Friends, I am still reading like a madwoman this holiday season. Several of the books I have needed to stew over because it set off conversations with myself. Didn’t someone say genius talks to itself ? Well, I tell myself that. Book reviews are forthcoming, I promise. I don’t want to rush and spit out empty reviews. I will mention a few below that sound promising.
Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki Anything that delves into female relationships in all it’s ugly and beautiful glory is on my list. Be it family, friends- what have you.
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan Okay, it had me at ‘On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’sfuture in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck.’ It’s about a Palestinian family and on my radar.
The Year of the Comet by Sergei Lebedev I have a thing for Russian novels. Here is one that is a coming of age (which I am also a sucker for) with a possible serial killer during a time when the Soviet Union was about to collapse. I have heard a lot of talk about this novel and can’t wait to get my greedy hands on it.
Pretend We Are Lovely by Noley Reid This comes from Tin House Books, always unique reads. 1980s Blacksburg, Virginia a summer in the lives of one family after a tragedy. A mother who disapears, children unmoored. Secrets, strict diets? It sounds as interesting as the cover looks. It sounds like a book that isn’t easy to describe and aren’t they always the best?
Do look up the books I posted, they all sound fantastic. 2017 promises to be a gorgeous year in reading.