I've seen several other 'library pile' type posts recently so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and do one too. Not only have I been in and out of my own library just recently but I also descended on my one of my daughter's local ones last week and grabbed four books. The result is that I have my full quota of eight books out at the moment (one is finished, so not in the photo below) with hardly a hope in hell of finishing them all in time. Especially as two of these have now been reserved by other people and can't be renewed; although I do have until the 21st. to read those two, so there is hope.
From the bottom:
Crossed Bones by Jane Johnson is a historical involving Cornwall in the 17th. century and a girl who gets kidnapped by pirates and taken off to Morocco. I think I first saw it blogged about on Random Jottings but also in several other places since.
Hearts and Minds by Rosy Thornton was, I think, the author's first book. I thought I'd give this a try after enjoying her recent book, Crossed Wires.
The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton was borrowed purely because I loved The House of Mirth and felt it was time I read something else by Wharton.
The Spook's Battle by Joe Delaney is book four in the author's YA horror series about an apprentice spook ( a sort of wizard who sorts out people's demon problems.) Good series.
The Circle by Peter Lovesey is a crime yarn about a writing circle. The author's crime stories are excellent and this one really appeals.
It's Only the Sister by Angela du Maurier is an autobiography of Daphne du Maurier's sister, Angela. I like the sound of it.
Touchstone by Laurie King... well... that one's all Deslily's fault. It's not a Mary Russell book, it's a stand-alone, a thriller from what I can see. I love King's writing so am sure I will like this - just about to start it.
So that's my current library haul. Yes... I think I must be a bit mad too.