Feb 16, 2014

It's Monday: What Are You Reading? Women's Fiction and Historical Fiction

Visit It's Monday: What Are You Reading? at Book Journey. Also, Mailbox Monday at its permanent home, and Stacking the Shelves at Tyngas' Reviews.

Review books, thanks to the publishers:
The Dead Wife's Handbook by Hannah Beckerman; Penguin; February 13, 2014.
"Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life - until the night Rachel's heart stopped beating. Now Max and Ellie are doing their best to adapt to life without Rachel, and just as her family can't forget her, Rachel can't quite let go of them either."
The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh; Crown; March 4, 2014
A coming-of-age novel about two sisters on a journey to forgive their troubled mother, with a sheen of almost-magical realism that overlays a story about the love of a family, and especially between sisters.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club: Paris 1932 by Francine Prose; Harper; April 22, 2014. 
"Love, art, and betrayal, set in Paris from the late 1920s into the years of World War II.  Paris in the 1920s, where jazz venues like the Chameleon Club draw expats, artists, libertines, and parvenus. A time of terror, bravery, and difficult moral choices." (from the publisher description)

Updike by Adam Begley; Harper; April 8, 2014.
Biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike--a candid, intimate, and detailed look at his life and work. An illuminating portrait of the acclaimed novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America, who dedicated himself to the task of transcribing "middleness with all its grits, bumps and anonymities."( from publisher's description)

What are you reading this week? 

23 comments:

  1. The Dead Wife's Handbook looks really good! It's not in my usual genre but I've been branching out lately and really enjoying what I've been reading. I can't wait to see what you think of it =)

    Emily @ Falling For YA

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  2. All four are new to me, and they all sound interesting!

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  3. The Dead Wife's Handbook sounds really good. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

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  4. The Chameleon Club looks good! I am a sucker for the 20s and jazz clubs.

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  5. Harvee, I will be reading The Moon Sisters as well. Enjoy all of your books!

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  6. The Updike biography looks good. However and I always torn whether to read biographies of literary figures or whether to read more of their works.


    In terms of Updike I have only read The Witches of Eastwick which I found to be fantastic.

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  7. Sounds like I would enjoy The Dead Wife's Handbook and Moon Sisters!

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  8. Nothing like a picture of the Eiffel Tower on the cover to sway me toward reading a book! Thank you for sharing these.

    Here's my It's Monday!

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  9. I got Lovers at the Chameleon Club too and can't wait to read it. The Moon Sisters sounds really good to me as well.

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  10. Love the cover of The Dead Wife's Handbook

    Read well!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  11. The Dead Wife's Handbook and The Moon Sisters both look good.

    ENJOY your week, and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  12. None of these are my usual genres. I couple do sound interesting though. Come see my Monday report if you get a chance. Happy reading!

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  13. Cannot believe it is Monday already....The Dead Wife's Handbook caught my eye in this list. Happy reading

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  14. Interesting mailbox! Hope you enjoy your new books!

    Here is my post.

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  15. I've been eyeing The Moon Sisters - look forward to getting my review copy!

    My Mailbox Monday

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  16. I'm off to check out The Dead Wife's Handbook!

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  17. Happy reading! The Moon Sisters sounds good, as does Updike.

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  18. Your stack of books sound amazing! I love the cover of Dead Wife's Handbook.

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  19. Enjoy! your great mailbox.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2014/02/mailbox-monday_17.html

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  20. Dead Wife's Handbook and The Moon Sisters sound like my kind of books. Have a great week.

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  21. These look good. The Dead Wife's Handbook and Moon Sisters are both ones I would read.

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  22. Wow all new to me but I love the sound of Dead Wife's Handbook and The Moon Sisters, hopefully emotional reads. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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  23. All new to me. The Dead Wife's book sounds intriguing.

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