Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that 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.
Happy awkward week between the holidays! If you are one of those amazingly lucky people who doesn’t have to work this week, congratulations. If you are not, I hope your offices are well-stocked with leftover holiday chocolates and enough people are on vacation that your work is not too onerous (this is certainly what I’m hoping for).
There were not a lot of books under my Christmas tree this year so I found myself lurking at the library on Tuesday, trying to fill the void. I think I did quite well.
The Nordic Theory of Everything by Anu Partanen – as far as I can tell, a guide to better living through all things Scandinavian. Pretty much the opposite of Michael Booth’s The Almost Nearly Perfect People, which I really enjoyed earlier this year.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren – a fascinating-looking memoir that is featuring on a lot of “Best of 2016” lists.
The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner – don’t know much about this one but the promise of a multi-generational family saga set off the coast of Italy was enticing enough. Looks like a good book to distract me from the snow and ice that have rudely accumulated here.
The German War by Nicholas Stargardt – second time checking this excellent-looking social history out of the library. Hopefully I’ll actually get a chance to read it this time!
For the Glory by Duncan Hamilton – a biography of Eric Liddell, the Scottish missionary and athlete immortalized in Chariots of Fire.
Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl – I loved Comfort Me with Apples but somehow never managed to read this first memoir.
What did you pick up this week?