13 Books I've Bought/Ordered Recently
1. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman - Haruki Murakami
I noticed it was out in paperback, and I liked the cover so I picked it up. Never mind the other unread Murakami books on the shelves!
2. The Interpreter - Suki Kim
Thanks to the Summer Mystery Challenge I've been in a mystery mood lately and this one caught my eye at the bookstore last week.
3. The Rights of the Reader - Daniel Pennac
I've forgotten where now but I saw this mentioned on a blog or two and couldn't resist.
4. Tales of Moonlight and Rain - Akinari Ueda
Saw this in the bookstore a couple of months ago but it was so expensive there that I didn't buy it. But I kept it in mind for the R.I.P II Challenge and recently got it online for much cheaper.
5. The Ocean in the Closet - Yuko Taniguchi
I had to get this one after Nancy's rave review!
6. First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde
I've heard some not so great reviews of this latest book in the Thursday Next series, but I've loved the others so I couldn't NOT get it!
7. Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure - Emma Campbell Webster
Again I've forgotten where but I saw this mentioned on someone's blog and then flipped through it at the bookstore last week. It looks very fun so it got added to my recent order.
8. In Other Words - Christopher J. Moore
I'd had this on my wishlist for ages but Lotus' wonderful review has spurred me on to finally get it.
9. Quicksand - Junichiro Tanizaki
10. The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot - Junichiro Tanizaki
I've been wanting to read something else by Tanizaki after reading and thoroughly loving The Makioka Sisters earlier this year.
11. Death of a Red Heroine - Qiu Xiaolong
Someone, I forget who (surprise, surprise!), mentioned it and then recently Bellezza read it and loved it!
12. Blind Justice - Bruce Alexander
Mailyn mentioned this series a couple of times and how much she likes it. I found a cheap copy so it's another mystery series for me to try.
13. Falling Blossom (US title: Sword and Blossom) - Peter Pagnamenta, Momoko Williams
I think I first heard about this one from Danielle, who posted a fantastic review of it. How could I resist, loving Japanese stories like I do?
Probably not too surprising (along with my terrible memory) is the fact that most of these I read about on blogs! Only the first 6 are already in my possession, and the rest will arrive sometime in early September. Lots to look forward to! But darned if you all aren't bad for my bank account!! Have you bought any new books lately?
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