Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Library Loot

Hosted alternately by Marg at The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Eva at A Striped Armchair.

This is my loot for the week.

The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox..........don't why I haven't read this before now but certainly time I did considering she's a NZ author.
Avalon by Anya's Anya Seton month over at Historical Tapestry so I thought I'd read one of hers again and it will fit in with for a challenge where I need a book published in the 60's.

Daughters of the House by Michele Roberts.........I've never heard of this book but it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1992. My library version has a different cover and is rather worn - I do love finding these treasures hidden away on the shelves.
The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey...........on the Booker Prize longlist last year and with a string of other awards this looks promising. It's about a man with Alzeimers.

Hunting Blind by Paddy Richardson.........another NZ author. A psychological suspense thriller.
Cursed by Carol Higgins Clark........a Regan Reilly mystery. For a challenge.

Desiree by Annemarie Selinko............Napoleon's first love. Fot the French Historicals challenge.
The Steppe and other stories by Anton Chekhov........for the Classics Circuit Russian tour.

What's in your loot this week?


  1. The Seton book looks good, i really should read the Seton I know I can find at the library

  2. Love the cover of Wilderness.

  3. The Seton book looks good. I read her Green Darkness quite some time ago and really enjoyed it. Didn't know about this one. Enjoy your loot!

  4. Linda - so do I, it was what caught my eye at first.

    Lots of Anya Seton on Historical Tapestry this month.

  5. I've seen a few good reviews of The Vintner's Luck. Hope you like it, too.

  6. I've never read any Chekov--something about him kind of scares me off! Looks like you found some great stuff.

  7. Lisa - I haven't read any Chekhov either so we'll see how it goes.

    JoAnn - I've seen both good and bad reviews but I'm hoping I'll like it.

  8. I love the covers you've shown for Daughters of the House and The Wilderness! :) Squee for Chekhov; I love him!

  9. I´ve been eyeing The Wilderness as well. It sounds so interesting and I love the cover :)

  10. I think The Wilderness looks very promising.
    Hope I'll love Chekhov too, Eva.