As most of you in the States know, Borders is closing their doors. While this is sad, it also means my personal library grew by several books. Some I needed, others were merely impulse buys. I like those kind. Since these will mostly become my to-read books over the next few weeks, I’ve uploaded them here.
From bottom to top:
- Poison Study – Maria V. Snyder (YA)
- Slip of the Knife – Denise Mina (Crime, 3rd in the Paddy Meehan series)
- Delirium – Lauren Oliver (YA, Dystopian)
- White Cat – Holly Black (YA, Fantasy)
- Friends, Lovers, Chocolate – Alexander McCall Smith (Crime, Scottish)
- Extraordinary – Nancy Werlin (YA, Fantasy)
- The Sherlockian – Graham Moore (Mystery)
- Doors Open – Ian Rankin (Crime, Scottish)
- The Black Book – Ian Rankin (Crime, 5th in Rebus Series)
- Hide and Seek – Ian Rankin (Crime, 2nd in Rebus Series)
- Chalice – Robin McKinley (YA?, Fantasy)
- Violence – Zizek (Philosophy, and don’t worry, I will not review it here)
- Top two are journals/notebooks. I am a sucker for those.
- Not Pictured: Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman (Fantasy – this one had actually gotten put on a shelf, so it missed the picture, and I am too tired to retake it)
- Also Not Pictured: Iron Witch – Karen Mahoney (YA, Fantasy – same reason as above)
Poison, Delirium, White Cat, Extraordinary, Sherlockian, Anansi Boys, and Chalice were all random buys. Though I like Black, Werlin, Gaiman, and McKinley, so I have high hopes. I have read the Rankins, but did not own the hard copies. I actually like philosophy, and Violence can prove useful for the PhD proposal. Mina and McCall Smith are also helpful for the PhD proposal. Actually, I didn’t much like the first of McCall Smith’s Sunday Philosophy Club and the book here is the second. Interesting from a studying point of view, but not really as a book. And like I said, journals are just plain fun. There’s also a good chance I bought a couple more books that got put away on a shelf, but if there were more I think I would feel a bit bad about how much money I spent. I do think I’m done though, since Borders was empty of Rankins, Minas, and basically everything else.
Let’s hope at least some of these books turn out to be good! And if not, they’ll look good on my shelf. Ha.
And thanks to ReadingFuelledByTea for this blog post idea.