Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Special Edition 3

Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Some of my pre publication can't-wait-to-read selections:
 

 



Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa February 2, 2010




  




Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick  February 4, 2010

I've wanted to know about life in North Korea since I was a child. I'm really looking forward to this one.








 

Isa and May by Margaret Forster February4, 2010

I enjoyed Keeping the World Away very much.   








 

Rhyming Life and Death by Amos Oz February 4, 2010

Don't you just love a cover with books or libraries on it?





 

Have read several of his books and loved them all; Black Box, My Michael, The Hill of Evil Counsel, A Perfect Peace, etc.








 




 Jephte's Daughter by  Naomi Ragen February 2010





 


 The Holy City By Patrick McCabe February 2010

I read Winterwood. Chillingly good psychological suspense.


 






So Much for That by Lionel Shriver March18, 2010

I loved We Need to Talk About Kevin and just won two of her other novels; Double Fault, and A Perfectly Good Family.



 







This woman deserves better covers than these. I wouldn't buy this book based on the cover. The other one is no great shakes either.






 


 Curiosity by Joan Thomas March 30, 2010-

Reading By Lightning, her first novel, won the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book.




 




Pearl of China by Anchee Min March 30, 2010-

The author, who was forced to denounce her in her young years, fictionalizes a Chinese woman's friendship with Pearl Buck in this story.

I enjoyed several Of Pearl Buck's books when I was young, including The Good Earth trilogy.

 





The Lessons by Naomi Alderman 15 April 2010 

Her first book, Disobedience, won the Orange Prize for New Writers in 2006. I loved it.



Anything here you would read? If you have read or reviewed any, leave a link or let us know what you think. 

4 comments:

  1. You actually have quite a few on there that I want to read too!! I put the Shriver book on hold immediately at my library...can't wait for it to be available.

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  2. Nice list! Isa & Mary and So Much For That both catch my eye.

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  3. Great picks! I got Mornings in Jenin the other day and I sure wouldn't mind reading Pearl of China.

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  4. LOVE this list; thanks for sharing...I have some wishlist adding to do :)

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