read the book and make the Pineapple Tarts and the Braised Duck. Yum!
When the Thrill Is Gone by Walter Mosley is another Leonid McGill novel. I read The Long Fall, the first in the series, back in 2009, and it was pretty terrific. Another detective on my long list of detectives, but one with a convoluted personal life and a shady reputation. This one came to me through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program, and I can’t wait to read it.
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein is another Early Reviewer book. The title is so creepy! NOt surprisingly, a story about missing children.
My goal this year is to spend my time reading books that really excite me, so check back soon for these reviews!