Posting early this month so that I’m not a nuisance on Christmas Day…
Most of the usual suspects from last month are still hanging around waiting to be read, though I also got (small!) fresh stacks out from both the public library and the university library.
LIBRARY BOOKS READ
- Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
- Herzog by Saul Bellow
- The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
- The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
- Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells by Helen Scales
CHECKED OUT, TO BE READ
Still out from the university library:
- This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland by Gretel Ehrlich
- To the Is-land: An Autobiography by Janet Frame
- Vita Nova [poetry] by Louise Glück
- The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination by Richard Mabey
- There Is an Anger that Moves [poetry] by Kei Miller
- And When Did You Last See Your Father? by Blake Morrison
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- The Magnificent Spinster by May Sarton
- The Cat Who Stayed for Christmas by Cleveland Amory
- Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
- Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides – I’ve read all of his novels, so felt that I should at least try his short stories, but a glance at the table of contents made my heart sink. All of the stories are at least 20 pages long, and one is titled “The Oracular Vulva” (?!). I still have this on my Kindle, so perhaps I’ll try it another time.
What have you been reading from your local libraries? Does anything appeal from my stacks?
Merry Christmas to all!