Someone at work had the idea to install a corner for abandoned books in the coffee area. People who want to get rid of their books can leave them on some shelves. Of course I had to have a look. Within a few days the shelves were crowded. Surprisingly there were more unread than read books. Most of the books which showed signs of having been read before were by authors I’m not interest in but there were quite a few brand new copies of books I had wanted to buy anyway or which looked interesting. So over the last weeks I’ve been adopting quite a few of them.
Here’s the booty:
Don DeLillo – Underworld
Mikhail Bulgakow – The Fatal Eggs
Jim Grimsley – Winter Birds
Helen Garner – The Spare Room
Ian McEwan – Saturday
Carol Shields Swann
Sue Grafton – V is for Vengeance
Nicci Gerrard – The Moment You Were Gone
I think I was very lucky.
While I’ve never heard of Jim Grimsley before, I’ve already started Helen Garner’s The Spare Room which had been on my wish list anyway. I was so pleased to find it. I absolutely love it and will review it shortly. If it wasn’t so bulky, I’d be tempted to start Underworld next.
Do you know the books? Have you read any of them?