I didn’t get as many books read during spring break as I wanted to. I did, however, start several. I hope to finish them this weekend. That won’t stop me from adding more books to my to read list, and I hope it won’t stop you either.
This week is all about discoveries at my library, in honor of National Library Week. The following are on my hot list this week so you can feed your reader too.
I found The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier at my library’s digital catalog. Oxford academic Diana Morgan is obsessed with the Amazons. When a mysterious, well funded foundation offers her a chance to prove the existence of the matriarchal warriors, she can’t help but say yes. I’m listening to the audiobook and narrator Cassandra Campbell brings the characters to life. On sale now.
In Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals, photographer Dinah Fried creates and photographed meals from literary classics such as Little Women, A Wrinkle in Time, A Confederacy of Dunces and Lolita. She started the design project at Rhode Island School of Design and was hooked.
This book would make a great gift for the book lovers in your life. Each photograph is accompanied by an excerpt and interesting facts about the the meal. On sale now.
I don’t usually pick up a book just because Oprah endorsed it, but The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kid intrigued me. Set in early nineteenth century Charleston, the novel follows urban slave Hetty and Sarah, the slave owner’s daughter. On her eleventh birthday, Sarah is given ownership of Hetty to be her handmaid. On sale now.
I try to avoid browsing the New Releases shelves at my library but I couldn’t resist. The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin. I love this concept. No matter if you’re depressed, homesick, or jealous, there’s a book to cure your ailment. Searching for happiness? The book suggests reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
I love food memoirs and am overdue to read one. Also discovered on my library shelves: On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta by Jen Lin-Liu. The author travels around the world to discover “Who really invented the noodle?” I love noodles and will probably get hungry for some while I read this book. On sale now.
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