Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
Seriously guys, it’s DECEMBER….YAYYYYYYYYYYY! Best time of year 🙂
Now: The Christmas We Met ~ Kate Lord Brown
I’ve only just started this, but I think I’m going to love it!
Then: Winter ~ Marissa Meyer
Ahhh I don’t even know what to say about Winter! I didn’t want it to end for starters…I’ll try and form some kind of review before the weekend.
I’ll be continuing the festiveness with The Magic of Christmas by Trisha Ashley.
New on the Shelves
The only books I bought this week are for gifts so shhhh! And I requested a few on Netgalley but they are still pending.
I’m Waiting On…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
The Madwoman Upstairs ~ Catherine Lowell
This one caught my eye on Netgalley!
In Catherine Lowell’s smart and original debut novel, the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary scavenger hunt to find the family’s long-rumored secret estate, using only the clues her eccentric father left behind, and the Brontës’ own novels.
Samantha Whipple is used to stirring up speculation wherever she goes. Since her father’s untimely death, she is the presumed heir to a long-rumored trove of diaries, paintings, letters, and early novel drafts passed down from the Brontë family—a hidden fortune never revealed to anyone outside of the family, but endlessly speculated about by Brontë scholars and fanatics. Samantha, however, has never seen this alleged estate and for all she knows, it’s just as fictional as Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights.
Yet everything changes when Samantha enrolls at Oxford University and long lost objects from the past begin rematerializing in her life. Her father’s distinctive copy of Jane Eyre, which should have perished in the fire that claimed his life, mysteriously appears on Samantha’s bed. Annotated in her father’s handwriting, the book is the first of many clues in an elaborate scavenger hunt derived from the world’s greatest literature. With the help of a handsome but inscrutable professor, Samantha must plunge into a vast literary mystery and an untold family legacy, one that can only be solved by decoding the clues hidden within the Brontës’ own writing.
For readers who devoured The Weird Sisters and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, The Madwoman Upstairs is a suspenseful, exhilarating debut by an exciting new talent who offers a moving exploration of what it means when the greatest truth is, in fact, fiction.
Expected Publication: March 1st 2016 by Touchstone
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?
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