This is simply a matter of time (I read 93 paper books last year. I didn’t count how many came in, but it was more than that. I don’t really plan to increase the number of books read this year), and physical space constraints (they take up space until they are read. And they often continue to take up space after they are read.
So, I didn’t bring any new physical books into the house this week.
Of course, that didn’t stop me from taking advantage of the sale at Audible.com (again)!
From the sale, I bought:
Solar by Ian McEwan
This is the February read for one of my book clubs, so this was a good opportunity to get ready for that.
I’ve had mixed luck with McEwan in the past, but this one sounds interesting– I even helped vote it in as one of our selections. The audible reviews are almost all 1 star or 5 stars, so I hope it works for me.
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
I’ve enjoyed most of the other books I’ve read by him, and I’ve had my eye on this one since it was released. I figured I’d take advantage of the sale and grab it now!
This sounds like a good book to have on hand to just be able to pick up when I don’t have anything else calling to me.
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
I can finally return the borrowed copy that has been sitting on my TBR shelf for a year or so.
I’ve heard really good things about this from multiple sources, and I’m much more likely to actually get to it as an audiobook! I’m looking forward to finally reading it.
A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
(The Three Pines/Armand Garmache series)
I’ve enjoyed reading the first three books of the series, and intend to catch up this year. The 5th book (The Brutal Telling) was part of the sale, so I went ahead and used one of my credits to get the 4th book (A Rule Against Murder).
Have you read any of these? Did you get any new books this week?
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