Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Finds - I Know I Said I Wouldn't Buy Anything Till My Birthday...

But did you really expect me to wait that long?
I decided it's OK if it's already on my wishlist and it's used or very, very cheap. :-)

The Possibility of an Island is a science fiction/dystopia novel along the lines of Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, written by French author Michel Houellebecq. I know he has a new one out and I'm interested in it, but I've never read him before so I thought I'd start with something that would probably feel familiar and then see if I like it enough to seek out more of his books. I've decided to do Science Fiction Reading Month again, probably sooner rather than later, and this book looks like a fine addition to my lineup.

The Secret in Their Eyes, by Eduardo Sacheri, looks to be a little more of a traditional Marie book- a love story, translated, from a small press (Other Press). I always meant to pick this up at my old job and never got around to it. Then I found it used! Yay! (Now that I mention it, I think all three of my finds this week are foreign fiction. Huh.)

Another small press book, Varamo, by Cesar Aira, came my way via the wonderful New Directions, which sent it to me for review per my request. It comes out in February and I'm planning to make it one of my first reads next month.

That's it for this week! What have you added to your pile lately? I'd love to know! More Friday Finds at