It’s been a few months since my last library loot post. First there was the BLOB game that I was playing with other bloggers than the ROOB game. May is a no-game month and I started placing books on hold two weeks ago to celebrate! I pretty much went overboard with my loot but I don’t care. There’s something about having books physically close to me that always make me feel better.
Last year May was deemed National Short Story Month. This year I haven’t read any posts about it yet but I decided to celebrate the month anyway by reading a few short story collections and anthologies.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie. After reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I want to read everything that Alexie has ever written.
The Green Man and Faery Reel anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. Windling and Datlow have edited dozens of anthologies together over the years. These collections were recommended to me a few times in the past year plus they count for the Once Upon a Time Challenge.
Other short story collections/anthologies not pictured:
Drenched by Marisa Matarrazo
Best American Short Stories 1996 edited by John Edgar Wideman
I’ve started developing a love of Pulitzer-prize winning plays a year ago when I was looking for books to read during a read-a-thon. Since then I’ve read twelve plays and loved all of them with one exception. My long-term goal is to read every play that has ever won the award.
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire. 2007 winner.
Fences by Augsut Wilson. 1987 winner.
Not pictured: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz. 2003 winner.
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich. Since I’m interested in reading more books by Native Americans, I thought I would read Erdrich’s latest novel.
After the Workshop by John McNally
Nutureshock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer. I checked this out after Chris over at Stuff as Dreams are Made On wrote a great review of this book a few weeks ago.
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin.
All Other Nights by Dara Horn.
The Crow-Girl by Bodil Bredsdorff.
Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson.
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papdimitriou. Logicomix is a graphic novel that tells the life of philosopher Bertrand Russell. It was on the short list of The Morning’s News Tournament of Books but lost out to Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
I plan on reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale for the Margaret May read-along.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. I’ve started reading this two days ago and love it! I even bought the audio book of this to listen to. Diaz is definitely panty-worthy.
The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz.
Take me with You by Carolyn Marsden.
So that’s my library loot. Well until I go back to the library on Tuesday. Have you read any of these? Any recommendations?