Well, since I have thrown all caution to the wind and picked up two new reads, why not share a few (random) new books that are on my wishlist to look for in the coming months. A few I am already in line for at the library and the rest I will watch for. In no particular order:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins -- "Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut." All you need to say is Hitchcock and you have my attention!
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro -- "Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in nearly a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge, and war." There is not much of a description for this one, but I love his work and so am sure I'll have to give this one a go.
The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg -- Another writer I have not read in years! This one is about French novelist Georges Sand. "Brilliantly written in luminous prose, and with remarkable insights into the heart and mind of a literary force, The Dream Lover tells the unforgettable story of a courageous, irresistible woman."
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler -- Seeing as I have never (yet!) read her work I should probably not so enthusiastically add this to the list (and should pick up one of the many unread books by her I already own). But . . . "Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family."
Offcomer by Jo Baker -- "Against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess. She’s trapped in a disastrous relationship with a young academic, working a dead end job, stunned by the emergence of secrets from her mother’s past, and seemingly addicted to self-destructive behavior. But like the ceasefire that has brought renewed hope to Belfast, Claire too is afforded an opportunity to reflect, gradually learning to accept herself and to discover her sense of self-esteem and self-worth."
Adeline: A Novel of Virginia Woolf by Norah Vincent -- "From a New York Times best-selling author, a boldly imagined portrait of Virginia Woolf that sheds new light on the events that preceded her fatal immersion in the River Ouse in 1941."
The Night Falling by Katherine Webb -- "Puglia, 1921. Leandro Cardetta, born into poverty, emigrated to America to make his fortune and has returned home to southern Italy a rich man, accompanied by his glamorous wife, Marcie, an ex-showgirl fighting middle age. Now Leandro has money enough to hire renowned English architect, Boyd Kinsgley, to renovate a crumbling palazzo into an Art Deco statement of wealth, and host Boyd's teenage son and his diffident young second wife, Clare, for one extraordinary summer."
The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and Its Citrus Fruit by Helena Attlee -- "The Land Where Lemons Grow is the sweeping story of Italy's cultural history told through the history of its citrus crops. From the early migration of citrus from the foothills of the Himalayas to Italy's shores to the persistent role of unique crops such as bergamot (and its place in the perfume and cosmetics industries) and the vital role played by Calabria's unique Diamante citrons in the Jewish celebration of Sukkoth, author Helena Attlee brings the fascinating history and its gustatory delights to life."
The Voices by F.R. Tallis -- "From Edgar nominee F.R. Tallis, a new novel of psychological suspense that reinvents the classic haunted-house tale."
After the War is Over by Jennifer Robson -- "The International bestselling author of Somewhere in France returns with her sweeping second novel—a tale of class, love, and freedom—in which a young woman must find her place in a world forever changed."
I think I've got a little bit of everything there. Plenty to look forward to and certainly more than enough to keep me busy. What are you looking forward to this winter?