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Latest Acquisitions (June 2013)

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At the start of June I said to myself “less review copies and fewer free ebooks”. As a result I’ve wondered whether posting this short list is worth it, but I suppose it’s testament to the fact I’m obeying my own rule.

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Anna Belfrage: The Prodigal Son – Belfrage showed a lot of promise when her previous book was better than the first. I’m pretty excited to see if she’ll progress even further now.

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David Cannadine: The Undivided Past – Having studied Cannadine’s work at university and finding it particularly compelling, when I saw this book I was immediately drawn to it. It’s even on a similar subject to that I studied (at face value at least).

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Kristina Carlson: Mr Darwin’s Gardener – It’s published by Peirene and they never disappoint. Truly I don’t think anything else needs to be said.

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Shannon Stacey: All He Ever Needed – I’ve reviewed the other books in this series and I loved them enough to get the finished copies. I love how this series, if not Stacey’s books in general, are such great candidates as romance books for those who are wary of romance books. And I say that from experience. The family focus of them is amazing.

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Shannon Stacey: All He Ever Desired – Ditto the above. I really can’t get enough of these books.

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Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In – I know this hasn’t garnered a fantastic response, so I’ll keep my expectations low, but I just really want to read it.

So there you (I? we?) have it. Six books I really really want to read, most the sort that I would create a readathon just to get finished.

What books have you bought/borrowed/been sent recently? And, bonus question, what were your reasons for choosing them?



June 21, 2013, 1:56 am

Yahoo for new books :) I hope you enjoy each and every one of them. I’ve heard good things about Lean In but the rest are all new to me.

I’m trying not to acquire any new books until I get my tbr pile under control. Wish me luck, lol!

vicki (skiourophile / bibliolathas)

June 22, 2013, 4:30 am

Such an eclectic mix! My most recent arrival is Dorothy B. Hughes’ The Expendable Man, as I felt like it was time for a bit of noir in my reading (and I’ve loved the other two of her books, esp. In A Lonely Place).


June 22, 2013, 1:03 pm

Most of my new arrivals have been freebies off Amazon which was one of the main reasons I went for them. Happy reading.

Literary Feline

July 2, 2013, 9:21 pm

You’ve got quite a variety there! I hope you enjoy them. I think the last book I bought was a novella by John Connolly that was on sale. I couldn’t resist the price.



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