Has it been another week already?? Although I´ve been reading, I feel like my tbr pile hasn´t gotten smaller at all. When I look at my reading pace and my library looting, Sisyphus comes to mind.
Here´s this week´s loot:
Das Ikarus Mädchen/ The Icarus Girl (Helen Oyeyemi)
I´m sure Helen Oyeyemi needs no introduction, her works are very present in the blogosphere, and most reviews have been positive.
Bozo David Hurensohn/ The Man Who Came In From The Back of Beyond (Biyi Bandele-Thomas)
Bandele-Thomas is another Nigerian author. This novel was apparently written when he was only eighteen and is about modern Nigeria and also about a novel within a novel. I got Oyeyemi and Bandele-Thomas´ books for the Orbis Nigerian Mini Challenge which runs till the end of June.
The Raw Shark Texts (Steven Hall)
This is a thriller featuring a character with amnesia, and The Literary Lollipop´s review of it convinced me to try it.
Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
It´s an Atwood novel, it depicts a post-apocalyptic society, it´s bound to be good. I want to read it this year for Jennifer´s Canadian Authors Challenge.
Das Labyrinth der Wörter/ La tete en friche (Marie-Sabine Roger)
I´ve been eyeing this one for a while now, and it was finally not checked out from the library. It´s about a not too clever man who meets an old woman on a park bench and she begins to introduce him to books. I seem to be reading a lot of books that feature old women this year 🙂
Talking about Detective Fiction (P.D. James)
Perfect book for those who enjoy the detective genre, I´m hoping P.D. James will have a couple of good recommendations for a picky crime reader like me.
Reading Women: Literary Figures and Cultural Icons from the Victorian Age to the Present (ed. Janet Badia and Jennifer Phegley)
I think I´ve seen this book on some blog but I really can´t remeber where exactly. Anyway, this looks like a fascinating read and I´m really beginning to like my university library.
The Surplus Woman: Unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 (Catherine L. Dollard)
Ana made me want to read about surplus women, and I thought I should try to read about Germany, so I got this book, also from the uni library.
Have you read any of these books, what did you think? And what did you loot from the library this week?