Once again, we are back with some new books. Tuesdays are one of the best days, because I get to add to my shelves (or piles on the floor) new and fun books that I am excited to read.
Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
Synopsis: In January 2015, Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, and he shared this news in a New York Times essay that inspired readers all over the world: “I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude…. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
Gratitude consists of four essays that originally appeared in The New York Times, accompanied by a forward that describes the occasion of each chapter.
Reaction: I don’t know much about Oliver Sacks life, but this sounds like it would be something really worth it to read. Here is a person who has it all (or so it may seem) and to hear what he is feeling after finding out about Cancer I am sure is a moving testimony and true to the heart. Cancer is something that affects every single person on this planet, it’s something we can all relate to.
It’s a small book and a quick read. People who love these kinds of books will buy this one up quickly.
Warren the 13th and the All See Eye: A Novel by Tania Del Rio
Category: 9-12 Fiction
Synopsis: Warren the 13th, a cursed 12-year-old Victorian bellhop who’s terribly unlucky . . . yet perpetually optimistic, hard-working, and curious. Orphan Warren’s pride and joy is his family’s hotel, but he’s been miserable ever since his evil Aunt Anaconda took over the management. Anaconda believes a mysterious treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye is hidden somewhere on the grounds, and she’ll do anything to find it. If Warren wants to preserve his family’s legacy, he’ll need to find the treasure first—if the hotel’s many strange and wacky guests don’t beat him to it! This middle-grade adventure features gorgeous two-color illustrations on every page and a lavish two-column Victorian design that will pull young readers into a spooky and delightful mystery.
Reaction: This is a book I am really excited about. It sounds so funny, and great and full of mystery and intrigue. It also has pictures, I love books with pictures!!
At first glance it doesn’t look like a big heavy read which is great for this age group. Plus did I mention the pictures?! You got a bit of everything in it, and the darker books for this age group in my experience are always amazing.
I have already gotten it and I am going to read it soon so make sure you look out for a review coming soon.
Synopsis: When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina home town for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin’s innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he’s ever known.
Reaction: Okay I will admit that I have never once read a Alex Cross book. It is a much-loved series and James Patterson has a die-hard following of fans for all of his books, especially this series. Which is a long series, there are so many books it fills a whole wall of the book store I work at.
This is sure to be a hit, it’s already a best seller. I can’t say I will ever get around to reading any of these books but I can tell you that James Patter is sure not done writing them and they will be a big hit every time a new one comes out.
If you like James, and the Alex Cross books you will be excited for this one.
So I hope you get out there and enjoy some of these new ones. Until next week book lovers. Keep on reading 🙂