I have a huge stack of books at the moment so another week of restraint. I picked up new books because I'm currently reading a pretty heady piece of literature after which I'm going to need something light or possibly in-between. One book that was on hold for me came in and the others were books that have been on my tbr for sometime. To see more entries visit Eva at A Striped Armchair or Alessandra at Out of the Blue. The loot:
Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang. Next month is Asian Heritage Month. I'm gearing up for it. Andromeda at a wrung sponge had reviewed it favorably. I don't read enough nonfiction but when I do, I often pick up a memoir. Looking forward to this.
Behind The Mountains by Edwidge Danticat. I'm a huge Danticat fan and this week's C.OR.A Roll Call assignment asked us to pick a country and discuss works and native authors we like from that country. What I know about the Haiti I've gleaned from books. I'm hoping this YA title moves quickly and easily.
M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman. I was introduced to this writer's work last year. Not a single read has disappointed. I wanted to read this book sooner but it had not been available. When I saw it today, I scooped it up. Gaiman is a master storyteller. If you like fantasy, it's a no-brainer. If you read very little fantasy and looking for an author who illustrates how much fun it is, Gaiman is your guy.
Last, I picked up Heaven by Angela Johnson. Recently read and talked about how much I enjoyed A Cool Moonlight. This slim volume should be just the kind of read I need behind something substantial.