Jan 11, 2015

Sunday Salon: Library Reads

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also visit It's Monday: What Are You Reading hosted by Book Journey.

It's  way too cold for the mailman to lug packages here, I guess, LOL, so I had no books arriving last week! But I have some library books I'm getting through and some on hold too.

I'm reading about teens involved in a murder at a posh boarding school in Ireland. The Secret Place by Tana French is intriguing and a very good read, as were her other books. 


The Secret Place

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan deals with war, with more themes of life and love. Did you know that the Japanese poet Basho's poems are collected in a book also titled The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches ? Basho is one of my favorite haiku writers.

There are two books on hold at the library for me that I hope to pick up today. A Cat Sitter cozy, the latest in the series, and one other book. Libraries rule!

What are you reading this frigid January? We are envious of those of you living in warm Florida and California!

27 comments:

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

I've only read one of French's books and it was part of the Murder Squad series. Is this part of that as well?

Somewhere Only We Know said...

Hope you enjoy your new books!

Bryan G. Robinson said...

Okay, you knew somebody was going to ask...what's the one other book waiting for you at the library? And yes, as I alluded to on Facebook, libraries do rule.

Red Iza said...

Libraries rule, I do agree ;) Enjoy your books and have a great week !

Harvee said...

The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland. Hope it's a good one, Bryan.

Harvee said...

Dublin Murder Squad #5, LIsa.

Harvee said...

I chose them from the library so am enjoying the so far, Sandy

Harvee said...

Looking forward to great books at the library this year, Red Iza. Our library system is pretty good about getting us the best of the new...

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

I've got a big stack of just-for-fun books from the library right now!

Your current reads and on-hold books all look good.

Katherine P said...

Tana French is on my TBR list. I'm hoping to get to her first book soon. Enjoy your new books and your library holds! Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Recently -- maybe November or December, I read In the Woods, as I had not begun with French at the beginning. I had started with Broken Harbor. I like her work -- will likely put this on the list between more difficult reads.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I downloaded the first Tana French book, but haven't read it yet...must move it up on the list! Your books look good...enjoy!

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Brian Joseph said...

I have heard really good things about the he Narrow Road to the Deep North. I have also heard that it is a little disturbing. If you decide to blog about it I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

Harvee said...

The Narrow Road is not that easy to read. I have to concentrate and find quiet time.

Harvee said...

I have read Broken Harbor and hope to read the others in order.

Harvee said...

In the Woods is on my list...

Harvee said...

I do enjoy her writing!

Harvee said...

The library is such a temptation. I want to borrow more books than I can read :)

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I have The Narrow Road to the Deep North sitting on my shelves waiting to be read. I hope to get to it soon, but recognize that, given the subject matter, I'll need to be in the right mood to read it.

Suko said...

Happy Monday, Harvee! I hope you have a cozy day of reading. Or that you have some time to read, at least. I just saw A Secret Place on Bellezza's blog this morning. It sounds riveting.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

The Narrow Road to the Deep North is still on my must read list.

Have a great week,
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Sarah's Book Shelves said...

I had a really hard time getting into The Secret Place (took me about 300 pages and I almost put it down)....but, once I got past that I was hooked! Those girls' antics defied the imagination!

westmetromommy said...

I haven't heard about "The Secret Place," but it sounds interesting.

carol said...

I only read the first of French's books, but I really enjoyed it. I need to get back tot he series.

Unknown said...

Niether sleet nor hail nor.... Guess the postman forgot that. LOL
You are doing some heavy reading.

My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/11/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-92-and-the-sunday-post/

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

I have yet to read a Tana French book. I have a friend who is obsessed with some of her previous releases! I need to get around to it sometime.

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

I'm in the frozen N myself, so grateful for books [and libraries!] Picking up some reserved holds tomorrow if there's a break in the icy cold...
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