March 30, 2015

New on the Stack: The Books I'm Reading (or Will Be Soon)

Can I just tell you that I've read a RIDICULOUS amount this year? I'm at 48 books already. And that includes a 10 day span in February where I read zero books, because I was burned out. So I'm averaging better than 1 book every two days. Nuts.

Anyway, here are the things I'm planning to read soon, or have just started in the last day or two.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Where I got it: The library
Why: As I mentioned previously, I've been meaning to read it for years. So far, I'm really enjoying it. I've actually found myself highlighting passages quite a bit, I'll have to share my full review soon.

Ruined Abbey by Anne Emery

Where I got it: Shelf Awareness
Why: For review. I loved Gun Street Girl, a different mystery set during the Troubles, which I read earlier this year, so I'm hoping that I will also enjoy Ruined Abbey.

A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear

Where I got it: as a gift
Why: I was really looking forward to reading this one after hearing Jacqueline Winspear talk about it at the TFOB. I'm excited for the change in setting (Gibraltar), and can't wait to find out what has happened to Maisie Dobbs in the intervening four years since the last book. And then, to my delight, a friend surprised me with a signed copy as a gift! Woohoo!

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Where I got it: the library
Why: This FINALLY came in at the library! I feel like I'm really late to the game now - everyone was talking about it six months ago, but I was on the holdlist for so long.

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale

Where I got it: Bought it on Audible
Why: I think I got the recommendation from BookRiot a few months ago? The details are sketchy in my mind. It's a bit needlessly informative (Do I really need to know if the suspect was driven away in a brougham or a whiskey or a phaeton? Nope.) but I'm still finding it really interesting, and I always love Simon Vance's narration.

Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Where I got it: Well, I don't quite have it yet. But I'm hold #1 on the library's audio edition.
Why: We're going to San Francisco in a few weeks, and I wanted to read a book set there before we go.

What's new on YOUR stack?


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