Sunday, June 15, 2014

Weekly Book Recap #71 -- BEA 2014 Edition--Part 2

Happy Father's Day to all the amazing dads, step dads, father figures, and male role models who provide love and support to their families and friends each and every day.

Here's a look at the remaining debut novels, highly anticipated books, memoirs, and newest installments in continuing series that I carted home from BEA.  They fall into different genres, both fiction and non-fiction.  (If you missed last week's recap from BEA, here's the link: Weekly Book Recap #70 -- BEA 2014 Edition--Part 1.)  I'm still figuring out which books to read first, but that's a happy problem to have. 

As I unpacked, I relived the many special moments of BEA. My most favorite was exchanging a bit of girl talk with the legendary Anjelica Huston as she signed a copy of her memoir for me.

Other outstanding BEA moments:
  • Meeting the charming Irish writer, Colm Toibin and the fabulous Jodi Picoult
  • Watching Billy Idol pose for photos displaying his trademark scowl
  • The rollicking panel of female authors: Chelsea Cain, Rainbow Rowell, Lauren Oliver, Lisa Scottoline, and Sophie Littlefield
  • Hugs from Lisa Scottoline
  • Book signings in the Harlequin booth, the Mystery Writers of America booth, and the autographing area, where I met so many of today's bestselling authors.
These book updates are being shared on the following blogs:

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 Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer  
Showcase Sunday hosted by Vicky at  Books, Biscuits, and Tea
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey 

More books from BEA . . .
A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York Eyes on You A Sudden Light
  Stay With Me: A Brenna Spector Novel of Suspense Nightwatcher (Nightwatcher #1) The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) 
 The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel The Lost (The Lost, #1) Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas  
 Before I Go It Was Me All Along: A Memoir The Button Man  
The Wrong Girl (Jane Ryland, #2) Fourth of July Creek Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty 
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent (Maggie Hope, #4) The Girl Who Never Was (Otherworld, #1) Hero Complex (Keaton School, #2) 
Mint Juleps and Justice (Adams Grove, #5) Stone Cove Island Flying Shoes: A Novel 
Hider, Seeker, Secret Keeper People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World's Favorite Beverage from Its Violent History
The Paying Guests You Neverhome: A Novel
The Rest is Silence (Billy Boyle World War, #9) Herbie's Game (Junior Bender #4) Silent City

Finished reading . . .
Never Let Me Go    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 
The Insanity Plea    The Insanity Plea by Larry D. Thompson:  My Review 

Currently reading . . .
Dept. of Speculation  Chestnut Street
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill and Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy

Listening to . . .
 Death On Demand (Death On Demand, #1)     Death on Demand by Carolyn G. Hart
Reading next . . .
Dollbaby: A Novel  Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal

What did you read this week?  
. . . What did you add to your shelves or wish list?  
. . . . . . What are you reading next?

Enjoy life with books . . .


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