Good morning! It’s been so long since I’ve last wrote a Sunday Salon post that it was pretty hard to figure out what to write about. I thought about writing about all the things I’ve done since I’ve been away from the blogisphere or talk about all the books I’ve read. I’ll probably save it for a future post. I’ve been writing reviews while away but I’m still a little out of shape. There’s also so much to catch up on including signing up for Carl’s R.I.P. challenge, seeing if Frances completed her novella reading challenge, and finding out what everyone has been up to.
Have you started nominating books for the Indie Lit Awards yet? I recently read Julie Otsuka’s beautiful second novel TheBuddha in the Attic and I’m definitely nominating it. It’s easily one of the best books that I’ve read this year. It’s the story of “picture brides” from Japan coming to America and making a life in the early 1900s. It’s less than 150 pages but packs so much information. I’m hoping to have my review of it up this week.
I’ve been back online for about 24 hours now and I’ve noticed a certain book that’s receiving a lot of love from bloggers: Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. After seeing so many posts about it, I checked out the e-book from my library and started it last night. I love the first few paragraphs. We’ll see how it goes.
I would love to know what are some of the best books that you’ve read in the past month or so that I’ve been away. What book(s) do you think I should run out and get now?