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.
I have been trying to plough through the last big library loot last month. So I have been restraining myself from bringing back a big pile home when I visit the library every week.
Over the month I have brought back some books from the library, so here they are:
From top to bottom:
- Great Expectations by Charles Dicknen– I especially reserved the Penguin Red copy because the typesettings are neat and the layout is tidy. I am picky about the type and size of fonts and I get agitated if I have to read sentences which are cluttered. Do you feel the same?
- The Maid by Yasutaka Tsutsui – Packaged as new release I was misled to think that Tsutsui was a new author, imagine my surprise when I discovered this one was published in 1972!! It is about the hilarious experience of a live-in maid who could read minds and this supernatural gift led to many hilarious experience and scandals.
- Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry – Found this on shelf and thought I should start reading Mistry with this one. All three of Rohinton Mistry’s novels, A Fine Balance, Family Matters and this one was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize but didn’t go on to win any. I like to leave the best book of a (favourite) author to the last if I can, that way I can be wowed as I move up the good book ladder.
- The Power and Glory by Graham Greene – Moving up the good book ladder works on this one too as I have read 3 books of Graham Greene and this one is listed in The 1001 books you must read before you die. So I hope this is good if not better than the other 3 I have read.
- Temple of the Golden Pavillion, Spring Snow and Runaway Horses by Yukio Mishima – These 3 books are collected from a library where I work. After reading two of Mishima’s books last month I am determine to set out to read his Sea of Fertility tetralogy. No libraries that I know stock up the last 2 books of the tetralogy so I might have to cave in and resort to buying them from Amazon.
- Love in the Headscarf by Shelina Zahra JanMohammed – A memoir with a hilarious twist from one of Britain’s leading female Muslim writers. It promises an entertaining, fresh and great insight into a young British Muslim woman out to seek love. Torn between the Buxom Aunties, romantic comedies and mosque Imams, she decides to follow the arranged-marriage route to finding Mr Right, Muslim-style.
I really really must stop looting any further. I already feel a lot of pressure with the mounting library pile. I also need to get on and read books that will complete the remaining reading challenges.
How about you? What are you reading now?