Last weekend was our annual Friends of the Library book sale. I love the Friday night preview event for members - wine, cheese, music, and a chance to shop before the Saturday morning madness. It's basically a cocktail party with books!
My goal is always to donate more than I purchase. Despite the wine, I came home with only 14 books. Such restraint! From the top:
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
I loved the audio version of This is How You Lose Her (read by the author) and have wanted to read his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ever since.
Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine
If it's even half as entertaining as The Three Weissmans of Westport, I'll be happy.
The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers
I've been wanting to read this author for quite a while.
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
I seem to collect McEwan's novels.
Isabel's Bed by Elinor Lipman
The View From Penthouse B was a highlight last summer. I'm not familiar with this title, but for a dollar I'll take the risk.
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
I've enjoyed several other books by this author.
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
It seems like this has been on my wish list forever. Is it old enough to be considered a classic?
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
recommended by a book club friend
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
...for Anbolyn's Mary Stewart Reading Week next month
The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman
Another Lipman! This one is Thomas's favorite.
TheSnow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Maybe a little outside my comfort zone, but many bloggers loved it.
Winter of the World by Ken Follett
Book Two of the Century Trilogy, 940 pages in hardcover - what was I thinking? Maybe I'll read it on the beach in Florida this winter.
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
This book was everywhere a couple of years ago. Time to find out what all the fuss was about.
The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
totally an impulse purchase
Have you read any of these? Where should I start?