Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Finds # 49

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Friday Finds is a chance to share and show off the books you discovered during the week and would like to add to your reading list...

Or a place to simply feature the books you've actually purchased throughout the week and have added to your to be read pile!

This week, I came away with the following six books:

1. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

I picked this young adult novel to read for Banned Books Week. I learned from Wikipedia that "Speak's difficult subject matter has led to censorship of the novel.[6] Speak is ranked 60th on the ALA's list of Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books for 2000-2009.[25]"

2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

I've wanted to read this book off and on since junior high school. Now, I finally have a copy of my own.

3. To Catch A Leaf by Kate Collins

I selected this book as it is one of titles in the Flower Shop Cozy Mystery series I haven't read yet... Not that I have been reading any of the books in this series in order mind you... But they are fun to read for sure!

4. The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood

This was on sale for a dollar! So, decided to pick it up and try a new author.

5. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams

I read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy a few years ago and couldn't understand why people loved it... So, in an effort to give Douglas Adams another chance, I picked up a copy of The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul for a dollar in hopes it'll be a more enjoyable read for me. 

6. The Backwards Dictionary by Richard D. Ekstrom

I have an autographed copy of this book, which is "A word ending dictionary for Scrabble©, crossword puzzles and other wordgames. Contains words sorted by last letter."

So, which books did you add to your reading list or wishlist??


  1. What a brilliant selection of books you've found. Douglas Adams, a cozy mystery and a dictionary! Thanks for visiting my FF

    1. Thanks for visiting my book blog!! I already saw your Friday Finds for the week and have added one of your finds to my reading wishlist!!

  2. I keep hearing about Speak--I've never read anything by that author but one of my reading goals this year is to try more YA novels, so I think I need to find a copy of that one.

  3. Speak is definitely a good book to read for Banned Books week! I still need to pick a banned book for that week. I've read 3 banned books so far this year and want to at least make it 5!
    I read Madeleine L'Engle's books in psychology in highschool and really enjoyed them so I hope you do, too! There are rumors that they are being re-adapted into movies soon!
    Here are my FRIDAY FINDS :)

    1. I'm looking forward to reading A Wrinkle in Time!! It would be fun to see a movie version of the book after reading it. :-)

  4. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog today. I too have Speak for the same reason. I want to know what all the fuss is about. Let me know if you enjoy it.

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and posting as well!

      I want to know what all the fuss is about with Speak too. I plan to write a review for this novel once I've read it.