Friday, August 3, 2012

What's New On The Shelf

So I'm going to continue to do these new-books posts but I'm changing it to my own personal meme, What's New On The Shelf. That way, I can do it any day of the week. If you want to join in, steal the button and leave me a comment so I know you're in. You don't have to, but I'd love to know so I can come visit and see what's new on your shelf!
Witches on the Road Tonight by Sheri Holman is this year's Shirley Jackson Award winner for the Novel and it just looks so darn good. I read the 2011 winner, Victor LaValle's Big Machine, though I didn't love it. This one, about an Appalachian family and terror, sounds more up my alley.

I was very pleased to receive from Hachette Book Group a galley of Kevin Powers' The Yellow Birds. I dipped into a store galley enough to know I wanted to finish it, but I had to give it back. Now it's mine! It's about the war in Iraq, and I'm fascinated by the war novels that have come out this year. Already the two I've read are going to be favorites, so I'm interested in this one, too.

Yok, by Tim Davys, is the final volume of the Mollisan Town Quartet series, which began with Amberville and its followup, Lanceheim. My goal is to finish the series this year.

My favorite used-bookstore find this week is Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, his memoir of living in Paris. How can I resist any longer?

That's it for me. What's new on your shelf this week?


bermudaonion said...

I've heard great things about The Yellow Birds so I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I really REALLY need to read A Moveable Feast. You have reminded me...need to make Hemingway a project. I like the idea of this as a meme. If I continue my trend and not write my reviews and fall behind (I'm a mess) I may pull this one up and use it. I have so many amazing books that I've added on my shelves and iPod, I think I need to share.

Aarti said...

Witches on the Road tonight was on my radar before, but now that I've seen that FANTASTIC cover... it is even more so!

Ted said...

What is the What is new on my shelf despite my best intentions, and it's really good!

Jenna said...

The Yellow Birds looks interesting! What did you think of The Book of Jonas?

Zibilee said...

Witches on the Road tonight sounds like it would be incredible. I have been reading more books set in Appalachia lately, and would love to add this one to my list. The next one that I am slated to read is Bloodroot. A Moveable Feast also sounds excellent and like something that I need to read soon as well. Great new additions, Marie! I really like them all!