I first heard about Sherman Alexie in my first year of English at university. We read fragments from his collection of short stories entitled The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Having enjoyed what I've read from Alexie in the past I was quite eager to pick up a copy of this award winning book from a book sale this past week at Book Depot! I raced through it in about three days and loved it! My review will be posted sometime this week :)
While I was also at the Book Depot I picked up a copy of Heist Society for $4.00 bucks (yay book sales!). I've heard a lot of good things about this book so I'm excited to have a chance to read it myself. In some ways the description reminds me of White Cat...minus the supernatural curse worker part!
From the library this week I picked up John Berendt's true crime novel/memoir entitled Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I've been looking forward to reading this book for a long time as I love non-fiction books, especially ones which involve stories as exciting as the one told here! Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was also turned into a movie in 1997, so I'll have to check that out once I've finished reading...
At the library I also picked up a copy of Stork by Wendy Desol. I think I first heard about this book from someone's Waiting on Wednesday post regarding the second novel in this series, so I thought I would check it out and see if it is any good!
Finally my amazing book week was made complete with my request for a copy of Insatiable by Meg Cabot being recieved from the library! While I've been kind of tired of the whole vampire thing for a while now, this novel intrigued me from the opening line of the synopsis "Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper." From the sounds of it Insatiable is taking a slightly fresher approach to the typical vampire tale. I have a secret obsession with Meg Cabot...I've read pretty much every book she's ever written, so of course I need to sink my teeth into this one!