Sunday Salon: 12 New Books I Want to Read in 2013

Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me by Karen Swallow Prior. I found a discussion of this book at the Christianity Today blog. Subtitled “Soul Lessons from Literary Classics,” it sounds luscious. (October 20, 2012)

Forgotten Road by Randall Arthur. Sheila at Book Journey makes this novel about loss, tragedy and redemption sound fantastic. (November 29, 2012)

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin. A novel about the life and marriage of Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. (January 15, 2013)

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan. This spy novel by the author of Atonement came out in late 2012, but it just now hit my radar. (November 13, 2012)

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society, #3) by Ally Carter. (February 5, 2013)

The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2) by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Sequel to The False Prince, one of the Cybils Middle Grade Fantasy finalists. (March 1, 2013)

UnSouled (Unwind, #3) by Neal Shusterman. Sequel to Unwind and UnWholly.

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr. “Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. The right people knew her name, her performances were booked months in advance, and her future seemed certain.
That was all before she turned fourteen.
Now, at sixteen, it’s over. A death, and a betrayal, led her to walk away.
When you’re used to performing for sold-out audiences and world-famous critics, can you ever learn to play just for yourself?”
(May 7, 2013)

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. (May 21, 2013)

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright. (January 17, 2013)

Coolidge by Amity Shlaes. (February 12, 2013)

The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne. (May 2, 2013)

3 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: 12 New Books I Want to Read in 2013

  1. I’ve read “Booked,” and “luscious” is just the right word. I think you’re going to love it! :-)

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