And while I've been away I've still been acquiring!
Sometimes this happens:
Inside those parcels were:
Sallie Bissell – A Darker Justice
John Baker – Death Minus Zero
John Lescroart – The Mercy Rule
- all new crime/thriller writers for me.
Elizabeth Redfern's The Music of the Spheres
Jodi Picoult's Vanishing Acts – which I have actually read before but didn't remember the title, so I accidentally re-requested it. Ah well I shall enjoy reading it and then pass it on.
Salman Rushie – Midnight's Children – Booker winner, why not?
Rose Tremain – The Colour – why not? I've seen Trespass raved about everywhere.
DBC Pierre – Vernon God Little – Booker winner, why not?
Penelope Lively – Passing On – I loved Moon Tiger, so will be looking out for more Livelys around the shops.
Anita Shreve – Strange Fits of Passion – surely this completes my collection of her works? There can't be more out there.
Penelope Lively – Moon Tiger – I gave my copy to my father after raving about it, and decided I needed my own to keep.
Jane Rogers – Her Living Image – the author, by coincidence, has the same name as someone very dear to me and I will be posting her the book after I've read it. It looks like a good read too.
Jose Carlos Somoza – The Athenian Murders – the title says it all, really.
Sebastian Faulks – A Week in December – I haven't read any Faulks before but I thought starting with one set in London during the financial crisis seemed like a nice familiar place to start.
Kate Atkinson – Case Histories (this actually came from Foyles, the beautiful, large, staffed-by-knowledge-people bookshop on Charing Cross Road) – I loved When Will There Be Good News and jumped at the chance to pick up another of hers.
Ali Shaw – The Girl With The Glass Feet – I've seen this positively reviewed in a few places and had to return my copy to the library without actually opening it, so a copy of my own was just the ticket.
Walter Kirn – Up in the Air – Enjoyed the film (although how anyone got nominated for any Oscars for it is beyond me), thought I should read the book.
(those last two actually came from Bookmooch and clearly just ended up in the wrong photo!)
Enough to keep me busy for a while!