Today I'm featuring my library pile for my Bookshelf Travelling post. My library stack inhabits a space on the bookshelves in the lounge next to the fireplace. I'll confess I don't always read every book that comes home from the library. I am of course full of good intentions. But then a week or two after they come home with me I suddenly don't fancy a plot that vastly appealed that moment when I picked it up in the library. Or I start to read a particular book and I don't like the way it's written or it's a book from a series I haven't read any of for three years and suddenly I can see *why* I haven't bothered with it for three years. Such is the life of those who borrow books from the library.
Anyway, my current pile consists of these books:
From the bottom:
A Killing in the Hills - Julia Keller. A series recommendation from Kay at Kay's Reading Life I think, in connection with my United States Challenge. It's a crime series set in West Virginia
The Farm at the Edge of the World - Sarah Vaughan. Passed on to me by my eldest daughter before the lockdown. This is one of those double timeline stories, WW2 and present day, set in Cornwall and involving secrets I suspect.
I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh. A psychological thriller set in Wales, recommended by a friend.
The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughters - Jean Pendziwoe. Set on the Canadian shores of Lake Superior this is another book delving into past family secrets. A random grab from the library.
Elegy for Eddie - Jacqueline Winspear. Book nine in the Maisie Dobbs series, I have book eight to read too, on my Kindle.
The Rhine: Following Europe's Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps - Ben Coates. Non-fiction. Reserved from the library because I'd enjoyed The Rhine aspect of Castle Skull by John Dickson Carr.
The Prester Quest - Nicholas Jubber. Non-fiction. In 1177 a physician is given a letter by Pope Alexander III to deliver to the King of the Indies, Prester John. The messenger disappears and the letter is lost. Nicholas Jubber sets out to retrace his steps from The Vatican to Ethiopia. This has got one of the lowest ratings I've ever seen on Goodreads, 2.84, so I'm not expecting much from it, but we shall see.
So this lot will be with me now until June, possibly longer. Naturally, we have no idea when our libraries will be open again and although most of us book bloggers have large personal libraries at home, it will still be nice when ours reopens as a trip to the library is one of life's little pleasures for me.