As I leafed through my mail a few weeks ago (junk, junk and more junk!), I was thrilled to come across the new issue of Bookmarks! I had promised myself I would clean the house, since it was my day off, so I had to put it aside, but man did I clean my butt off so that I could dive in!
Posted on September 17, 2011 by reviewsbylola
As always, I checked off a lot of books that caught my eye and thus my TBR pile grew exponentially.
Here are some of the books that I found interesting. Some of them were new to me and some of them I had heard of before but hadn’t gotten a copy or read yet.
•Zone One, by Olson Whitehead. This one is for my husband. It is about a zombie pandemic. Enough said!
•Nightwoods, by Charles Frazier. This one takes place in the Appalachians, with a woman taking custody of her dead sister’s twin children, described in the blurb as troubled. It’s not a detailed description but it was enough to grab my interest!
•Wench, by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. This has been on my list since it cam out. My mom has a copy, so I may need to borrow it!
•Low Life, by Luc Sante. This was from a feature article about Ragtime New York and it’s accompanying literature. This is a “social history [that] focuses on the immigrant underworld of old New York and is aided by black-and-white photographs . . . “
•A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, by Ron Hansen. This is about a real life crime from almost a century ago that inspired James Cain’s Double Indemnity. This has been on my TBR list for a few months now!
•Ten Thousand Saints, by Eleanor Henderson. A high school boy dies after he overdoses and his friend makes a complete turn around as a result, even accepting the dead boys child as his own.
•Where She Went, by Gayle Forman. This one is pretty self explanatory! I must say, I am thrilled that Bookmarks is featuring a YA section now!
So those are the books that went immediately to my TBR list, or just reminded me that I already really wanted to read them. There were a few other titles that I marked to look into, so it is possible some of those will make it to my TBR list too.
What books has Bookmarks inspired you to read or add to your TBR list?