Thursday, August 2, 2012
Book Sale Bounty
My library hosts a "Friends Preview" the evening before their annual book sale begins. It's almost like a cocktail party with books - supporters have an opportunity to browse and make their selections before the Saturday morning crush, and then relax on the lawn with wine and cheese. This year I was operating under pressure and had just 30 minutes to shop before leaving to meet my daughter at the train station. That was still enough time to fill my bag, but I did miss the glass of wine!
From the top:
Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas
Many of my friends (Staci, Kay and others) have enjoyed her novels, so I'm excited to finally read Sandra Dallas.
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
This keeps coming up as a possible book club selection, so now I'll be ready.
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
I enjoyed Behind the Scenes at the Museum several years ago. This has been on my wish list for quite some time.
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
This title has been on my iPod for the past year. I'll listen to it eventually, and a print copy will probably come in handy.
The Gathering by Anne Enright
I really enjoyed The Forgotten Waltz and been wanting to read more by Enright. This novel won the 2007 Mann Booker Prize.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I've wanted to own a copy of this book ever since I listened to it a few years ago.
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
Is it as good as The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency? I'll find out...
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
I Feel Bad About My Neck was a fabulous audiobook. I hope this is good in print.
The Whore's Child by Richard Russo
Richard Russo is a favorite. I'm looking forward to reading this short story collection.
The Clothes They Stood Up In and The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett
The Clothes They Stood Up In was wonderful on audio (read by the author). I've been looking for a copy of The Lady in the Van ever since.
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
This was very popular a couple of years ago. Now I can finally read it, too.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
I've been meaning to read this for years. It might be a good choice for my book club's book-to-film selection.
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
I loved this book, but read a library copy. Now I have one of my own.