Today on Jumbleskine I talk about the books I’ve found interesting while surfing the net reading other blogs.
Probably the first post of a long series because oh dear I want to read so many of them.
The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion // link
Don Tillman, a 39-year-old geneticist, has never had a second date, therefore he creates the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner (Rosie, ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’), throwing his safe life into chaos.
The lobster reminds me of “Annie Hall”, a great movie to watch!
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson // link
It all starts on the 100th birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed and makes his getaway, and so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey and we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century.
Wild, Cheryl Strayed // link
At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk 11 000 miles of the west coast of America alone. She had no experience but it held a promise – a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet.
Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee // link
Originally written in the mid-1950s, “Go Set a Watchman” was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. “Go Set a Watchman” features many of the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” some 20 years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch (Scout) struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
SO EXCITED SO EXCITED SO EXCITED
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky // link
I’ve seen the movie but I still have to read the book. I’ve heard there’s a lot more crying involved.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou // link
Is Everyone Hanging Without Me? (and other concerns), Mindy Kaling // link
I love Mindy as a woman, as a screenwriter and producer, as an actress. I just love Mindy Kaling.
Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham // link
I really like Lena and I’ve heard great things about this book!
We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Adichie // link
Because Why Not? :)
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath // link
I’ve stumpled upon her quotes hundreds of times, and I really want to read her work.
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, Sam Maggs // link
I am a fangirl therefore I need this. Sum ergo egeo.
Dance Dance Dance, Murakami // link
After After Dark, a lot of my friends have recommended me to continue my “Murakami journey” with this.
American Gods, Neil Gaiman // link
A lot of people say this is (one of) the best book (s) by him and I really enjoy how he writes! “Neverwhere” and “Good Omens” were so good!
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Peter Cameron // link
I want to read the book before watching the film!
- The book descriptions in italic are from the website The Book Depository.
- The links to books from today are affiliate so if you buy a book a very little percentage will go to me, to maintain this blog and buy more books to review for you.
- Do you still remember The Bookworm Club? Send your book reviews! :)
- The header image is from the tv series “Pushing Daisies”