Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Orange Crush!!!

Look at these...just look at them! Lovely orangey covers!

From Amazon...

Eyewitness to two killings, fourteen-year-old Gabriel James relates the shocking story behind the murders in a police interrogation interspersed with flashbacks. Step by step, this Montana teenager traces his discovery of a link between a troubled classmate's disturbing home life and an outbreak of local crime. In the process, however, Gabriel becomes increasingly confused about his own culpability for the explosive events that have unfolded.

Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2012...

At the center of We Sinners is the Rovaniemi family--two parents and nine children, all adherents to a hyperconservative Finnish church in the Midwest. Each chapter takes the perspective of a different family member, furthering the tension between the belief that faith should bring family together and the fact that it is tearing the Rovaniemis apart. This is an impressive debut, a showcase of Hanna Pylväinen's gift for nuanced storytelling and an eye for beautiful, economical prose. But perhaps most impressive is that Pylväinen isn't afraid to take big risks with her first novel--the ending, which diverges greatly from the book's structure, drew a mixed reaction from our editorial staff. But love it or hate it, I found that I kept thinking about We Sinners long after I had set it on my bookshelf. --Kevin Nguyen

This one...again from Amazon...

For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason, it seems: Edie's enormous girth. She's obsessed with food--thinking about it, eating it--and if she doesn't stop, she won't have much longer to live.
When Richard abandons his wife, it is up to the next generation to take control. Robin, their schoolteacher daughter, is determined that her father pay for leaving Edie. Benny, an easy-going, pot-smoking family man, just wants to smooth things over. And Rachelle-- a whippet thin perfectionist-- is intent on saving her mother-in-law's life, but this task proves even bigger than planning her twin children's spectacular b'nai mitzvah party. Through it all, they wonder: do Edie's devastating choices rest on her shoulders alone, or are others at fault, too?

And finally...this one...From Amazon...

A hilarious, action-packed look at the apocalypse that combines a touching tale of friendship, a thrilling war story, and an all out kung-fu infusedmission to save the world.Gonzo Lubitch and his best friend have been inseparable since birth. They grew up together, they studiedmartial arts together, they rebelled in college together, and they fought in the Go-Away War together. Now, with the world in shambles and dark nightmarish clouds billowing over the wastelands, they have been tapped for an incredibly perilous mission. But they quickly realize that this assignment is not all it seems, and before it is over they will have encountered everything from mimes, ninjas, and pirates to one ultra-sinister mastermind, whose only goal is world domination. Unlike anything else, The Gone-Away World is a remarkable literary debut that will be remembered and rediscovered for years to come.

Do any of these sound interesting to you?


  1. I want to read We Sinners and The Middlesteins. I have a feeling Gone-Away World would be over my head. By the way, I have on an orange and white top today! lol

    1. An orange top? How perfect is that?

      For some reason these books just seemed to shout to me!

  2. I'm still caught up on your last whet my reading appetite! And sometimes my tummy, too.

  3. I will be receiving a review copy of We Sinners...soon, I hope. The Middlesteins looks tempting....

  4. I've just realized that I have never owned an orange book before. These are good start :)

  5. I think they all look interesting and would enjoy them all. The last one I am not as sure about- but it still intrigues me, so I guess there is something about organge covers! Something about these covers sort of reminds me of JK Rowlings new book that is coming out this fall. Although- that one is red and yellow (but they make orange). :)

  6. I love everything you said...especially about orange and yellow making red!

    Good one!