A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova
Elena Gorokhova grows up in 1960's Leningrad where she discovers that beauty and passion can be found in unexpected places in Soviet Russia.
A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a young Soviet girl's discovery of the hidden truths of adulthood and her country's profound political deception.
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship blossoms into a warm and charming long-distance friendship lasting many years.
The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly
Vibrant, fresh, and intelligent, The Little Women Letters explores the imagined lives of Jo March’s descendants—three sisters who are both thoroughly modern and thoroughly March.
Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys
(as recommended by Coffee and a Book Chick)
Dracula. A name of horror and depravity.
His tale is told by those who knew him best. The only woman he ever loved...and whom he had to sacrifice. His closest comrade...and traitor. And his priest, betraying the secrets of the confessional to reveal the mind of the man history would forever remember as The Impaler. This is the story of the man behind the legend...as it has never been told before.
An eclectic mix of books - I can't wait to get started! Have you read any of them? If so, what did you think?
Haven't read any of them but they sound like great picks! Enjoy a lovely reading weekend and looking forward to hearing your thoughts!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa, unfortunately there is the small matter of lots of work to do at home interrupting my reading binge! I'm sure I can work around it though :PReplyDelete
I've only read 84 Charing Cross Road. Great epistolary novel. A book about books and friendship. A true story. Then, I love Little Women, it's my first read ever so ... enjoy your latest additions to your shelves, Sam!ReplyDelete
I have Mountain of Crumbs on my TBR shelf. It sounds good, doesn't it? You'll probably get to it before I do, though.ReplyDelete
I have not read any of these but I do really like the sound of '84 Charing Cross Road' - enjoy!ReplyDelete
I've not heard of any of these books, but the Vlad one would interest me the most at this time.ReplyDelete
I haven't read any of these, but the 'Little Women' one sounds interesting. Hope you manage to get some reading done this weekend!ReplyDelete
84 Charing Cross Road is terrific! Enjoy :)ReplyDelete
Maria, I've heard so many good things about 84 Charing Cross Rd. I'm reading the Little Women Letters now, it's a nice cosy read :)ReplyDelete
Trish, it was on my wishlist for about a year and I had to wait in a reserve list at the library for a month so I'm definitely reading it before I have to return it!
I loved 84 Charing Cross Road. It's so sweet. I haven't read Vlad but I've heard the author speak and I've heard his books are supposed to be great.ReplyDelete
I LOVED 84 Charring Cross Road! Have been thinking of a reread... or maybe watching the movie.ReplyDelete
I've had to eliminate all my requests at the library because I've got so many Cybil nominees to read!ReplyDelete
I loved 84 Charing Cross Road!ReplyDelete
o excited to see that you've picked up Vlad! As a reminder, it's gory and gruesome, some scenes I can still remember *shudders* Can't wait to see what you think of the book when you're finished reading!ReplyDelete
I'm also planning to pick up 84 Charing Cross Road. I remember seeing the movie in the '80s ('90s?) when it came out with Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins and loved it. Not sure why I never read the book!