A Novel List


We're off to the beach for the week and I'm pretty excited about my book lineup.

Perhaps I'm a little overzealous in my literary aspirations, but I figured I'd better pack some options. I often have a hard time finding good fiction—mostly because I never know where to look. This year my favorite resource has been The Rabbit Room, which is a literary blog curated by some of my favorite authors and songwriters. I got some great ideas from their online store. Our library system had most of the books I selected, so it was cheap and convenient.

I think I'm most looking forward to reading N.D. Wilson's Empire of Bones from the Ashtown Burials series. Can I just say that I have a really soft spot for teenage sci-fi fantasy? I guess I never outgrew them... I've been waiting for this one for awhile. Don't judge me.

Other ones I'm bringing are Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier. It's apparently a heartbreakingly beautiful story from the Civil War era. I keep hearing wonderful things about it. A similar historical novel by Annie Dillard called The Living documents the life of a pioneer town in the Pacific Northwest.

I'm also bringing along Sea Star to read to E. She has been quite taken with Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague and Stormy, so I think she'll enjoy this book that has the same location and characters.

I probably won't be posting next week, but check back soon for more of the usual.