Friday, May 29, 2009
Friday Finds (May 29)
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:
Precious by Sandra Novack was reviewed by Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty, who says: “From the moment I first entered the world Sandra Novack created in Precious, I was in awe.”
I first came across The Blue Hour: A Life of Jean Rhys by Lilian Pizzichini in a Shelf Awareness newsletter. I went looking for reviews and found this review at Random Jottings of a Book and Opera Lover.
True Murder by Yaba Badoe was reviewed by Fleur Fisher reads, who says “Yaba Badoe is a wonderful storyteller: she writes wonderful rich and evocative prose, weaves her different themes and plot strands together perfectly and slowly but surely builds tension as the story advances.” You can also watch an interview with the author at theinterviewonline.co.uk.
A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman by Wadad Makdisi Cortas was reviewed by Eleanor at the Feminist Review.
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters was reviewed by Luanne at A Bookworm’s World.
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg is “quite possibly the best book of the year,” according to Tara at Books and Cooks. Her review definitely convinced me that I should read it. (Not to mention the photo of Molly’s lemon yogurt cake that Tara baked!)
I came across Frida’s Bed by Slavenka Drakulic in a mini-review by teabird on her blog, Tea Leaves.
Last but not least, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal was one of the memoirs mentioned by Carrie at Books and Movies in her post, “Favorite memoirs, part 1.”