Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday Finds - On Saturday
















Another great week of books!

I received In the Kitchen, Booker-nominated Monica Ali's latest, from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. I didn't read Brick Lane but enjoyed the film and I'm looking forward to reading this one.

Sacred Hearts also arrived this week, Sarah Dunant's new novel about a 16th century Italian convent. I started reading the first few pages and it looks great.

I spied The Hakawati, by Rabin Alameddine, at a local indie bookstore last week and simply had to have it. Everyone says it's awesome so I hope to get to it soon.

Mario Vargas Llosa's The Bad Girl has been on my radar for a while and I picked it up at Harvard Book Store's fabulous warehouse sale last weekend.

Gifts of War, Mackenzie Ford's novel about World War 1, also found its way into my home. I haven't read a lot of books about World War 1 so it should be enriching.

Find more Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

15 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I love seeing your Friday Finds, because you always find the best books. I can't wait to see what you think of In The Kitchen.

Scobberlotcher said...

The Bad Girl is great!! I didn't know the Dunant book was out now! Darn. Now I have to go find it. I love all her books. Happy Weekend!

Jew Wishes said...

There are some good looking finds in this stack.

jlshall said...

That's a great batch! I just got Sacred Hearts, too, and it definitely looks good. Hadn't heard about The Bad Girl before this, but it sounds really interesting.

Blodeuedd said...

Gifts of war looks interesting, I like to read about WWI ever since I read the WWI poets

thekoolaidmom said...

I too have Sacred Hearts and Gifts fo War on my ARC-alanche pile.

I've not seen Brick Lane, but I know the library has it.

I'm going to have to check out The Bad Girl, looks like a good one ;-)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I also have Sacred Hearts and Gifts of War, but they're already buried in the pile! ...maybe I'll move Sacred Hearts up to the teetering top!

Diane said...

Great books . The Hakawati, looks especially good to me.

Literary Feline said...

Look at all those great books! I couldn't resist buying a copy of The Hakawati, by Rabin Alameddine either. I also have Gifts of War and In the Kitchen to read. Sarah Dunant's latest is on my wish list. I can't wait to read that one (probably not until paperback though--I'm trying to be good).

Enjoy your new books!

Dar said...

I have Sacred Hearts and Gifts of War as well. Looks like you have some great reading ahead of you!

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avisannschild said...

The covers of these books are beautiful all together! I really want to read Sacred Hearts. Enjoy your books!

(Sorry, I posted before using the wrong profile.)

Book Bird Dog said...

The Bad Girl looks interesting. Nice list of books.

Kelly @ The Novel Bookworm said...

I received Gifts of War also. I'm looking forward to it for the same reason, there just aren't many WW1 books out there. And one of my all time favorite books is Losing Julia by Jonathan Hull, which alternates between current day and WWI.

Zibilee said...

I just got Sacred Hearts as well and look forward to reading it in the next couple of weeks. And I have a copy of the Hakawati that has been patiently waiting for quite some time now. I will have to check back and see what you think of these two after I have read them.