1. I loved reading Jenner's review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. She wrote a five stages of grief review for a book about a boy with cancer. LOVE it.
2. Peter @ Detectives Beyond Borders has gathered up his year's best crime-fiction reading.
3. Austenesque Reviews is hosting A Jane Austen Christmas Celebration
4. Author Enid Shomer writes about the Victorian period over at Historical Tapestry.
5. Reading with Tequila has her Book Blogger Recommendation Survey up!
Added to my TBR thanks to...
1. Vera @ Luxury Reading's review of What Are You Looking At? The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art by Will Gompertz. She says, "This is a great primer for the novice art fan. Rather than a dusty art history textbook...Gompertz showcases the world of art as a narrative spanning the 150 years since Monet, Manet, Pissaro and their fellow Impressionists first challenged the status quo of the French art scene."
2. Parajunkee's review of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. She says, "If authors keep on writing them like this, I’ll keep reading! What an amazing start of a series. Tahereh Mafi is a genius and her novel, Shatter Me, is the of YA novels. If you haven’t read this one yet, WTF are you waiting for?"
3. Luanne @ A Bookworm's World's review of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.
4. Ana @ things mean a lot's review of Zadie Smith's NW. She says, "It's important to understand the psychological appeal of people not born into privilege or whose lives are still so precarious- people we'd perhaps expect would be deeply aware of how far from a meritocracy the world really is. Zadie Smith's portrayal of Natalie in NW allowed me such understanding."
5. Matthew @ A Guy's Moleskine Notebook's review of The Barbarian Nursuries by Hector Tobar. He says, "The strength of this book is to be found in its sympathetic portrayals of people who struggle to find a common language yet persist in misunderstanding one another marriage-wise and race-wise."
6. Wendy @ caribousmom is hosting a giveaway for City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte (a pseudonym) and I cannot wait to read it.
7. Mirella @ Historical Novel Review's review of Whorticulture by Marie-Anne Mancio.
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