Friday, August 17, 2012

What's New on the Shelf 8/17

Just a couple of new things this week. I'm trying to slow down my book buying. I know I keep saying that! But I'm out of credit at my favorite used bookstore and I need to save money for vacation in October and other things.

I picked up A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth, because she has a new book coming out soon that I've dipped into and I want to read her first book first.

Booker Prize winner Aravind Adiga's second novel just came out in paperback. I don't know much about it but it's by the author of one of my favorite books of the last few years, The White Tiger, so I figured it's worth the risk of picking it up.

I also have a ton of fall galleys I'm looking at, but maybe I should do a separate post on those. Yes, I think I will, next week, and that way you can tell me what you're intrigued by, too.

What's new on your shelf this week?

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Last Man in Tower looks interesting!

Harvee Lau said...

The White Tiger and this one looks like good challenges for this year!

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

I have a copy of Last Man in Tower too, I'm looking forward to it.

Alexia561 said...

Resisting the lure of books isn't easy, so good luck!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I've had Last Man in Tower loaded on my iPod for awhile now, and I just haven't gotten to it. That one and about three dozen others. I need nudging. I did love The White Tiger.

Mystica said...

I didn't know a second book had come out. Thanks for the update. I read the Ashworth book a while ago but it did not do anything for me.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I've bought fewer books this year; most of the books have been given to me.

I will check out Aravind Adiga's book

Zibilee said...

I am looking forward to Last Man in Tower. I snagged it after reading Swapna's excellent review. I can't wait to see what you think of it.