Although there were times I wondered if standing in all these lines was worth it (crazy weird trying to cut in front of me guy in line for Kunal Nayyar I’m looking at you) I had another great day at Book Expo America. Like I said yesterday, I’ll be writing more in depth about BEA once the week is over and I sort through everything, but for now I here are today’s favorite Book Expo acquisitions.
1. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
There hasn’t been a Geraldine Brooks novel yet that I haven’t enjoyed and I don’t expect this one to be any less wonderful. This is a must read for me.
2. After Alice by Gregory Maguire
If this is even half as good as I expect it to be I’ll be a very happy person. How can you go wrong pairing Gregory Maguire’s imagination and Alice in Wonderland?
3. Becoming Maria by Sonia Manzano
Admittedly, I went looking for this book because it is written by the woman who plays Maria on Sesame Street and my inner 5 year old wouldn’t let me leave the show without it. I started reading it while sitting and it immediately grabbed my attention. Not one for the kiddies, this memoir seems like it has the makings of a truly great read.
4. Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen
When I was a kid I saw a movie called Mark Twain and Me, a story of a young girl who befriends one of the greatest American authors. Since then I’ve been interested in Twain and his life so Twain’s End is a natural selection for my tbr list. Combine that with Lynn Cullen’s (the author of Mrs. Poe) writing and this is one book I can’t wait to start.
5. Armada by Ernest Cline
Who doesn’t want to read the next book from the author of Ready Player One?
6. and 7. The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel and The Girl who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
If I haven’t already said this before, Sourcebooks is quickly becoming one of my favorite publishers. Not only do they consistently put out books I love, there is one publicist there that knows my reading habits like the back of her hand. Everything she suggests I read becomes a new favorite of mine and I’m sure these will be no exception. Oh and did I mention that I’m a sucker for Asian fiction. Yeah that too.