Library Loot


Library Loot is a weekly event hosted by Eva and Alessandra to share the library books we find each week.

I have 4 new books on my library pile and they all look wonderful. So much for my resolution to read more of my own books!


The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry

“In this tightly plotted yet mind-expanding debut novel, an unlikely detective, armed only with an umbrella and a singular handbook, must untangle crimes committed in and through people’s dreams.”


American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield

On one of the most important days of her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that lead them to the White House. Thrust into a position she did not seek Alice must face contradictions years in the making: how can she at once love and fundamentally disagree with her husband? How complicit has she been in the trajectory of her own life?”


Henry: Virtuous Prince by David Starkey

Before the legend there was another king. A dazzling sportsman and scholarly prince, a chivalarous husband, a proud father. Henry VIII: The rise of England’s most powerful monarch.”


The Island at the End of the World by Sam Taylor

“Through the eyes of eight-year-old Finn we find ourselves on a small island , surrounded by nothing but sea. Finn lives here with his Pa, his older sister Alice and his younger sister Daisy and he has no memory of any other world but this one. All he knows of the past comes from the songs and stories of his father, which tell of the great flood that drowned all of the other inhabitants of the earth, a deluge their family survived thanks to the ark in which they now live.”

What do I read first?

And what did you find in the library this week?

3 responses

  1. They all sound interesting. I’ve never heard of The Manual of Detecting–that sounds most unusual, but any would be good I think. I hit my library’s book sale, so next week I’ll be looking going for the books that are on hold for me!

  2. I’ll be interested in what you think of American Wife. I like Curtis Sittenfeld, but I’m really not sure about this one, as it is based in a lot of ways on the life of Laura Bush. I can’t really say I’m sympathetic there, but maybe the book itself will be a good read.

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