The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers, read by David LeDoux, Joe Barrett, Thérése Plummer, Kevin Pariseau, Suzanne Toren, Edoardo Ballerini, and Barbara Rosenblat (my review)
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, read by Michael C. Hall (my review)
Both of these are review copies that I asked for from Brilliance Audio, one because of the reader (Michael C. Hall, the actor from Six Feet Under and Dexter), the other because I'm trying to read more southern lit.
The Fall of the Towers by Samuel R. Delany
Granta: The First Twenty-One Years
Granta 81: Best of Young British Novelists 2003
Granta 78: Bad Company
Granta 76: Music
Granta 61: The Sea
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
The Bone People by Keri Hume
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveny
A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee
I stumbled across Granta Magazine which is a literary publication full of short stories, the style of a paperback rather than a slim glossy publication like Harpers, Oxford American, etc. I stumbled across one in Paperbackswap.com, "The Sea," when I was looking for Orhan Pamuk. I've been on a short story kick and I hope it lasts through trying some of these volumes. The others were chosen because of authors or themes, sometimes both. They are strong candidates for airplane reading on Saturday.
The Boyle, Hume, and Austen are all specific editions that I wanted because of the cover... she says sheepishly. The links go to the correct edition. Penguin Ink and Penguin Classics.
I'm reading the O'Melveny for my in-person book club in 2014-15, the Chang-Rae Lee for the Open Book Series, and the Delany for my 2014 reading goals.
Okay, onward to physical book pile #2, known as "I only meant to browse at the used bookstore but then I had credits burning a hole in my pocket and I was in the mood for mighty tomes!"
My last book purchase for June was an eBook of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. I already talked about it a bit earlier this month, and hope to write more about it soon. It will take several months to get through, in between other books.
Tell me about the books you've brought home recently!