I couldn't really get into Ian McEwan's "Solar" and I his "Sweet Tooth", but I quite enjoyed his latest "The Children Act". Not a long novel, it goes down smooth and burning like whiskey's that the main character, High Court judge Fiona Maye, drinks at the beginning of the story as her marriage of thirty years starts to spin into crisis. At the same time she continues to do her job handling diffic
A fun fantasy read by Vermont author Brian Staveley, "The Emperor's Blades", starts off a new series that provides a lot more than questions than answers, but also a lot of interesting action and adventure. The second book comes out in 2014.
Sorry about not getting this out yesterday. Although I read the first book of Jeff VanderMeer's "Annihilation" last year, but it came out last February. I think that although not for everyone, Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach is a fascinating and interesting read. It is a mix Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft and perhaps "Lost". The first book, "Annihilation" sets to the bar for the rest of the series.
No Turtle Doves today, but my favorite young adult novel - JACKABY by William Ritter. It suggests Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes, but it delivers so much more macabre fun. Great read for the geeky, nerdy teenagers (and adults too).
Today we kick off our The Book Nook's Twelve Books of 2014. Not all of the books were written, edited or published in 2014, but they are part of our reading experience in 2014 here at the store. Each book will also received a 12% discount throughout the month of December when ordered on our website.
Martin Gayford's "Man with a Blue Scarf" was not released in 2014, but it was one of the first books that I read (or finished reading) last January. Perfect reading for those sleepy winter mornings.