Apr 12, 2015

Sunday Salon: Books Bought, Not Borrowed

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also visit Mailbox Monday and A Daily Rhythm for Blue Mondays Musings.

I couldn't wait for a library copy of The GoldfinchA Spool of Blue Thread, and The Girl on the Train so I went out and bought and read them right away in the last couple of months. I was not disappointed. My most recent purchase is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doers; the waiting list at the library was well over 100! These days I want to read not just for a good plot but for good or excellent writing! 



All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doers
Published May 6, 2014; Scribner

From the publishers came a few intriguing books:
and an ARC described as a "sexy international scandal" of a book:
New May cozies include

I just love the cover of this one, don't you? 

What's new on your bookshelf this week? 

30 comments:

  1. I loved All the Light. It is quite long and complicated, though.

    Here's my Sunday Post!

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    1. Thanks for the heads up. I hope I'll be up to it!

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  2. A waiting list of 100 sounds long, but libraries by extra copies when the waiting list gets longer. Still, I definitely understand wanting to get some books read ASAP!

    Love the cover of All the Light We Cannot See. The Hiss and Tell cover made me laugh.

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    1. An ill fated wedding couple, it seems in Hiss and Tell, Joy!

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  3. Our library list is very long for All the Light We Cannot See, too, and I didn't get a chance to read it when my turn came up a couple of months ago! Think I'll just purchase a copy when I'm ready for it.

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  4. I do love that cover of Hiss and Tell...and I have the same impatience with waiting for a book that I want to read now.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your new books. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Another perk for buying a book, Laurel-Rain, is that you get to keep it!

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  5. I know nothing about All The Light We Cannot See, but want to read it based on the title and cover alone!

    Deb

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    1. I just started and it's keeping my interest, Deborah.

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  6. Hiss and Tell looks like it belongs on my shelf so I'll be checking it out. Love the cover of All the Light We Cannot See and the title just screams "come read what I'm about!"

    Gina, a book dragon, booking at Book Dragon's Lair

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  7. Checked Out and Hiss and Tell look like wonderful Cozies! I have been eyeing All the Light We Cannot See on Audible. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

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    1. Hope you will let us know if you read them, Martha.

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  8. I plan to buy All the Light We Cannot See the next time I'm in a bookstore. I've heard it's fantastic!

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  9. I like your books especially "Hiss and Tell." Enjoy.

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  10. I love the cover of Checked Out, and the cover and title of Hiss And Tell!

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    1. I like them too. I think you must be a cat lover, Vicki, lol!

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  11. I am hoping to borrow anna's copy of Doerr's book, since I got it for her for Christmas! :)

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  12. I actually really like the cover of All the Light we Cannot See. And over the weekend I got a copy of Maplecroft by Cherie Priest.

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  13. I must admit that I bought The Goldfinch and All the Light We Cannot See partly because of the long wait at the library (and I really wanted to read them!) but also because they were so cheap on Kindle shortly after they were released!

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    1. You got your reading in early! The only time I bought a book from Kindle that I really, really wanted was IQ84, because it was too thick to carry around, over 1000 pages. But the Kindle version was a godsend; I got through it in several days.

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  14. Wonderful purchases.

    All The Light We Cannot See is on my to read list too.

    Love your cozy - adorable cover.

    Have a great week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  15. Hiss and Tell--another clever cozy title! Enjoy your books, Harvee! :)

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    1. I am amazed at how clever many of these titles are, Suko.

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