Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Finds (on Saturday)

I'm a bit late for Friday, but I've added quite a few books to my wishlist lately so I thought I'd share some of them. Some of these I made a note of while browsing at a bookstore a couple of weeks ago, the others I found in some of my blog rounds.
The Amnesiac by Sam Taylor. Billed as "an engrossing gothic story that is sure to appeal to fans of Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Shadow of the Wind", plus I quite like the cover.
The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery. Set in late-nineteenth-century Japan and about the tea ceremony. Of course it caught my eye!
Be With You by Takuji Ichikawa. It's been compared to Socrates in Love by Kyoichi Katayama which I loved.
Life in the Cul-de-sac by Senji Kuroi. A novel of linked stories that won the Tanizaki Prize.
The Foreigner by Francie Lin. "A darkly comic tale of crime and contrition, and a riveting story about what it means to be a foreigner--even in one's own family."
Gemma Bovery by Posy Simmonds. A modern take on the classic, Madame Bovary, in graphic novel form, which I heard about at A Life In Books.
On Reading by Andre Kertesz. Iliana mentioned this one recently. Photos of people reading. A combination of my two favourite hobbies!
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves. Terri B. recently enjoyed the second book in the series.
So many temptations! What books have you heard about lately that have you longing to read them?

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  1. I've had Raven Black home from the library twice and never picked it up once both times it was here (weeks and weeks). The plan is to get to it in 2009. :) Isn't it fun to discover "new-to-me" books?!

  2. Joy- It's always fun finding out about new books, but I'm not sure my wallet appreciates it. ;)

  3. The Foreigner has caught my eye as well!

  4. Wendy- Since I'm a foreigner here myself, stories like that always catch my eye! :)

  5. Ooh, Gemma Bovary is going straight on my wishlist. I love Madame Bovary and I love graphic novels! Perfect book! :)

  6. Dewey- It sounds fun, doesn't it? :)

  7. Lots of temptations indeed! I read The Amnesiac (hope to review it this week) and liked it ok... I think I was expecting a bit more of a traditional mystery and it's not that. Interesting though.

    I still want that "On Reading" book :)

  8. Iliana- I don't think I'd heard of it before I saw it in the bookstore so I look forward to reading your review of 'The Amnesiac'. 'On Reading' looks great! I'm very tempted! :)


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