Friday, March 12, 2010

This Week in Books: 3/6/10-3/12/10

This week has been a great one for releases of new books--here are some of the most notable.


Young Adult:

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
Release Date: March 9, 2010

This is the companion book to the very popular The Forest of Hands and Teeth. The series is about an alternate world where zombies live (metaphorically speaking) along with the living. I never read the first book, but it looks excellent.

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The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Release Date: March 9, 2010

This is a debut novel about a grief-stricken teenager who ends up torn between two different boys. Though the story has been told before, this looks like a sweet and heart-wrenching novel, and it has gotten good reviews so far.



Adult:

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes by David Grann
Release Date: March 9, 2010

This book is a collection of short stories that revolve around obsession. I read one of the author's other books, The Lost City of Z, and absolutely loved it--this one looks like it will be just as good.






The Husbands and Wives Club by Laurie Abraham
Release Date: March 9, 2010

This book was written by a jounalist who sat in on the marriage counseling of five different couples. The article she wrote for The New York Times Magazine was so popular that she expanded it into this book, which examines marriage and the many complexities involved. I think this could be truly fascinating.


The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
Release Date: March 9, 2010

Oh my god, I'm so excited for this. It's the second in the Flavia de Luce series, after The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and I adored that book. Flavia is a quirky girl--maybe 10 or 11--living in the 1950's who loves poisons and solving mysteries. The first book involves her solving a case, and it looks like this one will be similar. I'm really looking forward to reading it.



What new books are you excited about this week?

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