As you can see I've been busy. I should title this post new books for September and beyond as you know I'll not get to all these right away. Perhaps no more book buying for a while (negotiable term there) while I work on reading these? Of course I always say that and then you know what happens. And by chance I have a $35.00 gift card to Amazon that's currently burning a hole in my pocket. Do I spend it this weekend or wait? I've already got a list of wants... To tide me over I have:
Company of Liars, Karen Maitland - How many people have read this one and recommended it? I didn't keep track, but lots.
God is an Englishman, R.F. Delderfield - NYTBR calls this "a book to get lost in" and judging by the size that's no joke.
Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London's Jazz Age, D.J. Taylor - This is to go along with the Zeitz and Fitzgerald books I'm currently reading. I thought it might be good to see what was going on on the other side of the Atlantic at the same time. And I got this on the cheap--from an Amazon used vendor where you wonder how they possibly make a profit as the postage is more than the cost of the book!
Tears of Pearl, Tasha Alexander - I've been waiting for this one for a while and can't wait to dig in. It's set in exotic Constantinople!
The next two Bloomsbury Group titles are out. It's thanks to two bloggers that these have been published: Simon urged Bloomsbury to republish Frank Baker's Miss Hargreaves and it's thanks to Elaine we have Ada Leverson's Love's Shadows. Each has a quote on the back of their respective picks. There are two more titles due out in November. Not to get ahead of things I wonder what Bloomsbury has in the works for Spring? That sounds so far away, I shouldn't even mention it.
And, I came across these lovely John Galsworthy novels via Mad Housewife and have been eagerly awaiting their arrival in the mail. A little lesson for me. John Galsworthy actually wrote nine books (three trilogies) that comprise the "Forsyte Saga". My edition, by the same name (chunskter of a book with teeny tiny type), contains only the first three books (as seen here in individual editions): The Man of Property, In Chancery, and To Let. However the story continues with The White Monkey, The Silver Spoon, Swan Song, Maid in Waiting, Flowering Wilderness and Over the River. I will be getting the other six at some point (perhaps a good use for my Amazon gift card?). The books seem so much more manageable in nice individual editions like these. Now this a nice fall (and winter, too) reading project. I love family sagas and can't wait to start this one, too.