This week's book blogger hop, sponsored by Crazy for Books (on her birthday!) asks: Summer is coming quickly. What 2011 summer release are you most looking forward to?
This question is a tough one for me to answer, as most of the books that I've been reading over the last several week are actually summer releases--I work in a bookstore and my sales reps are terrific about sending me early galleys and ARCs and even manuscripts to read.
Nafisa Haji, who wrote The Writing on My Forehead a couple of years ago, which I really, really liked. Her new novel, The Sweetness of Tears, is out in about a month. My Harper sales rep sent me an advance reading copy a few weeks ago but I haven't started it yet. Our store picked her debut novel for our signed First Editions Club and I have high hopes for this one, too. I may save it to read on vacation in June, which is about as high praise as I can give to a book!
here, but suffice it to say in this space that it is quirky, funny, disturbing, and revealing of our postmodern society in almost equal measure. This book comes out in August from Ecco, but the same lovely sales rep who gave me the Haji book above gave me a galley of Wilson's book some time ago.