Thursday, August 25, 2011
Book Sale Bounty
My annual goal for the library book sale is to donate more than I purchase. Thanks to a major shelf-weeding effort, achieving that goal was never in doubt this year.
From the bottom:
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
I loved The Time Traveler's Wife and remember reading several excellent reviews of this one a year or two ago. Should make for excellent Halloween-themed reading.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
This has been on my wish list for some time. I tried to get my book club to read it last year, but they thought it sounded too depressing. Maybe my pitch will be more effective once I've read the book.
Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner
I've only read one novel by Brookner and, for the life of me, can't remember the title. Next summer, I'll be ready for International Anita Brookner Day.
Modoc by Ralph Helfer
One member of my book club has suggested this nonfiction work several times. If it gets chosen, I'll be ready.
Last Night In Twisted River by John Irving
I love John Irving - period.
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
This slim modern classic has been on my radar for years.
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Fingersmith was amazing and I enjoyed The Night Watch, too. Everyone seems to rave about Tipping the Velvet, so I was thrilled to find a pristine copy for only two dollars.
Eight American Poets: An Anthology, edited by Joel Conarroe
I've finally started reading poetry this year and thought this would be a perfect addition to my small collection.
Have you read any of these? Where should I begin?