Friday Finds, March 8

Friday Finds showcases books I’ve recently added to my To Be Read list, most of them just purchased and now overcrowding my shelves or my Kindle library.

Have you got Friday Finds of your own! Share them in the comment section!

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies

I bought this as soon as it came out, as I’d really really REALLY enjoyed her Wolf Hall. I’ve always been a sucker for Historical Fiction, and Mantel’s writing is just to my taste. I probably would have not known much about her, had she not won all these Booker Prizes (for both Wolf Hall and Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies), but now that we’ve been introduced there’s no going back. Hopefully I’ll be starting reading this today, as soon as I’m done with Cloud Atlas (50 pages left, yay!).

The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

This will be my second Margaret Atwood book, after an amazing experience with The Handmaid’s Tale (read my review here). It’s mainly because I fell head over heals in love with The Handmaid’s Tale that I got this second Atwood book, only to find it too was awarded the Booker Prize in 2000. I can see a reading pattern forming here. I’ll probably not be reading this for a couple of weeks or so, to give myself a chance to detach from The Handmaid’s Tale a bit.

The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors

The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors

I got this after a visit at the British Museum, and it’s been sitting on my shelf for almost two months now so it’s high time I picked it up. Especially since I haven’t read any science stuff since A Short History Of Nearly Everything back in January.

This is it for my Friday Finds, how about yours?

2 replies to this post
  1. The Blind Assassin was my second Atwood, too. I loved it, LOVED it. I hope to get to Alias Grace and The Year of the Flood this year.
    and YAY for Cloud Atlas! Although I didn’t rate it high, I am SO GLAD I read it. Just one of those books, ya know?

    • Oh I know, Cloud Atlas took me a long looooong time to read. It’s not bad, just one of those books, it’s true. Now I’m inclined to leave Mantel for later and dig into The Blind Assassin, it really sounds amazing.

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