My Bookshelf: New Titles

ImageLike all book lovers, there aren’t enough hours in the day to do what needs to be done AND read as much as I want. This is made even more difficult by all the new books I’ve acquired.

I don’t usually purchase so many books at one time, but I had some gift certificates and went to Powell’s Books on vacation, so I’m thrilled to have all these books just waiting for me.

I am currently obsessed with Hilary Mantel – the only writer that could make the French Revolution interesting and amusing AND make 749 pages fly by. Can’t wait to read the next two novels (both winners of the Man Booker Prize).

The list includes old favorites – Marilynne Robinson, Junot Diaz, Zadie Smith, Richard Ford – and some excellent short story writers – George Saunders and Steven Millhauser, and the debut collection from my Goddard College classmate, Elizabeth “Frankie” Rollins.

Newly acquired:

  • A Place of Greater Safety (2006), Wolf Hall (2009), Bring Up the Bodies (2012) – Hilary Mantel (all novels)
  • Tenth of December (stories) – George Saunders, 2013
  • The Knife Thrower (stories) – Steven Millhauser, 1999
  • The Sin Eater & Other Stories – Elizabeth Frankie Rollins, 2013
  • Canada (novel) – Richard Ford, 2012
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared (novel) – Jonas Jonasson, 2009
  • The Bell Jar (novel) – Sylvia Plath, 1963
  • Glaciers (novel) – Alexis M. Smith, 2012

On my library reserve list:

  • How You Lose Her (stories) – Junot Diaz , 2012
  • The Uncoupling (novel) – Meg Wolitzer, 2011
  • NW (novel) – Zadie Smith, 2012
  • Home (novel) – Marilynne Robinson, 2008
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower (novel) – Stephen Chbosky, 1999
  • Girl Gone (novel) – Gillian Flynn, 2012
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain (novel) – Garth Stein, 2008

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