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Another week has passed and between wicked jet lag and a ridiculous backlog at work, I still managed to add some books to my TBR. Take a look at what I added this week, then go check out the rest of Stacking the Shelves.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs – A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. I needed to get a “spooky” book for a Halloween Scavenger Hunt post. I don’t enjoy true horror books so this was a nice compromise. You can check out my review here.
Astonish Me: A Novel by Maggie Shipstead – A gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. I keep hearing about this book and requested it over a month ago. I hope it lives up to the hype.
The Dig by John Preston – This fictional recreation of the famed Sutton Hoo dig follows three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure. This was first released in the UK in 2007 to rave reviews, so I am looking forward to reading the US release.
Opening Belle: A Novel by Maureen Sherry – Opening Belle takes readers into the adrenaline-fueled chaos of a Wall Street trading desk, the lavish parties, the lunch-time rendezvous, and ultimately into the heart of a woman who finds it easier to cook up millions at work than dinner at home. – The synopsis of this book reminded me of the Red Dress Ink hey-day of 2004-2008. I used to walk down the aisles at the library and select books solely on that little picture on the spine.
The Nine Month Plan by Wendy Markham – The clock is ticking, her bags are packed, and Joe—muscular arms cradling a baby, sexy voice crooning a lullaby—isn’t part of the plan. So why does Nina feel as though she’s already embarked on the adventure of a lifetime? I read Markham’s Slightly series back in the mid-2000’s so I was excited to see she had a new book out.
Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor – Is a new life possible? Because Shira Greene’s life hasn’t quite turned out at planned. Shira is a permanent temp with a few short stories published in minor literary magazines and a PhD on Dante’s Vita Nuova that she abandoned halfway. So I’m getting a little bit of a theme here. I guess I was wanting to read some good ole’ chick lit this week.
So what are you excited about this week? Did any of my picks make your TBR?