Archive | April, 2011

Upcoming Reviews On the Horizon

20 Apr

Wow it has been a busy early spring. I have fallen quite behind with my Literal Life postings but wanted to take some times to post a list of the novels I have read and will be reviewing here very soon.

I have been busy in my reading, owing to two factors (not including the general state of bibliophilia that encompasses me, that is) : a) the acquisition of a Sony Reader in early February and, b) participation in the HarperCollins Canada 50 Book Pledge. The pledge is not too much of a stretch for me; I read nearly 70 books in 2010. I don’t put too much pressure on myself or get stressed about reading MORE, but between reading for work and reading for pleasure (though, to be fair, it is all rather pleasurable), I go through a sizable stack of books each year. Having an electronic reader, though, has really amped up the reading. In Particular, I have been enjoying borrowing ebooks from the Toronto Public Library. It is so efficient!

Alright, without further ado, here is the list of upcoming reviews:

* My Dear I Wanted To Tell You by Louisa Young
* Good To A Fault by Marina Endicott
* Benevolence by Cynthia Holz
* A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova
* Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela
* The Keeper of Lost Causes By Jussi Adler-Olsen
* The Infinities by John Banville
* The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Muhkerjee
* The Immortal Life if Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
* Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
* War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
* Slash by Slash
* Life by Keith Richards
* A Widow’s Story by Joyce Carol Oates
* Set This House in Order by Matt Ruff
* Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark
* Breath by Tim Winton
* Galore by Michael Crummey
* The Leopard and Nemesis by Jo Nesbø

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