Books Brought Home July/August, 2020

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Books Brought Home July/August, 2020

2PaperbackPirate
Jul 4, 2020, 2:00pm

I ordered my first book directly from the publisher from Instagram. The link was on The Compton Cowboys' live stream.
The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland by Walter Thompson-Hernandez

3JulieLill
Jul 5, 2020, 4:19pm

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

4lilisin
Editado: Jul 6, 2020, 4:01am

There was a big sale on French books at the big foreign language books bookstore here in Tokyo so I took a few home since they were so cheap.

Natsuo Kirino : Monstrueux
Natsuo Kirino : Intrusion
Akira Mizubayashi : Petit éloge de l'errance
Patrick Chamoiseau : Texaco
Romain Gary : Le Vin des morts
Alexandre Dumas : Le Capitaine Paul
Elie Wiesel : Nuit

Also got a Spanish book within the same sale as well.
Isabel Allende : Retrato en sepia

And I've already two of these books so I'm buying them without letting them linger too long on the TBR pile which is exactly what I aim for when I buy my books!

5seitherin
Jul 7, 2020, 9:23am

Happily waiting on my reader when I awoke this morning: Or What You Will by Jo Walton.

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2019 edited by C. C. Finlay

7PaperbackPirate
Jul 10, 2020, 1:11pm

Arrived yesterday just in time for book club tomorrow!
The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues by Angela Y. Davis

9LisaMorr
Jul 13, 2020, 11:40am

11seitherin
Jul 13, 2020, 4:01pm

12LyndaInOregon
Jul 13, 2020, 8:10pm

Well, Doc, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, Paul Waymack (Kindle, quick read, fun)
Enemy Unseen, V.E. Mitchell (Star Trek novel by an author I know casually -- Hi, Vicki!)
Ruffian: Burning from the Start, Jane Schwartz (Haven't read it yet)
Elephant Speak, Melissa Crandall (Kindle, ER copy)
By a Thread: A Grumpy Boss Romantic Comedy, Lucy Score (Kindle, mediocre chicklit)

13seitherin
Jul 14, 2020, 9:19am

Waiting for me on my reader when I woke up: Peace Talks by Jim Butcher.

14LyndaInOregon
Editado: Jul 14, 2020, 6:22pm

Okay, you can turn off the Emergency Book Services beacon now! I looked through my TBR stack the other day and it only had 62 books in it. Instant panic!

But I forgot that I had a couple coming from my swap group www.pbs.com (consider that a plug), and they both arrived today. Also, I went to my F2F book club and came home with next month's read. And I had an ILL come in to my local library, and when I went to pick that up, their never-ending book sale shelf collapsed on me. (Must have been. When I regained consciousness, I had the book I went to pick up, plus three new-to-me ones from the sale.

So I am supplied for the immediate future -- LOL! Added to the titles listed in Post #12, here are the new arrivals:

Robert Mitchum, by Lee Server (biography; ILL)
I, Ripper, by Stephen Hunter (thriller about Jack the Ripper; from the book sale)
Pleasure Bound, by Deborah Lutz (from the book sale)
Red Mist, by Patricia Cornwell (from the book sale)
Mercy, by Jodi Picoult (from my swap group)
Sweet Thunder, by Ivan Doig (from my swap group)
Mighty Justice, by Dovey Johnson Roundtree (next book for F2F group)

16momom248
Jul 16, 2020, 3:10pm

LyndainOregon how nice to have a table collapse and wake up with more books LOL! Happy Reading!

18PaperbackPirate
Jul 16, 2020, 9:18pm

>14 LyndaInOregon: I think that must have happened to me too! LOL!

Today I received my Early Reviewer, High Cotton by Kristie Robin Johnson.

(no Touchstone yet)

19seitherin
Editado: Jul 21, 2020, 10:56am

21PaperbackPirate
Jul 21, 2020, 12:13am

My local independent bookstore just mailed my next book club selection, The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar.

22seitherin
Jul 22, 2020, 2:13pm

Tor.com freebie: Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

23PaperbackPirate
Jul 22, 2020, 8:09pm

From my local indie, The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou has arrived!

24PaperbackPirate
Jul 25, 2020, 7:28pm

One more, She Had Some Horses: Poems by Joy Harjo.

25lilisin
Jul 27, 2020, 4:04am

Another big foreign books sale here in Tokyo, probably the last of the season. The next time there will be books sales won't be till the winter holidays and I just don't want to think about that just yet.

I ended up purchasing three books.
Larry McMurtry : Leaving Cheyenne
Ayobami Adebayo : Stay with Me: A novel
Daphne du Maurier : My Cousin Rachel

27seitherin
Editado: Jul 29, 2020, 2:08pm

28ahef1963
Jul 31, 2020, 2:45pm

>27 seitherin: The Thirst was excellent. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

All the used books I've ordered arrived at the door today, plus two books from Amazon. I feel a little overwhelmed, but in a good way. And there's no way round it - I need more book shelving.

The two from Amazon are crime thrillers by Jane Harper: The Dry and Force of Nature.

The rest:
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul
The Day of the Jackal and Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth -- I remember how much my parents enjoyed his books back in the '70s.
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Two books from Helen Cresswell's delightfully funny Bagthorpe saga - written for children - Ordinary Jack and Absolute Zero
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Also arrived was a book I loved as a child, and which was one of my first introductions to poetry, no touchstones, and couldn't even add it to my books: The Finding Out Book of Poems.

29PaperbackPirate
Ago 1, 2020, 1:51pm

>28 ahef1963: I loved Cold Sassy Tree and Chocolat! Happy reading!

Also there is a way to add a book manually. I've done it for an old book with no touchstones. You can find it at the very bottom of the Add books page under Other options.

30seitherin
Ago 1, 2020, 5:55pm

>28 ahef1963: I'm looking forward to reading The Thirst. Unfortunately, it's a double handful of books from the top of my TBR pile so it will be a while before I get to it. (Unless I cheat. That could happen.)

My monthly AmazonPrime choice for August is Don't Ever Forget (Adler and Dwyer Book 1) by Matthew Farrell.

31seitherin
Editado: Ago 11, 2020, 9:54am

32seitherin
Ago 9, 2020, 10:28am

33seitherin
Ago 11, 2020, 9:55am

34LyndaInOregon
Ago 11, 2020, 8:34pm

It's just barely possible that I may have overdone it this month. I looked at my TBR shelf at the end of July and it only had 62 books on it. Panic!!

Between my new Kindle Fire (and a temporary Kindle Unlimited account), the library book sale, and my swap group, I seem to have acquired ... um ... 15 books. And August isn't even half over!

New arrivals are:

Buster Midnight's Cafe, Sandra Dallas
Child of My Heart, Alice McDermott
A Dublin Student Doctor. Patrick Taylor
Egyptian Charted Designs, Julie Hasler (I shouldn't count this one; it's a gift for my sister)
Exit the Rainmaker, Jonathan Coleman
Gone with the Whisker, Laurie Cass
I Love Everybody, Lauri Notaro
In Pieces, Sally Field
The Lost Soldier, Diney Costeloe
The Married Girls, Diney Costeloe
'Mater Biscuit, Julie Cannon
The Throwaway Children, Diney Costeloe
Too Much and Never Enough, Mary Trump (library book)
What's Left Untold, Sherri Leimkuhler (LTER)
Whiteland, Rosie Cranie Higgs (LTER)

It's a good thing books have no calories, or I'd be shopping for a new, larger wardrobe!

35PaperbackPirate
Ago 11, 2020, 11:05pm

I did my first curbside pickup today from my local indie for a book of poetry, Electric Deserts! Poems by Amber McCrary. It's published by a little publisher in Flagstaff, Arizona.

36seitherin
Ago 12, 2020, 2:56pm

>34 LyndaInOregon: My TBR pile has 502 books on it. It's much easier to load up my Fire than it is to lug books around.

39seitherin
Ago 18, 2020, 3:18pm

40ahef1963
Ago 20, 2020, 10:23am

I know nothing of Asian literature (well, barely anything), and so I've purchased some East Asian novels to bridge the gap in my knowledge.

I already have A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee on my TBR shelf, as well as The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. In the past couple of weeks I've added The Makioka Sisters, 1Q84, and Pachinko, the latter being more Korean-American than Korean, but still.

41mvblair
Ago 20, 2020, 2:16pm

I don't know much about Asian literature either, but I read more fiction from China than anywhere else. If you have a chance, I recommend Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke. It is a fantastic novel based on horrible, true stories.

The Three-Body Problem is good, too. I should read more science fiction because I really liked it and the translator - Ken Liu - has been on an almost single-minded mission to move Chinese sci-fi across the ocean. Everything he has translated has been well-received. Let us know what you think of The Three-Body Problem.

If you are interested in Asian Indian literature, I also recommend The White Tiger and Last Man in Tower by Aravind Adiga. I have never read a book with as much tension as Last Man in Tower.

42seitherin
Ago 20, 2020, 4:34pm

Received for review: Winds of Marque by Bennett R. Coles

43seitherin
Ago 21, 2020, 9:35am

44PaperbackPirate
Ago 21, 2020, 10:35am

Last night I picked up The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory from the library. I won it for participating in their summer reading program and reading more than 1,000 minutes over the summer. Actually I read over 8,000 minutes within the start and end of the program.

45PaperbackPirate
Ago 30, 2020, 8:02pm

Just arrived for book club: The Baltimore Book of the Dead by Marion Winik

46lilisin
Ago 30, 2020, 10:45pm

Was in some major need of some nonfiction as I was getting bogged down by a series of "meh" level literary fiction. Unfortunately had to buy these full price (especially unfortunate as the following weekend there was a 20% off sale). However, I've already two of these and reading them lead to a major mental refresh so it was worth it.

Sanmao : Stories of the Sahara
Richard Lloyd Parry : People Who Eat Darkness
Kerri Rawson : A Serial Killer's Daughter
Jon Krakauer : Into Thin Air