Thursday, April 9, 2009

Library Loot

I got a ton this week!

Words Without Borders: The World Through the Eyes of Writers-A Collection of short stories published for the first time in English

Sixteen: Stories About That sweet and Bitter Birthday

Does This Book Make Me look Fat?: Stories about loving-and loathing-your body-See a theme here? I've decided to get a move on with the 100 Shots of Short Challenge!

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer-This one sounds cool. I hope it is not disappointing.

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George-I realized how few Newberry Award winners I've read, so I picked up several that I never got a chance to read.

The View From Saturday by E.L. Koningsburg-Another Newberry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor-Another Newberry. I'm extied for this because I discrovered Mildred Taylor in seventh grade but soon forgot about her. I even went through a phase where I wrote short stories in the style she writes.

Steinbeck Novels and Stories 1932-1937-My library does not have a plain old copy of Tortilla Flat, so I had to get this.

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky-Learned about this while on my browsing only visit to Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago!

The Road by Cormac McCarthy-For My Year of Reading Dangerously. It's an Oprah Book Club book. Enough said.


Anonymous said...

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Road are both amazing. McCarthy, I guess nobody really has to say much about: he's just a genius. Both of Jonathan Foer's books that I've read have really blown me away. This one particularly. You'll see why when you get a chance to read it :)

What a great load of books!