New To Me Books

Look what just walked in the door. Many of these are from Holly, one is from Jenners, the others are from people in my book club. Just more borrowed books to taunt the stack of books already in line to be read that have been loaned to me from friends…

From bottom to top: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (I have never read him), Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (loved Gone Girl!), Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Love me a slick Europa any day), One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell (why not?), Jeanette Winterson’s Lighthousekeeping, The Family Orchard by Nomi Eve, Yasunari Kawabata’s The Sound of the Mountain (never heard of it), The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (Middlesex = brilliant), and Tolstoy and the Purple Chair (because I just read Anna K and purple is my favorite color)

Which should I be most excited about?

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33 thoughts on “New To Me Books

  1. Nice haul! I have read a few of them, found Tolstoy a bit disappointing. I want to read The Marriage Plot, so why don’t YOU try that one first and let me know?🙂

    Have a good time with these books!

  2. The Marriage Plot was excellent on audio, but you probably don’t want to hear about that! I still haven’t read Middlesex, or any of the others in your new pile except for A Walk in the Woods, which I read with a book club and enjoyed.

    1. Yes, I’ve heard that this one is challenging on an intellectual level. My friend Holly thought it was fabulous so that is what I will go into it with. WHEN? I do not know.

  3. I loved Dark Places. Read Flynn’s first two novels before Gone Girl came out and went ballistic. Bill Bryson is always wonderful. I didn’t care for Elegance of the Hedgehog…

    1. I might take Dark Places on my trip for the Holiday. maybe. I do love to hear about a book that has both good and bad endorsements – makes me curious to know where I will be.

  4. I really liked The Marriage Plot but you will LOVE A Walk in the Woods! It is so damn funny. You will want to buy backpacking gear and head off to the trails when you are finished. I did! I did it for over a year after reading that one!

  5. Well, I own the bottom three on that pile but ain’t read a one of them. In fact, I’ve never even heard of a few of those. So yeah, I’m of zero help as I’ve no idea which you should be most excited about.

  6. Every Bushnell book I’ve read has absolutely bombed for me (sadly I read three). I loved Walk in the Woods, read it if you’re in the mood for funny and sarcastic. I’ve heard fantastic things about Tolstoy and the Purple Chair. Read Marriage if you’re in the mood for slow, contemplative.

  7. Hmm, I have read a few and I would be excited by:
    – the Bill Bryson (love his work)
    – One Fifth Avenue (more than just SATC)
    – Gillian Flynn (just because I haven’t read any of hers)
    – The Marriage Plot (quite interesting)

  8. I loved Elegance of the Hedgehog. I listened to it but would really like to read it. Reminds me I need to put it on my Christmas list! Hope you enjoy.

    I also have Walk in the Woods on my shelf but haven’t gotten to it yet…

  9. Nomi Eve

    Thanks for having my novel in your pile! I love many of those books — especially Middlesex. If you read my book, and have any questions, I am happy to answer. Best, and Happy Thanksgiving, Nomi Eve

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