In an effort to be more like the cool kids, I’m introducing a new segment:
WHAT YOU WANT WEDNESDAY
Here’s a chance to call out the books that aren’t here soon enough. The books we want NOW!
Below are two books that I’ve been seeing EV-ERY-WHERE. From Twitter to the Washington Post, from New York to L.A., to London and down to Australia, these books are haunting me. They need to be read. Now.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The New York Times calls this book Franzen’s “most fleet-footed…and most intimate novel yet.” On the other side of the coast, the Lost Angeles Times says we need to read this controversial book due to its “fierce writing.” Even folks here on WordPress are raving about it. BroadartVibe calls PURITY “this summer’s GOLDFINCH.” Yes, comparing it to the Pulitzer-winner. And mycompage says Franzen “writes conversational, enormously intelligent prose.”
FATES AND FURIES
I think I may need to bury my head in the sand for another month. The publicity is killing me. Riverhead’s Twitter account is posting daily quotes from the book until its release date. The Atlantic even posted a selection from the book–OMG!!!
My friends on Twitter can’t say enough about FATES AND FURIES:
Heck, there’s even freakin’ totes and ribbon-tied beach towels!!!!!!
Kirkus Reviews has it on the cover of their Fall Preview of the “most exciting books coming out this fall.” Here on WordPress, ireadnovels says this “is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation.”
Though not everyone here is a fan. Cleopatra Loves Books says “excessive use of metaphors and links to Greek mythology…for me it was all a little too much.” That actually sounds really good to me!
So those are the two books that I really want, but don’t have…yet. They whet my appetite just looking at them.
How about you? What books are on your Want Wednesday list?