New on Your Stack (volume 22)

Some highlights from the books from last month’s linkup:

passengerJill (Days at Home) always has the prettiest book covers in her book hauls. I don’t generally add a lot of her picks to my TBR list as her tastes veer more towards romance (both contemporary and historical), but I am still eyeing Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger, which I was so sure I’d posted about before, but couldn’t find it so apparently I imagined it.

a-portrait-of-emily-priceKate (Opinionated Book Lover) reminds me that Katherine Reay has a new book out – A Portrait of Emily Price. I want to love Reay’s books, and am tentatively thinking of giving this one a try. Reviews are good, although the ones I’m seeing also all gush over Dear Mr. Knightly, and I had some issues with that one.

Thanks to my missing post for December, belgraviaKate also shared a second link-up, and her February reading plans let me know about the novel Belgravia, by Julian Fellowes. I never did watch any of Downton Abbey, but I know enough about it to know that Fellows can tell a good story. Makes me curious to try this.

the-underground-railroadAnd as seems to be usual, Stacie (Sincerely Stacie), has several books on her list that I want to read. One of the ones I’m debating the most is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. The reviews I’ve read on this one are mostly amazing. My hesitation on it has been that I’m not sure if I’m up for the emotional weight of it currently. It’s supposed to be a powerful book, and right now I’m needing lighter reads.

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  1. Sadly, I had to return A Portrait of Emily Price unread to the library, but I did finish Belgravia yesterday. It was a decent read – a little slow at the start, but full of excitement at the end. Great characters. I could see it being a TV show like Downton Abbey.

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