Friday, March 27, 2015
Scanning the Backlist #2
Scanning the Backlist is a feature created by Julie over at Book Hooked Blog. Julie's gone through all of the authors she's reviewed in the past, and explored their backlist titles. Through this feature, she then highlights some of the backlisted books that she most wants to read.
I tagged along with this idea once before (post HERE), and today I'm excited to do it again! This time around, I reached way back in my Goodreads history for some authors whose books I favorited way back in the day, but then never got around to reading any more of their work.
With that said, I have 2 authors to highlight today:
Most people I talk to either loved or hated Edwards' 2004 release, The Memory Keeper's Daughter. I am in the LOVE camp for sure. Unique storyline, excellent characterization, and plenty of good twists along the way. However, after I read this one a couple of years after its release, I lost track of Edwards and have yet to seek out her other work.
Looks like she has two other books available: The Secrets of a Fire King (1997), which is a set of short stories, and The Lake of Dreams (2010), a novel about a woman who returns to her hometown (in upstate New York, WOOT WOOT) after her father's death and finds out lots of dark family secrets. Hmmm, sounds right up my alley! I may need to sift through my library's holdings and see if either of these are available.
(Bonus: her Goodreads page says Edwards is from Skaneateles, NY, not far from where my in-laws live. Neat! Also, big kudos if you know how to pronounce Skaneateles.)
Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go (2005) is an absolutely fabulous novel that I read shortly before I started blogging. It makes me happy to see that he has a rather long backlist for me to choose from! I didn't know he is the author of The Remains of the Day (which I've heard of, but never read), as well as four other novels and a set of short stories. (I did see that he just released a new novel March 1 as well, The Buried Giant...hmm, must go hunt that down.) Each of their synopses seem rather unique...lots of interesting material to tackle here.
Whose backlist are YOU interested in perusing these days, reader friends?