28. July 2011 · 5 comments · Categories: Reading

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

Here are my library check-outs for this week.

From the top:

1. Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. I have no particular interest in this, but I saw it on the shelf and thought it looked like something I can get totally captivated by. We’ll see… Has anyone read it?

2. Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch. Orange Prize nominee, Booker Prize long listed, and it has the sound of a rambunctious and exuberant story. I’m very much looking forward to it!

3. The FitzOsbornes in Exile by Michelle Cooper. This is the sequel to A Brief History of Montmoray which I finished a few days ago and will post about soon. The first novel was a completely absorbing read and I can’t wait to start this sequel.

4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I got a wild hair the other day and impulsively checked this out. I read it a lifetime ago when I was a teen and Sylvia Plath seemed romantic. I admit I still have a tiny obsession with her!

5. Snowdrops by A.D. Miller. I started reading this Booker long lister last night and am smitten! Decadent, treacherous, cynical Moscow – not my usual fare, but fascinating and witty.

Oooh, my list is making me jealous of myself! I think I brought home some outstanding titles this week. What have you taken out of your library recently?

5 Comments

  1. I loved Jamrach’s Menagerie! It was one of my favourites from the Orange Prize longlist and I’m pleased to see it on the Booker longlist too. And I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying Snowdrops as I have a copy of that one waiting to be read.

    • I just started Jamrach’s Menagerie and can tell it is going to be a good one. I finished Snowdrops last night and will post about it soon. It’s a very disturbing morality tale and totally engrossing!

  2. I was at my library other day but had none of longlistees ,but sure they ll have them when I go to order online next week ,all the best stu

    • I was shocked that my library had any of them as we usually don’t buy the Bookers until after the lists come out. A pleasant surprise for me! Hope you can find some of them next week.

  3. Clara and Mr. Tiffany has long been on tbr list. Enjoy your loot.

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