Saturday, February 25, 2012

Library Loot: Fourth Trip in February

 New Loot:
  • The List by Martin Fletcher (historical fiction)
  • Until the Dawn's Light by Aharon Appelfeld; translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green (historical fiction)
  • Hellie Jondoe by Randall Platt (historical fiction)
  • The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (historical fiction)
  • The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (historical fiction)
  • The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History by John M. Barry*
  • Defiance by Nechama Tec*
  • All That I Am by Anna Funder (historical fiction)
  • Abe's Story: A Holocaust Memoir by Abram Korn; edited by Joseph Korn*
  • Behind the Palace Doors: Five Centuries of Sex, Adventure, Vice, Treachery, and Folly from Royal Britain by Michael Farquhar*
  • A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary by Anonymous*
  • Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell (historical fiction)
  • By Faith Alone: One Family's Epic Journey Through 400 Years of American Protestantism by Bill Griffet*
  • The Great Awakening: A Brief History with Documents by Thomas S. Kidd*
  • Your Jesus Is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior by Jared c. Wilson*
  • Lord, Teach Us To Pray: Sermons on Prayer by Alexander Whyte*
  • Daughters of War by Hilary Green (historical fiction)
  • The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley (historical fiction)
  • The First World War by John Keegan*
  • Elsie and Mairi Go To War: Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front by Diane Atkinson*
  • Little Holocaust Survivors: And the English School That Saved Them by Barbara Wolfenden*
  • No Time to Wave Goodbye by Ben Wicks*
  • Fever by Lauren DeStefano (YA dystopia)

Leftover Loot:
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
  • Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Lauren Child
  • The Cult of LEGO by John Baichtal, Joe Meno*
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman *
  • Truth by Julia Karr

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire and Marg 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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Mona 1:04 AM  

It looks like you have some great books to look forward to - hope you enjoy your loot! :)

Ellie Warren 8:14 AM  

Wow they let you have a lot out at once. I think we can only have 10 at a time, which is too many for me as I never get round to reading them anyway!

JonathanN 9:15 AM  

I enjoyed reading your blog. I see you offer priceless info. Will definitely come back for more of this.

Tanya Patrice 10:28 AM  

Wow - now that's a library LOOT :-)

Marg 10:56 PM  

The Orchid House and The Dressmaker were the two titles that jumped out at me!

Enjoy your loot.

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