Friday Finds

Friday Finds is hosted by MiZB at Should Be Reading

I feel like there’s SO many books I want to read that unless I spend every waking moment reading, I won’t ever get to them all. I still keep adding books to my TBR though.

This week I’ve added/found:

A Morbid Taste For Bones: The First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters
Synopsis: In the remote Welsh mountain village of Gwytherin lies the grave of Saint Winifred. Now, in 1137, the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the sacred remains for his Benedictine order. Native Welshman Brother Cadfael is sent on the expedition to translate and finds the rustic villagers of Gwytherin passionately divided by the Benedictine’s offer for the saint’s relics. Canny, wise, and all too wordly, he isn’t surprised when this taste for bones leads to bloody murder. 

The leading opponent to moving the grave has been shot dead with a mysterious arrow, and some say Winifred herself held the bow. Brother Cadfael knows a carnal hand did the killing. But he doesn’t know that his plan to unearth a murderer may dig up a case of love and justice…where the wages of sin may be scandal or Cadfael’s own ruin.


Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve – due to Nymeth’s review at Things Mean A Lot
Synopsis: Gwyna is just a small girl, a mouse, when she is bound in service to Myrddin the bard – a traveller and spinner of tales. But Myrdin transfroms her – into a lady goddess, a boy warrior, and a spy. Without Gwyna, Myrddin will not be able to work the most glorious transformation of all – and turn the leader of a raggle-tagglear-band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time.





Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – due to the billions of great reviews I’ve seen it get.
Synopsis: What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? 


Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.


Keeper by Kathi Appelt – due to Shelf Awareness
Synopsis is pretty bare but here’s what goodreads has to say: Keeper is a breathtaking, magical novel from National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honoree Kathi Appelt.








Now, what did you find this week?
About April (Books&Wine)

April is 28 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. In her free time she can be found reading, working out, or eating junk food. She often wears her sunglasses at night.

Comments

  1. HERE LIES ARTHUR is one of my favorite books! I really recommend it!

  2. Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com says:

    Cool stack 🙂

  3. Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com says:

    Did you change your layout? It looks great!

  4. a. fortis says:

    Geez, I read a couple of Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael books when I was a teenager–I'd forgotten all about those! They were pretty good mysteries. Thanks for reminding me…I may have to pick a few up at the library for old times' sake. 🙂

  5. I hope you enjoy Here Lies Arthur when you get to it! And I really want to read A Morbid Taste for Bones as well.

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