Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Library Loot

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

During June & July I've been reading classics for the Victorian celebration and restraining my library borrowing but by the end of last week I was getting a bit edgy and longing for some shorter contemporary reading. So this week I threw caution to the winds and loaded up with whatever caught my eye. 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce - 'a moving tale of one man's journey on foot across Britain.' 
Waiting for Time by Bernice Morgan - the sequel to Random Passage which I read this month and really enjoyed.
The Day She Cradled Me by Sacha de Bazin - a novel based on the life of the infamous baby farmer Minnie Dean, the only woman in New Zealand history ever to be hanged.

The Black Path by Asa Larsson - 'the frozen body of a woman is found in a fishing hut on a lake in far northern Sweden. The latest in the Rebecka Martinsson series.
A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison - A tsunami steals their family, men steal their innocence - the story of two little girls from India left homeless and alone after tragedy strikes their home.
Collecting Cooper by Paul Cleave - a New Zealand author who writes dark, intense crime thrillers.

The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen - ' a story of heartbreak and sacrifice, love and the enduring power of sisterhood.' It sounds lovely and has been on my TBR long enough.
The Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell - I really enjoy the Kate Mallory series so looking forward to this one.
Little Girl Lost by Brian McGilloway - another crime suspense from an author I haven't read before.

Lots of lovely easy-reading escapist loot!


  1. Other than The Bird Sisters all of those are new to me. Enjoy.

  2. I am really intrigued by The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and excited to hear that you liked Random Passage! Enjoy your loot!

    1. So am I and happy I managed to get it before it made the Booker longlist.

  3. I keep on checking my library catalogue for the Rebecca Rasmussen book but there is no sign of it yet!

    Enjoy your loot!

    1. It's been in out library for a while but this was the first time I spotted it on the shelf.

  4. I really liked The Bird Sisters and I hope you enjoy it as well. I am interested in your thoughts about the baby farmer book. I don't know about this part of New Zealand's history and it sounds interesting.

  5. I enjoyed The Bird Sisters very much and I've been meaning to read Harold Fry! Off to request it from my library...

    Happy Reading!

  6. Thanks for making my TBR pile taller! =)