library haul

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If you’ve read some of my other book-related posts or follow me on Goodreads, you probably noticed my taste in books runs decidedly YA. But this last library trip I was feeling less young and more adult, so I made some more “grown up” selections:

Downtrodden Abbey by Gillian Fetlock: “Against the wishes of literate individuals around the globe, Fetlocks welcomes us into an estate so full of deception, secrets, and disloyalty that even its residents have trouble following their stories.” (book jacket)

I should probably admit, for some reason I thought this was a Jane Austen parody even though it’s obviously a Downton Abbey parody (which I’ve never seen). Close enough though, right? I mean, Austen had an Abbey too…

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast: “Roz Chast and her parents were practitioners of denial: if you don’t think about death, it will never happen.” (book jacket)

I didn’t even look to see what this was about before I checked it out. I just saw that it was a) a graphic novel, and b) a memoir. And I thought, Hey! Fun Home and Persepolis were good books! This probably will be too!

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt: “The only person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus is her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss…So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down.” (book jacket)

This was definitely a judged-a-book-by-its-cover situation. So pretty…

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding: “Lurching from the cappuccino bars of Notting Hill to the blissed-out shores of Thailand, Bridget Jones searches for The Truth in spite of pathetically unevolved men, insane dating theories, and Smug Married advice.” (book jacket)

I actually read this Bridget Jones sequel a long time ago, but I had to reread it (I reread book 1 a few months ago) so that I would be prepped to read…

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielding: “Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in–Warning! Bad, outdated phrase approaching!–middle age.” (book jacket)

I was super surprised when Twitter informed me that there was a third Bridget Jones installment, so many years after the second. I have this character so thoroughly associated with the 90s/early 2000s that it will be interesting to see how Bridget holds up in modern times.

& Sons by David Gilbert: “The funeral of Charles Henry Topping on Manhattan’s Upper East Side would have been a minor affair but for the presence of A.N. Dyer, the notoriously reclusive author whose novel Ampersand stands as an American classic. But as Dyer delivers the eulogy for his oldest friend, he suffers a breakdown over the life he’s led and the people he’s hurt.” (book jacket)

Over 400 pages of tiny print and a non-action driven plot…why did I pick up this book? I honestly don’t know. Maybe because of the pretty picture of New York City on the cover?

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  1. I just finished Why Did the Chicken Cross the World: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilzation by Andrew Lawler. It was actually really fascinating.

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  2. I just finished a book you were going to get rid of…The Vine of Desire. It was good! Now I’m reading a couple of Gregor the Overlander books to see why my students like them. Also reading a couple of books on six-word memoirs. Then a new one I just got called The Bookseller, about a woman living in two realities. I. Love. Books.

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