Never fear, I've got you covered. Go here to read all about this year's shortlist or if you're really in need of a good laugh, go read last year's shortlisted passages. Funny stuff, right there.
Okay, on with the show....books added to the Leaning-Tower-of-Pisa-TBR-Pile this week:
The Witch's Trinity, by Erika Mailman; courtesy of The Literate Housewife Review and Erika Mailman (many, many thanks to you both!!!).
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, by David Grann; courtesy of Random House. Release date is Februrary 17, 2009. This new book will appear in a new series of reviews coming to A Reader's Respite in 2009: Manly Reviews of Manly Books written by our Manly Guest Reviewer, Steve.
To a Native Shore, by Valerie Anand; courtesy of the generosity of Carey at The Tome Traveller's Weblog (thank you!). Although Carey and I fly for different airlines, I'm thinking we should start an inter-airline traveling library for flight crews.
The Heaven Tree Trilogy, by Edith Pargeter; courtesy of BookMooch. (I am so excited over this one...I've been hunting for it for months now!)
Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood, by Donovan Campbell; courtesy of Random House. Scheduled for release on March 10, 2009. This is another book in our new series of Manly Reviews of Manly Books (but we all know it's the gals who read 'em!).
The Mighty Queens of Freeville, by Amy Dickinson; courtesy of Hyperion Books. This one has a release date of February 3, 2009, so you can expect a review then.
The Fire, by Katherine Neville; signed by the lady herself at a book signing in Houston this past week (thank you, Katherine!). Now that I finally have both of her books, I can start reading them (OCD acting up again).
Added to my wishlist:
- The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan; courtesy of ChainReading.
- My Mother's Wish, by Jerry Camery-Hoggart; courtesy of The Friendly Book Nook.
- Stuart Sharp at Estella's Revenge gave us 10 Bookish Things to Be Grateful For.
- Becky's Book Reviews provided a wonderful Thanksgiving Bibliography.