It’s been a while and I am sorry for that. There is always new books every week but some weeks are better than others. This is one of them. Actually, this whole month is going to be epic with the new books. So check out the gems for this week and let me know if you read them and what you think.
Synopsis: Noah wants to go home. A seemingly easy request from most four-year olds. But as Noah’s single-mother, Janie, knows, nothing with Noah is ever easy. One day the pre-school office calls and says Janie needs to come in to talk about Noah, and no, not later, now – and life as she knows it stops.
Reaction: This is a major hyped about book and it’s going to be a best seller I guarantee it. It sounds like it could be a riveting family novel with powerful themes that we all know too well today. It’s a bigger read and probably heavy but if you like this kind of thing this is right up your alley.
Category: Adult Fiction
Synopsis: a great quest for meaning, told in three intersecting narratives touching the lives of three different people and their families, and taking us on an extraordinary journey through the last century. We begin in the early 1900s, when Tomás discovers an ancient journal and sets out from Lisbon in one of the very first motor cars in Portugal in search of the strange treasure the journal describes. Thirty-five years later, a pathologist devoted to the novels of Agatha Christie, whose wife has possibly been murdered, finds himself drawn into the consequences of Tomás’s quest. Fifty years later, Senator Peter Tovy of Ottawa, grieving the death of his own beloved wife, rescues a chimpanzee from a Oklahoma research facility and takes it to live with him in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, where the strands of all three stories miraculously mesh together.
Reaction: I loved The Life of Pi, and I bet I will love this book too. I will read this; there is no doubt, and it helps that I already have a Advanced Reading Copy. It sounds like a beautiful story and a tale of adventure and treasure and spiritulism. So along the lines of the Life of Pi but different people and places. If you like things like this make sure that you pick it up today. I wonder how long it will take to make it in to a movie.
Category: Teen Fiction
Synopsis: The enchantment continues. . . .
The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories – and secrets – that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
Reaction: Anyone who loves the series will devour this book. And I also want to shout out the BEAUTIFUL cover which I am in love with! This seems to be a theme right now, the books that are small novellas. I have yet to read one but they seem to be popular so I don’t see this being any different. It’s a beloved series and author, and I am sure these stories are just as wonderful as the other books. It also leads up to her new series coming out this month (told you it was a big month).
So go and check out what is new in your book store or library. Sorry I can not promote E-books lol. There are more than I mentioned but these are highlights and ones that I have heard most about as a book seller and lover.