September 2011 Wrap-Up

Books Read

Books Acquired

*Those in green I got at my local library’s booksale, all for $20 (which included a couple of DVDs, too)–a great deal!!

  • American Gods and Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (both in one Barnes & Noble leatherbound)
  • Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.–Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson (three guesses why I picked this one *cough*AudreyHepburn*cough*)
  • the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman (all in one)
  • The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde (I have The Eyre Affair, but haven’t read it. Pretty sure I’ll like it and read the series)
  • Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (sometimes I like the chick-lit)
  • Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich (meant to read this last year)
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison (started it once, but didn’t really get into it; think I’ll try again)
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (had on TBR list for awhile)
  • The Blind Side by Michael Lewis (yeah, a hyped up biography recently made into a movie, but I like to see what happened that didn’t make the movie)
  • Jarhead by Anthony Swofford (see above comment–and I thought my husband might like this)
  • The Messenger of Athens by Ann Zouroudi (honestly only bought this for its cover)
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (this was very popular when I was in high school, about 6-7 years ago, and I never ended up reading it)
  • The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant (I like a nice story about art set a long time ago)
  • Europe’s Last Summer–Who Started the Great War in 1914? by David Fromkin (I’m very interested in WWI, as a licensed social studies teacher)
  • Out of Many: A History of the American People Volume I by Faragher, Buhle, Czitrom and Armitage (I studied from the Volume II from these editors while in university and really liked it)
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen (I read a similar book, That’s Not in My American History Textbook, and really enjoyed it. Seeing if this has more to offer!) 

Books Acquired for Work (Daycare)/Future Children

  • Leaves by David Ezra Stein
  • Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? by Karen Katz
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes illustrated by Annie Kubler
  • Little Quack’s Bedtime by Lauren Thompson

Books Added to TBR List

  • My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke
  • The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke
  • The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
  • A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
  • The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw by Bruce Barcott
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  • 1906 by James Dalessandro
  • The Rum Diary by Hunter S Thompson
  • Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Michelle’s review here)
  • Robbing the Bees by Holley Bishop (Eva mentioned it in a Library Loot post here)
  • The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam (Eva’s Library Loot post here)
  • The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley (Willa’s review here)
  • Vaclav and Lena (Michelle’s review here)
  • Purge by Sofi Oksanen (Willa’s review here)
  • Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips (Willa didn’t review this in a great light, but I think it still sounds a bit interesting)

2 thoughts on “September 2011 Wrap-Up

  1. Michelle says:

    Looks like you had a good month. I hope you get to the Thursday next books soon – I think you will love them too. Also, go read Vaclav and Lena right now!

  2. Interesting titles, and I can see that you added also lots of books to your TBR! Here is my September wrap up: http://wordsandpeace.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/september-2011-wrap-up/
    Emma @ Words And Peace

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