I didn\’t add many new titles to my TBR lately (probably a good thing, seeing how long it is!). So these are my friday finds of the past two weeks.
Adventures Among Ants by Mark Moffett- I like to read books about animals, but I don\’t think I\’ve ever read one about ants. So this book by an entomologist who traveled the world to photograph and study ants looks super interesting. I came across it because Caribousmom heard about it on NPR
Dogged Pursuit by Robert Rodi- Sounds like a fun read about a guy trying to train a troublesome rescued sheltie for agility trials. Caught my attention on the Stay at Home Bookworm\’s page.
The Long Song by Andrea Levy- I read about this one on The Black Sheep Dances. It\’s about slavery in Jamaica, spanning the time just before and after slavery was ended there. Looks like a very interesting story that examines all the complex emotions and relationships people had and how they changed (or didn\’t) when slavery there was made illegal.
Zan-Gah by Allan Shickman- For a YA book it sounds very well-written, and it\’s set in prehistoric times. I haven\’t read many but I do like these books that imagine how our earliest ancestors lived, survived and ultimately progressed. This one is about a young man who goes on a hunt against a fierce beast, then off on a journey to search for his missing brother. Found on Raging Bibliomania.
Purge by Sofi Oksanen- I\’ve never read anything about Estonia, so this book caught my eye on a now-defunct blog. Softdrink says there are lots of details on Estonian crops and canning, which interests me, but the story is also about a girl who was held captive as a sex slave and I\’m not sure I could handle reading about that. Still, I\’m curious enough in reading about an entirely new-to-me country that I\’ll add it to my list.
Crow Planet by Lyanda Lynn Haupt- a book about crows, from Bookwyrme\’s Lair (a blog I\’ve just discovered). Crows are so clever they really intrugue me, and the book has pen-and-ink illustrations! which I\’d love to see.
What new titles have you come across recently, that you\’re itching to read?