Although my TBR list of books is so long that I will probably die before I manage to read all the books I own both in paperback and in digital format, I cannot resist myself when I see new and shiny books. So I hereby present to you my most recent purchases. Have you read them? Had you heard about them? Tell me all about it in the comments!
MOTH GIRLS, by Anne Cassidy
Paperback, 284 pagesPublished January 7th 2016 by Hot Key Books
Helplessly drawn like moths to the light, two girls go missing in an evocative and gripping tale . . .
They called them the Moth Girls because they were attracted to the house. They were drawn to it. Or at least that is what is written in the newspapers that Mandy reads on the anniversary of when her two best friends went missing. Five years have passed since Petra and Tina were determined to explore the dilapidated house on Princess Street. But what started off as a dare ended with the two girls vanishing. As Mandy’s memories of the disappearance of her two friends are ignited once again, disturbing details will resurface in her mind.
KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST, by J. Ryan Stradal
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Penguin Books (first published July 28th 2015)
Have you met Eva Thorvald?
To her father, a chef, she’s a pint-sized recipe tester and the love of his life. To the chilli chowdown contestants of Cook County, Illinois, she’s a fire-eating demon. To the fashionable foodie goddess of supper clubs, she’s a wanton threat. She’s an enigma, a secret ingredient that no one can figure out. Someday, Eva will surprise everyone.
One by one, they tell their story; together, they tell Eva’s. Joyful, quirky and heartwarming, this is a novel about the family you lose, the friends you make and the chance connections that make a life.
On the day before her eleventh birthday, she’s cultivating chilli peppers in her wardrobe like a pro. Abandoned by her mother, gangly and poor, Eva arms herself with the weapons of her unknown heritage: a kick-ass palate and a passion bordering on obsession.
Over the years, her tastes grow, and so do her ambitions. One day Eva will be the greatest chef in the world. But along the way, the people she meets will shape her – and she, them – in ways unforgettable, riotous and profound. So she – for one – knows exactly who she is by the time her mother returns.
Special paperback edition with questions for reading groups, interview, guide to the Midwest, recipes and more!
Pride & Prejudice & Puzzles: Ingenious Riddles & Conundrums from the Novels of Jane Austen, by Richard Wolfrik Galland
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Imagine
Enter the world of Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion with this beautifully realized puzzle collection that transports you to Jane Austen’s England–a land of polite intrigue and conjugal contrivance.
Permit yourself the indulgence of an interval of recreation and amusement to make your acquaintance with the riddles and conundrums contained within; for you are sure to receive no inconsiderable pleasure from the puzzling over and resolving of them. Your quest for an amiable distraction will be over, leaving your curiosity entirely satisfied. Puzzles there are plenty, clues there are many, and the pages are handsomely decorated with fine engravings entirely suited to the subject matter.
“Really, Mr. Collins,” cried Elizabeth with some warmth, “you puzzle me exceedingly. . .”–Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice