The lovely FoL group had a half-price book sale a weekend or two ago, and who am I to turn down such a kind invitation to see what new titles I could find? So, I went and I found. 🙂
I really tried to stay on target and not fill up my shopping bag (since the December FoL Book Sale was still so recent), but I did find one or two titles to fit my needs!
Bottom to Top:
- The Not so Big House – Susanka (really good interior decorating/design book).
- Turtle Diary – Russell Hoban (1975) – epistolary novel that I saw somewhere that looked good and the library didn’t have its own copy. ETA: Read. Post to come.
- Olive Kitteredge – Elizabeth Strout (2008) – the first novel introducing an interesting character – there’s been a recent release of a follow-up title, but since I couldn’t remember the original story, thought I’d better reread this before picking up that new one!
- Bettyville: A Memoir – George Hodgman (2015, NF/auto).
And then I had briefly mentioned that quick visit to the bookshop on Venice Beach but didn’t give the deets on the title that I bought there? Here it is: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo (2019)… I’ve heard a lot about it from the British bloggers and I was waiting for it to come out in paperback. Very looking forward to that read!
ETA: I’m already reading the Evaristo book. Wow. It’s good. Here’s my review.
Yay for Girl, Woman, Other. I still can’t believe I sprung for the hardback but I couldn’t resist it and I loved it. My husband is reading it at the moment and also loving it. It was one of my best books of last year and will stay with me a long time. The other buys are good, too! Happy reading!
Hi Liz – glad to hear that you also enjoyed the Evaristo book. I’d love to reread it again at some point – just to catch some of the details that I missed the first time I read it through. I have her other book (Mr. Loverman) on the TBR as well…. 🙂
Yes, I raced through it as I loved it so much! I have Mr Loverman, too, a friend just read it and blogger Bookishbeck is currently reading it so I might promote it up the TBR.
Turtle Diary is fantastic!
You’ve read it as well? I’ve never heard of it before I came it across in one place online…
Yeah, I read it a few years ago when the New York Review of Books reissued it as one of their classics. I love turtles and the story is fun and charming but smart. Enjoy!
So delighted you’re enjoying Girl, Woman other, it is wonderful. I read Turtle Diary in December, an enjoyable quirky little novel hope you like it too.
Neato. I hadn’t realized that Turtle Diary was so well known already. I’m happy that it is. I’m off to search for other reviews (including your site, perhaps?)