I had a really busy February, and missed out on telling you about a bunch of great books–but it’s March now and life has slowed down a bit.
So on this, the second Tuesday of March, I’m telling you about the books on my radar today!
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon – The third installment of Shannon’s wonderfully imagined The Bone Season series. This woman really understands world building! Her characters and rich and full and complex, and her London (and her world) is just recognizable enough to be believable. If you haven’t read them yet, you’ve got to get your hands on the first two books. Magic, criminals, clairvoyants – and a government hell-bent on getting rid of them all.
The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye – Faye is a Holmes aficionado, and has written a number of stories throughout her writing career. In this book, she brings together her best, including two brand new ones. As a fan of Faye’s other works, I’m excited to read this one!
Ill Will by Dan Chaon – Two sensational unsolved crimes—one in the past, another in the present—are linked by one man’s memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon.
The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi – A
deeply moving and eye-opening work of fiction that paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il’s leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships.
The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge – Marina Willett, M.D., has a problem. Her husband, Charlie, has become obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft, in particular with one episode in the legendary horror writer’s life: In the summer of 1934, the “old gent” lived for two months with a gay teenage fan named Robert Barlow, at Barlow’s family home in central Florida. What were the two of them up to? Were they friends–or something more? Just when Charlie thinks he’s solved the puzzle, a new scandal erupts, and he disappears.
I know there are MANY others out there, but these are the reads coming up for me. Have a great Tuesday and GET READING!