I'm suddenly reading a lot of books at once. Perhaps too many, but new things keep catching my eye. My latest one is a really fast read though though. Perhaps it will help me finish the rest too, so I can start something new yet again...
Wanting: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin SloanThis is pretty much a book about books. But not quite so simple as there's this mysterious air about the bookshop in this story. People come in to check out this special selection of strange books. So much so, that it catches the attention of the new employee and he decides to go and investigate what is really going on in this 24-hour bookstore.
Reading: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria SempleThis is something different. And I mean really different. I've not read anything like it. It did take some getting used to, but now I am thoroughly enjoying this story. It's made up of all these emails tied together by the main character's daughter's narrative. It is strange, it is exciting and it includes human and flawed people. Can't wait for the ending!
Waiting: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey NiffeneggerHaving not yet read The Time Traveller's Wife, I wasn't really planning on buying this book. But for about 30 cents on King's Day, I just had to pick it up. It seems like more my cup of tea than the former book anyway. I love me some gothic stories about twins. Strange maybe, but it's just something so intriguing.
Did you give any of these mildly hyped books a shot? Also, as always, new recommendations are welcome!