Friday, July 03, 2009

Lovely new books

I don't buy or loan as many books as some - and since I am in Denmark I am unable to do Paperback Swap - it would cost me double the price of the book to ship an old paperback across the pond anyway. So I have never done the Library Loot/Mailbox weeklies. I don't think I get enough in my mailbox or from the library to do that.

But in the past month, I have both been to the library and also bought some books. All of them are loaned or bought through blogger's recommendations, for which I am eternally grateful!

While I love to browse old books and make cheap finds, I also think it is lovely when a package filled with brand new books arrive. New books are wonderful and they smell good! This past month I bought the following books:

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson (Southern Reading Challenge. I read Jackson's two previous novels. Loved the first one -Gods in Alabama - the second one was so-so - Between, Georgia)
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan (Southern Reading Challenge. So many bloggers raved about this one, and I hope its as wonderful as they say)
Stuck by Herman Bang (Danish author from 19th Century, writing at the same time as the Impressionists painted their famous paintings)
We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver (because I've heard so much about this book the past years, and then saw it mentioned again, and thought that NOW I will read it)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (this is part of my own personal quest to try reading the much-talked-about YA, and this one came very higly recommended)
Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie (a blogger reviewed this one, and I just felt like that was a book I really wanted to read)

The Curse of the Mummy and other Mysteries of Ancient Egypt by Charlotte Booth (Ms Booth is an Egyptologist herself, and this book is the Egyptologist's take on those mysteries, which may not be mysteries after all)
Property by Valerie Martin (This one I chose to read a long time ago when I compiled my list for the Dewey Reading Challenge, and I think it looks very good)

Did you read any of the books I bought? Heard any good/bad about them? Then please share :-)

9 comments:

Scrap girl said...

I have Property and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming waiting to be read too. YOu have got some fabulous books. I loved Mudbound and the Hunger Games. I bet you don't know which one to read first.

farmlanebooks said...

You have some really good books there. Mudbound, Kevin and the Hunger Games are all very high on my favourites list. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Diane said...

Tender Graces has a lovely cover.

Louise said...

Thanks for your comments all :o) I am currently abroad, but will check your blogs when I am back or if i get a moment later :o)

Louise said...

Thanks for your comments all :o) I am currently abroad, but will check your blogs when I am back or if i get a moment later :o)

Louise said...

Thanks for your comments all :o) I am currently abroad, but will check your blogs when I am back or if i get a moment later :o)

Louise said...

Thanks for your comments all :o) I am currently abroad, but will check your blogs when I am back or if i get a moment later :o)

Beth F said...

I have Girl Who Stopped Swimming, but haven't read it yet -- I have the same feelings about her other books as you.

I haven't read any of the others, but I've heard great things about them. I just got Hunger Games from the library and must read it in the next week.

One Swede Read said...

I just finished Hunger Games and liked it a lot (have to get around to writing about it, though...).