Saturday, July 12, 2014

Library Loot: Second Trip in July

New Loot:
  • Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers
  • Simple Faith by Anna Schmidt
  • The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Professor Barnabas Quill, Historian of the Island at the Center of Everything, Washed, Dusted, Translated, Edited, and Greatly Shortened for the Rest of the World by Jennifer Trafton
  • Lady of Passion by Freda Lightfoot
  • Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Microbiome Diet by Raphael Kellman, MD
  • Out of the Depths by Edgar Harrell, USMC with David Harrell
  • The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming
  • A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
  • Tudors versus Stewarts the Fatal Inheritance of Mary, Queen of Scots by Linda Porter
  • Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings
  • Burning Sky by Lori Benton
  • The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
  • The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Cross Giblin
  • Luminary by Krista McGee
Leftover Loot:
  • A Captain for Laura Rose by Stephanie Grace Whitson
  • The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America by John F. Kasson
  • A Sorcerer's Treason by Sarah Zettel
  • Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel
  • Sidney Chambers and the Perils of The Night by James Runcie
  • Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil by James Runcie
  • A King's Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman
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.  

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1 comments:

Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante 10:47 AM  

I always come away from the library with more than I can read or watch! But it's lovely to have a choice!

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