Now that I am on holidays it becomes practical for me to borrow books from my wonderful local library – meaning I have some chance of actually reading them before having to return them! The titles I have borrowed this week are:
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Mette Jakobsen was one of the four Australians that made it onto the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize Shortlist with her debut novel The Vanishing Act. Although Mette Jakobsen did not win the ultimate prize, The Vanishing Act is getting much attention in anticipation of its US release on September 17, making it onto Flavorwire’s 10 New Must Reads for September list.
The Street Sweeper by Australian author Elliot Perlman is a novel that has been on my wishlist for sometime. Why has it taken me this long to get myself a copy? Its size, 640 pages. Oh, and last time I read a title by Elliot Perlman, Seven Types of Ambiguity, it was so engrossing I wanted to do nothing else but read it. Perlman’s writing is mesmerising, to the point of contributing to unsociable behaviour! I cannot wait to dive into this one while I have the time to devote to it.
I have mentioned before my excitement that Tara Moss was finally releasing the next Mak Vanderwall thriller since the heart pounding Siren published in 2009, and here it is – Assassin. It was only released on 1st September so I must be the first person to borrow this audiobook from my library – what luck.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.
Marg has the link-up this week so head on over to see what everyone else got.