S. Krishna's Books, which I found through this weekend's blog hop. I'm looking forward to rounding out my reading of some favorite authors like Thrity Umrigar and Amitav Ghosh as well as discovering some new ones. And since the challenge this year encompasses travel literarure and cookbooks, too, it will be an experience all the more rich.
First Editions Club selection that month. Okay, so it didn't take a lot of begging, cajoling and bribing, as the book is amazing and tragic and beautiful, all wrapped up into one compelling read, and as soon as my fellow committee members read it, they all agreed that it was perfect for our FEC. Thrity was as lovely as can be, giving a great reading followed by a provocative Q&A session, promising that she would return to our store for her next book. Thrity, we're going to hold you to that promise!
I can pretty much guarantee that it will be one of her books that will launch my participation in this challenge--it's always nice to know that the authors you love to read are also monumentally terrific people!