There is some great loot from the library to share this week! I usually just run in to pick up a hold, but this week I had some extra time and came out with four books.
Tell Me A Riddle by Tillie Olsen
This was the hold I went to pick up. I read Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing for a recent Short Story Monday post and wanted to read more. The title novella won the First Prize O.Henry Award in 1961 and the stories have become staples in literature classes, but I was totally unfamiliar with her.
Novel Destinations: Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West
by Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon
I first heard about this book from BookPsmith. Now that I've had a chance to read through it, I can tell it's a book I want to own.
A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi
Molly at My Cozy Book Nook is hosting a Summer Vacation Reading Challenge. I'm considering Venice as a possible 'travel destination'!
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
by Ishmael Beah
I may be one of the only people around that hasn't read this book. It had been talked about as a book club selection, but didn't make the final cut.
I haven't read any non-fiction this year and I may start here.
Library Loot is hosted by Eva and Alessandra.