If last month was a nonfiction extravaganza, this was a month for catching up with new release reviews. I hope you will check out these fantastic offerings from some of my favorite publishers.
Ironically, all these “new” books were actually previously published, either recently in the UK, or many years ago and now getting a reissue. I notice that I don’t read much of-the-moment contemporary fiction at all … thus my discussion question for this month. Do you have any favorites in this genre to recommend? I’ve received some great suggestions already, but I am always up for more!
- The Winged Girl of Knossos is a Newbery honor book from 1934 that has finally (and deservedly) been brought back into print.
- My eye was caught by three British imports on the Candlewick list this season: Sophie Someone, Maid of the King’s Court, and Hell and High Water.
- The Essex Serpent is yet another British import, a highly acclaimed historical novel that should be of interest to all fans of Victorian-inspired fiction.
Other Books Read
- The Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- The Praise Singer by Mary Renault
- The Fledgling by Jane Langton – Review to come
- The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Perry
- Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross
- A Broken Vessel by Kate Ross
- Whom the Gods Love by Kate Ross
Other Features and Events
- I did two posts for Armchair BEA: Introductions and Best Practices and Dining with the Authors.
- I asked, Why do I not read contemporary fiction?
- After enjoying the book Seasons of the Soul by Hermann Hesse last month, I asked the publisher for permission to post one of the poems, and here it is: “Pruned Oak.”