28 April 2013

On my bookshelf lately

Aside from Gus perched up on top, there have also been some really enjoyable books stacked on my bookshelves. Now that my semester-long course is nearly over (just a final exam to administer and grade), there will be so much more free time in my life for reading, a sure sign that spring is here and summer is just around the corner. One of my favorite parts of these two seasons is a weekly walk to the local public library to pick up stacks and stacks of fiction to devour. I thought I'd share some of my recent reads here and ask for your suggestions! Please leave a note in the comments about something you've loved - I'm always on the lookout for something to add to my ever-growing reading list.

Mary Russell, The Beekeeper's Apprentice
A little Sherlock Holmes mysterious thriller, a little academic girl-power story
Alexander McCall Smith, the Professor Dr von Igelfeld series
Poking gentle fun at the ridiculous (mis)adventures of a snooty linguistics professor
Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches & Shadow of Night
The first one was better than the second, but overall an entertaining series... in which the main character is a mystery-solving academic and witch (clearly I am on some kind of kick here)
Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch
More mystery and a hint of the supernatural, this time in an English village full of endearing busybody types
Madeleine L'Engle, Camilla
Flashback to my 15 year old self, totally obsessed with this book

I'm looking forward to your comments!


Nutmeg said...

Have you read all of Laurie King's Mary Russell series? They are some of my favorite books, so it brought a smile to my face to see it on your list. My favorite one is probably 'O Jerusalem,' but they're all wonderful.

Allison said...

I've only read the first, but I'm definitely going to check out a few more of them! I'm glad to have your recommendation. Someone else said "O Jerusalem" was their favorite, too, so maybe I'll jump ahead to that one first. Thanks!

Carolyn said...

I just finished Rook by Daniel O'Malley and it was FANTASTIC. If you like sci fi/fantasy anyway.

Allison said...

Ooh, I do! I will check it out; thanks, Carolyn.

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