I know I haven’t been very good at consistently posting on this blog, and I blame a combination of real-life (school, debate, social life) and fake-life (writing) but I realized I had a decent batch of new book photos I hadn’t shared so I decided to bask in their glory; I mean post about them.
First up is a batch of Canadian fiction from Penguin Canada.
A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki is the only book in this post I’ve actually read, having finished it earlier today. It’s been pretty much my main focus reading-wise for the last two weeks, and I’m hoping to share my thoughts about it soon… on another page though! More about in the near future.
The Perfume Lover by Denyse Beauileu is non-fiction meets memoir in the true story about how perfume gets made, and how one woman’s beautiful night inspires a perfume. Finally, Creeps by Darren Dynes is a young adult novel set in Newfoundland about a kid being bullied and the girl who helps him escape it, until a moment of violence changes them forever.
Not long after, two more Canadian books showed up, the first from Harper Collins Canada, and the second from Random House Canada. In The Land of Birdfishes by Rebecca Silver Slayer is a novel about two sisters in Nova Scotia who go through the horrible only be separated, and what happens when one of them goes looking for the other years later. Supplying Salt and Light is a collection of poetry by Lorna Goodison that I’ve taken a sneak peak at and it looks to be very beautiful.
Finally, this week a surprise package showed up from Thomas Allen and Sons with some YA goodies. Unfortunately the first two books, What We Become by Jesse Karp, and Infatuate by Aimee Agresti, are both sequels to novels I haven’t read yet so I didn’t check out the synopsis since I didn’t want to spoil anything. I’m trying to finish up quite a few series this year though so I may pick these ones once I do.
Lastly, In Search of Goliathus Hercules by Jennifer Angus is the story of an orphan boy in 1890 who suddenly is able to speak to bugs. This is one where I’ll probably wait to see what some readers I trust think, it doesn’t initially appeal to me but the author is also an artist, and there are some pictures in the book, which I flipped through, and they’re quite gorgeous– so maybe the novel will surprise me.
So, those are my books from the last two weeks. Has anything exciting found itself into your mailbox lately? What are you reading? Is there one of these you think I should pick up first? I admit In The Land of Birdfishes and Goodison’s poetry is probably next!