By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis
It’s been a few days into our official summer, which means as the summer vacation nears as does the higher temperatures, we’re all afforded the privilege of being outside.
Wherever I am, especially when I’m out, I rarely fail to bring a book with me—just in case. For those moments I’m left waiting—waiting for a bus, waiting in line, or waiting in a reception room. Or for that unexpected moment when I spot a quiet place like a corner table at my favourite cafe, or a bench under a large oak tree. These are not bookish clichés, but real places in which I savour reading.
And so, summer really is the best time for me to stock up on my personal book collection. Even if it means bursting my budget to its already-tight-and-stretched-out-seams.
That said, I, nor this blog would exist, nor be called bibliotaphic if this wasn’t my
compulsion—I mean, disposition.
Here’s how The Bibliotaphe Closet has been stuffed this week:
Books for Review:
A special thanks to Random House of Canada for providing me with a copy of The Quick by Lauren Owen for review.
The Quick by Lauren Owen
A special thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada for an Advanced Review Copy (ARC) of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride.
A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Books I (Busted My Wallet Out For) Bought:
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Waking the Dead by John Eldridge
The Salesman by Joseph O’Connor
Who By Fire by Diana Spechler
Astrid & Veronicka by Linda Olsson
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
At the Full and Change of the Moon by Dionne Brand
Open City by Teju Cole
Mr g by Alan Lightman
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck
The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter by Brent Hayward
Entice by Jessica Shirvington
Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani
Books I Won:
A special thanks to Penguin Canada for a copy of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker, which I won through a Twitter contest.
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
Of all the books listed above, which ones are you most interested in reading?
What does your Summer TBR book list look like?
Did you receive any new books for your collection this week?