I returned a bunch of books at the library today, including one unread: Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo. I think I will try picking it up again some other time, but I had spied a number of lackluster responses to it and the first couple of pages weren’t grabbing me.
So, here is the new loot:
The Alibi Club by Francine Mathews – As the giant swatsika and the tiny Eiffel tower on the cover indicate, this thriller involves Nazis and is set in Paris.
The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker by Tim Gallagher – this is the true story about how a bird once thought extinct had its existence finally proven in the swamps of the Mississippi Delta.
Stone Song: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse by Win Blevins – While looking for this book in my library, I found out my library has a separate section for Westerns. Anyway, Crazy Horse is the man who led the victory over General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Tumbling by Diane McKinney-Whetstone – I had gone to the library specifically to get the first three books of my loot and then I let browsing and serendipity lead to my fourth choice. This is about a young African-American couple starting out their life in 1940’s Philadelphia.
Library Loot is hosted by Eva at A Striped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures.
6 responses to “Library Loot”
Never heard of any of those but they look good!
Go Crazy Horse! lol My library has a different section for Westerns too…and mysteries, romance, and sci-fi/fantasy. And other branches sort their fiction into hardcover and paperback! Weird, right?!
Yeah, my library has the mystery section too. The romance and sci-fi mass markets are by themselves as well. Also, “Tumbling” came from a section in my library called ‘urban fiction.’ Interestingly, the graphic novels are interfiled with the regular fiction.
That seems really silly to separate the paperback from hardcover though. Ha!
The Alibi Club sounds especially intriguing to me. Enjoy your books!
My library separates hardcover from paperback too, and then mysteries, romance, fantasy etc. Guess it makes it easier to shelve as all the books are roughly the same size or something.
Enjoy your loot.
The Grail Bird looks really interesting.
My library doesn’t separate out hardcover and paperback but they do just lump a lot together under popular.