Newish Releases: 8/7
The Line That Held Us by David Joy
Okay, I'm getting a little ahead of myself on this one. It actually releases August 14. But, I have it already and, y'all, the cover. I picked this one based solely on the art and also the fact that it's classified as an Appalachian Noir. I have a feeling there is going to be a fight in the holler and I'm here for it. I love a good holler fight. I also assume moonshine will play heavily in the holler fight.
Darl Moody is deer hunting when he accidentally shoots and kills a member of the Brewer family who was minding his own business, just in the woods digging up ginseng. The Brewers are not a family you want to mess with. So, when big brother Dwayne comes looking for his missing brother, Darl Moody calls his best friend for help. And then *fingers crossed* there's an epic fight in the holler. I'm obsessed with hollers, apparently. I can't wait to crack this book open.
You're on an Airplane by The Parker Posey
The idea behind this memoir is imagining what it would be like to sit next to Parker Posey for the duration of a flight. By Parker Posey. Personally, I would want it to be the longest flight ever and then we would just go on vacation together. I really like Parker Posey. What's not to like?
I haven't actually read this one yet and it has super mixed reviews. But, if you like her and get her humor, you should at least give it a shot. I'll take my own advice, read it, and get back to you with my thoughts and feelings.
What's Jimmy Pat Up To?:
As of 1:00, he didn't have a single book in the top one hundred on Amazon. This made me happier than it should have.
Pick of the Week:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Last week was Young Adult week. I recommended Every Day, but really considered The Hate U Give. So, here it is. Angie Thomas' debut tells the story of Starr as she navigates two very different worlds; the poor neighborhood where she has grown up and the prep school she attends. When her childhood friend, Khalil, is shot and killed by a police officer, Starr's worlds collide. This book is important and everyone needs to read it. There is a movie adaptation coming out soonish. Read it before you see it!