Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischiefthat encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.
Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner – Bach! I’ve been looking forward to this universally-praised biography since it came out and can’t wait to get started on it.
Sissinghurst by Adam Nicolson – I’ve checked this out several times without ever actually reading it. Nicolson writes beautifully and I am looking forward to reading this eventually. Hopefully soon!
Young Money by Kevin Roose – I loved Roose’s first book, The Unlikely Disciple, so was thrilled when I heard he had a new one coming out, this one focusing on the experiences of a group of young people who started working on Wall Street after the 2008 crash. I read it over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton – there was a piece about de Botton in the Financial Times this weekend so when I saw this at the library Sunday afternoon, I thought I’d try it.
Bitter Almonds by Laurence Cossé – a “delightful story about friendship across racial and economic barriers set in contemporary Paris.”
What did you pick up this week?