Library Checkout: April 2016

You’ll notice a lot of familiar titles: some I’ve reviewed here recently; others have been hanging around since last month. It’s high time I actually read some of these – especially the Elizabeth Gilbert, for which I have high hopes. It’s a long Bank Holiday weekend coming up here in the UK, so maybe I’ll use that as the excuse to sink into a nice long library book…


  • The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us by Diane Ackerman
  • The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage by Rob and Kristen Bell
  • To the River by Olivia Laing
  • The Observances by Kate Miller (poetry)
  • Dream Work by Mary Oliver (poetry)
  • One of Us: The Story of a Massacre and Its Aftermath by Åsne Seierstad
  • Golden Age by Jane Smiley

Skimmed only:


  • Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, edited by Thomas Travisano [It’s over 800 pages, so I’ll probably be reading it all year!]

signature of allCHECKED OUT, TO BE READ

  • In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
  • The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Great Soul of Siberia by Sooyong Park (about tigers)


  • The Land Ballot by Fleur Adcock
  • Song of the Sea Maid by Rebecca Mascull

(Thanks, as always, to Shannon of River City Reading for the great blog idea and template!)


10 thoughts on “Library Checkout: April 2016

    1. I’ve been reading about 10 pages at a time and have gradually gotten to page 100 (just 1/8 of the way through!). I’m liking it even though I know hardly anything by or about the two poets. It’s a nice window onto their time period and circle.

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