Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Finds (February 27)

What great books have you added to your wish list this week? Share your Friday Finds at Should Be Reading.

I generally try to highlight books reviewed by other bloggers in my Friday Finds posts. However, this week I came across a whole bunch of books on a variety of sites, and none of them were reviewed!

Follow Me by Joanna Scott was mentioned by Wendy at caribousmom in her Mailbox Monday post this week.

I found The Past and Other Lies by Maggie Joel in a banner ad on an Australian site called Bookseller+Publisher. More info about the book is available at the publisher’s site, Murdoch Books. (I have no idea if this novel is even going to be available in North America.)

Resistance by Owen Sheers was mentioned on the Reading Group Guides site.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is being featured (yesterday and today) at Reviewer X and Presenting Lenore.

Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother by Meg Federico was mentioned in a Random House Canada newsletter. You can read the first chapter on the Random House site. (It sounds very funny, even though this is a pretty serious topic.)

Finally, Jenners mentioned The Worst Thing I’ve Done by Ursula Hegi on her blog, Find Your Next Book Here. (I love the cover of this book in particular, although Follow Me and Speak also have awesome covers!)


  1. These all look like great books...I should have a copy of Follow Me arriving soon. I also noticed that Ursula Hegi book this does look good!

  2. I bought Speak a couple of months ago, not realizing I'd already seen the Lifetime Movie adaptation with Kristin Stewart about a year ago. I read maybe half, but the movie stuck really well to the book, so I didn't end up finishing. It was a really good story, and I like Halse's writing (I loved her book, Twisted), so you'll probably enjoy that read.

  3. I am waiting to get Follow me. Its The April Book on bookblog. The rest of the books look really good.

  4. I am loving the Speak features that Lenore and Stephanie are doing.

  5. Jo-Jo and Cindy, I've been debating whether I should jump aboard that blog tour!

    Heather, I've never read Halse before, but she's certainly on my radar now (especially since I'm just rediscovering the joys of reading YA books).

    Kathy, me too! The comments have been quite thought-provoking too.

  6. I am going to check out Speak as I read Chains by the same author last week.

  7. I just finished Departure Lounge and should have my review up by the end of the week. Funny but heartbreaking...

  8. What a great group of finds. The Ursual Hegi book is something I've seen around- I think I need to check it out!

  9. "Speak" is one of the greatest books I've ever read. Seriously. May you enjoy it as I (and countless others) did.

  10. I really want to read the Owen Sheers novel, too. I'm constantly adding new titles to my wish list! :)

  11. Okay...let's make a deal. If either of us finds "the past and other lies" here in N.A., let the other one know! It sounds like one we should read! About "sisters" and "secrets that span three generations"...I don't need to know any more than that!

  12. Thanks for linking to our discussion of Speak :)

    I recently bought Intrusions by Ursula Hegi on the glowing recommendation of a friend.

  13. I saw a blurb on Welcome to the Departure Lounge on the Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers newsletter and that sounds so good. Good finds!

  14. You know ... now that you mention it, that cover is really striking! I like how you put all the covers together ... like a little piece of artwork!

    Thanks for the shout-out!

  15. Nise, did you enter the giveaway on Lenore's and Steph's blogs? I'm hoping to win a copy...

    Luanne, I'm looking forward to your review!

    Thanks, Marie. I can't believe I haven't read another one of her books yet!

    Wow, Anonymous Child, that's a great endorsement. If I don't win a copy, I'll have to get my hands on it somehow!

    Ah yes, Danielle, the ever-expanding list. I know I'll never get to read all the books I have on my list (since the list only grows), but I can dream, right?

    Deal, Brogan! One of us might have to order it online, if it isn't published in North America...

    It's been a super interesting discussion, Lenore, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest!

    The first chapter made me laugh out loud, Iliana. It sounds quite wacky!

    Thanks, Jenners! I was going to use the same cover you had but then saw this one and loved it even more!