I figure it’s time.
Here are the first books I checked out of the library this year. They all look so beautiful, I honestly don’t know where to begin! Well, I did begin Illyria, by Elizabeth Hand, but other than THAT, I don’t know where to begin… lol
Click on the covers to see them larger and you’ll see what I mean…
1 – The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood – I’ve seen this several places and it seems like it was well liked. I love the cover.
2 – The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi – Saw it on some best of 2010 list… don’t remember where.
3 – Under Heaven: a Novel by Guy Gavriel Kay – I’ve never read Gavriel Kay. I know.
4 - Faery Tale: One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World by Signe Pike – Neil Gaiman referenced a podcast he took part in with some other authors and one of them mentioned this book. I think it was Salman Rushdie. Anyway, it sounds great.
5 - Illyria by Elizabeth Hand – I’m on a quest to read lots of Elizabeth Hand, after Nymeth’s glowing reviews of her work.
6 – Luka and the Fire of LIfe: a Novel by Salman Rushdie – the sequel to Haroun and the Sea of Stories, which I just read for the 3rd time and finally gave a proper review. Well, as proper as I ever make them anyway.
7 – Charlotte and Emily: A Novel of the Brontës by Jude Morgan – Ditto pretty much what I said about Illyria. Started with this one because I love the Brontës! And it’s on my goals for 2011 list.
8 – The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle – It was on Melissa Marr’s best of 2010 list. I think. I need to start taking notes. Come to think of it, I think that’s where I heard about The Search for WondLa too. That’s one creepy cover, isn’t it?So there you have it. Anything good jump out at you? Have anything excellent out from the library? Tell me about it!
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire and Marg that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.