Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Armchair BEA: Favourites So Far/Favourites to Be


Today Armchair BEA asks us to talk about our favourite new books of the year or books out later this year we hope to add to that list. I have a few books that fit these categories.

First: Favourites already out.

One was a soldierI have only read one book so far this year that was published this year, and that was One Was A Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Minotaur Books), and boy was that a favourite. I’ve said it before (and I am sure I will say it again) I love Spencer-Fleming’s mix of romance, mystery, relationships and social issues.

Second: Favourites to be?

The Greater JourneyOut today! The Greater Journey by David McCullough (Simon & Shuster). I loved but 1776 and John Adams and the lives of these intellectuals seems very very interesting. I mean who wouldn’t want to read about Hawthorn, Fenimore Cooper and Emerson.

Tomorrow PamplonaOut June 6th: Tomorrow Pamplona by Jan van Mersbergen (Peirene Press). I’ll be talking more about Peirene Press on Thursday when I discuss Blogger/Publisher relationships. This will be my first Peirene title but I do own Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman by Friedrich Christian Delius which I also hope to read later this year.

TolstoyI’ve got an ARC of Tolstoy by Rosamund Bartlett (Houghton Mifflin Harcour, out November 9th) sitting in my Kindle waiting for me to get a little further in War & Peace. I saw this book on NetGalley a few months ago and it seemed perfect considering my year long read of War & Peace. I really wanted to know more about the author who wrote the book. In addition I have a love for biographies. Perfect match.


Copyright ©2011 Zee from Notes from the North. This post was originally posted by Zee from Notes from the North. It should not be reproduced without express written permission.


Sidne,the BCR said...

One was a solider sounds good to me. i'm going to list this one. happy reading and i'm new follower. love your blog decor

Kristen M. said...

The Greater Journey is on my wish list too. Usually my husband is the one who reads the McCullough books but this one sounds like one I would love!