Stuffing the Bibliotaphe Closet


By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

From anticipating the end of the school year for my children in June, to planning a 10th birthday party for my son who’s obsessed with LEGO, to all the activities planned for the rest of the summer—I blinked, opened my eyes, and realized, OMG, it’s already August, with only three more weeks left until the children return to school in the fall.

Amongst some of those summer activities is continuously adding new books to the Bibliotaphe Closet collection.

Here are some new and great goodies waiting to be read on my shelf:

Books for Review:

A special thanks to Random House of Canada for providing me with the following books for review:

girls from corona del marThe Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe


lucky usLucky Us by Amy Bloom


luminariesThe Luminaries by Eleanor Catton


colorless tsukuru tazakiColorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami


Books Won:

A special thanks to Penguin Canada for sending me the following prize through a Twitter contest:

third plateThe Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber


A special thanks to Doubleday Canada for sending me the following book as a prize from a Twitter contest:

distanceThe Distance by Helen Giltrow


A special thanks to Graywolf Press for sending me two books as my prize from a Facebook contest:

karate chopKarate Chop: Stories by Dorthe Nors


belmontBelmont: Poems by Stephen Burt


Books I Bought:

 russian winterRussian Winter by Daphne Kalotay


slammerkinSlammerkin by Emma Donoghue


known worldThe Known World by Edward P. Jones


how it all beganHow It All Began by Penelope Lively


mercyMercy by Jodi Picoult


alice hartle's happinessAlice Hartley’s Happiness by Philippa Gregory


Books Borrowed:

 innocentsThe Innocents by Francesca Segal


wisp of a thingWisp of a Thing by Alex Bledsoe


splinteredSplintered by A.G. Howard


unhingedUnhinged by A.G. Howard


Out of all the books listed above, which ones are you most interested in reading?

Which book do you think I should read next?


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