As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I broke my library ban. Woo-hoo! It didn’t last very long but as I wasn’t making a dent in my TBR piles, which is what I was hoping for, why not go back to the library right?
Plus, I really wanted to find an audiobook to listen to when I go for walks around the neighborhood or am on the treadmill. Sometimes music is what I need to get motivated to move so I’m not listening to an audiobook exclusively but for the first time I’m actually enjoying the experience of audiobooks. I can’t say that I capture all that happens but maybe I just need more practice!
So of course a trip to the library after a library ban is lifted means checking out a couple of books.
For my audiobook choice I went with The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham. I’m always on the lookout for British crime/police procedurals and I can’t recall hearing about this series before so I was excited to find it. Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been recently demoted after stepping out of line once too often, and struggling to adjust when he becomes convinced that a spate of suicides among the elderly in London is something more sinister.
Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke. According to Kirkus Reviews the story chronicles the ramblings of a woman snowed in with her adopted daughter on Christmas Day. Samantha recently reviewed this one and it sounds like a good thriller.
October by Zoe Wicomb. Abandoned by her partner in Scotland, where she has been living for 25 years, Mercia returns to her homeland of South Africa to find her family overwhelmed by alcoholism and secrets. I’ve only read one other South African writer and that is Jim Coetzee so I welcome the opportunity to read another.
Very excited to have new books. Let’s see if my reading picks up a bit so I can get to these before they are due back at the library! What about you, what have you checked out recently?