Musings From A Bookmammal

Friday Finds


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FRIDAY FINDS is a weekly meme to share the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list this week… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they don’t necessarily need to be books you purchased). Click the icon above to join in!

I’m limiting myself to the new books that have physically entered my home this week–bought new, bought used, and/or borrowed from the library. Here we go–

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Q’s Legacy by Helene Hanff

I’m on a Helene Hanff kick lately—ever since I recently found out that she has written FOUR other books besides 84, Charing Cross Road (one of my favorite books about books).  This one is the backstory of how she came to write 84. I’m excited to dive into this one!

The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler

A novel about a woman working in a bookstore—what’s not to like? It’s about a woman who begins working in a small bookshop in New York City after her relationship breaks up when she discovers  that she’s pregnant.

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalynn Miller

I bought this to preview it for work—we’ll probably be reading this as our next professional book club selection. It’s written by a sixth-grade teacher who excels in helping kids who are self-proclaimed non-readers evolve into kids who actually choose to read.

Oxygen by Carol Cassella

I heard that if you like Jodi Picoult’s books–which I usually do–you should like this one, too. It’s a novel about a female anesthesiologist who is facing a devastating professional crisis as well as dramas in her personal life.

Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy by Sudhir Venkatesh

And now for something completely different! This newly published nonfiction title is about the hidden “off the books” economy in large cites—specifically NYC. The author spent a decade spending time with and interviewing people from various economic layers—from socialites and entrepreneurs to drug dealers, sex workers, and “under-the-table” laborers of all kinds. I usually really enjoy behind the scenes books like this, so I’m hoping I’ll like this one.

What about you? Have you read any of these? What new books have you added to your TBR pile this week? Please share!

Author: bookmammal

I love books, reading, writing, cooking, eating, reading while eating, and sharing thoughts about all of the above–plus a bit more! I usually post about topics relating to books and literacy during the week, and then participate in a variety of non-bookish memes on the weekend. Please feel free to join in! Some random things about me– –I have multiple bookshelves in every room of my home except the bathroom. They’re all filled to bursting. They help to make my house my home. –I have two cats who I love dearly, but who I definitely do NOT dress in human clothing. Ever. –I’ve never had a cavity. –I make a mean spaghetti sauce. –I’m a newcomer to yoga and I love it. –My day is not complete without a little chocolate.

5 thoughts on “Friday Finds

  1. I’m going to have to look into Book Whisperer. As an elementary education major, getting kids interested in reading is a huge priority! Here is my Friday Finds

    • I’ve only skimmed the beginning so far, but I think it’s going to be very good. As an education major, you would probably get a lot of practical ideas from it! You’re so right–helping kids to read more, more often is huge!

  2. I’m all about encouraging early reading! What great selections! Hope you have fabulous weekend. 🙂

  3. The Book Whisperer sounds really interesting. I do hope you enjoy The Bookstore – I really enjoyed this one although on reflection it was as much about the references to my favourites as the story! I really enjoyed the style of writing in this too.

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