Spinster by Kate Bolick came from Crown.
Although I chose to marry, I am fascinated by the choice that a growing number of women make the choice to stay single.
Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim came from Crown.
A female journalist born and raised in South Korea who now lives in America writes of the students she taught English to in North Korea, their loyalty to the regime, and her own experiences in the country in this completely captivating sounding memoir.
Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez came from Amistad.
The aftermath of the Civil War and its effects on the citizens who fled to the north is always ripe for story telling.
X Marks the Scot by Victoria Roberts came from me to myself.
I needed a book title starting with the letter X if I plan to read through the alphabet this year (which still remains to be seen) and a sexy romance with a Scot in it should fit the bill nicely.
Good Girl Gone Plaid by Shelli Stevens came from me to myself.
I was puddling about in the romances and couldn't resist the combination of the cover and the hokey play on words in the title. It just looks like a ton of fun, doesn't it?!
Ten Years In the Tub by Nick Hornby came from me to myself.
I know some of these essays have already appeared in Hornby's previous collections but since I loved them the first time and this has more contained within it than those do, I can't wait to read more of his Believer columns about books and reading.
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