Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Books........borrowed and bought!

This week has been a bit of a book binge, with both the inevitable regular library trips, (well I do have to walk past it every day), and a trip to the local second hand book shop. But the library is free, and I did only spend £3.20 in the shop! I just have to find time to read them now!

Library Books

A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz-This I'd heard about, but probably wouldn't have requested or bought, but it was just there on the shelf, so it came home. It's size intimidates me a bit though, so not sure it will actually get read!

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin- I'd wanted to read this for ages and again it was just sat there on the returns shelf.

Brodeck's Report- Read a few good reviews of this, so thought I'd try it.

The Girl with Glass Feet- Same as above,

My Life in Orange- I love anything about religion, so a memoir from a child who grew up in a cult (wearing orange) is right up my street.

The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder- I enjoyed The Solitaire Mystery and Sophie's World and this looks just as interesting.

The prime of Miss Jean Brodie- I have been wanting to read Muriel  Spark, and this is the one that was there.

La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander Mcall Smith- read about this on someone's blog (can't remember whose now), and it is the first of his that has appealed. Still not sure if this will get read though.

Books Bought

One day by David Nicholls- It sounds very different and it was only 20p!

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery- Read both good and bad reviews of this so thought I might aswell try it for myself.

The Post Birthday World by Lionel Shriver-Couldn't resist this, it sounds like it has a bit of a sliding doors type plot with both outcomes from a situation explored. It just intrigued me.

The White Tiger- I don't even know why I haven't read this yet! I've wanted to for ages!

The Winter Book by Tove Jaansen-Nothing but good reviews, and it was there!


Charley said...

The orange spine of One Day caught my eye.

Diane said...

I enjoyed Brooklyn from your stack; enjoy all the great books!

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Wow! Just... wow!

So, I want to read The Girl With The Glass Feet, Broderick's Report, Brooklyn, and The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

I've read Fraction of the Whole, and am curious as to how you get on with it. It's got an interesting twist about half-way in. I enjoyed White Tiger as well, but, still not convinced it should've won the Booker.

Enjoy the reading - looks fantastic.

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