This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is focused on the last books we acquired. I haven’t been buying as much recently, but there’s been some great bookmail and library trips keeping a steady stream through the front door. In fact, I might need a little help choosing what to read first.
Weightless by Sarah Bannan
This is a little outside my wheelhouse, but I can’t resist a book in second person so I might have to give it a shot.
In the Country by Mia Alvar
I’ve heard nothing but endless praise for this short story collection, so I definitely cheered when it was unexpectedly waiting for me at the library last week.
The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel by Margaret A. Oppenheimer
Nonfiction about one of Amrica’s wealthiest women, who rose from poverty to marry (and eventually divorce) the notorious Aaron Burr. I’m reviewing this one on assignment, but you bet your tail I’m excited about it.
I Was a Revolutionary by Andrew Malan Milward
Short stories about the “ghosts of history” are very much my jam, thank you very much.
The Girl Who Slept with God by Val Brelinski
I have no idea what to expect from this one, but I love that there will obviously be some moral challenges and have been hearing early praise.
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
I’ve actually never read anything by Salman Rushdie, so I’m not sure if this is the place to start…we’ll see!
Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
So excited! This sounds like the perfect blend of what Atwood does best.
The Nakeds by Lisa Glatt
Billed as “a family drama set against the backdrop of the sexual revolution and 1970s California”? I’m in. I think this one is coming to the beach with me (yes, a library book…I’m living on the edge).
The Ambassador’s Wife by Jennifer Steil
I’m really intrigued by this novel about a woman who is kidnapped in the Middle East, as it’s written by the wife of a European Union ambassador.
What were some of the last books to come through your door?