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!
I am joining in this weekly event for the first time – I am a regular attendee of my local library and if I am not physically there then I am checking their online catalogue and making a wishlist.
1. What I have in my hot little hand:
These are the ones I have borrowed and why I have picked them – they are all at home waiting for my attention:
Me before you by JoJo Moyes – recommended by Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader who I often share similar reading DNA with.
Little People by Jane Sullivan – My June read for the Aussie Readers Group on Goodreads in their 2012 Aussie authors with a twist challenge.
The Beach House by Jane Green – This was chosen for another reading challenge, the 2012 Theme PotLuck Challenge on my Yahoo group the Reading Cove
Am I black enough for you? by Anita Heiss – I won’t be reading this until much later in the month, is for a July challenge but it came into the library quicker than I though so hope I can extend it, this challenge is for the Indigenous Literature Week being run by ANZlitlovers
The Boy who fell to Earth by Kathy Lette – this is also for a goodreads challenge with the Aussie Readers group – this one is the Winter Reading Challenge and is for item 6. WINTER BLUES! Find a book related to mental health in some way (non fiction, memoir, fiction) to help us all expand our understanding. The Boy who fell to Earth is about a single mum and her autistic son.
2. These are the books I have on order:
Meet Grace by Sofie Laguna – the first in an Australian YA Historical series – just took my eye, saw a review somewhere about it – I think it was Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader again.
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue – was nominee for the 2012 Orange Prize and I hope to read this one in July for the Orange January/July on Librarything.
Nothing but Gold : the diggers of 1852 by Robyn Annear – a historical non-fiction book that I saw reviewed by Lisa over on ANZ LitLovers LitBlog that took my eye.
Daughter of the forest by Juliet Marillier – this one is on order for my July read for the Aussie Readers Group on Goodreads in their 2012 Aussie authors with a twist challenge – I am second on the list so hope it gets through in time.