The latest library books I brought home – lots more fiction than it seems like I usually get, and a smaller batch than it often is. Which is a good thing because my reading pace has been a lot slower the last few weeks, so I didn’t have much to return.
The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime by Judith Flanders
I’m curious about why they’re claiming the Victorians invented murder. Plus I love true crime and detective stories of the fictional and nonfictional variety. What I hadn’t realized is that the book is 450+ pages, and I’m not sure that I’m interested enough to invest that amount of reading time. I’ll give it a try, but may return it unfinished if it’s at all sluggish.
Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy Butler
No idea why or how this one is on my list, but it’s there. It’s also another one that may go back unfinished, because I’m so uncertain of why I even have it.
I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School by Caroline Taggart
Think this one could be fun to skim through.
The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day by Wini Moranville
Flipping through it quickly had me drooling over some of the recipes, but I wish it had more pictures!
Life of Fred–Apples by Stanley Schmidt
I’m curious about this approach to teaching math, and wanted to take a look at it. My assumption is that my son isn’t ready for it, so this is more of a research scan for me for future possibilities.
Emerald Green (The Ruby Red Trilogy) by Kerstin Gier
I read book one (Ruby Red) in the trilogy and really liked it, and I have book two (Sapphire Blue) waiting for me. Now I’ve got book three as well, but it’s got a holds list so I won’t be able to renew it. That means I need to read both of them before this one needs to go back.
The Arrivals by Melissa Marr
Sounds like a crazy plot, but I can be very accepting of crazy plots in fantasy novels.
The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay
Historical mystery, a museum curator, and an Edgar finalist. I have high hopes for this book.
A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith
I love historical fiction, and I’d love it if this were as engrossing as it sounds like it could be. I got the audio version though, and I’m not sure if it’ll be a good one to listen to.
Before Midnight: A Retelling of “Cinderella” by Cameron Dokey
I love retellings of fairy tales (well, sometimes I do) so of course I want to try this one.
Patty Reed’s Doll: The Story of the Donner Party by Rachel K. Laurgaard
I think I said that I was done with Donner Party books, but then in the comments of my post Amanda recommended this book as doing a good job of telling the story in an appropriate way for a kid’s book. I couldn’t resist seeing their approach.
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