Thursday, July 23, 2009

Library Pile

I haven't done a library post in a while, so I thought I would share what I have out from the library... It's more than I had hoped, but let's not talk about that. Any thoughts on what is a priority read?

Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
Black Maria by Diana Wynne Jones
Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones
Forests of the Heart by Charles de Lint
The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix - Brought Back Unread
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson - Brought Back Unread, Think I Might Buy...
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan - Brought Back Unread
Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Last Exit to Normal by Michael B. Harmon
Stargazer by Claudia Gray
Kit's Wilderness by David Almond
A Step From Heaven by An Na
Wanderlust and Lipstick by Beth Whitman
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins
Property by Valerie Martin
Hospital by Martin O'Malley
The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
The Kingdom of the Waves by M.T. Anderson
Jane Austen by Carol Shields
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
The Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Miracle's Boy by Jacqueline Woodson
John Lennon by Elizabeth Partridge
Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki
Fade by Lisa McMann
Your Own, Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill
Willow by Julia Hoban

July 23 additions:
Away by Amy Bloom
The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme: The Dragon's Lair by Elizabeth Haydon
The King of Attolia byMegan Whalen Turner
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee
The Unmentionable History of the West by Nancy Millar
Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street by Michael Davis

July 28 additions:
The Sister by Poppy Adams
Nobody's Prize by Esther M. Friesner
Jellaby, Monster in the City by Kean Soo
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett


  1. I'm a bit biased, but I think you'd really enjoy The Red Necklace! I have the sequel coming to me from Bookcloseouts soon. So, so excited :-)

    And of course, anything by Diana Wynne-Jones is likely to be good. I also got the third book in the Howl's Moving Castle series after your post. Bookcloseouts rocks my world :-)

  2. Aarti: I read Sally Gardner's other book and I have to agree! I look forward to reading it soon. :) I need to get the second book in Jone's series. The library doesn't have it.... The first and second were good, though!

  3. I can't recommend a book but good grief, girl! Isn't there a limit to the number of books you can take out at one time??


  4. Wee Free Men, Kailana. I'm going to get after you if you don't read that one soon. :-)

  5. Everyone has been raving about Tender Morsels and although I haven't read it yet it seems like just your kind of book (and mine). I recommend Wee Free Men, I love that series more than the adult books he writes. Also read more Charles de Lint!

  6. My choice would be: Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

    but that's because its in my tbr pile lol

  7. Wow that's a lot of books! :)

    I'd recommend Tender Morsels, of course, and then The Secret Hour, which only takes a couple of hours to read anyway.

  8. That's what I like in a reader- ambition! :) Don't have suggestions as to what to read first, but I really like Scott Westerfeld, Diana Wynne Jones & Ursula K Leguin.

    Happy reading!


  9. Wee Free Men!! Its so good but a warning you'll want to read the other Tiffany Aching books after your done.There aren't any cliff hangers and each are stand alones but you'll get a good giggle!

  10. Wee Free Men. Obviously! :)

    The Secret Hour is good fun.

    But I'm thinking, Kit's Wilderness should up up there soon! (I've just DM'd you on twitter to explain why!)

  11. Oooh...I think I'm a bit jealous..these all look good. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on some of them :)

  12. Do you mean you read her I, Coriander book? I have that one coming from Bookcloseouts as well. I, er, went a bit insane at Bookcloseouts.

  13. How was Wee Free Men? I'll suggest White Darkness because it's due back at my own library soon or Tender Morsels.

  14. Yeah - what CJ said...

  15. Ooh, I have all those Megan Whalen Turner books in the series coming to me, too! Again, of course, via the same Bookcloseouts shipment. I hope you review those soon :-)

  16. Wow! That really is a lot of books! Looks like you have many happy hours of reading ahead.

  17. I picked up Stargazer too but I haven't read it yet. I took back Street Gang half-way through because it was an ILL and I had run out of time unfortunately. I'll have to check it out again someday soon. The rest of these are unfamiliar to me.

  18. Lots of good choices! My vote is for the Vonnegut. I haven't read Galapagos, but I've loved everything by him that I have read so far.


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