Library Loot: July 16

Posted July 16, 2014 by Lory in lists / 7 Comments

 

Library book meme linky

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire of The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, check out those blogs on Wednesdays to link up your post.

Here’s my loot for this week:

Gardam Alain-Fournier Wodehouse

Old Filth, The Man in the Wooden Hat, Last Friends – Jane Gardam
Now that Jane Gardam’s trilogy is complete, I want to read it all together.

Le Grand Meaulnes – Alain-Fournier
I came across this French classic when collecting titles for my Classics Club list. I’m trying to read more literature from other countries.

Leave It to Psmith – P.G. Wodehouse
I love Jeeves, but some say Psmith is even better, so for my “Classics of Comedy” category this was a natural choice.

Stewart Shepard Taylor

The Crystal Cave – Mary Stewart
After enjoying some of Stewart’s romantic suspense books, I decided to finally tackle her Arthurian saga, which somehow escaped me at the time when I was reading all the Arthurian books I could get my hands on.

Drawn from Memory – Ernest Shepard
The Captive Reader made me aware of the existence of this Edwardian-era childhood memoir by the accomplished illustrator. It looks lovely.

All of a Kind Family – Sidney Taylor
The Midnight Garden‘s next Classic Readalong book is finally one that I have actually never read. I’m looking forward to discovering this well-loved series.

 

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7 responses to “Library Loot: July 16

  1. You found Drawn from Memory? Now I am ridiculously jealous. You must tell us how it is, once you finish it.

    I really enjoyed All of a Kind Family when I was young. It is such a charming series that you will want to read all the books.

    • It's so great to discover a new series to love! I'm glad that All of a Kind Family books are readily available. Not so for Shepard's second memoir, Drawn from Life — which is frustrating. But I'll keep hunting.

    • I'm glad to be reading some books I would otherwise have missed, found in compiling my Classics Club list. I'll let you know what I think!

  2. Cat

    What a great selection and a reminder I haven't yet read Last Friends – JG is so good! A long time since I read and loved The Crystal Cave but i know I preferred the Arthur series to her lighter novels. Enjoy your loot!

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