What I Will Be Reading #45 – New Books for the New Year

It’s the start of a new year, so how about some new books to add to my reading list.

Let’s start with a graphic novel. A GeekDad stack overflow post about books that help you deal with sensitive issues gave me They Called Us Enemy by George Takei. It’s a memoir about his family’s experience in a U.S. Japanese internment camp during WWII. It’s not a part of history that often gets covered, so it will fill in a bit of history.

The next two books came as recommendations from a Pop Culture Happy Hour book podcast. First off was Agent Running in the Field by John le Carre. I’m in the mood for a spy thriller and it was talked about so glowingly. Besides, I’m up for my five year revisit of John le Carre. The second book is Gideon the Ninth by Tamsin Muir. It was described as lesbian necromancers in space – what’s not to love. Its the first book in a series, so I can add others if I enjoy the first book.

I got the next recommendation from a postcard exchange on Postcrossing. I had expressed my love of visiting National Parks, so they recommended I check out the Dear Bob and Sue by Matt and Karen Smith. It’s an epistolary book full of Matt and Karen’s humorous observations about the National Parks as they try to visit all the National Parks.

Finally (at least for today’s post), I’m adding The Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood. This is a book about the first quintuplets that survived birth. One of my podcasts covered their story briefly, and it is a fascinating one, although not particularly nice for the quints themselves. A friend recommended the book because she read it at book club.

And those are the books I’m adding to my reading list today. Anything look good?

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