Plenty of hot weather, but not that many books to add to my massive to-be-read pile. That's probably for the best though, because I have a ton of books to wade through--and quite a few more expected to appear in my mailbox this summer. My library queue, alone, has been bottlenecking for the past couple of months, and I suspect those books are going to arrive all at once.
Here's a look at the titles I picked up last month:
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler - Never read a Raymond Chandler novel, but there are a lot of famous authors whose work I've never read yet. Figured I should try to read at least one of Chandler's, though. I found an old paperback of this one, which I heard is supposed to be a really good one. For a buck, what's the harm?
Lanceheim by Tim Davys - At the end of June, I received a request to read and review this noir-ish novel from HarperCollins, cast with stuffed animals. I know, pretty strange, right? So, I hopped onto their website and read the synopsis for the book and thought the premise was too intriguing to pass up, especially considering it's a follow-up to Davys' debut novel, Amberville, which I have since queued at my library. You can read my review of Lanceheim by clicking here.
How to be Good by Nick Hornby - My local library held another book sale in July, but this one was very low-key and very disappointing. Only a couple of small tables with books and none of them really appealed to me. I picked up this book because I felt like I should spend a little bit of coin to support the library, but this isn't even a Hornby title that's on my wish list. Oh well, maybe it'll be a pleasant surprise.
Dead Sea by Brian Keene - I haven't even managed to read The Rising yet, and I stumbled across this Keene novel--involving zombies no less--in my local used-books store. I have a feeling that I'll wind up reading more zombie fiction in 2010 than in every preceding year combined.
Well, those are my finds for this past month. I've got a couple of review copies coming my way too, plus there are a few more books somewhere in the pipeline from Book Junkie via Book Depository that should be arriving soon, I hope.
What interesting reads did you manage to clutch?