My sister and fellow bookish peep has started doing a monthly “Author of the Month” on her blog & Facebook page. Instead of just reading one book, book club style… we’ll be dedicating an entire month to our author of choice. Learning a bit about their writing style, and really jumping into their catalog. Now — here on this blog, we’ll be covering other authors and books, as well. But I do plan to read quite a few of my chosen author’s books. So… without further ado…
Menna Van Praag writes magical realism, which is one of my very favorite sub-genres. I’ve had her books on my TBR for a couple of years now (ugh, I know… I KNOW!!) so I’m taking this opportunity to finally buckle down and read them. I have pretty high expectations for them, and I’m super excited to get to them.
Menna has just released The Sisters Grimm, and I’m so excited to read it.
“There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of Sisters Grimm on Earth and in Everwhere. You may well be one of them, though you might never know it. You think you’re ordinary. You never suspect that you’re stronger than you seem, braver than you feel or greater than you imagine.
But I hope that by the time you finish this tale, you’ll start listening to the whispers that speak of unknown things, the signs that point in unseen directions and the nudges that suggest unimagined possibilities. I hope too that you’ll discover your own magnificence, your own magic.”
However, I’ll be starting with the book that started my interest in Menna — the one I’ve had on my TBR for what feels like forever, and I’m
SO happy to finally be making the time for THE HOUSE AT THE END OF HOPE STREET. I really think I’m going to love it. I’ve also got THE DRESS SHOP OF DREAMS in my audiobook TBR, so I’m hoping to get to that one, as well. I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts with everyone after I’m done, and exploring more from this delightful author.
Which authors have YOU had on your TBR for a while? Authors you REALLY want to get to, but keep getting distracted from? Can you choose one, and make them your April #AuthorOfTheMonth? Let me know who you’ll be reading. 🙂
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I want to read Lucinda Race. I’ll be giving her some space in my May Newsletter anyway.
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So — were you able to get in a few of Lucinda Race’s books? What did you think?