Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Finds (June 12)


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

Here are the books that made it onto my wish list this week:


Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism
by Katha Pollitt was reviewed by Nymeth at Things Mean a Lot. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to subscribe to Nymeth’s blog; her reviews rock!

Cara Black, who wrote the Aimée Leduc mystery series (the first is Murder in the Marais) guest posted at 1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started this week. Her books sound very intriguing. (Has anyone read them?)

A Sense of the Mysterious: Science and the Human Spirit by Alan Lightman was reviewed by Heather at Age 30+... A Lifetime of Books. I’ve been meaning to read Lightman’s first novel, Einstein’s Dreams, for years now, and this collection of essays sounds fantastic.

Mothernight by Sarah Stovell was mentioned by PopinFresh at Popin’s Lair (now sadly defunct) in her Friday Finds post last week. Stovell was also interviewed last year by Eve and Emily at Vulpes Libris.

I spotted Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart in a Shelf Awareness newsletter. Check out Stewart’s book trailer on her website; it’s hilarious! (Make sure you watch it to the very end!)

Last but not least, I’m super excited that Barbara Kingsolver is coming out with a new novel, The Lacuna, later this year! I spotted this book in the Harper Collins Canada fall catalogue.

15 comments:

  1. You've got some great books on there this week! You already know that I enjoyed the Lightman book. :) Wicked Plants looks great - and has a cool cover. And I'm excited about the new Kingsolver book too!

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  2. Great finds!! I love the cover of Mothernight.

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  3. Great finds, I especially like Wicked Plants. That book is growing on me already. :p

    ~ Popin

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  4. 2nd mention today of Wicked Plants. It's got my attention!

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  5. Wicked Plants is getting alot of attention in the Friday Finds and what a great cover!

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  6. I really want to read Wicked Plants too. That looks really good.

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  7. Thanks for sharing these...that Kingsolver book intrigues me, as I haven't read anything by her yet.

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  8. I want to read Wicked Plants too. I had no idea Barbara Kingsolver's coming out with a new book! That makes me very excited because she's one of my favorite authors.

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  9. Awww, thank you so much :D

    Mothernight sounds like it could be great, and plus I love the cover.

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  10. Wicked Plants has grabbed my attention too. Nice find! Here are my finds: (1) and (2)

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  11. Great finds! I have to take a closer look at Wicked Plants and Mothernight.


    I have an award for you, here.

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  12. Oh my goodness! Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors, and she hasn't published a novel in a while... how is this the first that I'm hearing about it? Thanks for the tip... I'm off to investigate!

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  13. I didn't know Kingsolver had a new book out! Thanks for the heads-up! I will have my eyes peeled now. :)

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