My local public library’s semi-annual sale was this past weekend, and while I wasn’t able to make multiple or prolonged visits, I did manage to acquire some shiny new-to-me books!
Diana Wynne Jones, The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Volume 1 — I’ve only read a smattering of DWJ, but I know she’s an author I want to read more of! I actually have a vague memory of reading Charmed Life in elementary school, but I’m looking forward to revisiting it and then continuing with the series!
John Bude, The Lake District Murder — I have a soft spot for Golden Age mysteries, and I’m thrilled that British Library Crime Classics is re-releasing a lot of them!
Cyril Hare, An English Murder — Another vintage mystery, and this one looks like a classic English country house murder.
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane — I’m always meaning to read more Neil Gaiman, and this book might be a perfect read for the R.I.P. X challenge!
Antonia Hodgson, The Devil in the Marshalsea — This HF novel set in the infamous debtors’ prison looks a little creepy and a lot of fun!
Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend — I’ve been seeing Ferrante’s books everywhere lately, and Lianne’s positive reviews finally wore me down! 🙂
Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette — I really liked this book when I read it a couple years ago, so I was happy for the chance to snag my own copy on the cheap!
M.R. Carey, The Girl with All the Gifts — I don’t read a lot of sci-fi/dystopian thrillers, but this one has gotten a lot of great buzz, and I vaguely remember Maggie Stiefvater tweeting that she liked it…and honestly, that was good enough for me! 🙂