Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Finds! So Many Great New Books

To start my summer reading off right, I picked up Role Models, the memoir by director John Waters. I started reading it in the store and I'm in love with it already. His voice is approachable, funny and wholly unique; the book promises to be a treat.
Two new NYRB Classics Originals came into my home this week, both via awesome used bookstores. The Post-Office Girl is a love story set in early 20th century Eastern Europe, by Austrian master Stefan Zweig. It's been on my wish list forever.

The Child was an impulse buy, and a book I didn't know about until I saw it sitting on the shelf. It's a 19th century French novel, translated into English for the first time, about a young man who endures all kinds of abuse at the hands of his teachers and parents but manages to thrive nonetheless.
Finally, I added a new Europa Editions title to my collection- The Jasmine Isle, by Ioanna Karystiani. It's a love story too, set in modern Greece. It looks wonderful.

Some galleys and new releases came in this week too, and I'll do a separate post on those maybe for Mailbox Monday or something. Come back tomorrow for a recap of tonight's blogger event at Porter Square Books- and let me know what you're excited about reading!

More Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.