“Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.” Mailbox Monday is hosted by Chick Loves Lit this month.
While I was buried in term papers and couldn’t read much for fun, it was nice to see a small pile of books forming in my room! I have no idea how to take all these books back with me in October though 🙂
Women, Autobiography, Theory- A Reader (Smith and Watson)
Starting with the nerdy book 🙂 I needed that for a paper, but I still love having had such agreat excuse to buy a book. If you’re interested in women life writing, definitely read this one!
The Moving Toyshop (Edmund Crispin)
This one’s from bookmooch. Obviously there’s got to be detective fiction in a book pile of mine somewhere. This one is set in the 30s and supposed to be charming. Has anyone read Crispin’s works?
After the Armistice Ball (Catriona McPherson)
On with the detective fiction. This one is the first book in a series, set in Scotland in the 20s and starring amateur sleuth Dandy Gilver. My mom got me this, and I enjoyed it a lot. Will post my review sometime this week.
Ein Glas voll Segen/ A Glass of Blessings (Barbara Pym)
Another mooch. I loved Pym’s Excellent Women and can’t wait to read more by her.
The Book of Lost Things (John Connolly)
And another mooch. I loved Connolly’s The Gates and have heard lots of good things about this one.
Attack (Yasmina Khadra)
I won this one at Amy‘s giveaway, together with Nemesis by Phillip Roth. Thank you, Amy!
Mr. Rosenblum’s List (Natasha Solomons)
The Lifted Veil (George Eliot)
Mooched. Thought I’d try a smaller Eliot, and I don’t think one can go wrong with Virago classics.
Agatha Raisin and the Viscious Vet (M.C. Beaton)
Also mooched. I love the Agatha Raisin series for comfort reading. I’m reading this now, since it’s so grey and rainy outside, perfect weather to spend on the couch with a cosy crime.
Pygmy (Chuck Palahniuk)
I love a good satire, especially if it’s dark and sinister. I don’t either completely love or hate Palahniuk’s works, so it’s always a gamble, but I really want to like this one.
Have you read any of these books? And what books arrived in your home?