A couple years ago, I picked up a copy of what quickly became one of my all-time favorite books: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. I bought it because the name sounded delightful, and (just as I'd suspected!) the story itself lived up to the name. I devoured the book in about a day, then proceeded to recommend it to everyone from ex-boyfriends to random strangers.
The minute I finished the book (or possibly even with a few pages still left), I jumped on Amazon to see if the writer (Robin Sloane) had written anything else. I was really, really, really hoping to find a half-dozen books to order immediately, but unfortunately (at least for me) this was his debut novel.
I soothed myself with the note in his bio that said he was working on something else (fingers crossed!) and set about looking for something else that was equally delicious to read.
A few months ago, I found out that the promised second book was nearly out! I pre-ordered it and it arrived just a couple days ago.
Once-again, I'm smitten. His writing is just so good and sets everything in my brain firing. It's even more exciting this time because the book has a serious food element to it (baking!).
Anyway, I'm a seriously happy girl. I recommend giving the book a try. Get it here. (That's an Amazon affiliate link, FYI, so I'll get a few cents if you order it, but it won't affect your price. Thanks!)