Let´s all forget what I said about not borrowing any books from the library anymore, what was I thinking? I´m glad I browsed the shelves because I found some great books, and in my defense, I´ve already finished one 🙂
Here´s this week´s pile:
Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (M.C. Beaton)
I quite enjoyed the Agatha Raisin book I read last week (the review will be up soon) so I was happy to find the next book had been returned to the library.
The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy (James Anderson)
If you´re a regular reader of this blog, you´ll have noticed how much I like cosy crimes. This one had a fun cover and the word cosy in the title 🙂 Also, the blurbs are just really teasing, calling it a “mystery in the great tradition of Agatha Christie” and “If you half-close your eyes you can almost smell Poirot or Miss Marple shuffling through the pages”. I had no chance of resisting this one! Hope it´ll be good, it´s the first book in a series.
Love in a Cold Climate (Nancy Mitford)
Can´t believe I´ve never read any of her books before, I finished this one already and loved it.
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont (Elizabeth Taylor)
Another Virago Modern Classic, I couldn´t resist. And according to the backflap, the writer has been called the Jane Austen of this century.
Tropical Fish (Doreen Baingana)
I want to read more diversely but somehow I always end up with books by white American/ British authors. This one sounds quite interesting, it´s mostly set in Uganda.
Shades of Grey (Jasper Fforde)
I´ve been waiting for the library to acquire this book for ages and snapped it right up when they finally did. I love Fforde´s works, I love dystopian literature. I should love this one, right?
The Making of a Marchioness (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
Another great find, can´t believe my library finally invested in a Persephone! 🙂
Any thoughts on these books? And what did you loot from the library this week?