Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Finds (Oct. 3)
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Well, we're down to three months left in the year, and I'm already figuring out which books I'll get to this year, and which will be waiting for next year. (I'm a little Type A.)

This week I've added three items to that list.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story is, yes, another book about Jackie. I believe this one deals more with the aftermath of the assassination of President Kennedy and less with the Camelot years. This book will be released Oct. 28.

I'm currently reading The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson about the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, IL. The landscape architect for the Fair was Frederick Law Olmsted, a person who has come up in other history books I've read recently. I wanted to know more about him, so I added Genius of Place to my TBR. Olmsted is the man who created Central Park in NYC, and his notions about landscaping seem even more relevant now than 100+ years ago.

Shauna Niequist is an author I enjoy a great deal. She writes books that deal with faith, family, and food. Savor, set to release in March 2015, is a devotional covering one year. While Niequist and I have different views on faith and the nature of God, I tend to enjoy her work more than others.


  1. I recently heard about the new JBKO book when I read an excerpt in Vanity Fair. It's on my TBR list!

    1. I'm pretty excited for that one. Though I'm unfamiliar with the author, she's written a number of biographies of famous folks. Should be a good one.

  2. What a great mix of books in your finds - here is my FF

  3. The book, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story, sounds awesome!

    Here are my Friday Finds: