FRIDAY FINDS is a weekly meme hosted by MizB to share the books you ‘found’ and added to your TBR list this week (they don’t necessarily need to be books you purchased)… whether you found them online, in a bookstore, in the library — wherever! Click the icon above to join in!
I’m limiting myself to the new books that have actually entered my home–-bought new, bought used, and/or borrowed from the library. I’m not listing books that I simply added to by TBR list–that could take days! This week it’s 4 books from the library and 3 used-book purchases–no new books bought this week. I’m not sure which one of these I’m going to tackle first, but here we go . . .
Bibliotopia: Mr. Gilbar’s Book of Books & Catch-all of Literary Facts & Curiosities compiled by Steven Gilbar How could I NOT buy this book? It’s a compendium of all sorts of facts, quotes, trivia, and lists—all about books and authors. This looks like a great browsing book! I found a like-new used copy and I just couldn’t resist!
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng This novel is on a lot of lists this summer. It’s about a Chinese-American family living in Ohio in the 1970s and how they deal with the disappearance and death of their middle daughter. I’ve read nothing but good things about this book and I’m really looking forward to diving into it.
The Shelf: Adventures in Extreme Reading by Phyllis Rose I love reading books about books! This one is about a woman who chooses a shelf in the fiction section at random from the New York Society Library (it turns out to be the LEQ – LES shelf) and reads her way through it—finding a remarkable mixture of authors and styles along the way. I’m not sure what to expect from this book, but I think it’ll be an interesting read.
Running The Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg This memoir tells the story of a young man who is seeking direction in his life—and ends up taking a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison. I found a used copy of this and just couldn’t pass it up.
The Actress by Amy Sohn This is billed as a “big, juicy, literary novel” and that sounds like the definition of a summer read to me! It’s about a Hollywood couple—many say these characters are based on Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes—and involves fame, gossip, scandal, and ambition.
Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer Nancy Thayer is one of my go-to authors—I’ll read just about anything she writes. Her latest seems to be another great beach read—two girls from very different backgrounds who meet as young girls and move on together into adulthood.
The Good Father by Noah Hawley This novel/thriller is about a father who discovers that his son may have been involved in the assassination of a Presidential candidate. It’s been compared by some reviewers to We Need To Talk About Kevin, which I thought was a very compelling yet disturbing book. This one definitely doesn’t call out to me as a beach read—I may save this one for a bit!
How about you? Have you read any of these? What books made it onto your radar this week? Please share!