My current read - City of Pearl by Karen Traviss - is going a bit slowly, not because it's a bad book, it's actually rather good, but because I'm taking my time and savouring it. So as it makes me seem quiet (not a natural state for me I can assure you) I thought I'd do a Library Loot post to fill the void.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!
Well... I made a sort of new year's bookish resolution to only check only 3 to 5 books out of the library. I did actually keep to that but conveniently forgot I already had 2 books left on the shelf at home. I think I must be a dyed in the wool Lost Cause. Officially hopeless.
Anyway, here are they:
From the bottom up:
The Lost Art of Gratitude - Alexander McCall Smith. Book 5 or 6 of his Isabel Dalhousie series and my idea of a good comfort read.
The Likeness - Tana French. Her sequel to In the Woods which I read ages ago and have been meaning to read the sequel for ages too. Very happy to see this one sitting on the library shelf.
To Dream of the Dead - Phil Rickman. This was one of Susan at You Can Never Have too Many Books favourite crime reads of 2010 and, as we tend to have very similar tastes, I grabbed it when I saw it in the library. (Dontcha just love blaming someone else...)
Winter in Thrush Green - Miss Read. My current bedtime read. 'Tis soothing and delightful, just like Deslily's Afghan that I wrap myself up in. :-)
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Kate Wilhelm. A randon grab, classic sci fi, which I may or may not read for Carl's Sci Fi Experience.
Red Bones - Anne Cleeves. Book 3 of her brilliant Jimmy Perez series.
The Surgeon - Tess Gerritsen. A series recommended to me by all and sundry and my eldest daughter. Been waiting quite a few weeks for my library to get this back in.
And the first book I'll read off this pile when I've finished my current book? Most likely The Likeness by Tana French as I know it will be *really* good.