Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg at The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Claire at The Captive Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

I can't believe it's been a month since I last posted a library loot but for the first couple of weeks I only visited to return books (yes, very strong-willed) because I had a pile to read plus the excitement of my new Kindle. Wednesday is my usual day for posting but as it's Monthly Roundup Day tomorrow I'm a day early.
Most of that pile were crime/suspense as I was having a real thriller fest - the Thrill Week that begins on Thursday will be the perfect ending to that indulgence and I'm ready to move on to something different so I brought these four home last Friday. 

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale - I know, more crime but it's non-fiction and a review by Becky @ PageTurners took my eye and it was on the library shelf............" a body, a detective, a country home steeped in secrets. A true story that inspired a generation of writers such as Wilkie Collins. Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle - a classic murder mystery." 

Dark Places by Kate Grenville - Love the cover but  have a feeling I may have read this - if I have it was long enough ago that I won't mind a reread. " Kate Grenville takes us inside the mind of a man who can persuade himself that he has the right, perhaps even the duty, to conquer and subdue the mocking flesh of any woman."

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls - has been on my TBR list for ages . " a true-life novel about the authors grandmother.

A Separate Country by Robert Hicks - another that's been on the TBR for a while. Sometimes it's good not to have anything on hold and just browse the shelves picking up the older books waiting to be read.
" An historical novel set in New Orleans after the Civil War and based on the incredible true story of Confederate general John Bell Hood and his wife, Anna Marie."

Hope you have some great loot this week!


  1. I keep saying I want to read Half broke Horses. Look forward to your review.

    I love the boot cover too.

    Thrill Week is almost here, I'm excited.

  2. I've heard good things about Half Broke Horses. Enjoy!
    I read A Separate Country earlier this year. I hope you like it more than I did.

  3. Marce - I'm excited too!!

    Linda - oh dear, that doesn't sound too promising for A Separate Country.