Do you generally buy new or used books? The books that come my way, while "new to me," are not usually new copies. I almost always buy used books (I'm particularly fond of library shops). But the universe conspired to bring four new books to me last week.
- The King's General by Daphne du Maurier I'm reading for a buddy read with some bookstagrammer friends. We've been reading a du Maurier book each month since November and The King's General is our February book. I needed a copy to start reading this past weekend so got this one when I was at Powell's last week.
- The Promise of a Normal Life by Rebecca Kaiser Gibson launches on February 7 and sounds so wonderful that I jumped at the offer of a review copy. It is a coming of age story about a young Jewish-American woman who encounters adventure and colorful characters as she crisscrosses the US and the ocean to Israel, eventually finding herself on her journey.
- Thirst by K.L. Barron is another new book that sounded too good to pass up. I was happy to accept a review copy of this fascinating novel about a young woman living among the nomadic Tuareg people in Niger.
- The Maid by Nita Prose seems incredibly popular right now, so I was excited that my book club picked it for our next read. But it is so popular that there is a four-month wait for the audiobook from my library and used copies are selling for the same as new ones. I hope it lives up to the hype. We've had a bad streak at book club of picking popular books no one in book club ended up liking.
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I've seen The Maid in a few other mailboxes this week. I hope you enjoy it and the others!ReplyDelete
I hope so too! I usually shy away from books getting such hype. But every now and again, I am happily surprised.Delete
All good looking books. The Maid is showing up a lot. I'm curious about the King's General. Have a good week and Happy Reading!ReplyDelete
I'm going to start The King's General today and am looking forward to it.Delete
Ooh, I have not read this one by Daphne, an author I really enjoy though (I have read 3 so far)ReplyDelete
I just barely started it and I think I will like it. I don't read a lot of straightforward historical fiction, so this will be a treat.Delete
I've seen the Maid in several mailboxes and best of lists. I hope its good.ReplyDelete
I'm taking it on a plane next week -- it seems like a good book for a long plane trip.Delete