New books on the door step…


Although I may have (temporarily) less time to devote to reading at the mo, I’ve allowed a trickle of new titles into the house. In the above photo are the most recent titles that I’ve acquired (some from the generosity of book publishers noted where applicable). Bottom to top:

  • Vanishing – Gerard Woodward (ARC) (F) I adored Woodward’s earlier work August (see review) and I have high hopes for this one.
  • That’s not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What our English Says About Us – Erin Moore. NF about use of UK English compared with U.S. English. This has good reviews elsewhere and looks like a fun linguistic read.
  • Gideon’s Children – Howard G. Franklin (ARC) (F). Novel about idealistic men and women in Public Defender Offices in SoCal in the 1960’s.
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol Dweck (NF). I’m all about learning, learning, learnin’ new things and new ways, and this book supports that philosophy. My sister swears by it.
  • We Should All be Feminists – Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie (essay). This small book is adapted from Adichie’s very successful TEDx talk of the same time, and considers what feminism means today. I haven’t seen the talk, primarily as I’d like to read this written essay first. Should be lots of food for thought.

So, variety of new reads for the near future – how fun is that?

Never lend books — nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.

Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (16 Apr 1844-1924).

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