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.
I 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?
Out 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.
Out 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.
I’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.