Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Library Loot: June 27 to July 3

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!

Chocolat by Joanne Harris - Recently I saw a few posts about the third book in this trilogy. I have seen parts of the movie of this book, but hadn't actually read it!

Queen of America: A novel by Luis Alberto Urrea - A couple of weeks ago, Tony from Tony's Reading List had a very interesting discussion post about reading translated books. It prompted me to have a look through my archives and see what books in translation I had read. Whilst I was doing that I was reminded that I had thoroughly enjoyed the previous book I had read by this author (not translated fiction though) but still hadn't read any more.

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch - This is reloot. I have heard so many good things about this author.

The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley - This author caught my attention a while ago so when I saw that this book was on order I had to request it.

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier - After reading Frenchman's Creek a couple of weeks ago I had to request more du Maurier to read.

Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes - Another reloot. I love Marian Keyes books but this is not her normal chicklit.

Parchment of Leaves by Silas House - This is my next online bookclub read.

Life in Seven Mistakes by Susan Johnson - Having just finished My Hundred Lovers I needed to get hold of more Susan Johnson books!

Paris to the Past by Ino Caro - I will be trying to read this for Paris in July, but I am not sure if I am actually going to get to it or not in time!

What loot did you get this week? Add your link to Mr Linky below:


  1. Lots of great looking books, Marg! I really enjoyed Saved by Cake, though it is disconcerting to read a favourite author talking about wanting to kill herself. I've only tried one of the recipes so far - for rock cakes - but the results were delicious. Enjoy your loot!

  2. I am in love with every single book you picked up. Covers are the thing for me and I'm always drawn to interesting ones!! Looking forward to your reviews on them!

  3. I just ran across this blog post! I love the idea of posting about your library loot. It sounds like you found some good books. I might just have to check out Queen of America now.

  4. They all look great. I've see Chocolat but never read it. Enjoy!

  5. I didn't care for Riley's The Orchid House but am thinking of checking out The Girl on the Cliff-looks interesting. Sadly, I didn't get any new books from the library this week-just renewed A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash again because I didn't finish it before it came due.

  6. What a great bunch of loot! I love posts like this, especially with lots of pictures! Rivers of London has a really intriguing cover...I'll have to look it up.

  7. Several titles in your loot that sending me scurrying to the library catalogue - Rivers of London sounds interesting for one.
    Happy reading!

  8. Chocolat has been recommended to me over the years but I haven't gotten around to it. I hope you enjoy it (along with the rest of your loot)!

  9. oooh.. that du mauire (I totally spelt that wrong...) isn't that.. the same author for.. hmm.. was it Rebecca? *bad memory* :P

    have fun! am about to (finally) put my loot up! :)

  10. This looks like a great list. Thanks for opening a forum for us to share our library finds!

  11. All of those sound interesting, Marg. Hope you enjoy them. :)

  12. Hope you enjoy Jamaica Inn! I went to the library too this week but came out with predominantly books on birds. Will be interested to read what you think about Rivers of London.

  13. I hadn't realized Chocolat was part of a series; I remember my book club doing it years ago. Everyone else in the club was a great cook, so lots of people brought samples. Yum.

  14. Looks like some great loot.
    My mother just gave me Jamaica Inn!

  15. I hadn't realized Chocolat was party of a series either. I'd love to read that book, so I'll have to see if I have some spare time to go pick it up.

    The other book I noticed was by Daphne du Maurier who I'd been looking at reading, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed her other book too.

    You always seem to get such large library loads. How do you manage it?