A Book Recommendation and What’s in the TBR pile
Hi folks. I’m over at Great New Books today talking about my latest book recommendation. Check it out here.
My stack of books is piling high, like usual. Here’s what on the upcoming reading schedule:
Winter at Death’s Hotel by Kenneth Cameron came to me by way of Sourcebooks Publishing in exchange for my review and I’m hoping to crack it open very soon in time for a Halloween review. It is set in New York in 1896 as Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, and his wife check into the Britannic Hotel in preparation for his first American tour. While Arthur prepares his lectures, Louisa is left to her own devices as she explores her surroundings. A brutal murder happens and Louisa recognizes the victim from The Britannic Hotel. It is now Louisa’s turn at being detective, using the bits of vital information she believes she has as well as the help of a tenacious female reporter.
Ready for Air by Kate Hopper: I’m halfway through memoir which I received in order to partake in her upcoming blog tour. I was delighted to be asked and et me just tell you I’m very excited to share more about this book which will be released in October. Her story is about her daughter’s premature birth due to her severe preclampsia and it is an emotional ride, for sure. My children were all full-term but I have a few friends with early babies and this book is giving my heart a very good glimpse on what they went through.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty: This one is a She Reads selection for September and I have yet to receive the book. As soon as I do, I will be diving in and hopefully posting a review if I want to recommend it to you all. Until then, go to SheReads.org and check out what some other readers are saying about the book. The story starts with a husband’s letter to his wife which is only to be opened after his death. The secrets he reveals can destroy her life as well as others around her. The thought-provoking premise is whether or not we really know our spouses. I eagerly await this one.
Bone Horses by Lesley Poling-Kempes:
I was approached by the author to read this novel from La Alameda Press and after reading this book description…
New York school teacher Charlotte Lambert is practical and predictable, and never allows life to veer off course. Until she comes to New Mexico. During one summer in Agua Dulce, a village haunted by a phantom herd of wild horses and where ravens embody the spirits of ancestors, Charlotte’s world is upended as she unearths the details of her mother’s forbidden love affair, chilling murder, and courageous last act of redemption. Pursued by a madman hell-bent on killing her, Charlotte finds shelter, romance, and her own misplaced soul at the desert camp of a surprisingly sophisticated cowboy, and learns how love in its myriad forms is the only path to lasting salvation.
I agreed to read it. Ghosts, romance, mystery and a cowboy? Yes, please. Hopefully you’ll see a review soon.
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
I’m in the middle of this book as well and I’m loving it. It was first published in 1994 but was rereleased in April, 2012 through Sourcebooks Landmark Publishing. publication. I had it in my Kindle library ready to go but when I was given The Firebird through She Reads Book Club for my review, which I will be posting soon, I knew Mariana would be my next read. Susanna Kearsley mixes historical with present day in a most unusual way. She uses paranormal ways to transport her readers to the past, creating mystery and intrigue. If she keeps up these kinds of stories, she just may end up being one of my favorite authors.
So there. That is what is up for immediate attention. Mind you this is only the tip of the iceberg. I still have about thirty books on my shelves just staring at me with that “you should have read me by now” look with a few of them are books written by friends. Believe me when I tell you the guilt is high and I will get them weaved into the immediate TBR pile soon.
So what is staring you down from your bookshelves, nightstand, ereader, etc? Share your TBR pile!