Last Friday, I decided to head over to the library and see what the stacks had to offer. This will be the last time I do this — at least for the next few months that is. I left when I couldn’t carry anything else and almost dropped what I was holding while standing in line because my circulation was being cut off by the books I was holding. I over did it…but I have no regrets!
The Mosaic of Shadows by Tom Harper. It’s a historical mystery, and even though mysteries are not my thing (I spend too much time trying to figure out who did it that I forget to enjoy the story.), this one looked really interesting and I love the back drop. I started it today and so far so good.
Fire in the East by Harry Sidebottom. This is the first book in the Warrior of Rome series and I’m a sucker for anything that promises Roman soldiers.
A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer. I’ve never heard of this author before but I wanted some fantasy and this one was on the shelf. It’s a series, so if it pleases, the second will be coming home as well.
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach. My husband loves watching the NASA channel. Do know what happens on the NASA channel? A whole lotta nothing. BUT, he likes it so I endure. Anyway, we both saw a review for Packing for Mars and we lucked out and managed to get it without having to wait eons for it.
The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell. I’m attempting to read every Cornwell book my library has which is a lot. I took a break after reading a few of his books earlier this year but couldn’t pass this up — it’s the Saxon trilogy. I cannot express how excited I am about this book! 🙂
The Burning Times by Jeanne Kalogridis. I love Kalogridis’s writing but my library doesn’t have many on her backlist. I’ve been trying to get a hold of this book for a while and it was there waiting for me this time. It’s set in 14th Century France with Knights Templar, witchcraft, the Black Death, and the Hundred Years War all thrown in.
The Clouds Beneath the Sun by Mackenzie Ford. This is set in Kenya in 1961. I have to admit that the cover got me and that’s why it came home but the story sounds very intriguing as well.
Enchanted Ground by Sarah Woodhouse. I’m not sure how I ended up with this book but it promises a lot of family drama and looks sad and wonderful all at the same time. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a cover for this book.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg and Claire that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.
6 thoughts on “Library Loot – The last time I go without a list…”
Great books! I love it when I find a lot of good stuff at my library.
Haha that sounds like me! I only borrowed a few this week as I’ve already got such a stack of library books waiting to be read. It’s hard to say no when you find a good book!
I’ve been seeing lots of positive reviews for Packing for Mars and I love the sound of The Clouds Beneath the Sun.
Enjoy your loot!
Library browsing can definitely be dangerous. A while back I figured I just needed to go to the gym and build up my arm muscles so that I could carry more books. But then I still needed to read all of them.
Looks like you walked away with some great books! Happy reading!
Fire in The East looks interesting. I look forward to your thoughts! Enjoy your haul!
Oh the perils of browsing! I rarely just go and wander around the library anymore. Mostly reserve titles then pick them up and try not to get distracted by the shiny new books! 🙂 Enjoy your loot!