It's the most wonderful day of the week, you guys, because for some unknown reason, publishing puts out new books on TUESDAYS! Rejoice and hallelujah, there are some great books out today. Here are some I'm eager to get my hands on:
Daisy Jones & the Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid - getting lots of hype. Chosen as a Book of the Month selection, and as Reese Witherspoon's March 2019 book. This novel is a verbal history of a fictional band and follows the adventures of Daisy Jones. Sounds similar to the vibe of the movie, Almost Famous.
Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna, by Mario Giordano - The second in an excellent series and one of my most anticipated reads of the year, this follows the adventures of Auntie Poldi who has moved to a small town in Italy, hoping to drink herself to death. In this installment, she finds a dead body in a vineyard and chaos and shenanigans ensue! I really loved the first book in this series, and especially am intrigued by it since it's translated from Italian. I feel like sometimes the sentences or writing and conversations are just different than in cozy mysteries written in English and it's incredibly delightful. This is super high on my TBR.
The Lady of the Black Lagoon, by Mallory O'Meara - Mallory is one of the hosts of the Reading Glasses podcast and I love her from her conversation there and am really intrigued by this book she's been working on for a long time. This non-fiction work tells about the woman who came up with the design for the creature from the black lagoon. It sounds timely, fascinating, and important.
The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See - I was intrigued by this novel which is about a community surrounding an all female diving group. It sounds like a fascinating epic story of friendship, community, and strength, and diving is never something I'll do in person, but I'm intrigued to read about it instead.
The River, by Peter Heller - I LOVED The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, for it's quiet and compelling plot, but equally for it's incredible transportive connection to nature. I'm anxious to get lost in Heller's writing again and am eager to pick up his other books as well. The River is about two friends who go on a wilderness canoe trip, and I don't want to read much more of the summary before I dive in! Side note: all the covers of his books are just gorgeous and I'm a sucker for a great cover.
Gingerbread, by Helen Oyeyemi - This was recently picked for the March 2019 installment of Emma Roberts' book club, Belletrist. I really enjoyed the magical realism and fairytale adjacent nature of Oyeyemi's writing in Boy, Snow, Bird and her books are on my list of works I'm really excited to spend time with in the near future. I've intentionally avoided most of the book's summary descriptions but will share what I do know. The novel surrounds a family gingerbread recipe. With knowing the connotations of gingerbread in fairytales and having read Oyeyemi before, I am so excited for this book. And AGAIN the cover is gorgeous.
The Stranger Diaries, by Elly Griffiths - This thriller was blurbed by the queen of mystery, Louise Penny (author of the Inspector Gamache series which I love), and claims to be perfect for fans of The Lake House and Magpie Murders. I loved both those books and they're both very different vibes! Additionally, if those recs aren't enough, this story is about a woman who keeps a journal, then something bad happens and the journal, or some other entity, starts writing back to her!!!! My favorite Harry Potter book is the Chamber of Secrets, in part because I was enthralled completely by the exchange relating to the diary of Tom Riddle, so I am VERY here for this! Just hope it lives up to the hype I've built up for it in my head.
There are a ton more new books out today that deserve highlights, but this is the round-up I've picked this time. There will be more next week!! Happy reading, friends!
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