Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Library Loot: July 20 to 26

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!
One of the things I love about my library's online catalogue is the fact that it is really easy to go online, check if a book is owned by the library or not, and then request it so that I can pick it up a few days later. Very convenient, very easy and very....dangerous, because what ends up happening is that I have lots of books come in at once. This is what happened to me this week, and I am really pretending that there aren't another 4 books waiting to be picked up already.

Once again there is a heavy lean towards a romance because as I finish one book by an author I am requesting the next one!

Here's the loot I got this week:

The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis - The second Lucky Harbor book. I now have to wait until later this year for the third book.

Something About You by Julie James - I read my first Julie James book a couple of weeks ago, so this is next to be read.

Too Good to be True by Kristan Higgins - same as for Julie James.

Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn - the next book in the trilogy.

The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson - This is the only reloot this week.

Coming Home by Mariah Stewart - I saw the trailer for this trilogy and just had to have the book as it seems to very much fit my current craving for small town contemporary romance.

Unveiled by Courtney Milan - I recently have heard a lot about a novella that Milan has written that follows this book so I need to read this book first.

The Happiest Refugee: the extraordinary true story of a boy's journey from starvation at sea to becoming one of Australia's best-loved comedians  by Anh Do - A few weeks ago now I watched a documentary about the history of Australia. In the last episode there was a section about multi cultural Australia and Anh Do was interviewed for 5 minutes. At that point I knew that I had to know more.

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris - I loved The Observations, and so I was very excited to hear that she had a new book out.

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obrecht - I added this to my TBR list when I heard about it, but the fact that it won the Orange Prize pushed it up the list a bit!

So there you have my jumbo sized loot for this week. Head over to Claire's blog to share your own loot for this week.


  1. aHAH! so you have the happiest refugee!!! i'm waiting for that one :P

    hmm what does it mean to 're-loot'?

  2. The Tiger's Wife is on my tbr list too. Enjoy!

  3. Ooh, lots of great romance there in that stack! I am also anxious to hear what you will think of The Tiger's Wife. I am sort of following as many reviews of that one as I can before deciding if I should read it. Happy reading, my friend!

  4. A Julia Quinn my library actually has! Ten Things I Love About You was only the second Quinn novel I read and I really enjoyed it (but then I've enjoyed everything I've read by her so far, to varying degrees). I had trouble getting into The Tiger's Wife when I borrowed it but I think perhaps I just wasn't in the mood for literary fiction at the time and plan to try it again one day. Enjoy your books!

  5. My holds always come in in huge bunches too! It's so embarassing :-P

    Good luck with all your books, they look fun!

  6. Hope you enjoy The Happiest Refugee - I loved it, so funny and touching.