Monday, August 1, 2016

New Books In, July 2016

The Folly by Ivan Vladislavic
Absolute Solitude: Selected Poems by Dulce Maria Loynaz
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
In Praise of Defeat: Poems by Abdellatif Laabi
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
The Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
The Librarian by Mikhail Elizarov
The Geometry of Love by Jessica Levine
The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
The Girls by Emma Cline
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook edited by Sean Williams
The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook Volume II edited by Sean Williams
The Vegetable Butcher by Cara Mangini

July was a great month for books! It was my birthday month, and many of these are birthday gifts - the McLain, Winspear, Beah, Elizarov, Williams (x2), and Mangini. Many of those were from my wishlist so that's always awesome, and the Beah and McLain will be good books for my Africa 2016 reading project.

Two of the books were purchased because I knew I'd see the authors and wanted to get them signed: the VanderMeer(s) and Heuvelt.  I always buy the VanderMeer anthologies and have a big shelf of them, but this time I've actually started reading some of the stories.

The Cline was July's Book of the Month pick, the Levine was a Goodreads giveaway, and the trio of Vladislavic, Loynaz, and Laabi were a generous gift from Archipelago Press. Two of them will be great for my Africa 2016 reading project!

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