Library Loot: September 10

Posted September 10, 2014 by Lory in lists / 8 Comments

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 what I picked up this week:


 My Brother Michael, Airs Above the Ground, and The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart, all for Mary Stewart Reading Week. Will I devour them all during the week? It’s very possible!

Last Friends by Jane Gardam. I re-read Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat in the summer, but I ran out of time for the third in the trilogy before I went off on a hiking trip. Now I’ve checked it out again and am hopeful I’ll make it through this time.

The Brandons by Angela Thirkell, the only one of the Barsetshire novels my library seems to have. I hear it’s a good one.

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis, a book I’ve been meaning to read forever and that I put on my Classics Club list so I might finally get around to it.

My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff. This has been getting great reviews and I love literary memoirs.



8 responses to “Library Loot: September 10

  1. I have Thirkell high on my TBR list, but I'm reading through Trollope's Barsetshire Chronicles now, so I should wait until I finish to read Thirkell.

    Amis is another author that I've had at the back of my mind forever to read.

    And Mary Stewart is a classic, isn't she?

    Happy reading!

    • I'm planning to read my next Trollope soon too (Dr Thorne) but thought I'd jump into Thirkell for a change. I just discovered Mary Stewart this year through other bloggers and am having lots of fun with her.

  2. I like Mary Stewart's books–you've got a good trio there.

    I have mixed feelings about the Salinger book. My first impression was that it felt intrusive but the world it describes is interesting. Will be interested in reading your thoughts on it.

    • The author is about my age and took a path I considered but then decided against (going into the NYC publishing world) so I'm curious about what might have been.

    • You convinced me to give Thirkell a try. I'm glad I finally found one of hers at the library! I've been a longtime fan of Jane Gardam and I'm glad you love her too.

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