I had a little bit of a book-buying splurge near the end of last month. A couple more are still on their way but here are some of my pretty new temptations. If only I could read them all right now!
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
I've been meaning to read this since I read The Woman in White a few years ago, but when I heard that Drood by Dan Simmons (which I have waiting for me on the shelf) contains spoilers about The Moonstone, I knew I had to get to it sooner rather than later, which meant actually owning a copy first.
The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
After hearing so much buzz about these books, especially on Twitter, I've given in and plan to read at least the first one during the read-a-thon later this month.
Big in Japan: A Ghost Story by M. Thomas Gammarino (an ARC, it'll be published on November 1st)
Oh! A Mystery of 'mono no aware' by Todd Shimoda
These are both from the wonderful Chin Music Press.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
This is another book that I ended up having to buy because of all the talk about it on Twitter. But Nymeth loved it and that's good enough for me!
A Quiet Life by Kenzaburo Oe
Mark David has mentioned this one a few times to I added it to my order along with the other Japanese literature titles below.
The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
These are both for the newly started Japanese Literature Book Group. Anyone is welcome to participate and you still have plenty of time to grab a book and join in. The discussion for The Old Capital will begin on November 30th, and for The Housekeeper and the Professor on January 25th, 2010. I'm really looking forward to discussing these with some of you.
What new books have you got recently?
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