|Found this cutie patootie graphic @ Once Upon A Twilight|
It’s been another great week of reading around here. Yahoo!
The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne
Much Ado About Loving by Jack Murnighan and Maura Kelly
Astray by Emma Donoghue and The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
The Bracelet by Roberta Gately
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
(Reviews coming soon!)
The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger
In The Newlyweds, we follow the story of Amina Mazid, who at age twenty-four moves from Bangladesh to Rochester, New York, for love. A hundred years ago, Amina would have been called a mail-order bride. But this is an arranged marriage for the twenty-first century: Amina is wooed by—and woos—George Stillman online.
For Amina, George offers a chance for a new life and a different kind of happiness than she might find back home. For George, Amina is a woman who doesn’t play games. But each of them is hiding something: someone from the past they thought they could leave behind. It is only when they put an ocean between them—and Amina returns to Bangladesh—that she and George find out if their secrets will tear them apart, or if they can build a future together.
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
Fifty years and many changes have ensued since the paper was founded by an enigmatic millionaire, and now, amid the stained carpeting and dingy office furniture, the staff’s personal dramas seem far more important than the daily headlines. Kathleen, the imperious editor in chief, is smarting from a betrayal in her open marriage; Arthur, the lazy obituary writer, is transformed by a personal tragedy; Abby, the embattled financial officer, discovers that her job cuts and her love life are intertwined in a most unexpected way. Out in the field, a veteran Paris freelancer goes to desperate lengths for his next byline, while the new Cairo stringer is mercilessly manipulated by an outrageous war correspondent with an outsize ego. And in the shadows is the isolated young publisher who pays more attention to his prized basset hound, Schopenhauer, than to the fate of his family’s quirky newspaper.
I’m continuing to keep track of the settings in the books I read here. This is such a blast to do!
Judith at Leeswammes’ Blog is hosting another Literary Giveaway Hop and I’ve decided to join in for the 2nd time. The last day to sign up is on February 6th. Go check it out! (And join!)
You can find more from The Relentless Reader here:
Have a super week of reading everyone!
53 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? 01/21/13”
No judging allowed 😉 Just kidding, I do it too! I think you'd like that one Rebecca
Hey, I like your list.Two in particular caught my eye. The first was from your review list, Astray by Emma Donoghue. This one caught my eye in particular because of the author. I'd recently, well, a couple months back now, read one of her works, Room? I really enjoyed that book, and it's not a genre I've particularly shown interest in previously. My fiancee was the reason for trying it, as we'd agreed to do a book swap of books the other wouldn't usually read. Turned out well.The second, is The Newly Weds. This one was more for the cover. I love the two birds, and that it's not the full bird, but just down to part of their chest. This mimicks how they would do photos of humans, head down to just below shoulders. Not sure if that's the sort of resemblance the author was going for, but it certainly intrigued me. The story also sounds interesting from what I believe to be the blurb?Enjoy reading :)Check out my list if you wish. This Weeks Books
Hi Nathan, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you liked Room, that was one helluva book! Great idea to swap books with your fiancee, love that!