I might possibly gone a little mad and accumulated an insane number of library books in my place. But I love to have a lot of books to choose from and they make my room look much more cosy! And it’s not like the library has a limit, not that I’m aware of at least …
Here’s most of it:
Consuming Passion:Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (Judith Flanders)
Still unhealthily fascinated with the consumer revolution of the 19th century.
The Island of the Colorblind (Oliver Sacks)
Everything Sacks writes about is fascinating and my library had the English edition of this one so I thought I’d give it a go.
The 13th Element: The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire and Phosphorus (John Emsley)
I’m reading this at them moment and it’s fantastic so far. How could I have survived without in-depth knowledge about phosphorus? 😉
Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present Day (Joanna Bourke)
I’m so not reading that one on my commute, I’ve learned from the whole American Psycho thing. Anyway, this looks like a great if disturbing look. It’s focused on the rapists not the victims, but as she says in her introduction, that title would have gone over even less well.
Citizen Vince (Jess Walter)
Less than Zero had a great first half and so much potential, so I thought I’d see what else Walter has written.
The Fahrenheit Twins (Michael Faber)
A short story collection and my first ever Faber read. I’ve read two stories so far and they are deliciously creepy and unsettling.
Borges and the Eternal Orangutans (Luis Fernando Verissimo)
A detective story, an anti-detective story, a parody of a detective story, Borges as a kind of armchair detective, academic feuds and a Poe conference. I loved it!
Meierhoffs Verschwörung / O Opositor (Luis Fernando Verissimo)
Loved the other book so much, I got another Verissimo. I couldn’t find the title of the English translation, if it exists. The German title roughly translates as Meierhoff’s conspiracy.
Nervous Conditions (Tsitsi Dangarembga)
The book on postcolonialism and black women.
Comedy in a Minor Key (Hans Keilson)
Re-loot, Iris motivated me to read more Dutch lit.
The Doubtful Guest (Edward Gorey)
I love Gorey’s stuff, whatever that says about my sense of humor.
Detection Unlimited (Georgette Heyer)
Obligatory cosy mysteries!
Messenger of Truth (Jaqueline Winspear)
Still wrestling with the Maisie Dobbs series.
Rattling the Bones (Ann Granger)
A Fran Varady book, a series I hadn’t tried before, but Fran is very likeable and the mystery quite cosy.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (P.D. James)
HAve to give James a chance at some point, hope this one is a good introduction to her works.
The Pumpkin Eater (Penelope Mortimer)
Can’t remember where I read about it, but it was on my tbr list.
The Matchmaker (Stella Gibbons)
Curious about her other works.
Tea with Mr. Rochester (Frances Tower)
Cosy, without the crime (I think).
The Tortoise and the Hare (Elizabeth Jenkins)
Praised by everyone it seems, hope I’ll enjoy it as well. Love the cover art!
To the North (Elizabeth Bowen)
Have been wanting to read Bowen for a while.
Mariana (Monica Dickens)
Reading this one at the moment, it’s nice so far.
The Blessing (Nancy Mitford)
One should always have a Mitford around 😉
Love’s Shadow (Ada Leverson)
Finally I get to try one of those Bloomsbury books!
What have you recently looted from the library?