This meme is hosted at Should be Reading. Here\’s the books I found this week that are going onto my TBR. Are any of them familiar to you?
An Unlikely Cat Lady by Nina Malkin -I think The Stay at Home Bookworm is my new favorite blog, because the Bookworm reads just as many animal books as I do! This one is about a woman who feeds feral cats. Right up my alley! (ha ha)
Ape House by Sarah Gruen- I liked Gruen\’s prior book about the depression-era circus, and this one looks even more interesting to me, about apes involved in a language experiment. I found out about it on Caribousmom\’s post about titles she picked up at BEA.
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale- another book about educated chimpanzees. This one caught my attention on The Book Lady\’s Blog.
Stuff by Frost and Steketee- a book about compulsive hoarding and collecting of stuff. What caught my interest was that Superfast Reader said it showed her all the different reasons people keep their clutter: they find beauty in it or they\’re emotionally attached to each item, or other reasons. Sounds fascinating.
The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer – Brought to my attention by Ready When You Are, CB. It\’s about two men from the city who buy a farm and try to create the idyllic country life.
Damp Squid by Jeremy Butterfield- a book about how language evolved. I always find these kind of books fascinating, if they don\’t bog me down. Found at Book Chase.
The Marrowbone Marble Company by Glenn Taylor- This never happened to me before, but it was Iron Inkling\’s Tuesday Teaser that piqued my curiosity about this book. I think I was first attracted to the striking cover. Then I had to go read reviews about it on Amazon. And now it\’s on my TBR.
The Solitary Summer by Elizabeth Von Arnim- I always loved Von Arnim\’s Enchanted April (must write about it one of these days, or better yet, re-read it!) so when I read just this morning on Nymeth\’s blog about her wonderful-sounding book that revels in a garden, I got all excited.
A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass- I\’ve only heard a little bit about synesthesia before, a condition where people see colors in association with letters and numbers. So this book looks really interesting to me. I read about it on Bookfoolery and Babble.
Bone from a Dry Sea by Peter Dickinson- When I raved about Eva and asked for more Dickinson recommendations, Sam kindly obliged. She mentioned Bone from a Dry Sea and The Seventh Raven. One is about the life of early hominids, and archeologists (fiction) the other is about kids putting on a stage performance who get caught up in a hostage situation. They both sound good!
The Flight of Dragons by Peter Dickinson- Then I went on Library Thing and looked for more Dickinson books. I found this one, which is supposedly the author\’s ideas on how dragons could really fly, if they did exist, and other biology facts about the mythical creatures. It sounds really intriguing, but also really hard to find (not in my library system. Out of print?).
The Dragon Whisperer by Lucinda Hare- another dragon book. Sounds like it has fantastic descriptions, and illustrations too! I read about this one at Wondrous Reads.
I get carried away with all my book lists- too many titles! And maybe next time I\’ll have enough energy to put cover images up too, which I always love. But for now, you just get a list to drool over. That is, drool if your taste in reading converges with mine.