This week I concentrated on the "owned but unread shelf" and came up with quite a mix.
Deal Me In: This week's story was Referential by Lorrie Moore (in The best American short stories, 2013)
Not my favorite story. I read it on Wednesday and now, on Saturday, I have zero recollection of it.
Card: 7of Hearts --no image this week
from my shelves...
Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
I really liked this debut novel. Review cross-posted on Goodreads and LibraryThing.
Advance review copy via Goodreads giveaway
A Brief History of Portable Literature by Enrique Vila-Matas; translated from the Spanish Tom Bunstead Anne McLean
A lot of fun and full of literary references resulting in lots of Googling.
Best cover this week.
The Toaster Oven Mocks Me: Living with Synesthesia by Steve Margolis (Kindle ed)
Interesting memoir but I had hoped for more documented material on the condition.
American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile That Saved American Independence by Jane Hampton Cook (Kindle ed)
Well written but I think
Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas was a more readable coverage of the material. I would have found this more interesting if I hadn't read the Thomas book first.
Martian Goods & Other Stories by Noelle Campbell (Kindle ed)
Inter-related sci-fi stories.