Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Library Loot- August 26th edition

After weeks of being good at the library, I just went on a huge splurge and picked up a bunch of new reads. I've been in the mood for the chilly and the creepy, gothic reads that begin to fit this time of year. So I'm sure that it is no suprise that I was thrilled to see the RIP challenge is back (which I will be posting about later today). I picked all of these up before I even realized that this challenge was coming near which is why I'm excited to see that some of these fit right in. Don't be suprised to see the next few months filled with books fitting this genre as it is exactly what I am in the mood for lately. Plus, with the rainy dark weather that has been going on the past day and 1/2...well, who could resist?? The challenge hasn't even started yet and I'm already dying to put a bunch of books on hold (eep!). I'm so excited that it isn't even funny! And it looks like my library checkouts are about to get out of control again :)

Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn- Found this one while I was browsing at the library and I couldn't resist that cover.

I'm Watching You by Karen Rose- I've been hearing a lot about this author after reading reviews of her books on a fellow blogger's blog. It sure sounds like a good thriller with some romance thrown in.

The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt- I picked this one up solely based on the feeling that I had heard good things about it...not for sure but it does sound really good.

The Sister by Poppy Adams- This sounds SO good and will fit perfectly in with the RIP challenge.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn- This author's newest book has been all over the blogsphere and I decided to give this one a try first.

The Ghost and the Dead Deb by Alice Kimberly- 2nd in the cozy mystery series featuring PI Jack Shepard. I enjoyed the first book a lot so I'm looking forward to this one.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare- Another book filled with everything that goes bump in the night or so I've heard. I'm looking forward to this one as everyone seems to enjoy this series!

Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy- This will probably be my only pregnancy read but it is one that I've been meaning to read since I was pregnant with my daughter.

If you have any book suggestions for me (especially a good ghost story) please share! And I love to hear your thoughts on any of these if you've read them.


  1. The great thing about the library is that you can go crazy. You've scored some scary reads, perfect for the challenge you've mentioned!

    The only one I've read (and posted about) is the very frank Belly Laughs.

  2. What a fun pile!! I haven't read any of them, but Sorrows of an American looks very interesting.

  3. I have been reading a lot of vampires and fantasy myself lately so had lots of good books to choose from for RIP.

    I really enjoyed City of Bones when I read it a few weeks ago, and I am now reading City of Ashes.

    I was thinking about needing to read a ghost story so I think I am going to request The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. Another rec for a good ghost story is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

  4. I liked Sharp Objects and her newest Dark Places. Enjoy.

  5. It looks like you looted some intense reads. Save for the last one, of course. That one looks like fun.

    I'm hoping to get to CITY OF BONES someday, myself.

    Enjoy your loot!

  6. I've heard of both The Sorrows of An American and City of Bones. City of Bones, as I remember, wasn't overwhelmingly received by the book bloggers I've read. However, that doesn't mean that you won't like it. Every one has different tastes. As for The Sorrows of An American, I only have heard of it in passing, but out of the ones you have listed here, it's probably the one I would choose. :)

  7. Suko- I'm going to have to check out your review of Belly Laughs...I just finished it for myself :)

    Eva- Sorrow of an American looks really interesting and I'm anxious to give it a try.

    Marg- I've been thinking about giving The Graveyard Book a try. It does sound like an interesting premise for a book.

    Linda- It seems like a lot of readers have enjoyed Flynn's books. I can't wait to crack this one open.

    Christine- I'm having a hard time figuring out which book to read next out of my library pile...LOL!

    Justareadingfool- I haven't had a chance to read The Sorrows of an American yet but I'll let you know when I do.


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