Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
I didn't actually buy this book - instead I got it for my birthday! I've been wanting to read this for months and I'm #19 on the library list and they only have two books. I had a customer come in requesting this book and initially I thought (from the title) that it was a nature book. When I saw it was fiction, I found the book for him and then proceeded to read the blurb myself. I was immediately intrigued. Only later did I hear it was being made into a movie. But that doesn't matter to me since books are 99% of the time better than their movie counterparts. This book is one of those begin in the past and work its way toward the far-future kind with all sorts of little connecting threads that just sounded oh-so-interesting. I very much look forward to reading this and falling into whatever world(s) Mitchell crafts and discovering all the little details that bring his characters together across time.
Notes from the playlist: "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele