I featured four books this week:
The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld,
Jade Tiger by Jenn Reese,
Kabbalah: A Love Story by Lawrence Kushner, and
Torch by Cheryl Strayed.
I read and was planning to feature The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury, but changed my mind after another contestant featured it.
I was planning to end the week featuring Londonstani by Gautam Malkani, but it's a challenging read full of London desi street slang -- for example:
-- I already told u, u thick khota: outside Nando's, innit, goes Hardjit, though without needin to shout cos Ravi eased off with his hand an foot for him. -- I also told'chyu we had 2 call Davinder b4 we left dis place, innit, so any a u chiefs know his mobile? (15)-- and I don't want to rush through it.
I also have a number of other qualifying books on Mt. TBR (to be read):
~ The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin
~ Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein
~ The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
~ The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
but as they say "too many books, too little time." I'll just have to get to them when I get to them.
In any case, it's been a great week. I've discovered some great new blogs and read about some great new books. From my perspective, it was a resounding success.