Books that came in this weekend!
This weekend was a great week for books! I received some new ones in the mail, bought a few more downtown and then borrowed too many at the library! Considering I am now officially in my last month before the end of the semester, I’m not sure how many of those I’ll have time to read (on the other hand, I’ve already done a good part of the work, and for once I might not be in such a rush!) Here are my latest victims;
- Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. It’s been talked about so much that I wondered if it had been overhyped. I was hesitant on spending my money on it, but borrowing it seemed reasonnable enough.
- Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. It’s on the “1001 books to read before you die” list, plus I can’t resist an author who’s name is Banana! I couldn’t find it anywhere and finding it at the library absolutely made my day.
- The Pleasure of my Company by Steve Martin. I liked Shopgirl so much that I really wanted to read more from Martin. This one I bought new.
- The Devil is in the Details by Jennifer Traig. Another book on obsessive-compulsive disorder, a subject that is close to my heart. This one looks fun and I love the cover! It seems perfect for the topic!
- Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl. I’ve been very curious about that one. I first had a good feeling about it, but the reviews have been so mixed that I’m keeping my expectations on the low.
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith. Finally! It’s home! Now I only have to finish the original one and I can jump in the “ultra-violent zombie mayhem”!
- Something Blue by Emily Griffin. Sometimes life is nice to you, like it was when I found, for 5$, the sequel to Something Borrowed the day after reading it! Lucky!
- Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsaneka. It takes place in Saudi Arabia, a place I haven’t read much about yet. I feel a bit ridiculous admitting it now, but it caught my eye on the library shelf because of its shiny cover.
- The Commoner by John Burnham Schwarts. Japan! Imperial family! Court life! Drama! Need I say more? If time is missing though, it’s probably one I won’t read. Same thing goes for:
- The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue. London 1864. I love novels that take place in London, especially if it goes back in time. Funnily enough, it has a similar cover to:
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. I had never heard of this YA novel until a friend recommended it for me. It’s short, so there’s a good chance I’ll actually read this one.
- The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff. Last and not least, one I borrowed with a few expectations. I really wanted to read and like this book, but I know many reviews have been less than great. I tried to not look at them so I could make my own mind. I’m only a few pages in, but so far I find it laborious.
I sense my 2009 luck with good books might end soon, although I’m sure a few of those will be great. What about you, fellow readers? Have you read any of those? What were your thougts?