Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!
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I was looking at my challenges for this year, and had a sudden realisation. I have basically read nothing for any of my perpetual challenges like The Complete Booker, The Orange Prize Project and The Putlitzer Project. I think I have read one book that was longlisted for The Orange Prize Project, but I didn't actually realise that until months after I read it! So this week my loot is heavy on books that have been listed for a prize!
Here's the loot I got:
Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr - Okay, so this one isn't a major prize nominated book, but I just read the third and fourth books in the series, and have to keep reading!
Started Early Took the Dog by Kate Atkinson - Oh, and neither is this one, but the next one is I promise!
The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore - I read the prequel to this book, The Siege, a few years ago. I was kind of underwhelmeed by it, but this one was long listed for the Booker this year. I still have a real fondness for boosk set in Russia, so I hope I like it.
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey - This book was short listed for the Miles Franklin Award (which is an Australian literary award)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout - Pulitzer Prize winner!