The Life of the World to Come
as a fresh new voice in fiction.
Since She Went Away by David Bell
All you can find is one lone earring.
Your son's new girlfriend
How can that not be suspenseful?
I just want to know...everything!
Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death by Robert Lanza, MD, with Bob Berman
The Biocentrism theory is not a rejection of science.
Quite the opposite. It challenges us to fully accept the implications
of the latest scientific findings in fields ranging from
plant biology and cosmology to
quantum entanglement and consciousness.
It becomes increasingly clear that life and consciousness
are fundamental to any true understanding of the universe.
This forces a fundamental rethinking of everything we thought
we knew about life, death, and our place in the universe.
I LOVE science. I LOVE rethinking our perspective. Sign me up for this one! :)
Never Missing, Never Found
by Amanda Panitch
I guess I'm brave enough to read this one now,
after having read and loved Room.
I hope this isn't too creepy for my wussy self!
I'm willing to give it a try... :)
The Fifth Avenue Artists Society by Joy Callaway
Historical Fiction! YAY!
You know how much I love it!
And add ART!
And this is a debut novel!
Yes, I am sooooo in! :)
How to Be a Person in the World:
Ask Polly's Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life
by Heather Havrilesky
I honestly know nothing about this one!
It was selected as the July read for the
Doubleday Goodreads Keep Turning Pages group.
Otherwise, I'm not sure I would read it,
though I imagine it will definitely not be a waste of time
and might prove to be very enlightening!
I have certainly had some wonderful reading experiences
thus far in this group: Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend and We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley.
I was so fascinated by the discussion of Smoke by Dan Vyleta
that I purchased a copy so I could read it!
They have also discussed China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2) by Kevin Kwan. This has been on my TBR list since I read and enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians!
I really did not expect to like that one, but I did!
They have also read and discussed Nine Women, One Dress by J.L. Rosen
and The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake,
both of which are now on my TBR listing!
Then on July 5, Underground Airlines by Ben Winters,
is due to be released.
Although alternate history is not typically in my wheelhouse,
Shaina of Shaina Reads is enjoying it and...
there is a mystery!
So, it is definitely on my TBR now!
A world without the U.S. Civil War having been fought.
That certainly opens up a lot of possibilities!
The Muse by Jessie Burton
I knew the name Jessie Burton looked familiar somehow.
Sure enough, Catherine of The Gilmore Guide to Books commented on my June 14th TTT post,
informing me that The Miniaturist (Jessie Burton's debut novel)
was her "favorite debut of 2014."
Good to know!
That book has been on my TBR listing for quite awhile.
I thought it looked like one I would enjoy!
Now...to find the time to read it,
as well as this, her newest release! :)
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
I have yet to read anything written by Ann Patchett
and this description sounds scrumptious:
One Sunday afternoon in Southern California,
Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's
christening party uninvited.
Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother,
Beverly--thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.
Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak,
this is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation,
and the ownership of stories.
It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility
that bind us together.
Just so you realize, there were another 20 books I've added to my TBR with publication dates in 2016...and that's just since the TTT June 14th posting!
Hope I could add at least one more to your own "I want to read that one!" listing!
What is the very next book
you plan to read?
I have just begun A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
and am I ever LOVING it!
I won a free ARC from the publisher
through a Goodreads giveaway! (Thank you!)
Ooohhh...and there is a mystery involved!
Historical fiction AND a mystery! YES!!
Pub date? TODAY... :)