TSS: Some Serious Book Coveting

Last year, thanks to a fun, quirky book called “First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria” and the fantastic Swapna, I discovered The Debutante Ball.  The Debutante Ball is a group blog for authors debuting their first book.  There are 5 of them that each take a day of the week and blog about various topics throughout the year.  I’ve read the books of two of the five 2009 Debs so far and am planning on reading the rest of them in the next few months.


This last week we were introduced to the 2010 Debs and I’m SO excited to read their books!

Emily Winslow, author of The Whole WorldMay 2010 from Delacorte Press
Set in Cambride, “The Whole World” is a mystery narrated by both American and British grad students.  I’m interested to see how Ms. Winslow does switching between American and British English!

Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Opposite of Me March 9, 2010 from Washington Square Press
“The Opposite of Me” is about the relationship between two 29-year old fraternal twins.  Are they really as different as they think?

Alicia Bessette, author of All Come HomeAugust 2010 from Dutton Books
“All Come Home” is set in a small town and sounds so charming.  Hello, there’s a 70-something chain saw artist, what’s not to love?

101 Ways To Torture Your HusbandMaria Garcia-Kelb, author of 101 Ways To Torture Your HusbandJanuary 18, 2010 from Adams Media
Maria calls her book “payback in book form” for all the blame men give women for the whole temptation in the Garden of Eden thing.

Joelle Anthony, author of Restoring Harmony – May 13, 2010 from Puttnam
Okay, so I haven’t actually found out what this book is about, but I think Joelle is fascinating, she and her husband are attempting to live a sustainable lifestyle, including growing their own food.  Heck, the woman included a recipe for butter in her inaugural post.  Gotta love it.

I can’t wait to see the rest of the book covers and read each of these books!

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