Thursday, March 17, 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.

This week I had planned on combining the loot from today and last weeks when I didn't visit the library until Friday but unfortunately there are simply too many (surprise, surprise) so will settle for this week only although I must mention that Friday I did pick up A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness which I'm really looking forward to.
No holds today so had a lovely browse and this is what I came home with.

The Traitor's Wife by Kathleen Kent - historical fiction and the prequel to The Heretic's Daughter - the Salem witch trials.
Lasting Damage by Sophie Hannah - psychological suspense and I hope it's better than her last one.

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry - 1930's Ireland - had this on my list for ages so thought it was time I read it.
Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson - 'a rich and thrilling historical novel of secrets and lies.'

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
Kahlil Gibran: an illustrated anthology by Ayman A El-Desouky - small coffee table book size this collection of KG's poetry, prose and art is absolutely beautiful........and I haven't even read it yet but it surely is a book I'd love to own.

Two memoirs

When it Rains by Maggie Australian author and " an unforgettable story of love and courage that inspires even as it breaks your heart". Might need the tissues for this one!
Daughter of Dust by Wendy Wallace - growing up an outcast in the desert of Sudan.

What's in your loot this week?


  1. Some beautiful covers there. Enjoy your loot!

  2. What a good looking collection of covers! And some of them are books I want to read too!

    Enjoy your loot.

  3. I read The Secret Scripture just last week and loved it!! I had a different book cover, but the one you're having is nicer =)

    Enjoy your readings!

  4. Wow, you definitely got a good haul there. I agree with Linda, absolutely beautiful covers on all of them. And this is only ONE weeks worth of books?!?

  5. I have the "A Discovery of Witches" on hold and I have 47 people before me waiting on it. :(

    I hope you enjoy your books.

  6. Ooo, the Gibran looks lovely.

    Enjoy your loot!

  7. Same thing here with "A Discoery of Witches" - lots of people want to read that one.