What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! Hosted by MizB at, where else, Should Be Reading.
Some interesting Friday Finds for ol’ tarynwanderer this week!
- Out, by Natsuo Kirino, is a psychological thriller about four Japanese women with unhappy lives who become linked and tangled due to a murder. First spotted (it’s a striking cover!) being read on the 1 train uptown, I’ve had it in the back of my mind to read for ages now. I’ve already marked it as a ‘to-read’ on my Goodreads.
- Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, is about Thomas Cromwell, a commoner who becomes one of King Henry VIII’s most trusted advisers and influential in the creation of the Church of England. I had heard this title bandied about, but only really got interested in reading after books i done read’s review. Originally I thought it was a fantasy novel (with that title, come on!) but it still sounds like a totally interesting and engaging portrait of someone that history has been less than kind to.
- Picking Bones From Ash, by Marie Mutsuki Mockett, is a tale of a mother and a daughter, post-war Japan, coming-of-age, and family secrets. What can I say? I LOVE the title. And that cover, holy crap–it’s gorgeous. And according to Amazon, there is a mix of magical realism and history too. Definitely on my TBR list!