I’ve not joined in with this monthly tag, which Rebecca always does, before – but then, until this spring, I’d not used my local library for years and years. What got me going again was that I needed to get my hands on some of the Wellcome Book Prize longlisted titles. Added to that I’m trying to purchase fewer books, and not doing too badly at all on that front. I do like browsing in the library though, and unless you’ve paid £1.25 to reserve a book, it’s free, so you can take a chance on anything you fancy. I’m also enjoying dipping into the poetry shelves there.
Here are the books I currently have on loan:
- Landfill by Tim Dee – A Little Toller Monograph about gulls and their favoured locales
- The Friend by Sigrid Nunez – review coming soon of this wonderful and witty novel about grief and a dog
- The Lola Quartet by Emily St John Mandel – suspenseful novel about a missing girl and a jazz quartet
- Barnhill by Norman Bissell – a recent novel about George Orwell’s time living on Jura
- The Casual Perfect by Lavinia Greenlaw – poetry – looking foward to reading these – I love Greenlaw’s writing.
- The Magician’s Book – A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia by Laura Miller – an adult returns to her childhood favourite books.
That’s it for this month! I would expect to see several of these books remaining in next month’s pile, as I’m trying to concentrate on reducing my 20 Books of Summer.