Well, good morning again! Sheila of BookJourney hosts this weekly meme for book lovers. I hope September is starting off as an excellent reading month for you. There are quite a lot of intriguing new releases coming out this month, so I'm looking forward to diving into a lot of great books.
Last week on the blog, I posted a review of this new novel:
Laird Hunt's Neverhome is a mesmerizing and beautiful novel about a woman who disguises herself as a man to fight in the Civil War. I absolutely recommend it, especially for readers who love literary historical fiction. Neverhome will be released tomorrow. You can read my review here.
Here is what I've been reading in the past week:
I finished The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, and I'll post a review soon. Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen, set in 14th century Verona, tells the familiar story of Romeo and Juliet, but from the perspective of Juliet's nurse. I wasn't sure how much I'd appreciate another re-telling of that old tragic tale, but so far it's had a few interesting surprises. Juliet's Nurse will be released on September 23rd, and I'll post a review sometime closer to that date.
Coming up for me this week, or at least soon-ish (and I'm not sure about the order in which I will read these):
I'll be reading Shirley Jackson's creepy classic novella The Haunting of Hill House as part of the RIP IX Readalong sponsored by The Estella Society. You can read my RIP IX post here; and you can go onto the official R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril site, sponsored by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings, to see how you can join in on the fun for fall. Does the approach of fall make you want to read something spooky, mysterious, or gothic?
Hope everyone has a terrific week of reading!