Monday 2 May 2011

New Books in April

Books I bought in April, in my one and only excursion to a book store.  I had to restrain myself, partly due to my husband and daughter's then upcoming trip to England, and partly because my birthday is in May, so I was saving many for my birthday list.  Here is what I did buy:

A Dark Matter - Peter Straub
The Merry Wives of Maggody - Joan Hess
Enchanted Glass - Diana Wynne Jones
Midnight Riot - Ben Aaronovitch

Books my husband brought back from England at my request: 

I can't get either here in Canada, I've been trying for some time.  I've already read Handling the Undead, review to follow shortly (it was so very good, too).  I was so excited and pleased to see these!  Can you see the bookmark in The Gentleman's Daughter?

I'm able to get around a little more now, and it's my birthday month, so I think I have to make up for missing some book shopping while my knee healed, don't you?  I have quite a list of books I'd like to get, starting with:
Kraken - China Mieville
Smokin' Seventeen - Janet Evanovich (out in June)
Disturbance - Jan Burke (new Irene Kelly, out in June)
Among  Others - Jo  Walton
Feed - Mira Grant
The Janus Stone - Elly Griffiths
Ashes to Dust - Yrsa Sigurdasdottir
Bury Your Dead - Louise Penny
The Hanging Woods - Martin Edwards
Crime Machine - Giles Blunt
Let the Dead Lie - Malla Nunn
Thirteen Hours - Deon Meyer
Truth - Peter Temple
Silent Land  - Graham Joyce
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Sacks - Rebecca Sklort
Harbour - John Ajvide Lindqvist
Passion - Jude Morgan
Curse of the Werewolf Girl - Martin Millar
Ghosts of Belfast - Stuart Neville
Blacklands - Belinda Bauer
Seventy-Seven Clocks - Christopher Fowler
Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft - Claire Tomalin
Faithful Place - Tana French
Cheek by Jowl - Ursula K LeGuin
The Passage - Justin Cronin
Winter of Secrets - Vicki Delany

Well.  I have been busy compiling lists of books I want to read......and this isn't really more than an immediate list of what I would like to read this summer.  Sad to say, most of these I'm waiting to be in soft cover so I can carry them around, so they've been out for a while now.  There's all the Kerry Greenwood, Carola Dunn, Margaret Maron, Graham Hurley, Susan Hill, just to name a few, mystery series that I follow, most of which I have to read copious amounts of books to catch up with.  Happily!  C. J. Sansom....... Some of these I have been searching for quite some time now - Ghosts of Belfast, I'm looking at you!  I forgot to ask Toby to look for this in England.  This isn't even counting the Persephone Catalogue, of which I want to buy just about every book in it.  The fun thing is, I will read most if not all of these books.  I know this.  So now it's like a treasure hunt:  what will I find when I go to the bookstore, which books are waiting for me, and which ones do I have to hunt further for?