I recently downloaded a sampler of books that have received a lot of buzz for the spring and summer of this year. And I have to say that of the 28 in the sampler, I am looking forward to reading a few in their entirety.
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Theresa Fowler – I am completely fascinated by the Fitzgeralds. Based on the excerpt Fowler gives us an interesting look at an iconic woman from our literary history. Can’t wait to sink into this book.
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer – She chronicles six teenagers who meet in the 70s at an arts camp and follows them over time. I love books that follow characters’ development over time. This should be a fun read.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson – In this novel, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly. The premise of this book really intrigues me.
I’m not usually a fan of excerpts but the ones I read really teased me enough to try out these books. I’ve never read anything by any of these authors.