Monthly Book Binge: November 2010
23 November, 2010
I bet you thought I’d been really good and taken control of my book buying addiction. Yeah right. This month I got a mixture of books from some lovely publishers and of course lots more from the internet, charity shops and library sales. I know y’all like lists so let’s drool together.
I’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the lovely publishers from whom I received the following:
Hot Kitchen Snow by Susannah Rickards – from Chris at Salt Publishing.
Coconut Unlimited by Nikesh Shukla – from Gavin at Quartet Books.
The Swimmer by Roma Tearne – from Catherine at Harper Collins.
Fire by Kristin Cashore – which I won from Gollancz. Double yay because I LOVED Graceling.
Washington Square by Henry James – which I won on Twitter from OUP.
Someone Else’s Garden by Dipika Rai – again from Catherine at Harper Collins.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – from Caitlin at Headline.
And I purchased the following from my library:
Bright Young People by D.J. Taylor – a steal at 40p. I actually read this very copy a couple of years ago and loved it. I had to get it, right? Especially for its extensive bibliography.
Commissariat of Enlightenment by Ken Kalfus – only 30p. I’d been eyeing this up for a while now but didn’t get a chance to check it out of the library. It’s fate, I say.
Surplus Women by G.C. Pain – I read about this on Hannah Stoneham’s Book Blog and ordered it pronto.
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris – my current obsession with True Blood has spilt out to the books.
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris – ditto.
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris – ditto.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith – I wasn’t sure whether I already owned this, but I don’t. Yay!
The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh – my friend S has been going on about how amazing this book is for 10 years. So I had to get this when I came across it in my local charity shop. I’d also read some of Ghosh’s earlier books which I liked (but not Sea of Poppies yet.)
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris – because I started And Then We Came To The End which I really liked but still haven’t finished.
The Marrowbone Marble Company by Glenn Taylor – because the cover looked just amazing and it sounded interesting.
And I borrowed:
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown – I borrowed this from my other friend S. I’d read both Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code before they both went nuclear and although there are better thrillers out there, I can’t help wanting to read about the esoteric and the mythic since I’ve been reading about them for the last 20 years. Let’s see what all the hype’s about.
OK, that’s a lot of books. So I better get cracking, right?