Friday, November 7, 2014

What's New On the Shelf

It's been awhile since I've done an installment of What's New on the Shelf but moving to New York and exploring my favorite bookstores- and some new ones- has given me lots of opportunities to add to my growing TBR shelf. The only difference is my TBR space is much more limited, so I really do have to slow down! But that's OK. I don't mind having to be extra-choosy!

 The Hilltop is Israeli writer Assaf Gavron's latest and it's already being called "the great Israeli novel." I really enjoyed his last book, Almost Dead, and I'm looking forward to this one.

Last Days, by Laurent Seksik, is a novel about the novelist Stefan Zweig. I picked it up Albertine last week. Click here for my post on Albertine and a giveaway.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan, is this year's Man Booker Prize winner. A local book club is reading it for December and I plan to join them!

Widow Basquiat is a biography of Suzanne Mallouk, lover and muse of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a street artist and painter who achieved renown in the New York City of the 1980s. I love the cover photo of her and I want to learn more about their story. It comes out this month from Broadway Books.
Of Things Gone Astray, by Janna Matthewson, is a much-anticipated novel about a London family, coming from HarperCollins in February. I'll let you know what I think!

What have you added to your shelves lately?


Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm particularly interested in the biography. Always love to get insight from the woman's side of things. They are often way more interesting than the guy!

Mystica said...

All new to me and I like them all, particularly the last one.