The mailbox presented me with a cornucopia of books this week. It felt like Christmas at my house. Here's the haul:
Still Life by Louise Penny
This is the first in the Inspector Gamache series that I've come to love so much. I read this book and then passed it along. Recently I finished book three and decided I was going to want to reread this series. So I remooched it so I can reread it.
A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
Book #4 in the Inspector Gamache series was released on Sep 1. This book should have arrived last week. I've put off any serious reading so I could start this the minute it came. I finally gave up waiting for it and started Cleopatra's Daughter. Now A Rule Against Murder is on hold.
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
I read a delightful review of this children's book and well, with a name like Miss Rumphius, how could I not order this book to read to my grandchildren?
Relentless by Robin Parrish
Another blogger convinced me with her review that I'd enjoy this one. I wish I kept track of who recommends books that I buy. I keep thinking I'm going to start an spreadsheet to help me, but I keep procrastinating.
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
This purchase goes in my daughter's library. I buy new books for her. Don't know why because I only buy used for me. Hmm... need to rethink this.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Another for my daughter's library, but this is one I'm going to read as soon as I finish Hunger Games, whenever that might be! Kate already finished Catching Fire and Candleman's reading it now.
In Sheep's Clothing by Susan May Warren
This is another recommendation from a fellow blogger. Wish I knew who to blame for my hobby of buying more books than I can read.
The Archangel Project by S.S. Graham
Hmmm. . . Another I can't remember why I bought it, but it does sound good.
The Likeness by Tana French
Haven't read In the Woods yet, but I suspect I will love it, after all everyone that's read it did. Read lots of positive reviews for both books by French. Something tantalizing to look forward to reading.
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively
Someone in the blogosphere loved this book and gave it such an enthusiastic review I succumbed to temptation. I've been a bad girl this week!
A Drink Before the War by Dennis LeHane
I own book two in this series and figure that I better start with book #1.
The Air We Breathe by Andrea Barrett
I absolutely love Andrea Barrett's short stories in Ship Fever and Servants of the Map. If you need to read one short story for a challenge, let it be Ship Fever which is the longest story in the collection with the same name. The Air We Breathe, though entirely self-contained, extends the family of intertwined characters that began in Ship Fever.
I was reading someone's blog who was reviewing The Narwhal, also by Barrett, which I've had for years. I checked to see if there was anything else by Barrett that I have not yet read and that's how I found The Air We Breathe. I look forward to reading more by this gifted author.
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