Sunday, May 16, 2010

This weeks book haul..

In the past week I have added four books to my physical TBR pile. The best part? I only spent a quarter on them and my friend threw in another quarter. I received 2 books thru an exchange with some ladies and the other two I picked up used at garage sales this weekend!

Here is what I got...

Prayers for Rain - Dennis Lehane
I got this at one of the garage sales. I loved Mystic River and I really want to read Shutter Island by him, so I figured this would be a great read too! I didn't realize it is in the middle of a series featuring a couple of detectives, but I am hoping this is like a James Patterson series where it doesn't matter TOOO much what order you read them, you just kind of miss out on character development.

Goodreads blurb: Karen Nichols was pert, blond, in love with her fiance and her life when Patrick Kenzie first met her. But six months later, she jumped naked from Boston's Custom House, leaving behind a downward spiral of drug abuse, depression, and sexual misadventure. She was an utterly different woman—and Kenzie wants to know why.

What he finds is almost incomprehensible: a depraved stalker who carefully targeted Karen and slowly, methodically, exploited her every weakness, stripped away all that mattered to her, and then watched her self-destruct. Now as Kenzie and his former partner Angela Gennaro begin a psychological battle against a master sadist the law can't touch, they discover he's starting to learn their weaknesses, their loves and he's determined to tear their world apart.

Twelve Times Blessed - Jacquelyn Mitchard
I read Cage of Stars by her and liked it and have another one of hers that my husband got me for Christmas a couple years ago that is my TBR pile. It looks pretty decent and something I may want to take on my camping trip this summer!

Goodreads Blurb: Though True Dickinson was widowed eight years ago, her young son, her thriving business, and her loving friends give her a full life. Still, her forty-third birthday party, on a snowy Cape Cod night, is cause to reflect and lament her dwindling youth, beauty, and chances at romance.

But everything changes the moment True slides into a ditch on the drive home and comes face-to-face with an opportunity to let love back into her life.

Twelve Times Blessed is the story of one year of transformation in a woman's life, and an unforgettable tale of the perils and pleasures of love in the modern age.

Such a Pretty Fat and Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster

I have heard such GREAT things about both of these books. They sound hilarious and I am very excited to read them! Thanks to Lauren for sending them my way!

Have you read any of these? What new books did you get this week?


Kelly said...

Aw I love new books, even if they arent new new, just new to me. I really want to read Mystic River- thanks for reminding me about that, I need to add that to my good reads!

I didn't get any new books this week but I'm almost done with American Wife. I want to get the new James Patterson 9th Judgment but I wish somehow new books could be cheaper. I love the library but there are currently 300 holds on that book at my library so I think I may have to buy it haha

Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) said...

I just found your blog through a link on Kelly's blog and love it! I'm a fellow book lover although I tend to borrow more books from the library than buy these days in an effort to save money. I always fill my book bag and get home SO excited to dive into a new world.

I just finished The Red Tent by Anita Diamant and couldn't put it down; now I'm reading Kitty Kelley's Oprah biography which is kind of trashy but fascinating.