I missed my library loot last week so even though I have loads of unread books lying around here I had to get some new ones out. They look really good at my place 🙂
Here´s the complete list:
The Ladies of Grace Adieu (Susanna Clarke)
I read her first book some years ago and quite enjoyed it so I hope this one will be good as well. Also, the cover looks fantastic 🙂
Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons)
Loads of gushing reviews made me want to read this one, I also loved the film adaptation. I´m hoping I´ll be able to read it in time for Nymeth´s 1930s challenge.
Money in the Bank (P.G. Wodehouse)
The combination of fantastic weather and weekend calls for some Wodehouse (although really, everything calls for some Wodehouse 🙂 ).
The Spare Room (Helen Garner)
There´s no escaping this one in the bookstores at the moment and the library is much cheaper. Still, I don´t know when I´ll be in the mood for a heavy book like this.
The Act of Roger Murgatroyd (Gilbert Adair)
A satire of and hommage to Agatha Christie´s mysteries, I had to check this one out. This book is supposedly not only a great parody but also a very good mystery. I´m excited about this one (and it´s also part of a series!). Quite proud of myself for only getting one crime novel this time 🙂
And then there´s another pile of books, which I looted from a good friend with excellent taste last week (my book fairy so to speak). I´m calling it the friend loot:
The End of Mr. Y (Scarlett Thomas)
I loved her other novel PopCo (check it out if you´re into mysteries and code-cracking) and this one´s supposed to be even better, I´m very excited to read it.
Croc Attack (Assaf Gavron)
Another book lots of people have reviewed and raved about, I´m quite sure I´ll enjoy it as well. Also finally a book toward my read-more-world-lit resolution.
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner´s Dilemma (Trenton Lee Stewart)
The third MBS book, I finished it yesterday and had a great time. I love children´s books because of the wonderful sense of adventure they inspire.
Going Bovine (Libba Bray)
I read Bray´s Gemma Doyle series and liked the first book a lot, the rest was a bit too esoteric for me, but I´be heard great things about Going Bovine.
I really have a lot of great books lying around my place but somehow I can´t really seem to focus on one. I managed to finish one yesterday but other than that I´ve cracked open five books and restlessly go back and forth between them. I hope it´ll get better soon! I´ll take a pile of books with me to the balcony and hopefully get my mojo back.
Also, I apologize that this whole post is in italics, wordpress doesn´t like me today and I don´t know anything about html.
What did you loot from the library this week?