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07 February 2011

Monday, Monday... What Are You Reading?


Welcome to Coffee and a Book Chick!

Please stop by and read my review of Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny.

Set in the deep winter of Canada, and thrust in a maze of mysteries, Chief Inspector Gamache is unofficially back on a case with a ghost from his recent past keeping up with him. With stunning visual imagery, Louise Penny captures life in the cold snow amidst a murder investigation that goes much further than just the body hidden in the basement of the Literary and Historical Society. The investigation goes deeper into almost three hundred years before in the history of Old Quebec, with the location of the remains of the city's founder Samuel de Champlain still being tracked. 
...Coffee and a Book Chick...

  • Caribou Island, by David Vann (HarperCollins - released January 2011) - I'm so excited to read this one! I've seen so many incredible reviews!
  • Here, Home, Hope, by Kaira Rouda (Greenleaf Book Group Press - To Be Released May 2011) - New fiction debut author Kaira Rouda introduces readers to what is called Desperate Housewives meets The Middle Place in this absorbing, witty story about one suburban mother's journey from a midlife crisis to reinvention with the help of her husband, friends, and neighbors. She also has a great Facebook fan site in which she's hosting giveaways.
  • The Second Duchess, by Elizabeth Loupas (Penguin - released January 2011) - Debut author Elizabeth Loupas delves into historical fiction set in Italy. You say Italy? I say, yes, please! The excerpt on her site really drew me in.
  • Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger (Simon and Schuster) - I am the only person on the planet who hasn't read either The Time Traveller's Wife or this one so I'm way behind. Picked this one up from Paperbackswap.
  • Lucifer's Tears, by James Thompson (G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group - To Be Released March 2011) - The front tag line reads, "If you loved Stieg Larsson, try James Thompson." I loved The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, so hopefully it's like that one.
  • The Water Wars, by Cameron Stracher (Sourcebooks Fire - released January 2011) - I couldn't find a website for this author, so I included the Amazon link. This is a Young Adult novel and it seems intriguing. The jacket starts out with "Welcome to a future where water is more precious than oil or gold..." I've read mixed thoughts on this, so I'm eager to jump into the fray and have a go at it.
What about you? What did you pick up at the store, library, or in the mail?

Happy Reading,
Coffee and a Book Chick

28 comments:

  1. I have not read Her Fearful Symmetry either but have been wanting to. I am also intrigued with Caribou Island. Hope you enjoy your reads.

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  2. I just read The Time Traveler's Wife last year so I'll be interested in your comments about Her Fearful Symmetry. A couple of friends weren't fans.

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  3. I hope you enjoy Her Fearful Symmetry more than I did.I preferred The Time Traveller's Wife.

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  4. I haven't read Her Fearful Symmetry yet either. Lucifer's Tears sounds good.

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  5. I couldn't get into The Time Traveller's Wife. I hear good things about Her Fearful Symmetry but I don't know if I'll try it for a while yet.

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  6. I am almost done with Water Wars and hope to get a review up this week... it was good, not Hunger Games good... but good in a more realistic "wow this could happen" way.

    Have a super week!

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  7. Ohhh want your The Second Duchess!

    Her Fearful Symmetry should be a great read.

    Enjoy the reads and sighing at your Duchess.

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  8. Enjoy Her Fearful Symmetry -- it is a unique read!

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  9. The Second Duchess looks really good - I'm going to have to look into that one!

    My It's Monday post can be found here.

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  10. What a great group of books. I keep meaning to get to Her Fearful Symmetry, I look forward to your review. Happy Reading.

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  11. I also got a copy of Caribou Island and am looking forward to it, and I will be eager to hear you thoughts on Her Fearful Symmetry, as that seems to be a very polarizing book. I hope you enjoy them all!

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  12. Nice mailbox. I reviewed Caribou Island last week so I'll be interested in your thoughts.

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  13. The Second Duchess looks interesting - I love books set in Italy.

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  14. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/mailbox-monday-in-this-way-i-was-saved.html

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  15. I read Her Fearful Symmetry... it was different but I liked it. I'm waiting to read more reviews on Caribou Island. The others are new to me.

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  16. I really like Her Fearful Symmetry although many don't. The Second Duchess sounds interesting.
    Love Louise Penny - my favourite series. I have Bury the Dead on hold at the library so hopefully won't be too long.

    Happy reading.

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  17. You've got some ambitious plans! I hope you get lots of reading done.

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  18. Great list of books--Happy Reading!
    Here's my Monday!

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  19. You'll have to let me know what you think of The Water Wars. I met Cameron Stratcher last week, and although he was so nice I couldn't quite get into the book :(
    New follower, btw! Love your blog :)

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  20. You are in for a treat with Symmetry!

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  21. Caribou Island is one that I want to read. Loved Her Fearful Symmetry...enjoy your books!

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  22. Looking forward to Caribou Island -- enjoy them all.

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  23. I'm currently hooked on historical fiction so I'm adding The Second Duchess to my TBR list. Thanks for the link, her excerpt drew me in too. Right now, I'm reading "The Scorpion's Bite" by Aileen G. Baron. It's set in the Middle East during WWII. I'm really enjoying the historical aspect of this novel.

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  24. I hope you enjoy Her Fearful Symmetry, I did. I can't wait to see what you think of The Water Wars and The Second Duchess.

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  25. Nice! I only recently read Her Fearful Summetry. I'm a big fan of The Time Traveller's Wife and I liked Symmetry but not as much. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of this and all the other books!

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  26. The Second Duchess is the book I envy you!!! sorry this comment is late - the week was so rushed.

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  27. If it makes you feel any better I still haven't read Her Fearful Symmetry and The Time Traveler's Wife either! I do think we are the last two who haven't.

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  28. Second Duchess sounds like a fab book. Look forward to your review.

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