In the last month I've gotten into the habit of trading books with friends. I've not yet tried the official book-swapping sites. (If you don't know what a book-swapping site is, check out the series of posts at S. Krishna's Books in which Swapna reviews and compares them.)
Anyway, I was stupid enough to think that I would actually give away more books than I brought in. Well, I think I'm ahead of the game, but not by much. Of course, I'm still buying books and I also receive books for review.
Here's a look at some of the books that came in the mail recently.
Let's start with two books I'm particularly looking forward to. Undercover by Beth Kephart, a YA novel, was given to me by a friend and I plan to read it over Thanksgiving weekend. A Nest of Celeste by Henry Cole is a beautiful book that I requested from the publisher. I'm not sure yet if it is YA or middle reader. The Mark by Jen Nadol is a YA novel that has paranormal elements (ARC for review).
I received three finished books and one ARC for review. I'm very excited about all four of these books. Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson, Between Here and April byDeborah Copaken Kogan, The House on Tradd Street by Karen White, and The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White.
I managed to snag three historical fiction ARCs from a friend. The reviews definitely caught my interest. The Wet Nurse's Tale by Erica Eisdorfer, The Tory Widow by Christine Blevins, and Mozart's Sister by Nancy Moser.
Finally, I have three new nonfiction titles: M. F. K. Fisher among the Pots and Pans by Joan Reardon (bought), The Secret Wife of Louis XIV by Veronica Buckley (review), and The Magician's Book by Laura Miller (swapped).
Can you recommend any of these books? What looks good to you? Anything new in your house this week?