What Are You Reading? – May 2014 Edition


What Are You Reading?
This month, Jorie’s Reads lists selections for the Freeman Mystery Book Club, Hofstetter Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club, and Great Books Discussion Group . Also, a couple of these books made the 2014 Lariat List put out by the Texas Library Association. A special thanks goes to reader Virginia S. for sharing one of her recent reads on the Jorie’s Reads by Starry Night Elf ‘s Facebook Fan Page.
If you’re interested in participating in future “What Are You Reading?” posts, please comment on this post.  To visit what readers have been reading in previous months, please visit “What Are You Reading?” You can visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon by clicking on the following book covers. Shopping at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways!
Fiction:
Murder in Four Parts: A Dan Rhodes Mystery (Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mysteries)  The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (Signet Classics)  Snuff (Discworld)
Alex: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy  And the Mountains Echoed  Salvage the Bones: A Novel
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel  Dust (Silo Saga)  The Fault in Our Stars
Nonfiction: 
The Distressing Days of the Judges:  NLT Study Bible  Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
How Proust Can Change Your Life  Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story  Infographica: The World as You Have Never Seen it Before
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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Reads – 2014 Edition


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Last year, I began recognizing various heritage months with a feature called Celebrating Authors. The inaugural section, Celebrating Asian – Pacific American Authors was a collaborative effort made by Candice P. of warmcuppatea. I managed to recognize two of my favorites – Jhumpa Lahiri and Amy Tan.
While this feature grew to include other author profiles, for 2014, I chose to showcase several books written by those of Asian and/or Pacific descent.
Just like Valentine’s and Easter, you can click on the covers, visit Jorie’s Store on Amazon, and shop for some great reading. Making purchases at Jorie’s Store funds future giveaways! 🙂
Samir and Yonatan  The Name Jar  Bindi Babes
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet  How My Parents Learned to Eat (Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin books)  Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Never Let Me Go  Thousand Cranes  Girl in Translation
Interpreter of Maladies  The Piano Teacher: A Novel  The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic (Penguin Classics)
The Complete Persepolis  The Joy Luck Club  The Arabian Nights (New Deluxe Edition)
Doveglion: Collected Poems (Penguin Classics)  Monkey: Folk Novel of China  Millicent Min, Girl Genius