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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